From: South Coast Folk Society
Subject: South Coast Community Contra Dance
When: Saturday Evening, April 11, from 7:00PM to 10:00PM
Where: Greenacres Grange Hall, 93393 Greenacres Lane, Coos Bay, OR
Live Music by: CULTURAL ECOLOGY of Coos Bay
Guest Caller: James Hutson from Los Angeles
Spring Contra Dance April 11 in Greenacres
There will be a Spring Contra Dance at the Greenacres Grange Hall on Saturday evening, April 11. The public is invited to join the South Coast Folk Society for three hours of dancing to great live music by the band Cultural Ecology of Coos Bay. Cultural Ecology was born in the summer of 2013 at the South Coast Folk Dance Festival. The band is committed to building a healthier planet through international folk dance music. This will be the band’s inaugural contra dance performance. The band consists of musicians Sharon Rogers, Tom Purvis, Marty Giles, Gail Elber, Alayne Olmsted and Stacy Rose.
The guest caller for the April 11 dance will be James Hutson of Los Angeles. James is a veteran caller known for his clear instruction, precise timing, and abundant enthusiasm. Aided by his skill for comfortably introducing new dancers to the joy of dancing, his programs of popular and unique contras and fast-moving squares have become favorites throughout the West Coast. James will give a beginners workshop at 7PM. He will teach the simple steps and patterns of this exciting form of lighthearted social dancing. The dances are so easy to learn that all levels of experience will enjoy dancing together.
The program this month includes contras, circle mixers, and a waltz or two. First timers who arrive in time for the 7PM lesson will receive a ticket for free admission to their second dance. Contra dancing is fun for singles, couples, and families. This event is alcohol and fragrance free. Refreshments are available during the dance. Doors open at 6:45PM. Admission: General $7, Students w/ID and Seniors over 60 $6, Members $5, and Supervised Children under 6 are free. For more information call 541-572-5370 or visit http://southcoastfolksociety.wordpress.com or Facebook.