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|
|January 26||Trinity Church Gymnasium, Richland|
|February 23||Trinity Church Gymnasium, Richland|
Scatter Creek Band with Nora Scott calling
|Trinity Church Gymnasium, Richland|
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|
Yearning for other dance opportunities? Try any of the following
|If traveling in the Northwest|
The Dalles/Hood River
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)