Set to vibrant live music, contra dancing is a New England tradition that is loads of fun and easy to learn. People of all ages and lifestyles enjoy the friendly, social and smoke free environment. Lessons are not needed as most steps are basically walking, and the caller will first “walk through” the dance before the music starts. There is no need to bring a partner as most dancers will change partners for each new dance, and “mixing it up” adds to the fun. Many experienced dancers will go out of their way to ask new dancers to join in and help them learn. So bring plenty of enthusiasm, comfortable clothes, a pair of soft soled shoes and come join in the camaraderie .