Introductions to Contradance
- What is Contra-Dance?, according to Gary Shapiro. Neat introduction for those unfamiliar with this kind of dancing.
- Or read Greg Rohde’s Introduction to Contradancing.
- Diane Silver has a collection of writings about contradance, including things like Dance Etiquette
- NPR News ran this piece about contradancing back in 2010.
- The Cincinnati Contradancers have a particularly nice glossary of contradance terms.
- YouTube has countless videos of and about contradancing. Two particularly nice introductions are offered by Cis Hinkle and George Marshall.
Nearby Dance Groups
- Check out the Indianapolis Traditional Music and Dance Group ,
website for the schedule of dances in Indy.
- Or the Louisville Contra Dancers , website for the schedule of dances in Louisville.
- The Cincinnati Contra Dancers , website for the schedule of dances in Cincy.
- And the Urbana Country Dancers , website for the schedule of dances in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.
Databases of Events, Groups, Musicians and Callers
- Ted Crane’s Dance Database allows you to search the schedule of dates, locations, callers, and bands nationwide.
- Charlie Seelig’s website with contra-dance weekends: http://www.cont
radancelinks.co m/festivals.htm l
- Dwayne Johnson’s dance finder web page ContraCorners . Links to dance communities all over the country!