UPCOMING MONTHLY QUIET CORNER CONTRA DANCES
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.
Friday, April 3, our musical guests will be the First Time String Band (Sally Rogers, Guitar; Howie Bursen, Banjo; Deck Nieforth, Harmonica, Feet, and Spoons; and Jeff Davis, Fiddle), with caller Don Heinold. Read about the band here.
Friday, May 1, we’ll be treated again to the music of Woody and the West Side Warblers, a contra ensemble from Rhode Island who were a big hit when they played for us for the first time last year. Hook up with them on Facebook here. Tod Whittemore will be the caller.
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.