San Diego Contra Dance

Celebrate JoAnn Koppany with a free dance!!

Saturday, October 7, 2023, 7:30 pm – 10 pm

After years of calling, playing in bands, and leading our community, JoAnn is moving away.

Join us in celebrating her many contributions at a free dance!

Band: Clinton Davis and Ryan Finch

Callers: Frannie Marr, Martha Wild, and Ellie Konitsheck

Cost: FREE!!

Beginner’s lesson at 7 pm

Location:  Dorothea Laub Dance Place
2650 Truxtun Road, Studio 200, San Diego, CA 92106 in Liberty Station

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UPCOMING – Contra & Community Dance

Wednesday, October 18, 2023, 7 pm – 10 pm

Band: Audrey Jaber (fiddle) and Barbara Magone (keyboard)

Caller: Frannie Marr

Cost: $5

Schedule: 7-7:30 pm, International Folk Dancing; 7:30-10 pm, Contra (with other formations possibly included)

San Diego Contra Dance is being hosted by the Balboa Park International Folk Club and sponsored by San Diego Folk Heritage, San Diego International Folk Dance Club, International Dance Association San Diego County, and San Diego City Parks & Recreation.

Location: Balboa Park Club
2150 Pan American W Rd, San Diego, CA 92101 in Balboa Park

COVID policy:

Please note that as of the June 3 dance, our policy is changing to “mask optional.” Participants are encouraged to continue masking if that is their preference.

Dance shoe policy:

Please wear dance shoes with soft or suede bottoms, sneakers/running shoes specifically used for dancing and not worn on the street, or ballet slippers. Alternatively, it is available to dance in socks or barefoot. Dance shoes with tapered heels and shoes worn for regular street use can damage the dance floor, and we request you not wear them.

We look forward to dancing with you!

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