Musician Workshop: Playing for Contra Dances

Calling all musicians (and aspiring musicians)!
We’re hosting a special event to build a foundation of our Los Angeles musician community.
Frank Hoppe will teach a workshop on playing music for contra dances. Topics include choosing tunes, working with callers, understanding the musical structure of contra dances, and more!
Whether you’re a dancer who plays (or is learning to play) an instrument, or whether you’re an experienced musician, we want you to join us!
Altadena Community Church
The workshop is $10 (pay-what-you-can), and all workshop attendees get free admission to the contra dance that immediately follows the workshop. See details for the dance on our website or on facebook.
Workshop: 1:00pm
Contra Lesson: 2:00pm
Contra Dance: 2:30pm – 5:30pm
Bring your own instrument.
All skill levels welcome and encouraged!
If you’re thinking of joining, consider registering here (, or emailing us at so that we can plan ahead.
You’re welcome to join even if you didn’t register in advance!
The safety of our community is important to us. For our dances we require all participants to be fully vaccinated, have either a booster or a negative rapid test, stay masked while indoors (no cloth or surgical masks permitted), sign our waivers, and preregister (to aid with contact tracing). You can read more about our policies here: