Quiet Corner Contra


Other than filling out the waiver/contact-tracing form described on the home page, for those attending HCD Quiet Corner Contra dances there are no other pandemic related restrictions.

Friday, April 7, we’ll be dancing to The French Connection Band (Deck Nieforth on Harmonica and Spoons; Dan Lanier on Fiddle and Guitar; Mike Fischman on Guitar and Mandolin), playing traditional contra dance tunes with a French accent. The caller for the evening will be Sandy LaFleur.

Friday, May 5, we’re delighted to welcome back one of our favorite bands, Dogtown (Becky Miller, fiddle and piano; Tom Randall, piano, banjo, guitar, and mandolin; and Norb Spencer, accordion). You’re gonna love contra dancing to their old time country songs, honkey-tonk swing, and hot northern and southern fiddle tunes.

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 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 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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