Circles, squares, whole set and contra dances - some call an evening of these kinds of dances a “barn dance.” Others use the terms “hoedown,” “family dance,” or even “barnless dance.” We have tended to settle on “traditional community dance” or just “community dance.” Whatever you call it, it’s a great way to connect with friends and family through music, using dancing as the medium. Consider celebrating your wedding, reunion, birthday party, church social or company picnic with a community dance!
No experience necessary. Marcia will teach you everything you need to know, walking you through each dance to give you a preview of how it works and showing you how to do the simple figures that will allow you to meet and greet a number of other folks during the course of each dance. It’s fun, brings you closer together as a group, and is appropriate for all ages and levels of experience. If you can walk, you can do these dances!
Since Marcia can play guitar or banjo while she calls, with Woody playing fiddle, we can offer the entire package - teaching, calling and live music - with just the two of us. We can also bring along another musician or two if a larger band sound is desired. In addition, we can include music for couple dancing (waltzes, polkas, two-steps and swing) to intersperse with the group dances.
For links to videos of Marcia calling, check out our YouTube channel.
For a more detailed description of these types of dances, click here.