A Contra Dance and waltz lesson is 6:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at Sallal Grange, 12912 432nd Ave. S.E., North Bend.
The band will be the very talented "Creekside", with Lindsey Dono as the caller. The evening will start with a delicious soup, brimming with fresh vegetables and accompanied by hearty, rustic bread, which will be available at 6:30 p.m. The musicians will play waltzes in between the Contra Dance. Don’t know how to waltz? Dance Leader, Tim Noonan, will be giving Waltz lessons between 7 and 8 p.m.
And then there will be Contra Dancing and Waltzing from 8 to 10 pm.
Contra Dancing is fun and appropriate for all genders and ages and is for the whole extended family. Contra Dancing is like Square Dancing but more accessible. Sometimes the dancers get the steps right, sometimes they get them wrong, but they are always laughing. The camaraderie among the dancers is surprising, much like strangers who have been anonymously thrown together in this confusing situation, helping each other and laughing with glee that they are succeeding, or failing, but surviving.