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The Mystic Contra Dance (“The Pie Dance”), Sat 04/23/2022
April 23 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
MYSTIC CONTRA DANCE “The Pie Dance”, Sat. 04/23/2022
● TIME: Dance 7:30-11:00pm
● WHERE: Groton Senior Center’s Community meeting/banquet hall @ 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT 06340.
● “When was the last time I’d seen people dance? When was the last time I’d danced myself? It occurred to me that dancing could be an ideal spring reset activity.” – Melissa Kirsch – New York Times “The Morning” (excerpt).
Come enjoy an ideal spring reset activity! Dancing to live music! You are going to have a wicked good time!
Contra dancing is informal, with easily-learned dance steps taught by a caller. You do not need to bring a partner with you, as it is customary to switch partners after each dance.
● CALLER: Chris Ricciotti. Chris started as a traditional square dancer in 4-H in 1979 and soon became a caller for competition through the same. His specialties are teaching and calling contras and traditional squares, international folk dancing, English and Scottish Country Dancing.
● MUSIC: Dogtown. They are Becky Miller (fiddle, piano); Avi Randall (piano, banjo, guitar, mandolin); and Norb Spencer (accordion) play old time country songs, honkey-tonk swing, and hot northern and southern fiddle tunes.
– Vaccination cards will be required OR a Covid Free Test within 45 days for admission and all participants must give names and contact information, so we can notify attendees if someone who was at the dance later informs us that they’ve tested positive.
– Masks are encouraged but optional.
● ADMISSION: $10 adults, $7 students, $25 families., & Donations gratefully accepted! Delicious pies at the break for $3/slice help support the band.
● CLOTHING & FOOTWEAR: Clothing is casual, layers are best for this invigorating exercise. Please wear non-street shoes that move easily on the floor (rubber soled sneaker are discouraged).
● PARKING: Plenty of parking in the large parking area next to the building!
● WEBSITE: Mystic Contra Dance (webs.com)
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