UPCOMING HCD QUIET CORNER CONTRA DANCES
All attendees must show proof that they are fully vaccinated or have had a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours. 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, October 7, we’ll be dancing to the music of Kitch ‘n Sync (Britt Goodman, hammered dulcimer; Jane Prentice, fiddle; Jim Prentice, concertina; Alan Preliasco, bass; and Robin Reid, guitar). Meet up with them on facebook here. The caller for this dance will be Rich Sbardella.
Friday, November 4, we’re delighted to be welcoming back The Boom Chicks (Julie Sorcek on flute, Kasha Breau on keyboards, and Mickey Koth with her fiddle). Their motto: “When boom chuck just doesn’t do it for ya.” Read all about them here. The caller will be Don Veino. Note that due to a scheduling conflict, this dance will be held at Mill Brook Place, 1267 Main St., Coventry, across from the Bidwell Tavern. Look for the stone building in the back. This change in venue applies to this dance only.
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 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.