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Contra Dancing in Ann Arbor

There's a contra dance in Ann Arbor almost every Saturday night. Some are AACTMAD events. Some are put on by other organizations. All are fun. Most dances begin at 7:30 or 8:00pm.
Beginners are welcome: Unless otherwise noted in an annoucement, beginners are always welcome. Often there is an introductory session 30 minutes before the dance, so first-timers come early. Come alone or bring a friend. Anyone can ask anyone else to dance; experienced dancers are happy to help new people. It's a common practice to change partners after each dance sequence, and it works well while you're learning the basics; after that, it's up to you. Wear cool, comfortable clothes and flat shoes that aren't sticky.