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WOW!! Thank you for the info share.

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.

It is never too late to be what you might have been.


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PS. Yes there is a group in the area that does this regularly:
www.binghamtondance.org

And I dance frequently in Ithaca. The sporadic weekend dances put on by these two groups are fantastic, and I know several people who come from the Binghamton area, if you are looking for a carpool.
www.hands4dancers.org
sites.google.com/a/cornell.e
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There are also smaller, weekly dances in Ithaca (again, often attended by some friends I have in the Binghamton area)
tedcrane.com/TCCD/GeneralInfo.htp

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You totally don't need to bring a partner. And even if you do, you're expected to dance with a variety of folks throughout the evening. It's one of the best parts of contra!

I know lots of folks whose spouses don't dance.

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11/5/13 7:02 A

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I live in Kirkwood. That sounds like so much fun. Unfortunately, I am out of town most weekends this month..birthdays, Baptisms, football games, etc. Do they have these events often? Do you need a partner or can you snag one there? I don't think my other half would be too keen onsomething like this?

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11/4/13 10:37 P

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Yeah, sorry you can't make it - although Binghamton is pretty far from you.

I do occasionally dance in Buffalo too, with these folks:
www.qccd.org

They had a nice dance weekend October 4-5 that I went to, and kayaked the day after with LESLIELENORE and her brother:
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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I'll let you know next time I'm coming to dance in Buffalo! :-)

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So wish I could join you. I love dancing - any kind. Unfortunately, I will traveling to see my daughter next weekend.

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Hi Everyone,

If youíre 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!

Contra dancing is sort of like square dancing crossed with swing. There is always fun live music. Itís 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

DDOORN hasnít ever done it before, either, so you wonít be alone as a newbie. I started contra dancing in March and wrote about it in a blog post www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu
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There are links to more videos of dancing and descriptions there.

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.

Here are details about the event
www.binghamtondance.org/kindr
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**Announcing the 9th annual KINDRED SPIRITS day of dance in Binghamton**

Contradance and English Country Dance, with workshops in Scottish and Scandinavian

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Saturday, November 9, 2013 (detailed schedule below)
Trinity Church, corner of Main and Oak in Binghamton NY

Calling by: ADINA GORDON

Music by:
FLARE EIRE (Randy Miller and Roger Kahle) for contra, and
HEY FOR THREE (Eileen Nicholson, Laurel Sharp, Charlene Thomson) for English

The special feature of Kindred Spirits is that contra and English happen in the same room, with smooth transitions back and forth.
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Entire day $20 at the door
$12 per segment (afternoon or evening)
Under 25: $5, or $3 per segment.

For more information:
Contact Ross Geoghegan ross@math.binghamton.edu 607-798-0787
http://www.binghamtondance.org/kindred.h
tm

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Schedule of Events

12:30 pm - Beginner First Step classes:
English Country Dance (Dining Room)
Contradance (Main Room)

1:00 - 4:00 pm - Afternoon Main Dance (English and Contra)

4:15 - 5:15 pm - Choice of Workshops:
Swedish Turning Waltz with Joan and Jim Savitt OR
Introductory Scottish with Terry Glasspool

5:15 - 7:00 pm - Potluck Dinner (coffee, tea & goodies supplied by Kindred Spirits 2013) or local restaurants.

7:00 - 7:30 pm - Couples Dancing
7:30 - 10:30 pm - Evening Main Dance (Contra and English)

Note: In the main dances there will be an equal mix of English and Contra.

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