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Palo Alto Contra Dance

2nd, 4th & 5th Saturdays
-- First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto

We suggest/request that you:
  • wear comfortable, light­ clothing.
  • bring comfortable shoes with clean, non-marking soles.
  • avoid using alcohol or drugs before the dance.
  • not wear any artificial fragrances.
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Saturday, February 25
Caller: Erik Hoffman
Band: Star Thistle [Sacto] (Cheryl McKinney, Lonna Whipple, David Wright)

Monday, March 6
Caller: Jean Gorrindo [SLO]
Band: Maivish — Note special date, time, and price: 7:30–10:30pm, $12/$10/$6

Saturday, March 11
Caller: Jacqui Grennan [SoCal], Susan Petrick
Band: Contra College with Jim Oakden, Shira Kammen, Ben Schreiber, Michael Sokolovsky [MA]

Contra College is a 2-day workshop on contra dance where new, intermediate, and experienced dancers become more proficient in a relaxed, low-stress setting. preregistration required — see for information
Stay for the dance that follows!

Saturday, March 11
Caller: Eric Black
Band: Frequent Flyers (Laura Light [NC], Emil Olguin [SoCal], Ben Schreiber)

Saturday, March 11
Caller: Susan Petrick
Band: Callers’ workshop 12:00–1:30pm, and attendees call at the Sunday Contra College Grad Dance, $20 Preregistration Required; See

Sunday, March 12
Caller: Susan Petrick & Contra College Callers’ Workshop Grads
Band: Uncle Farmer (Ben Schreiber, Michael Sokolovsky), 4–7pm, $10/$8/$5

Saturday, March 25
Caller: Susan Petrick
Band: Mercury Rising (Ruth Anne Fraley [OR], Lee Anne Welch, Topher Gayle)

Map to First United Methodist Church

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Avenue (Near Middlefield Rd), Palo Alto (upstairs in the boxy Social Hall building on the corner at Byron St.)
Get directions

Potluck Goodies at the mid-evening break!

TIME: 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
(A free half-hour lesson begins at 7:30 p.m.)

$15 supporters,
$10 non-members,
$8 members
$5 students or low-income
or pay what you can


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