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Channing Murray Foundation
Friday Night Contra Dances with the Urbana Country Dancers
For All Ages – children must be supervised at all times.
Join us for fun, energetic dances with great live string-band music on a beautiful sprung-wood floor. All dances are taught by our callers and experienced dancers will welcome you and other new dancers. No partner or experience is necessary. Contra Dancing is the American descendant of English Country Dancing and has figures similar to those from square dancing (swing, do-si-do, etc). Please bring an additional pair of clean, soft-soled shoes to protect the floor and refrain from wearing perfume or cologne.
Dances are generally held on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month. There are occasional exceptions to this rule with dances on other Fridays or Saturdays. The specific dates may depend on the scheduling of holidays and other events. All dances start at 8 P.M. and go to 11 P.M. unless otherwise noted. Admission for most dances is on a sliding scale from $5 to $10, pay what you feel is right. A higher fee may be charged for special events.
This spring several dances will be held at alternate locations. Check the schedule to be sure you go to the correct location.
You can find the spring schedule at