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Contra Dance 101


Contra Dancing 101
A Guide to Teaching Contra Dancing
Presented by CONTRALAB

Contra Dance 101 is a comprehensive manual for square dance callers to introduce Contra dancing to their classes, square dance clubs, or community dance programs.  It introduces the basic definitions, movements, figures, dance formations, contra music, contra calling principles, and background and history.

The workbook/manual includes:

v A brief history of Contra dancing.

v Written instructions for teaching the basic dance movements, broken down into six easy lessons that can be further broken down into additional sessions.

v The text is supplemented with diagrams illustrating dance formations, dancer positions, and dance progressions.

v Detailed descriptions for 20 contra dances.

v A CD with appropriate dance music.

v Teaching and calling aids.

v References and resources for locating additional material and music.


Contra Dancing 101 Workbook Order Form

Name _______________________________________ Phone ___________________

Address _______________________________________________________________

City, State, Zip _______________________________ E-mail ____________________

School or Organization ___________________________________________________

_______ Contra Dancing 101 Workbooks @ $20.00                             $ ____________
_______ Shipping (if not picked up at time of order) @ $5.95             $ ____________
                                                                                          Total Due             $ ____________

Send orders or inquiries to:

Contralab/Contra Dancing 101
c/o 223 South Hill Road
Versailles, KY 40383

For Contralab Use:          Date Pd.        Amt Pd.        How Pd.        Date Shipped