ContraWaltz - Special Event
May 4, 2018 - Palo Alto
Contra dances alternating with social couples dances
Classes: 7 – 9 pm, Dancing: 9 pm – 12 midnight
First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Band: The Offbeats (Ben Schreiber, with Ashley Broder and Jeff Spero of the Syncopaths)
Caller: Susan Petrick
Teachers: 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 – 8 pm: One Step, 8 – 9 pm: Waltz. Richard Powers. Upstairs in Fellowship Hall.
8 – 9 pm: Introduction to Contra. Susan Petrick. Downstairs in Kohlstedt Hall.
9 pm – 12 midnight: Dancing to The Offbeats.
Dance format 8 sets of a called contra dance, then a waltz, than either 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 Mitchell’s Ice Creamery such as :
Avocado, Buko, Cantaloupe, Ginger, Green Tea, Halo, Lychee, Macapuno, Mango,
Mexican Chocolate, Guava, Banana, Yam
Produced in cooperation with Friday Night Waltz
Thanks to BACDS for publicity help