Upcoming Dances


Contra + Techno Contra
September 10
  
8–11:30 p.m.
contra 8–9:30 p.m., techno contra 9:45–11:30 p.m.

Buddy System playing contras and techno contras
Dugan Murphy calling contras and techno contras
mini workshop on techno contra style and safety before the break



Contra + Blues
October 8
  
8–11:30 p.m.

Andrew Van Norstrand, Aaron Marcus & Anna Patton 
playing contras and blues
Sarah VanNorstrand calling contras
mini workshop on blues led by Alison Nihart & Adam Franco



Contra + Advanced Contra
November 12
 
8–11:30 p.m.

Pete Sutherland, Oliver Scanlon, Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin, Jeremiah McLane
playing contras
Lisa Greenleaf calling and teaching style



Contra + Swing
December 10
 
8–11:30 p.m.

Gaslight Tinkers playing contras and swing
Luke Donforth calling contras
mini workshop on swing


Contra Exchange


A contradance series on second Saturdays at the Capital City Grange in Montpelier. We are an inclusive, welcoming dance community that fosters consent, communication, and learning new dance skills.


Why Exchange?

In addition to contra, we offer a different featured dance at the end of each night, with a mini workshop before the break. Featured dances have included blues, swing, English, waltz, Cajun, techno contra, and challenging contra.

The Exchange is an inclusive, intentional community for all. Our dance is a creative, informal, and accessible space for contradancers to learn and practice new dance skills together. We strive to foster a welcoming, respectful, comfortable and vibrant dance atmosphere.



Cost
 
$12–$6 sliding scale.

The dance needs 106 dancers at an average of $10 each, or 124 dancers at an average of $8.50 each, to break even.


typical Evening Schedule

8–10:45 pm: Contras
9:15–9:30 pm: Featured dance workshop
10:45–11:30 pm: Featured dance


CONTACT US

Reach the organizers at contraexchange@gmail.com



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Location

We dance in the Capital City Grange on Northfield Street/Route 12 just south of Montpelier. Want to carpool? Email us and we can connect you with other dancers.

Capital City Grange