Contra Dance Workshop @ Wainui Beach School Hall

14nov6:30 pm8:00 pmContra Dance Workshop @ Wainui Beach School Hall

Event Details

Come out from social distancing and try the most fun you can have on legs! Good Folk of Tūranga join new-to-Gisborne dancing enthusiasts from the USA to introduce Contra Dance to the folks of Gisborne. 
Two Monday evening workshops will be followed by a dance event to live music later in the month. 
Contra Dance has its roots in the Old World dance traditions of Ceilidh and Country Dancing from England, Scotland and France. Each dance is a set of patterns – a never-ending whirl of ‘circles’, ‘stars’, ‘swings’ and ‘do-si-dos’ – performed in long lines of couples, which progress up and down the hall. Nowadays, the coupling is gender-free, and you certainly don’t need to attend with a partner in tow. 
At its heart, Contra Dance is a social dance: by evening’s end, you will have connected to everyone in the dance hall. Its other great appeal is the lack of fancy footwork – the simple and energetic dance is mostly done to a simple walking step. If you can count to eight, you can dance. 



(Monday) 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Wainui Beach School

56 Wairere Rd, Wainui Beach, Gisborne


Good Folk: Dances from Planet Earth

Teacher Jane Luiten. Email: FDNZ: 022 1268 770

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