Quiet Corner Contra


Friday, March 1, we welcome back Dead Sea Squirrels. Don’t be fooled by the unlikely name: You’re gonna love dancing to Cathy Mason on fiddle; Craig Edwards on fiddle, banjo, and mandolin; and Henry Yoshimura on guitar. Enjoy a taste of their music here, and catch up with them on Facebook here. George Thompson will be the caller.

Friday, April 5, we’ll be contra dancing to the music of the First Time String Band—though it certainly won’t be for the first time. Banjo player Howie Bursen; rhythm guitar player and singer, Sally Rogers; and harmonica, bones and foot stomper Deck Naiforth will have you dancing the night away. The caller for the evening will be Jen Jasenski.

May 3: Headwaters with caller Rich Sbardella.
June 7: Wry Bred with caller Steve Holland.

Not enough contra dancing for you? Check out HCD’s other contra events, HCD 2nd-Saturday Contra dances, held in Wethersfield on the second Saturday of every month. More information 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 7:30–10:30 p.m., with a free workshop for beginners from 7:15–7:30. 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. See a video of one of our dances here. Find out 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 $13 and $6 for students (with ID, please). Children 12 and under are admitted free. 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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