Dust off those dancing shoes and join the fun at our monthly CommUnity Contra Dances! No experience necessary. Live callers and music provided by the ever changing and ever versatile Laurel Creek String Band led by Cecil Gurganus.
If your wondering what Contra Dancing is: Contra dance events are open to all, regardless of experience and are fun for the whole family. A typical evening of contra dance is about three hours long. The event consists of a number of individual contra dances, divided by a scattering of other partner dances, perhaps one or more waltzes, square dances, reels, line dances, flat footing and clogging are even sometimes thrown into the mix. The caller, teaches the steps to each individual dance before that dance begins. Doing a walk-through of the dance showing the steps and formations. The Mercantile will also have music on the front porch again on saturday afternoons... plus we are looking into having music on Friday nights.
The Mercantile will also have music on the front porch on saturday afternoons... plus we are looking into having music on Friday nights - check the website.
$5.00 for 12 years and older to cover band and callers.