Ever heard of contra dancing? Well, if you haven’t experienced it, you might be surprised how much fun you can have on a Friday night in Decatur. Contra dancing is unlike anything else, and once you try it, you might just get hooked.
When NPR ran a segment called “Youth Flock to Contra Dancing,” contributors described it as “a rhythmic swirl of awesomeness,” and “amazingly fun.” Others likened it to “a kaleidoscope” or “geometry in motion.” One summed it up simply: “you’re just grooving, and it’s awesome.”
A different band plays each week, and no partner is necessary.
Chattahoochee Contra Dancers, a non-profit volunteer organization, hosts the Friday dances to bring people of all ages and backgrounds together for this high-energy, social dance. Experienced dancers are always happy to help beginners.
Free 30 minute lessons start at 7:30pm. Dances from 8:00-11:00.
Price: $10 adults; $5 students with ID. Pay in cash at the door.