|Carol||Dec 23 2015 11:19 AM|
I am interested in attending your Contra dances, however I have never danced Contra before; do you offer instruction before hand?
Hi Carol, we don't have a formal beginner session but you really don't need one (none of the Scout House dances do). We can set you up with some experienced partners for the first few dances and you'll be off and running in no time. All the moves are instructed before each dance. If you really want to learn some moves in advance we can set something up but encourage you to check out our what is contra page for more information. Hope to see you soon!
|David Frantz||Oct 03 2015 2:21 AM|
|Here are photos of the dance August 10. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.978041732255309.1073741907.168574579868699&type=1&l=ea3fe96be4
David, thanks for sharing this. Sorry we didn't see it until now, the website mailer stopped working. Here's the link in clickable form: Facebook link
|Joseph Carson||Jan 22 2015 1:13 PM|
|Monday January 19th contradance:
I had lots of fun at Monday Contras at the Scout House in the past, but that night I was frustrated at feeling I was acting like a chicken with its head cut off trying to find a partner who wasn't alread partnered for the sets, especially when more women than men left at about 9 p.m. that night.
Please tell me if you think the M/F ratio may continue to be skewed like it was the evening of the 19th in the near future. (I had overheard this situation from another male to be ongoing). Thank you for reading this. I want to continue dancing at the Scout House.
Unfortunately, there is no way for us to predict who will come to the dance. We (and all the area dances) do have "imbalances" happen at dances from time to time, it can be in either direction (more ladies or more gents). It does seem more often that we are short ladies at the start of the dance, they seem to come later. I've not witnessed a common exodus of women after the break myself but we do generally have a group of folks that leave due to early AM commitments.
I encourage you to continue with us - thanks for writing!
|Zachary||Sep 20 2009 5:43 PM|
|I've never been dancing at the scout house before, but I have danced else where. If I don't own a pair of soft soled shoes, is dancing barefoot an option?
Hi Zachary, while we don't recommend dancing barefoot for safety reasons there are several folks that do. Please remember the hall is a renovated barn and the floor is old... and therefore has some "irregularities" you'll need to be aware of. A well brushed set of street shoes with a leather or rubber sole would be fine too.
|Paul Lizotte||Jan 08 2009 3:43 PM|
|Monday night was great, but the sound was not. Particularly with accordion, guitar, and violin, the sound needed monitoring and adjusting throughout the night. Sometimes the accordion overpowered the fiddle, sometimes the guitar . . .
I think Jack did the initial adjustment, but there probably needs to be someone responsible for the sound in the hall afterwards.
Thanks for the feedback. We will have members of the dance team listening and provide mix feedback to the stage. Please let us know if you hear issues with the sound and we'll address them as quickly as possible.
|Don (Web Site Admin)||Jan 03 2009 2:48 PM|
|Your comments and suggestions regarding the Monday Contras dance series are welcomed. Please share your thoughts with us!|