• Beginning Contra Dance - Learn the basic figures of contra dance, including transitions, connectedness and timing.

  • Role Switching with Your Partner - How and when to do it effectively and safely.

  • Shadow Play - Where and when to switch with other dancers.

  • Building Dance Skills - Experiment with dancing with eyes closed, dancing without words, role switching.


  • Introduction to Contra Dance calling - Dip your toes in and find out more about what’s involved in calling a contra dance.

Jan 2019 - Santa Barbara, CA

Mar 2019 - Palo Alto, CA

  • Programming an Evening of Contra Dance - Programming for the crowd, variations on figures, how to read the dancers, and working with the band.

  • Creating Contra Dance Choreography - Learn the structure of a contra dance and find out how to build a contra dance around some of your favorite dance figure combinations.