CONTRALAB
The International Association of Contra Callers, Inc.
Updated June 10, 2014
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

Where the Annual Events are:

Trail In Energizer Contra Dance - Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Dance will begin at 7:30 with a local live band and callers from around the country who are members of CONTRALAB.
Location is Park Hill Presbyterian Church, which has a beautiful wood floor and fine acoustics. 3520 J.F.K. Blvd, North Little Rock, AR 72116
Directions from downtown Little Rock. Go north on I-30 across the Arkansas River staying in the left lane. A mile or two after the river, merge onto I-40 going west toward Fort Smith. Immediately, move to the right lane and exit right onto JFK Bvd. Go up the hill (this is the Parkhill neighborhood) and turn right on D street after 6 or seven blocks. Go one block and turn left, in 1.5 blocks you come to the parking lot for the church and the door to the hall is self-evident.

CONTRALAB Convention - Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Location will be in the Pope Hall (contra room) at the same location as the NSDC in Little Rock. Starting at 9:30 a.m. with a get-acquainted half hour, followed by an education session led by Lissa Bengtson on Squares of Texan Cultures and/or appropriate ethnic dances. Lunch will be on our own from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
1:00 - 3:30 p.m. will be for our general business meeting and the board meeting.

63rd National Square Dance Convention
Statehouse Convention Center, Little Rock, Arkansas
June 25 28, 2014
http://www.63nsdc.com/

 

50th Anniversary for the Lloyd Shaw Foundation & Shaw Folk Rendezvous

July 11-12, 2014

This 1 1/2 day event begins on Friday, July 11th with an evening dance and after-party - 7-10 pm. On Saturday July 12th there are two morning workshops (10-11 and 11-12) and three afternoon workshops (2-3, 3-4, and 4-5). Attendees are on their own for breakfast and lunch on Saturday. There is a catered BBQ dinner from 6-7. Evening dance runs from 7 to 10 pm again with an after party of folksongs and stories. Bring your instruments to join in on the singing after the dance. There is a Facebook page for the event. It will be held at the "Outpost", 10101 E Colorado Ave, Denver, CO. http://www.lloydshaw.org/ www.bobriggs.biz


Cumberland Dance Week (annual)
Sunday, July 20, 2014 Saturday, July 26, 2014
Cumberland Dance Week is a family-friendly dance camp sponsored by the Lloyd Shaw Foundation. We are best known for our high-quality educational programming for all ages and top-notch live music. the lodge is nestled in a remote section of south-central Kentucky, surrounded by beautiful Lake Cumberland. Contra, English, Family, Square, Waltz Dance
Venue: Lake Cumberland Educational 4-H Center: 17500 Kentucky 196, Nancy, KY For more information: (Phone):
(888) 913-6013;
Web: www.cumberlanddanceweek.org/

 

31st Illinois Square & Round Dance Convention

July 25-27, 2014

The Westin Chicago Northwest 400 Park Boulevard Itasca, IL Square, Round, Lines, Contra, Clogging

http://www.bobbypoyner.com/2014-illinois-convention.html

http://www.squaredanceillinois.com/Conventions/

 

55th Wisconsin Square & Round Dance Convention
August 8, 9, 10, 2014
Patriot Center, 10101 Market St., Rothschild, WI 54474
Square, round, contra, lines
http://www.wisquaredanceconvention.org/

 

52nd Michigan Square and Round Dance Convention
August 15 & 16, 2014
Crowne Plaza in Grand Rapids, Michigan
5700 East 28th Street SE
Square, round, contra
http://convention.squaredancemichigan.info/

 

English & American Dance Week at Pinewoods
August 23 - 30, 2014; Plymouth, Massachusetts
http://www.cdss.org/english-american.html

 

Where the Weekly/Monthly Action Is:

NEW MEXICO

3rd Fridays; 7:30 to 10:30 PM; SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO MUSIC & DANCE SOCIETY
Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle de Santiago, Mesilla (Las Cruces)
Contact (505) 521-7586 or
lluderman@nmsu.edu

OHIO

1st Friday, Kettering - City Folk; holds dances on the 1st Friday of the month from September to May (except December) with waltzing at 6:30pm, instruction at 7:30pm, and contra dancing at 8:00pm. The dances are held at the Michael Solomon Pavilion, 2917 Berkley Avenue (behind the Community Golf Course off Dorothy Lane). Web site: http://www.cityfolk.org/socialDance.htm.

TEXAS

For information on contra dances in Texas go to: http://www.contradancelinks.com/schedule_TX.html
The link to the San Antonio website is: www.sacontradancers.org

WASHINGTON

2ndSaturday (September to May) 2:00 to 5:00 PM; CONTRAILS CONTRA DANCERS
Juanita Community Club, Kirkland, WA
Call 425-881-0691 or
susan@callersusan.com

CANADA

1st Saturday (Sept. to May) 8:00 to 11:00 PM CONTRA TIME DANCERS
March 5, April 2, May 7, 2011
St. Matthias Church, corner of Chebucto & Windsor Streets, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Live Music, Prompter - Dottie Welch
Instruction as needed - new dancers welcome; $10.00 per person
Info: Dottie Welch (902) 435-4544 or email
dwelch@eastlink.ca
www.squaredance.ns.ca