April 19, 2019 - Palo Alto


Contra dances alternating with social couple dances


Classes: 7:15 – 9 pm, Dancing: 9 pm – 12 midnight


First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301


Band: StringFire


 Caller: Susan Petrick


Instructors: Susan Petrick, Richard Powers


 Tickets at door. All ages. No partner necessary. Casual comfortable attire.


$15 general, $2 off for BACDS members, $10 students under 25 with ID.


7:15 – 8 pm: One Step, 8 – 9 pm: Waltz. Richard Powers. Upstairs in Fellowship Hall.


8 – 9 pm: Introduction to Contra. Susan Petrick. Take Elevator to Lower Lever-Kohlstedt Hall.

Contra dance video


9 pm – 12 midnight: Dancing to StringFire


 >Dance cycles 8 times through a called contra dance, a waltz, then a one step or mixer.

About half the attendance will be experienced waltz dancers

from Friday Night Waltz and the other half will be experienced contra dancers.

Each group will benefit from dancing with skilled dancers from the other dance group.


 Meet over a hundred new dancers from a different social dance!


Our last seven ContraWaltzes had 225 to 280 in attendance.

Delicious snacks: shrimp platter, veggie platter, fruit platter, several artisan ice creams, raspberry cheesecake, chocolate cake, grapes, M&Ms.

Ice cream tasting: Many unique ice creams from famous Fentons Creamery including Banana Nut, Black Walnut,

Blackberry, Blueberry, Cappuccino, Cinnamon Coconut, Dark Chocolate Raspberry Twist,

Egg Nog, Green Tea, Lemon, Pomegranate



Produced in cooperation with Friday Night Waltz


Thanks to BACDS for publicity help