Sassafras Stomp, from Maine by way of Montana, features fiddler Johanna Davis and guitarist Adam Nordell playing folk music with a dynamic contra dance
Other social dance forms, such as square and contra dances
, and international folk dancing, are contrasted with ECD.
To be sure, the majority of the clubs are dedicated to Contra Dance
, but several thousand English dancers gather for weekly or bi-weekly evenings of stately dance with groups as disparate as the Fairbanks, Alaska, English Country Dancers and English County Dance Atlanta.
Learn Welsh Dances with Moch Pryderri; Contra Dance
with Anacrusis; Waltz to Old Timey tunes or do-si-do your darling during the square dance called by Pete LaBerge.
In it, the black man adds some parts of the contra dance
, or white man's square dance, to his own personal choreographic moves.
Join the "Picks and Sticks" band for lively music and a contra dance
The Eugene Folklore Society presents what it calls the "hottest contra dance
band in the land" Thursday at the Cesar Chavez Elementary School gymnasium, 1510 W.
It's a bit like square dancing in its swings and promenades, but instead of four couples making up a dancing square, contra dance
is done in two long lines, with each couple eventually dancing with every other couple.
Eugene-based old-time band the Conjugal Visitors will take the stage with Portland contra dance
caller Rich Goss.
Eugene Folklore Society - Contra dance
with caller Woody Lane and music by the Atlantic Crossing, 8 p.