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Contra Dance and Swing/Blues Dance

Tiny Dancer ’13 writes in:

What better way to celebrate the end of classes than with the last contra dance of the semester!?!

This dance is student run! Come check out our awesome callers, Rachel Fifer ’12 and Emma Gorin ’12, and student band including Micah Wylde ’12 and others!

All dances will be taught – no experience necessary. Newcomers are always welcome! Bring your friends or bring yourself! No partner needed.

There will also be a swing and blues dance immediately after the contra dance. Stay or come for that too!

Date:   Dec. 9
Time:   8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Place:  Beckham Hall

What is contra? for those of you who didn’t take orgo lab last year…

Contra Dance! Swing and Blues Dance! Friday, November 18

If the proximity of Thanksgiving break is making you so happy you want to dance, we’ve got the solution! Contra is here again! Come to the Pre-Thanksgiving contra dance this Friday in Beckham Hall! There will be live music and lots of fun as always.

Band: Ethan Hazzard-Watkins, Anna Patton, and Owen Morrison from Elixir
Caller: Kathy Anderson

Bring your friends and/or make new ones! Or you can just bring yourself -no partner is necessary. Newcomers are always welcome – all dances are taught.

There will also be a swing and blues dance immediately following the contra dance — so stay (or come) for that too!

  • Date:  Friday, November 18
  • Time:  8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Place:  Beckham Hall
  • Cost:  Free

ContraDance Dinner/Party, also Swing&Blues After-Party TONIGHT!

There was just no way I could have made the header of this post more convoluted. I mean, it’s not Stanley Kubrick convoluted, but it’s the kind of convoluted that if read with a hangover would trigger a gag reflex, which would eventually lead to discharge, which would eventually lead to a banal conversation in Usdan.

Anyway, Anonymous ’25 writes in:

The first contra dance of the year is THIS FRIDAY, 9/23, from 8-11pm, in Beckham Hall!

There will be LIVE MUSIC by Rebecca McCallum, Emily Troll ’10, Mary Cay Brass, and Roger Kahle, and calling by Adina Gordon.

Every dance will be taught, so if you’re a total beginner, there’s nothing to worry about!

BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE!

Contra, Swing & Blues Dancing Tonight!


It’s that time again! The Wesleyan Contra Dance returns to Beckham Hall tonight, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM for the last dance of the semester. Contra dancing is fun and easy, even if you’ve never done it before. There will be live music from Emily Troll ’10, Rebecca McCallum and Max Newman with calling by Gaye Fifer.

And after the contra, stay (or come!) for a blues dance, sponsored by Weswing & Blues, beginning at approximately 11:00 PM and lasting until they get kicked out of Beckham (probably about 2:00 AM).

It’s a full night of dancing tonight in Beckham hall! Don’t miss it.

  • Date: Wednesday, May 4
  • Time: 8:00 PM – 2:00 AM
  • Place: Beckham Hall
  • Cost: Free!

Contra Dance Friday

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From Emily Troll ’10:

Start off the semester on the right foot . . .  at the contra dance! Beginners and newcomers most welcome; it’s easy and fun. Email wescontradance(at)gmail(dot)com for more info. Live music and instruction provided.

  • What: Contra Dance
  • When: Friday, January 22nd, 8–11
  • Where: Beckham Hall

Contra Dance Friday!

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From Laura Heath ’11:

Come to the Contra Dance! Contra dancing is an energetic folk dance and a great way to meet new people. Beginners are absolutely welcome. There will be live music and snacks provided. For more info, email wescontradance(at)gmail(dot)com.

  • What: Contra Dance
  • When: Friday, November 13, 8:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
  • Where: Beckham
  • Cost: $0