UPCOMING MONTHLY QUIET CORNER CONTRA DANCES
Friday, January 3, for the first dance of 2020 we’ll be delighted to welcome back Fifer’s Delight (Walt Sweet, SuperFlute; John Kalinowski, accordion; Tracy Scott, fiddle; and Chris Hebert, keyboard). Read all about them here. The caller for the evening will be Rich Sbardella.
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.
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.
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 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.