About Contra Dancing
Contra dancing is a blend of folk and square dancing - with a flavor and warmth all its own. It is relaxed, fun, and easy to learn. Whether you come with a group, a partner, or alone, you'll always find plenty of folks to dance with.
An evening of contra dancing includes contras, dances in which a couple dances with other couples up and down a line of dancers. In Sautee, we include circle and square dances and waltzing, as well. Some simply call it a "community dance". Regardless, it is a fun activity for all ages that builds community in a friendly and safe environment.
In fact, part of the fun of contra dancing is getting to dance with just about everyone in the room at least once during the evening! Old friends reconnect and new friends meet in this really welcoming, upbeat environment.