Yakima Folklife Contra Dance with Contraversatile
Dance with Contraversatile7:00 pm, July 20Cost: FreePresented as a Yakima Folklife Festival event
Contraversatile is a local band that’s been playing for dances, parties and receptions for 14 years. With our bodhran (irish drum), accordion, guitar, fiddle and driving piano, great music happens, inspiring dancers to get on their feet.
The caller is Joe Michaels from Seattle; an exciting, expericned caller, an excellent musician in his own right. His sweet gentle style encorages those “non dancers” to give it a try.
Contra dancing is social interaction set to music. The figures are similar to those of old-time square dancing and are combined in different ways for each different dance. A caller teaches the figures beforehand and cues the dancers throughout as needed. ALWAYS live music, ALWAYS fun! All welcome regardless of experience.
Contra dances have been held in Yakima monthly on the second Saturday since 1983.