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Brooklyn, NY
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Mark your calendars!  CONTRASHOCK 2019, presented by CDNY and Brooklyn Contra, is Sept 20, 21, 2019!  NEW YORK CITY.  Come join us for 2 days and over 9 hours of dancing!

2 Bands:

2 Callers:

DownEast is:
Ed Howe, fiddle
Emerald Rae, fiddle
Casey Murray, cello
Stuart Kenny, bass
4 outstanding musicians who spend their weekends playing festivals, weekends and jamming! And there's a cello.  Don't miss it.

The Organic Family Band is:
Jakob Raitzyk fiddle
Judith Geller, french horn
Rebekah Geller, fiddle
Michael Raitzyk, guitar
Hot, fresh, organic contra dance music with a band that's all in the family.

Lindsey Miller Dono rocks out on the West Coast and is making the first of what's sure to be many forays to the East Coast.  Once you hear her call, you'll want her to fly here all the time! Check out her website including her upcoming gigs, her beautiful contra dances she's written https://lindseydono.com/2017/06/03/calendar/

Will Mentor, a NYC favorite returns for Contrashock!  Will delights dancers with his smooth, boundary-pushing dance choices.  

Visit our website for more details.

No partner or experience necessary!

$20 per dance
$55 for the full weekend
CDNY members who attend the full day Saturday will get a $5 discount at the door

Schedule: Stay tuned for final schedules!

Tentative Schedule:

FRIDAY night:
featuring Organic Family Band!
with caller Lindsey Dono

7:30 pm Contra Dance Lesson
8-11 pm Contra Dance

SATURDAY all day:
featuring Organic Family Band and DownEast
with callers Will Mentor and Lindsey Dono

2:00-5:30 Challenging Contras with both bands and callers
5:30-7:30 Brown Bag dinner
7:00-7:30 Contra lesson
7:30-11:00 Contra for all with both bands and callers

To protect the hall floors, please bring clean, soft-soled shoes.

Country Dance New York (CDNY), a vibrant and long-standing intergenerational NYC dance community, involves New Yorkers in fun, lively dancing, supports local musicians, callers, and dancers, and hosts weekly English Country Dances and Contra dances.
Join the Country Dance * New York facebook group here:https://www.facebook.com/groups/2449906414/

Brooklyn Contra is dedicated to preserving folk traditions through innovative and exciting programming and out of the box partnerships that grow Contra's audience. http://www.brooklyncontra.org/
Like the Brooklyn Contra page here: https://www.facebook.com/Brooklyncontra?fref=ts&ref=br_tf

Please note:

If you are from out of town and need housing, please contact Loren Shlaes.

First-timers at the CDNY dances will get a free pass to come to a CDNY dance on another date.


PS 56
170 Gates Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238
United States


Arts > Dance
Music > All Ages
Music > Bluegrass

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!


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