The Broward Contra Dance
Everyone is Welcome!
The Broward Contra Dance
Held every 2nd Saturday of the month, 7:30-11:00pm
Always friendly and a ton of fun!
Foot stompin' good Dance Music!
Traditional and modern uptempo reels, jigs and waltzs will get you moving!
WLRN Feature on our dances:
House Band is CORNBREAD.....sweet, solid and satisfying
Janie Weise on violin, Pat Mason on 6, 12-string and foot bass, Jamey Kelley on grand piano, Anita Mason on Bodhran & Percussion
at the River of Grass UU Hall
11850 West State Rd. 84 Davie, Florida 33325
(between Flamingo Rd & Hiatus)
Requested Donation: $10, $5 student, $25 family
Dance Workshop at 7:30pm, dancing to follow.
- Great exercise in a family-friendly environment.
- If you can walk, you can contradance, it's not a contest!
- Experienced callers make it easy to learn and follow along.
- Singles, couples, students, seniors, beginners – everyone welcome.
Held Every Second Saturday of the month (except August)
South Florida's longest running contra dance!
Upcoming Dances and Events
New Dancers -- Don't miss the pre-dance workshops! It's all you need to know.
September 25 Miami--4th Sunday Season Opener at The Barnacle
30 Miami-- Anita Mason and Cornbread dance at the new Sunrise School
October 8 Broward Halloween Dance in Davie
14,15 Irish, Classical and Popular Music for Leslie and Paul's Wedding on the beach
23 Miami Old Time Dance at The Barnacle in Coconut Grove(see previous page)
29 S. Miami Anita Mason and Cornbread dance the Royal Palm Tennis Club
November 6 Anita Mason and Cornbread dance the Pembroke Falls International Dinner
12 Second Saturday Broward Contra Dance in Davie
20 Cornbread plays The Boca Sunday Contra at Michaels Fitness and Gym
27 Miami Old Time Dance at The Barnacle in Coconut Grove
December 10 Annual Holiday Pot Luck Dinner and Dance in Davie 6pm
17 Winter Old Time Dance at The Barnacle in Coconut Grove, Miami
18 Cornbread plays The Boca Sunday Contra at Michaels Fitness and Gym
January 14 Broward Contra Dance
29 Barnacle Old Time Dance in Coconut Grove
Dancers notice: The Broward Contradance is the only insured dance in Broward County, and is a non-profit partner with the SF Contradance Society and the National Country Dance and Song Society. Volunteers hours are available and helpers are always welcomed.
Directions to The Broward/Davie Contradance at River of Grass UU Hall
From I-95 and the Florida Turnpike: Take I-595 West to Flamingo Road exit, U-turn under 595 onto SR 84 heading east, go just past the white Art museum/library, turn right into first set of stores(look for "Biker" store sign). The River of Grass UU Hall is in the first suite on the left, park in front or around to the side.
From I-75 or the Sawgrass Expressway: Exit I-75 to I-595 eastbound, get off at Flamingo Road exit-- continue on SR 84 heading east, go just past Art museum/library, turn right into first set of stores. The River of Grass UU Hall is in the first suite on the left, park in front or around to the side.
South Florida Monthly Contra Dance schedule:
First Saturday and third Sunday in Boca Raton, 7:30 - 10:30pm at Michaels Fitness Factory, on SW 18th
Second Saturday in Davie, 7:30 - 11:00pm, at UU Hall, in Broward, just off of 595
(Sept- April) Fourth Sunday in Coconut Grove, 6:30 - 10:00pm at The Barnacle Historic Park, Miami
See our Dade Contradance web page on menu http://www.customsports.biz/dadecontradance.html
Dance Websites & Links
If you want to carpool to Contradances, use "RIDES" list at http://groups.google.com/group/South_Florida_Contradance
Singles, there is a meetup group www.meetup.com/south-floridacontradanceshttp://dancefl.us/ all types of dances(Irish, Folk) across Florida
http://www.dancinglist.com/ all types of dances and venues
http://dancefl.us/contra/MiamiContra.shtml dancing in south Miami/Dade
For singles, all types of dancing http://www.datingwebsites.org/dance-guide/
Hey MUSICIANS We want to build our numbers of contra dance players. If you are an accomplished musican and familiar with contradance music, please contact Pat at firstname.lastname@example.org or 954-431-0690. We have sheet music and can help you learn the style. Our goal is to get enough players to have back-up players to fill in for seasonal vacancies in our local dances. Our grand piano needs attention too! The dance must go on!
Heard on NPR's All Things Considered:
"Youth Flock to Contradancing" YJuly 2, 2010 by Marika Partridge http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128273050
If you have related websites, let us know and we will add them.
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