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We will be continuing our seventh year dancing at the Hal Holmes Center (209 N. Ruby, corner 3rd and Ruby, next to the library), thanks to the generous support of the Ellensburg Public Library. Because of the library’s support, the dance is FREE of charge. So, come dance with us December 6 starting at 7:30 until 10:30. As always, all dances are taught and there will be live music provided by local old-time fiddle band, Scatter Creek with calling by Gary Miller from Yakima.
What is contra dancing? Well, some say it is the most fun you can have standing up with your clothes on. More specifically, it is a type of dance with moves similar to square dancing (do-si-do, swing, etc.), but, rather than dancing with only three other couples, you dance with just about everyone in the hall. If you have danced a Virginia Reel, you have contra danced. There is no special footwork involved, and if you get lost, people laugh and help you out. In fact, sometimes the dances that get confused are more fun than the ones where everything goes just right!
The dance goes from 7:30 to 10:30 at the Hal Holmes Center. All dances are taught, so even if you don’t have a clue what it is, come give it a try. There is live music, and all are welcome: singles, couples, children, beginners, whoever.
So, come give contra dancing a try. It is FREE, thanks to the Ellensburg Public Library. For more information, call 925-6745 or see us on the web at https://www.fairpoint.net/~eburgcontradance/. The dance is sponsored by Kittitas County Contra Dancers and Ellensburg Public Library.