Calgary Contra Dance

November 2017

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When: Saturday, November 4, 7:30 pm; quick teaching of basics for newcomers at 7:15 pm
Where: Unitarian Church of Calgary1703 1 st Street N.W.
Callers: Steven Méthot and Leslie Gotfrit
Admission: $12.00 per person
Next Dance: Saturday, December 2, 7:30 pm. See the sidebar for all our 2017-2018 dance dates.

Edmonton Dance Recap

And the Battle of Alberta is on! Steven and Natalie traveled to Edmonton on October 21st to call a contra, and several familiar faces from Calgary turned up too. Many thanks to Tegen and Colleen for making the trek, and to Bill and Candy Watson who used to be regulars in Calgary.

Here’s the thing: 65 people turned out to dance. You read that right. I think that the Calgary dance can turn out at least that many. The challenge has been sent…

This Month’s Video

Here’s a great introductory video to the basic steps of contra.

December Events

Chautauqua: The Other Sounds of Christmas.
An annual benefit for the Food Bank. An evening of music, storytelling, dance, mummery – a non-traditional traditional Christmas.
Saturday December 9, 7:30 pm, Unitarian Church of Calgary, 1703 1 St NW
Individuals $10, Families $25. NO TICKETS AT THE DOOR. Contact Natalie to reserve your tickets.

A Christmas Carol 
Charles Dickens told his story over 100 times in a series of soirees. Join Calgary storyteller Steven Méthot in a recreation of one of these performances. Music by Natalie Manzer, Michael Pollock and Karen Pollock.
December 5th  and 17th 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30) – Time to be confirmed. The Lougheed House, 707 13 Ave SW, Calgary
Visit the Lougheed House website for information on how to reserve tickets.

New Year’s Eve Contra Dance
December 31st at 8:00 pm, Unitarian Church of Calgary,
Admission is $12 at the door. No need to have a partner.
Bring finger food for sharing after the dance.  We’ll mingle and celebrate the turning of the year together.
NOTE:  Drug and alcohol free.

 

 

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