Knoxville Contra Dance, click for tips on technique and etiquette.
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dance to live music every Monday night, 8-11 pm, at
the Laurel Theater (16th St. and Laurel Ave. [directions])
- $7 ($3 for students).
If this is your first time, come a few minutes early and join our new
dancer workshop, where we teach the basics.
are welcome, no partner or experience required. It's easy and
dancers, click here for videos and tips!
Watch the videos at ContraUSA.com.
|| Luv Muffins
The caller will hold an introductory session at ~ 7:30 pm.
Jun-Aug Schedule: Printable PDF
Monday night scheduling and booking
Fay Campbell faheetagal @ icloud.com.
other questions: kcdwebmaster @ gmail.com
very rare exceptions
we dance every Monday night from 8-11 pm
at the Laurel Theater at 16th Street and Laurel Avenue [directions].
Beginners are welcome,
(it helps to show up early), and no partner is
All dances will be taught. "If you can walk, you
can contra dance."
Admission for all dances is $7 ($3 for
You can burn a lot of energy on the dance floor, so we recommend
wear loose fitting comfortable clothing with layers that you
To save your self some time in the water line, bring a couple of
bottles of water with you.
We dance in the historic Laurel Theater, to preserve our dance floor,
we request that
you wear or bring clean, non-marking, soft-soled or leather
shoes for dancing.
What is Contra Dancing? Contra dancing is a uniquely American
community event that has its roots in traditional European and American
country dancing. Each dance consists of a series of figures
that are done using a smooth, easy walking step to the rhythm of the
music. The caller teaches each dance by walking the dancers
through the moves before the music begins. He/she continues
to remind the dancers what figure is coming next until everyone has
picked up the flow of the dance. The dance music is provided
by a live band made up of acoustic
musicians, many of whom are also dancers.
to noted caller Diane Silver
"You take the long lines from English country dances,
as seen in Pride and Prejudice,
put in the moves you learned in junior high school about
set it to the driving beat of River Dance, and drop all this
right in the middle of Woodstock!"
Dervishes at the Contra Dance"
August 15, 2010, sermon by Unitarian minister
and contra dancer Chris Buice
dance night partners newbies, pros"
an article in the News Sentinel July 2009
by Greg "Not Into Dancing" Wood
by Val Pendergrast, “Dance , Dance, Dance”,
Metro Pulse (vol. 6, no. 33), August 15–22, 1996
own Miss Vicki
featured in the Knoxville News Sentinel's: Picture
Also see Bob
Bennett's Photo Pages
Dancing Around Knoxville
Dancing at the Laurel Theater
Couple Dancing at the Laurel Theater
Oak Ridge International
Knoxville Swing Dance
Greater East Tennessee
Mailing address as of
Knoxville Contra Dance
P.O. Box 6530
Maryville, TN 37802-6530
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