July 11 Second Saturday Contra Dance

Looking for a cool place to hang out with cool people? The hall at Coloma Community Center is air conditioned, though you’ll still work up a sweat dancing the night away. Join us for the July Second Saturday Contra Dance on July 11th. Robin Steen has called our dances many time before, and hails from San Jose. Soul Weaving has also played for us many times, and hails from the Bay Area.

  • July 11, 2015 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Headlining are caller Robin Steen and Soul Weaving (Jonathan Goodwin, Ehlert P. Lassen, and Stephen Evans).
  • Location: Coloma Community Center, 4623 T St, Sacramento, CA 95819
  • Donation: $10 for adults; $8 for college students with ID; $5 for high school students with ID; $25 maximum for families

A newcomer’s orientation is offered at 7:30PM, perfect for people who have not contra danced before, or who could use some refresher. Experienced dancers are invited to partner with newcomers during the orientation and early dances to help integrate them into the community.

No partners are needed, so come by yourself or with friends or with family. Potluck snacks are available at the break, and we encourage you to bring something to share. These events are accessible to people with disabilities.

Soul Weaving: http://www.sactocds.org/wp/contra-dance/talent/soul-weaving/ and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Soul-Weaving/278164068868468

Soul Weavng

Soul Weavng

July 5 English Country Dance

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Join your fellow fans of elegant yet fun English Contra Dance in Roseville this Sunday, July 5. Alisa Dodson of Murphys will be calling, and our very own Quite Carried Away will provide the live music for our dancing pleasure.

  • Time: 3:00 – 6:00PM, with newcomer’s workshop at 2:30PM
  • Location: Polish American Hall, 327 Main St, Roseville
  • Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for full-time college students; $5 for high school and younger; $25 maximum per family.


If you saw the couple dancing in any of the Jane Austen movies such as “Pride and Prejudice,” you saw English Country Dancing. If you can walk, and know the difference between left and right, you can do these same dances!

As usual, beginners are welcome and no partners are necessary.  If you are bringing, or know of any, first-timers, please ask them to come at 2:30 for the “Introduction to Basics” mini workshop that precedes the dance.  First-timers attending the “Introduction to Basics” workshop receive a coupon for half-off at their next dance! It’s always lovely when people bring a snack to share!

June 27 Fourth Saturday contra dance

Lynn Ackerson
East meets west on June 27. Our caller Lynn Ackerson hails from the Bay Area, while our band Hot Cider is the house band for the Nevada City contra dance. The combo will get you moving and smiling.

  • June 27, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Headlining are caller Lynn Ackerson and band Hot Cider (Rudy Darling, Barry Angell, Ken Nilsson).
  • Donation: $10 for adults; $8 for college students with ID; $5 for high school students with ID; $25 maximum for families
  • Location: Coloma Community Center, 4623 T St, Sacramento, CA 95819

A newcomer’s orientation is offered at 7:30PM, perfect for people who have not contra danced before, or who could use some refresher. Experienced dancers are invited to partner with newcomers during the orientation and early dances to help integrate them into the community. Dances become more complex during the evening, so come early if you are a less experienced dancer.

No partners are needed, so come by yourself or with friends or with family. Potluck snacks are available at the break, and we encourage you to bring something to share. These events are accessible to people with disabilities.

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