A contra dance will be held in the Macon County Public Library on Saturday, October 1, with a half hour of instruction for beginners at 6:30 pm, followed by two hours of dancing. Attendees will dance on the wood floor of the Library’s Living Room, with caller Charlotte Crittenden and live music by the band, Late to the Party, featuring fiddler Larry Barnett.
With its roots in the British Isles and France, Contra dance has become a traditional American dance form. It is considered the most accessible of all dances, with participants moving in two long-facing lines or in groups. No experience is needed; all dances will be taught. You don’t need to bring a partner but are welcome to do so. Wear comfortable clothes; no perfumes or strong scents, please. Admission is by donation; light refreshments will be provided.
The Library is at 149 Siler Farm Road, Franklin, and is wheelchair accessible. The event is sponsored by Ron and Christ Lewis and produced by the Arts Council, part of the Council’s “Fall into Dance” month which also includes a street dance on Franklin’s Town Square Gazebo with Motown/Soul band WestSound on Saturday October 8 at 7:00 pm, and Fall into Dance ARTSaturday at the Macon County Public Library October 29 at 10:30 am, for children and young families. Contact the Arts Council for details, 828-524-ARTS or email email@example.com.