Mark your calendars! Sept 21, 22, 2018! NYC!

CONTRASHOCK 2018, presented by CDNY and Brooklyn Contra!

Come join us for two amazing days of dancing with ELIXIR and WAKE UP ROBIN. TWO bands and TWO callers. WILL MENTOR, and NILS FREDLAND will be leading dances.

No partner or experience necessary!

$20 per dance
$55 for the full weekend
CDNY members who attend the full day Saturday will get a $5 discount at the door

LOCATION: Brooklyn Waldorf School 11 Jefferson Ave., NY NY 11238

Tentative Schedule:

FRIDAY night:
featuring Elixir!
with caller Nils Fredland

7:30 pm Contra Dance Lesson
8-11 pm Contra Dance

SATURDAY all day:
featuring Elixir and Wake Up Robin
with callers Will Mentor and Nils Fredland

2-11:00 pm (including a challenging contra session)


Elixir! is:
Anna Patton: clarinet, vocals
Ethan Hazzard-Watkins: fiddle
Jesse Readlynn: trumpet, flugelhorn
Owen Morrison: guitar, foot percussion
Nils Fredland: calling, trombone, vocals

Wake Up Robin is:
Andrew VanNorstrand: guitar, fiddle
Noah VanNorstrand: mandolin, feet
Audrey Knuth: fiddle
Amy Englesberg: piano, accordion

To protect the hall floors, please bring clean, soft-soled shoes.

Country Dance New York (CDNY), a vibrant and long-standing intergenerational NYC dance community, involves New Yorkers in fun, lively dancing, supports local musicians, callers, and dancers, and hosts weekly English Country Dances and Contra dances.

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Brooklyn Contra is dedicated to preserving folk traditions through innovative and exciting programming and out of the box partnerships that grow Contra’s audience.

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Please note:

Starting September 1st please contact Loren Shlaes if you are from out of town and need housing,

First-timers at the CDNY dances will get a free pass to come to a CDNY dance on another date.