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Troy Township Contra Dance


Welshfield –   The Troy Township Contra Dance will be held January 7th  at the Troy Community House (13950 Main Market Road aka Route 422; Burton, Ohio 44021).  Contra is an easy-to-learn dance that will get your feet moving and cheeks grinning.  Dance to live folk music.  Old Time tunes and rhythms are played by the Real Deal String Band.

The Real Deal String Band members are Dan Best (guitar), Ed Eakin (fiddle and tenor guitar), Tom Hamilton (fiddle), Rachel McKinney (banjo) and Jan Pavlinak (piano).  Almost any of the band members can switch off to pick up a ukulele or a mandolin.  Ed Mills will occasionally join in on bass, and Jan will play her hammered dulcimer.  The Real Deal String Band is the house band for the monthly Troy Township Contra Dance.  They also play at festivals, barn dances, and private parties – anywhere a lively tune is requested.

No need for prior dance experience.  Each Contra Dance, throughout the evening, is taught through simple instruction by dance caller Kenny Wilson.  This is a great family friendly event that you will look forward to every first Saturday of the month (October through June).

Introductory dance lesson, by Will Craig, starts at 6:30 p.m. and the Contra Dance is from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.  Admission is $6 per adult, $3 per student and children under six years are free.  For more information contact Will Craig by calling (216) 316-0068 or E-mailing willrcraig@gmail.com.  Investigate North Eastern Ohio s Contra Dance culture, history and schedule by visiting www.neohiocontradance.org.