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Hot Cider plays last dance of contra season at North Bend's Sallal Grange

Hot Cider String Band will play, 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 19, for the regular Contra Dance at Sallal Grange, 12912 432nd Ave. S.E., North Bend.

It’s the last of the season. Hosts open the Grange Hall for a light meal of soup before the waltz lesson starts at 7 p.m. and food and beverages are available all evening. The beginning waltz lesson will introduce new dancers to the basic traveling waltz with a few cool moves thrown in for those who are adventurous.

Hot Cider String Band is a family of young musicians, Elise and Evan on fiddles, mandolins and keyboard and their friend, Ruth on bass. Their mother, Kelly accompanies them on guitar. They played their first entire contra dances in North Bend last March.

Contra dance is a traditional style of country dance that came to America with the first settlers.


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