|A 'New England' Contra Dance club led by John & Hilary Turner.|
|Caller - John Turner|
Last updated 9/11/17
Chilworth Contras - Dates for your Diary
|Nov 16th||Dec 14th|
|Jan 11th - Cancelled||Feb 8th|
|Mar 15th||Apr 12th||May 17th|
|Jun 14th||Jul 12th - Cancelled||Summer Break July, Aug & Sept|
|Oct 18th||Nov 29th||Dec 13th|
for other Contra Dance dates try:
Contras in Kent Contras in Exeter
Chilworth Contra Summary
The music is great, very lively and really gives you that drive which is so important for
Contra Dancing in particular.
Here's another viewpoint well worth reading.
We dance New England Contras & Squares, with lots of swinging! and occasionally some 'Running Set' too. We welcome everyone, but don’t come to rest; it’s an exhausting evening!
To give you a flavour of this, it’s purposeful, urgent, vital, energetic, well phrased, strongly connected, challenging, sociable and great fun!
We change partners almost every dance, helping newcomers to be quickly assimilated, as well as creating a friendly and sociable environment.
Ladies invite the men to dance as well as vice versa.
Each dance can run for up to 12 to 14 times through compared to the ‘English’ norm of 7 to 9 times, so don't come to rest!
If you have any further questions please email us
Here are a few more articles on Contra Dancing that I hope you find helpful:
What is Contra Dance?
So why not come and join us?
As well as dancers local to the Southampton area, we have frequent visitors
from Alton (27miles), Basingstoke (28m),
Chichester (34m), Amesbury (35m), Blandford & Guildford (47m), Bracknell (50m), even Oxford (65 miles)!