Discussion article for the meetup : RTLW Meetup: Contra Dance!
In lieu of our regular coffee and discussion, this week's meetup will be held at the Century Center in Carrboro, where A GREAT DANCE will be taking place.
If you're a new dancer, there will be an intro lesson at 7 that will cover much of what you'll need to know. Try to arrive by about 6:50.
If you can't arrive in time for the lesson or find you are running late, please come dance anyway! Ruthan, David, Evan, or any other experienced dancer will be happy to help you.
You will need:
* $10 for admission
* Your dancing feet, in smooth-soled shoes, flat or low-heeled. (A few brave people do dance barefoot.)
You might also like to have:
* A water bottle
* An extra shirt or two if you're given to sweating profusely
* A twirly skirt
* A brace or wrap for any problematic joints (if only to signal to other dancers that they should make a point of being gentle)
The dance will run til 10:30, but staying the whole time isn't a requirement. Dancers often partake of potables and comestibles at a local establishment afterwards, though this will be subject to what's open late on a Thursday.
Requisite link to RTLW listserv: http://groups.google.com/group/rtlw Comment here or there if you're interested in a carpool!