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SPECIAL CONTRA DANCE EVENT

If you have ever thought about calling Contra Dances, this is your opportunity to give it a shot.

Jacqui Grennan from SoCal will be leading a workshop. It will be for both new and experienced callers. You may consider yourself to be an introvert, but getting behind this mic is a no pressure opportunity. Jacqui will show you the tricks of the trade. If you are experienced, but perhaps haven’t called in a while, this will be an opportunity to “get back in the saddle”. The workshop is from 1 to 3pm, followed by a contra dance where you will have a chance to practice your newly learned (or refreshed) skills.

Pole Dance and Fitness Rogue Valley 700 Mistletoe Rd Suite 103, Ashland, OR 97520 (Near the Bellview Grange)

Musicians workshop with the Hillbillies

Perhaps you play a folk instrument and want to learn to play for Contras. For both novice and experienced dance musicians!

If you play fiddle, mandolin, guitar, keyboard, bass or other appropriate musical instrument, here is your opportunity to learn the basics of playing for dance. If you know a few tunes, played in a jam, perhaps Celtic or Old Time or Bluegrass, you can play for contra dances. The fellows in the Hillbillies from Mars (Kevin, Daniel and Paul), who have played for dances and taught workshops for years will get you started and/or give crucial hints for playing for dances. How to start; how to end; and how to make the dancers move. They are all easy to learn skills.

The Musicians Workshop will be from 1 to 3pm at the Bellview Grange 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland, OR 97520

Afternoon Dance

Then from 3 to 5pm there will be an opportunity to practice calling or playing or just dancing. Please join us to dance at the Bellview Grange 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland, OR 97520

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SATURDAY AFTERNOON — CONTRA DANCE WORKSHOPS / DANCING

Workshops 1:00pm-3:00pm
Caller workshop with Jacqui Grennan
Learn to call contras – a rare opportunity whether you are a novice or an experienced caller.
Jacqui Grennan will show you how to call and have fun doing it!

SATURDAY EVENING CONTRA DANCE — GUEST CALLER: Jacqui Grennan

7:00pm lesson – dance 7:30pm-10:30pm

The Grove 1195 E. Main Street, Ashland, OR 97520

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What’s the cost?
The workshops and dance, the whole Saturday afternoon, are an affordable $10 …
or you can pay $20 in the afternoon, get a stamp that will get you into the evening dance – SUCH A DEAL!

Separately, the evening dance is sliding scale $15-$25. ($8 for college students with ID)
Free…for high school age & younger

Date & Time:

June 15 @ 1:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Cost:

$10 – $25

Ashland Bellview Grange

1050 Tolman Creek Road
Ashland, OR 97520 United States

The Grove

1195 E Main St
Ashland, OR 97520 United States

pole dance and fitness

700 Mistletoe Rd Suite 103
Ashland, OR 97520 United States

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