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Palo Alto Contra Dance

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

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September 27
Caller: Lynn Ackerson
Band: Celador [NC] (David Hayes, Gretchen Caverly) — Special Price: $12/$10/$6

October 10
Caller: Eric Black, Lea Smith
Band: Contra College with Common Farmer (Ben Schreiber, Derya Aikin, Deniz Aikin)

Contra College, 10am–6pm — preregistration required — see for information
Stay for the dance that follows!

October 11
Caller: Eric Black, Lea Smith
Band: Common Farmer (Ben Schreiber, Derya Aikin, Deniz Aikin)

October 25
Caller: Mary Wesley [VT] and Special Ghosts
Band: 34th Annual BACDS Hallowe’en Costume Ball with Pete’s Posse [VT] (Pete Sutherland, Oliver Scanlon, Tristan Henderson) — 8pm–midnight. Special Price: $14/$12/$7. Wear a danceable costume & compete for the Ron Award. Potluck contributions welcome to supplement the provided refreshments.

November 8
Caller: Charlie Fenton
Band: Lee Anne Welch, Ruth Anne Fraley, Topher Gayle

November 17
Caller: Susan Petrick
Band: The Syncopaths (Ryan McKasson [Seattle], Ashley Broder [SoCal], Jeff Spero [SoCal], Christa Burch [SoCal]) — Special day & time: 7:30–10:30pm, special price: $12/$10/$6

November 22
Caller: Kalia Kliban
Band: Hillbillies from Mars (Ray Bierl, Kevin Carr [OR], Paul Kotapish, Daniel Steinberg)

November 29
Caller: Frannie Marr [SoCal]
Band: Magic Reelism (Cheryl McKinney, Susan Jones, David Wright, all from Sacramento) with Del Eckels

December 13
Caller: Eric Black
Band: Frequent Flyers (Laura Light [NC], Ben Schreiber, Daniel Steinberg)

December 27
Caller: Lynn Ackerson
Band: StringFire (Erik Ievins, Patti Cobb, James MacQueen [CO], Annie Rodier)

December 31
Caller: Yoyo Zhou
Band: New Year's Eve Contra Dance with Common Ground (Derya Akin, Deniz Akin, Molly McNeil)

New Year’s Eve Contra DanceWEDNESDAY, December 31, 8pm–12:15am. $20, $16 members, $10 students. Ring out the old year and waltz in the new with a special contra dance at a special time. Potluck contributions welcome to supplement the provided refreshments — your chance to show off!

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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