Event Category: California Twirl

LA’s only gender-free Contra dance

Join us for the first dance of California Twirl, the first gender-free Contra dance in Los Angeles! Fabulous calling by Frannie Marr, with music by Kira Ott on fiddle and Jeff Spero on keys and sound by Scott Arfin. Sliding scale at the door, no one is turned away. Suggested $12. Beginner Lesson 7:30 Dancing 8-10:30

Join us at California Twirl, the first monthly gender-free Contra dance in Los Angeles! Fabulous calling by Jeremy Korr, with music by Rhythm Method (Steve Shapiro, Emil Olguin, and Olivia Breidenthal) and sound by Scott Arfin. Beginner Lesson 7:30 Dancing 8 – 10:30 Sliding scale admission — no one turned away. Suggested ~$12 RSVP on Facebook *** I’ve never danced Contra before! That’s totally fine! Contra is an easy to learn partner dance and very forgiving—make sure you come to the lesson at 7:30 and you’ll be good to go. If you can walk, you can Contra. *** What does “gender-free” mean? It means you can dance with all of your friends! We provide a lesson and calling that are gender neutral, making it easy to try either role. Everyone is encouraged to dance with anyone they choose, in any role, regardless of their gender. *** Why start this dance when there are already Contra dances in LA? We’re taking a traditional dance and making it modern and accessible to everyone. *** I love this. How can I help? Come to our dances, and invite your friends! Email contact@californiatwirl.com to volunteer!

Join us at California Twirl, the first gender-free Contra dance in Los Angeles! Fabulous calling by Jacqui Grennan, with music by Jeff Spero & Kira Ott. Sliding scale at the door, no one is turned away. Suggested $12 Free beginner lesson 7:30 Dancing 8-10:30

**NEW LOCATION** After a little chaos, we had to change our dance halls. The new place is great and we’re looking forward to continuing dancing with you all there! If all goes well on our first night, this hall will be our new permanent dance location. Thanks for your patience! New Dance Hall: American Legion 2109 Merton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90041 Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/SYCgmJCA7RtWzuUk7 Fabulous calling by Franni Marr, with music by Rhythm Method.

Join us at California Twirl, the first gender-free contra dance in Los Angeles! Fabulous calling by Frannie Marr, with music by Fred Sokolow and Son. Sliding scale at the door, no one is turned away. Suggested $12 Free beginner lesson: 7:30pm Dancing: 8-10:30pm RSVP on Facebook Keep in mind, this is our second dance at our new location. Google Maps link to the hall  

Join us at California Twirl, the first gender-free contra dance in Los Angeles! Lovely calling by Jeremy Korr, with music by Rhythm Method. Sliding scale at the door, no one is turned away. Suggested $12 Free beginner lesson: 7:30pm Dancing: 8-10:30pm Google Maps link to the hall Need a ride? Email contact@californiatwirl.com to ask about carpooling, volunteering, or for more information.

Join us at California Twirl, the first gender-free contra dance in Los Angeles! Skillful calling by James Hutson, with music by 5-piece old-time string band Echo Mountain.   Sliding scale at the door, no one is turned away. Suggested $12 Free beginner lesson: 7:30pm Dancing: 8-10:30pm Google Maps link to the hall Need a ride? Email contact@californiatwirl.com to ask about carpooling, volunteering, or for more information.

• • Special Night • • This month is not one to miss! • Penelope Weinberger will be calling, joining us all the way from Maryland! • Skilled fiddler Chris Murphy will bring his loop pedal and play lively, layered tunes to keep us dancing all night. • Occidental’s Folk and Historical Dance Troupe will be performing a selection of English dances that were precursors to contemporary contra dancing.   Sliding scale at the door, no one is turned away. Suggested $12 Free beginner lesson: 7:30pm Dancing: 8-10:30pm Google Maps link to the hall Need a ride? Email contact@californiatwirl.com to ask about carpooling, volunteering, or for more information.

Join us at California Twirl, the first gender-free contra dance in Los Angeles! Calling by Jacqui Grennan, with music by Rhythm Method. Two community members will try their hands on stage: Hannah Allen will DJ a techno contra, with calling by Zofii Kaczmarek. Sliding scale at the door, no one is turned away. Suggested $12 Free beginner lesson: 7:30pm Dancing: 8-10:30pm Google Maps link to the hall Need a ride? Email contact@californiatwirl.com to ask about carpooling, volunteering, or for more information.