UPCOMING MONTHLY QUIET CORNER CONTRA DANCES
Friday, March 2, music will be provided by Damaris Roshenow (on keyboards and hammer dulcimer) and Dan Lanier (on fiddle and guitar), with caller Don Heinold. Catch Don’s Facebook page here.
Friday, April 6, the band will be Chicks ‘n Sync, one of our favorites. If you’re not familiar with this great trio, meet them on their Facebook page here. Paul Wilde will be the caller.
Friday, May 4, we’ll be dancing to the lively music of Gotham Carnival, a popular contra dance band from New York City. Read about them here. Tod Whittemore will do the honors in the calling department.
Friday, June 1, for our last dance before the summer break we welcome back one of our favorite bands, Wry Bread, with their inimitable “good music no matter how you slice it.” Find out about this terrific band here. Dereck Kalish will be the caller.
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.
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 Quiet Corner Contra dance here.
View a printable schedule of upcoming Quiet Corner Contra dances here.
View a printable schedule of upcoming HCD Quiet Corner Contra
and all other HCD events here.
The committee that puts together Quiet Corner Contra dances consists of Dennis, Dave, and their wives. If you’d like to get in touch with them concerning our dances, complete the form below.