If you're anywhere near Binghamton, NY, come join me and DDOORN at a beginner-friendly contra dancing event happening next Saturday, November 9 in Binghamton. There will be LIVE MUSIC and lessons! And English Country Dancing and Swedish Turning Waltz and Introductory Scottish Dancing!
For those on the team who haven't done contra before, it's sort of like square dancing crossed with swing. There is always fun live music. It’s super beginner-friendly and if you can walk, you can pretty much contra dance. Here's a video with people explaining why they like contra dancing and showing them dancing: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7m9EGS4iiOg
Some of the things I love about contra is that it has helped me get used to physical contact with others, it's pulled me out into a more social scenario, and I'm getting used to how my "new" body feels and moves.
Plus it gives me a chance to channel my inner femme, with all of those twirly and sparkly skirts I find in thrift shops. Most of the time I'm a tomboy, so this is a lot of fun.
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