San Diego Contra Dance

First Saturday Dance at Liberty Station – February 3

Saturday, February 3, 2024, 7:30 pm – 10 pm

Band: Audrey Jaber (fiddle), Jeff Spero (keyboard), and Ness Smith-Savedoff (drums)

Caller: Chris Page

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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Bonus Dance: Contra & Community Dance in Balboa Park!

Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 7 pm – 9:30 pm

Band: The Ice Cream Truckers (aka Noah VanNorstrand (fiddle, mandolin, foot percussion), Kelsey Wells (fiddle, banjo), and Audrey Jaber (fiddle)

Caller: Frannie Marr

Cost: $5

Consider bringing some snacks to share!

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

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.

San Diego Contra Dance uses gender-neutral calling. “Larks” refers to the dancer on the left; “Robins” refers to the dancer on the right.

COVID policy:

Please note that as of the June 2023, our policy changed 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. Some dance shoes and most shoes worn for regular street use can damage the dance floor. We provide cleaning equipment that can solve some issues, and we offer the option to dance in socks or barefoot, but if we determine that your shoes are damaging to the floor, we will insist you not dance in them. Additional details are at the venue, and please feel free to reach out via email with specific questions or concerns.

We look forward to dancing with you!

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