Quiet Corner Contra

Donal Sheets and a surprise musician will provide the music at our February dance.

Friday, February 7, Donal Sheets will be back with us, and of course he’ll be bringing his guitar, cello, and mandolin for our contra dancing pleasure. He’ll also be bringing another musician along with him, but s/he will be a surprise. Read more about Donal here. Jim Gregory will be the caller.
Friday, March 6, two members of the Please & Thank You String Band, Will Welling (fiddle) and Dave Howard (guitar), will be bringing their musical virtuosity to the dance, while Bill Fischer will be the caller. Learn all about Will and Dave here.
Friday, April 3, our musical guests will be the First Time String Band (Sally Rogers, Guitar; Howie Bursen, Banjo; Deck Nieforth, Harmonica, Feet, and Spoons; and Jeff Davis, Fiddle), with caller Don Heinold. Read about the band here.

HCD Quiet Corner Contra dances are held on the first Friday of each month (except no dances in July and August) at the Patriots Park Lodge, Coventry, from 8:00–11:00 p.m., with a free workshop for beginners from 7:45–8:00. We have a live band at all our dances, and each dance is taught and prompted by a caller. Our dances are smoke-, alcohol-, and fragrance-free. Find our more about contra dancing in general here, and read about our other monthly contra dance, the HCD 2nd-Saturday Contra dance here.

The regular adult admission for our monthly contra dances is $12. Students (with ID, please) are asked to pay $6, and children 12 and under are admitted free of charge. There is no additional charge for the home-made refreshments we provide, nor is there an extra fee for enjoying the awesome view of Coventry Lake. If our admission charges represent a hardship for you, please let us know. We are willing to work with you.

No extra charge for the yummy snacks at our dances, and we invite you to bring home-made goodies to add to the refreshment table.

View a video of a recent HCD Quiet Corner Contra dance here.

View a printable schedule of upcoming HCD Quiet Corner Contra dances and all other HCD events here.

The HCD Quiet Corner Contra Committee is made up of (l. to r.) Dennis, Joyce, Ruth, and David.

The HCD Quiet Corner Contra Committee will be happy to answer any questions you might have. Get in touch with them concerning HCD Quiet Corner Contra by completing the form below.

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