Coming April 6! BEGINNER'S CONTRA DANCE WORKSHOP - At the Richland Library.
Have you ever wondered what contra dance is about? Or tried it once or twice and would like to develop your skills?
Dan Clark, from Walla Walla, will be teaching two sessions:
Intro to Contra Dancing 1:00 - 2:30PM - This session will cover all the basics you'll need to enjoy participating in our 3RFS monthly contra dances.
Beyond Intro 3:00 - 4:30PM - builds on what is taught in the first session with additional techniques for your dancing skills.
Each session is offered at no charge, though we welcome donations. Particpants are welcome to enjoy both sessions. Please call Terri at 509-308-7420 for more information or to reserve your spot!


History: Contra dances had been a part of 3RFS for a couple of decades. Unfortunately, the core group of volunteers diminished to a point that it was too much for those who were left and the dances struggled to break even financially. For a period of several years the Tri Cities was without regular contra dances. BUT...in 2018 contra dances returned and have been thriving. For our 2019 season, many changes are in store!

New Venue! - Starting with our first dance of 2019 on SATURDAY, January 26, 2019, most of our Three Rivers Contra Dances will be held the 4th Saturday of each month at our new location - the Trinity Church Gymnasium at 1007 Wright Avenue, in Richland, WA (Street Map.)

Two exceptions are our Summer dance series, Co-Sponsored with the City of Pasco, that will be held at Pasco's Memorial Park at 350 N 14th Ave (Street map,) and our September Dance at Tumbleweed Music Festival, Sunday, September 1, at Richland's Howard Amon Park (Street map.)

We are excited about finding a venue for Saturday night dances as this provides the opportunity to hire bands and callers from out of town, in addition to our wonderful local bands.

Unless otherwise specified, dances begin at 7PM with a Newcomers' Lesson, followed by dancing from 7:30 - 10:00.

Cost: $8 for adults, $5 for Students and Seniors (65 and over);
FREE for kids under 12.

Discount Punch Passes - Three Rivers Contra Dance will be offering a punch pass of 6 dances for the price of 5. The cost for a general admission punch pass will be $40, or $25 for Seniors (62 & older) and Students. The card can be used all year long with the exception of the Tumbleweed contra dance. The punch pass must be presented at each dance and multiple dancers can punch from a single card if desired. The punch passes will be available for purchase at the door or you can call Terri at 509-308-7420 to purchase. These make great gifts!

Here's the full schedule

Dance Schedule for 2019
DATE VENUE
January 26 Trinity Church Gymnasium, Richland
February 23 Trinity Church Gymnasium, Richland
March 23
Scatter Creek Band with Nora Scott calling
Trinity Church Gymnasium, Richland
April 27
Shady Court Band with Mark Lewis calling
Trinity Church Gymnasium, Richland
May 18, 6-9 PM
One More Tune with Seth Richards calling
Memorial Park, Pasco
June 22, 6-9 PM Memorial Park, Pasco
July 20, 6-9 PM Memorial Park, Pasco
August 24 (tentative) Memorial Park, Pasco
September 1 (Sunday!) Tumbleweed Festival
Howard Amon Park, Richland
October 26 Trinity Church Gymnasium, Richland
November TBA Trinity Church Gymnasium, Richland
December TBA Trinity Church Gymnasium, Richland
 


HAPPY DANCING!

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Yearning for other dance opportunities? Try any of the following

If traveling in the Northwest
The Dalles/Hood River
Walla Walla
Pullman/Moscow
Pendleton
La Grande
Boise
Yakima
Spokane
Ellensburg
Vancouver, B.C.
Bellingham
Bozeman
Seattle
Olympia
Portland
Corvallis
Eugene

Also, check Northwest Folk Dancers Incorporated

If traveling far from home
Dwayne Johnson's Web site
(Click on the US map to locate dances anywhere)
The Dance Gypsy
(Info on dances and performers.
Also provides the Dance Gypsy Festival Planner
listing dance events throughout the US)