A! Magazine for the Arts

Community Center offers contra dancing

July 27, 2017

The Community Center of Abingdon added a new signature program this year: Contra Dance. Dances are held twice a month on the second and fourth Saturday. A live caller and band are on hand for added fun. All ages and levels are welcome.

Add to the fun with lessons and country dance waltzing an hour before each dance with Ashby Dickerson. A lesson for beginner contra dancers will be held in the first 30 minutes of each event.

"When we hosted our first dance in December, we saw all ages and walks of life join hands and dance together at The Community Center. It was really a joyous experience, even if you were just watching. It turns out, if you can walk, you can contra. Our vision for The Community Center is to help bring people together. Contra dance helps us achieve that goal and is precisely why we are making it our signature program. We are committed to bridging generational gaps and serving as a resource to Abingdon, Washington County and beyond, said Christine Webb, marketing director.

Dances are held from 7-10 p.m on Saturday Aug. 12 and 26.

Tickets for the Contra Dance are $7 each, $5 for students and $20 for families of all sizes.

Snacks are available for purchase. Come as you are; wear soft flexible shoes for dancing. Come to dance or just to listen and watch. No partner is necessary. All dances are taught. This dance is smoke and alcohol free.

For further information call The Community Center of Abingdon at 276-628-3911 or visit thecommunitycenterofabingdon.com.

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