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Want to learn contra dancing?

Contra dancing returns to Franklin June 1. File photo Contra dancing returns to Franklin June 1. File photo

There will be a contra dance class offered from 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at the Macon County Public Library in Franklin. 

Contra dance is considered the most accessible and sociable of all dances, with participants moving in two long facing lines or in groups, and with frequent partner changes. With its roots in the British Isles and France, contra dance has become a traditional American dance form.

Dance caller is Jennie Inglis, with Late to the Party providing live music. No experience is needed to contra dance. All dances are taught. Beginners’ lessons start at 6:30 p.m., with dancing from 7-9 p.m. No need to bring a partner, but you’re welcome to do so.  

You may also bring a closed water container and snack. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Please don’t wear perfumes or strong scents.

Admission is by donation, which helps pay for the musicians and callers for the evening. First-time attendees and children are admitted free.

The event is produced by the Arts Council, Friends of Contra Dance in Macon County and the Macon County Public Library.

For more information, call 828.524.ARTS or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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