Tag Archives: Contra Dance

Contra Dance & Folk Concert


Ali Rosenberg ’15 writes in:

This Friday, come dance with your friends, classmates, and
Middletown residents while you enjoy great folk music from Peter
Barnes, Dave Langford, and Paul Wilde. All the dances are taught
beforehand, so no experience (or partner!) necessary. Everyone’s

Date: Friday, February 27th
Time: 8:00-11:00 PM
Place: Beckham

Contra Dance


From Sarah Hensiek ’13:

The first Wes Contra dance of the year is this Friday!! Come hang out with all of your favorite orgo lab friends and meet new friends while you’re at it!

The band and caller are local CT folks – awesome as always. Fulfill your New Year’s resolution to try something new! Come for as much or as little as you want – we’ll teach you everything you need to know.

Date: January 31st
Time: 8PM – 11PM
Place: Beckham Hall
Cost: FREE

Last Contra Dance of the Semester

Enjoy contra dance??

This Friday, relieve some finals stress and come out to the last contra dance of the semester! Enjoy good music, friends, and snacks as you celebrate the end of classes. All dances are taught – no experience (or partner) necessary.

Date: Friday, December 6th
Time: 8pm – 11pm
Place: Beckham Hall
Cost: Free!

First Contra Dance of the Semester

From Ali Rosenberg ’15:

The first contra dance of the semester is this Saturday at 8:00 (with
an optional beginners’ lesson at 7:30)! You can come to dance, listen
to great folk music, or eat snacks with your friends and the
Middletown community. All dances are taught — no experience (or
partner) necessary.

Date: Saturday, September 21st
Time: 8:00PM – 11:00PM
Place: Beckham
Cost: Free!

Last Contra Dance of the Semester


Ali Rosenberg ’15 writes:

Come join us for the last contra dance of the semester this Wednesday,
May 8 at 8:00 (with a optional beginners’ lesson at 7:30). Celebrate
the end of classes with band Perpetual e-Motion! Bring your friends or
make new ones there – no experience (or partner) necessary.

Date: Wednesday, May 8
Time: 8:00 – 11:00 PM
Place: Beckham Hall
Cost: Free

Contra Dance @ Beckham


Straight from Ali Rosenberg ’15:

Eager to get your groove on? Come join us for the third contra dance of the semester this Friday at 8 in Beckham. Bring your friends or make new ones there! There will be a beginners’ lesson at 7:30, but no experience (or partner!) necessary.

Date: April 5th, 2013
Time: 8PM – 10PM
Cost: Free

Second Contra Dance of the Semester


From Veronica Lumbantoruan ’15:

As we plunge deeper into the semester, it’s time to let go of our woes
and worries about our classes for a few hours. Come on out to Beckham
Hall to contra dance the night away! There will be a beginner’s lesson
at 7:30 but no experience needed. You can bring your whole hall or
come alone and meet new people!

Caller: Sarah VanNorstrand
Music: Last Exit – with Ross Harriss, Christopher Jacoby, and Doug

Snacks and water are provided!

Date: Friday, February 22
Time: 8-11 PM
Place: Beckham Hall
Cost: F-F-F-Freeeeeee

Contra Dance @ Beckham

Sarah Hensiek ’15  asks you to get your dancing feet to Beckham:

The second contra dance of the semester is this Friday in Beckham Hall. If you missed the fun the first time around, now is your chance!

Our caller will be Steve Zakon-Anderson Live music will be provided by the Free Raisins!

Bring your friends or meet some new ones! No experience or partner necessary. We’ll teach you!

Date: Friday, October 26th
Time: 8-11 PM
Place: Beckham Hall
Cost: Free

First Contra Dance of the Semester

From Emily Jones ’14:

Come on out for the first contra dance of the semester. Beginners welcome! No partner needed! Beginner’s lesson at 7:30. Regular dance starts at 8. Come even if you miss the beginner’s lesson. Dances are taught as you go throughout the night.

Live music by Black River Ironworks (Jonah Sidman, Corey Walters, and Michael Friedman). Quena Crain will be calling.

Date: Tonight, September 14th
Time: 7:30pm – 11pm
Place: Beckham Hall
Cost: Free!

First Contra Dance of the Semester!

Dance with some fiddles

It’s a new semester, a new year and therefore a perfect time to try something new and meet new friends! Come to the first Wes Contra Dance of 2012.

Live music provided by talented Wesfolks Rebecca McCallum, Emily Troll, and Josh Van VlietLuke Donforth will be calling.

As always, all dances are taught. No partner needed! Everyone is welcome! There will be a swing/blues dance immediately following the Contra dance. Come for that too!

  • Date: Friday, February 3rd
  • Time: 8-11 p.m.
  • Place: Beckham Hall