Contra Dance for All Ages!
Featuring live music with the HOTAfest Contra Dance Band
Saturday July 15th
9:30pm - 10pm, following the Saturday night concert featuring Sara Watkins with Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer
Boomers in McKinney Hall, University of Pittsburgh at Titusville
Call 814-827-2381 for more information
Contra dance refers to several partnered folk dance styles in which couples dance in two facing lines or a square.
At the end of the 17th century, English country dances were taken up by French dance masters. The French called these dances contra-dances or contredanses. As time progressed, these dances returned to England and were spread and reinterpreted in the United States, and eventually the French form of the name came to be associated with the American folk dances, where they were alternatively called "country dances" or in some parts of New England such as New Hampshire, "contra dances."