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 during the dance
Shadow Play - Learn where and when to switch with other dancers and keep the dance flowing smoothly
Challenging Contras - For those who know how to contra dance and want to push their limits!
Medley Session - 15-30 minutes of non-stop dancing, no walk throughs needed
Building Dance Skills - Experiment with dancing with eyes closed, dancing without words, role switching, and more!
CONTRA DANCE RELATED
Introduction to Contra Dance calling - Dip your toes in and find out more about what’s involved in calling a contra dance.
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.
English country DANCE
English country dance session that is accessible for contra dancers and enjoyable for English Country Dancers.
What is Dutch Crossing? Joseph Pimentel describes it as: "This very cool eight-couple dance makes for a bonding experience as everyone cooperates intensively to get the carnival-ride buzz." The original "Dutch Crossing" was written as an English country dance by Ernst van Brakel of the Netherlands. Joseph's "Yankee Dutch Crossing" version includes a balance & swing for extra contra dance satisfaction. Workshop takes 1-1/2 hours to teach the figures and dance through completely.