Quiet Corner Contra

Musical guests at our October dance will be The Cicadas.

Friday, October 4, we’ll be contra dancing to the music of The Cicadas (the band, not the bug), staring Bill Shevin, Ed Dale, Jennifer Cooke, and Tim St. Jean. Rich Sbardella will be the caller. See and hear the band here.
Friday, November 1, we feature the music of the Wild Notes (Mickey Koth, fiddle & wind instruments; John Kalinowski, accordion, concertina, & fife; Kasha Breau, keyboard & harp) for your contra dancing pleasure. Read about them here. The caller will be Don Veino.
Friday, December 6, we’re delighted to welcome back three chicks who really know how to make us cluck on the dance floor: Chicks ‘n Sync (Britt Goodman, hammered dulcimer & concertina; Robin Reid, guitar & vocals; and Julie Sorcek, flute & vocals). More about them here. Caller for the evening will be Ron Blechner.

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. If you’d like to get in touch with them concerning HCD Quiet Corner Contra, complete the form below.

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