Event Tag: beginner lesson

He’s been calling all over the west coast, and now we have him in El Segundo!  Welcome back our own Jeremy Korr as he will be calling dances collected from all over the country. We’ll also have the debut of So Cal’s newest contradance band – Noisy Mouse. The band features Olivia Breidenthal on fiddle, Marty Morrisey on piano and accordion, and Steve Shapiro on banjo and mandolin.  Admission $12, full-time students with ID $7, under age 18 free. CDSS members $1 off.  Dance from 8:00PM-11:00PM. Free instruction at 7:30PM

Join us for a very special evening of dancing with Chris Murphy and Devil’s Box Stringband Trio. Caller Frannie Marr will lead us through an evening of joyful dances. Admission $15 full-time students with ID $10 under age 30 free. CDSS members $1 off. 8:00PM-11:00PM 7:30PM Instruction Frannie Marr calling with Devil’s Box String Band: Chris Murphy, fiddle & Daniel Anderson, guitar + bass player. Big Band Singer Danny Mills will perform at the break

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!