Monday, February 9, 2009

Contra Insurgency!

One of the things I missed most after being out of town for the better part of the last month and a half has been contra dancing on those fine Tuesday nights at the Vintage Ballroom.

I had heard of contra dancing before I moved to Winston, but really had no idea what it meant. I imagined that it was some sort of Latin dance. Well... no. Actually, it's much more like square dancing, except with hippies. As you can see in my little video from last Tuesday, some of the best leads are women (I'm talkin' about you, Jess!) and many of the dancers seem to think that shoes are optional or just get in the way. This is precisely the sort of dance that you would suspect would be big in Crunchytown, and my understanding is that it's huge there.

video

3 comments:

Natalie said...

Actually, it's much more like square dancing, except with hippies

Ha...yeah, that's about it! :D

And I'm in that video...pretty cool. I haven't gotten to see myself dance before! I took video last Tuesday also.

Personally shoes give me blisters, so I opt for socks. I'm not sure of other dancers' reasons for their choice of footwear. :)

Michelle said...

Guess where you are taking me next time I come to visit!

jarymane said...

I'm not kidding, I am totally crashing this party.