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.

Date : October 23rd | Schedule: Workshop for all levels from 6:30pm to 7pm | Ball from 8pm to 10pm Contra dance with music by Nozzy (UK) and Jerey and Lauren (France) | Facebook Event
Price: 10€ | Students 5€ | Free for the CiuP residents (upon presentation of resident card)
Meal break from 7pm to 8pm (bring your own meal, no alcohol)

Covid : According to the government’s announcement, you will be asked for your vaccination passport or a negative PCR test done within the last 48h. Hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance.

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