Quiet Corner Contra

All attendees must be fully vaccinated, though masks are optional (please bring your own). Also, as was the case prior to the pandemic, drinking water and paper cups will be provided, but if you prefer not sharing the water spigot with others, feel free to bring your own water. For details on special COVID related requirements, see the home page. Finally, because of the possibility of last-minute changes, check back here before coming to ensure our dance is still on.

Friday, September 2, will be our first dance of the new season, and to celebrate this kickoff event we’ll be dancing to the duo of Bill Walach and Gary Wikfors (that’s Gary on the left and Bill on the right). And to make this event even more special, one of our favorite callers, Bill Fischer, will be on-board to keep dancers on the straight and narrow. For the fully vaccinated only. Masks are optional.

Friday, October 7, the band will be Connecticut’s own The Cicadas (Bill Shevin on guitar, Ed Dale on bass, Rachel Panitch on fiddle, Jennifer Cooke on flute, and Tim St. Jean on mandolin). Rich Sbardella will be the caller. For the fully vaccinated only. Masks are optional.

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 and $6 for students (with ID, please). Children 12 and under are admitted free but must be vaccinated. 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.

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

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

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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