First Saturday contra dancing will be held Saturday, February 4, 6:30-9:00 pm, in the Macon County Public Library, opening with a half hour of instruction for beginners followed by two hours of dancing with caller Jennie Inglis and music by the band, Late to the Party.
Contra dance is widely considered the most accessible and sociable of all dance forms, with participants moving in long facing lines or in groups, changing partners often. No experience is needed; all dances are taught. Attendees don’t need to bring a partner but are welcome to do so, and may bring a closed water container and snack. Wear comfortable clothes; no perfumes or strong scents, please. Masks are encouraged but not required. Admission is by donation; $10 is suggested.
The Library is at 149 Siler Farm Road, Franklin, with a wood dance floor, ample lighted parking and wheelchair accessibility. The event is funded in part by The James Edward Hudock Trust and is produced by the Arts Council, Friends of Contra Dance in Macon County, and the Macon County Public Library. For details phone 828-524-ARTS or email firstname.lastname@example.org.