Saturday, March 21 from 5pm: Workshop and ball – American Contra Danse
The FEU is delighted to continue its collaboration with Paris Contra Danse. When English/French/Irish/Scottish set dancing crossed the Atlantic to New England, it evolved into a new style called contra dancing. Recently, this style has evolved further, picking up speed and taking elements from swing and rock. In the U.S., contra dances attract hundreds of participants of all ages. While contra dancing has become popular in many parts of Europe – e.g. the UK, Denmark, the Czech Republic, Belgium, Switzerland – it has remained relatively unknown in France. Contra dancing is « called », meaning that each dance is made up of basic elements and each is quickly taught, then danced. Contra dances are open to participants of all ages and of all dancing levels. If you already know how to dance Irish, English, French or other traditional dances, come along! If you don’t know how to dance yet, come as well, you will learn very quickly! For more information and to watch some Contra Danse videos, click here or follow Paris Contra Dance on Facebook.
Schedule: Workshop for all levels from 5pm to 7pm | Ball from 8pm to 10pm
Contra dance with music by caller Will Mentor (US) and Light Reaction (UK/US)
Price: 10€ | Students 5€
Free for the CiuP residents (upon presentation of resident card)
Shared meal from 7pm to 8pm (bring a dish or pay €7)
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