WHAT: Outermost Contra Dance
WHEN: Friday, December 13, 2019
WHERE: Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street, Wellfleet, MA
CALLER: John Alden
MUSICIANS: Amy Larkin, Rose Clancy, Jacqueline Schwab
Suggested donation is $10. $20 maximum per group.
Shake out the shopping blues with Outermost Contra! Swing your partner, dosido your friends and neighbors, and let the holiday spirit guide your feet!
Outermost Contra Dance welcomes back local caller John Alden. John will be teaching each dance and will present a mix of contras, mixers and squares. Dancers appreciate John’s humorous and friendly style of calling.
John will be accompanied this month by an incredibly talented trio: Amy Larkin AND Rose Clancy on fiddles and Jacqueline Schwab on piano. Amy Larkin is our local high energy contra dance fiddler who has played dances all over New England. Rose Clancy is Chatham’s well known fiddler, performer, fiddle maker, teacher and session musician. Jacqueline Schwab is a renowned piano player, not only for English Country and contra dances, but also known for her musical additions to Ken Burns’ documentaries.
Contra dancing is the older cousin to the square dance. No fancy footwork needed – if you can walk, you can dance! All the dances are taught and called. If you’re new to contra dance, be sure to get in on the early dances for the basic moves. And don’t miss out on our welcoming and delicious potluck at 6.
Outermost Contra is one of many contra dances on the Cape, and was organized in December of 2014. The contra dance is family friendly and welcomes dancers of all levels.
Community potluck at 6:00
Dance begins at 7:00
Outermost Contra hosts traditional New England contradances on the Outer Cape with live music every third Friday of each month.