New dancers are very welcome!
7:00-7:15 Absolute beginner’s lesson (verbal)
7:15-7:45 Beginner dances
7:45-8:15 Simple dances
8:15-9:15 Regular dances
9:15-9:30 Waltz and break
9:30-10:30 Regular dances and last waltz
All dances are taught (so no worries about not remembering all steps) but dances tend to get more challenging as the evening progresses.
Part of the fun of contra dancing is that it is challenging and requires some learning. If you have experience with square dancing though, you’ll already be familiar with many of the dance calls used in contra dancing.
Most new dancers find this takes several weeks of attending the dance, but once you know the moves, you’ve got it for good!
New dancers do best when they seek out experienced dance partners while they are learning. And, experienced dancers are always encouraged to seek out partners who are new dancers.
Here are two great videos made by Chattahoochee Country Dancers.