(Closed) Contra Dance?!

posted 7 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Would you be excited to participate in a contra dance?
    heck yes! sounds really unique and fun!! : (5 votes)
    71 %
    not really... I might get up for once dance.... : (2 votes)
    29 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I would happily participate in one, but otherwise I would expect to just be able to dance (with maybe the YMCA, chicken dance, line dances, etc thrown in).  I don’t know how quickly I would catch onto the cues.

    You know your guests though and it does fit in with your venue!

    Post # 4
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I went to a community dinner recently when visiting some relatives in Maine.  And they had contra dancing.  It was a lot of fun, I am usually not a dancer but found it easy and fun to join in. 

    I do think it depends on your crowd but with the right group I think it could be a really great activity!

    Good luck!

    Post # 5
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    3374 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’ve done a lot of contra dancing and I think it’s super fun. It’s exhausting though and I think it only works if at least 50% of your guests know what to do. A bunch of first timers probably would have no clue what to do even if the steps are called out. I learned from watching more experienced people. I also wear special shoes when I dance to spin better.

    Maybe you could have a few traditional dances? Even older people who aren’t big dancers will dance to a few slow romantic songs.

    Post # 6
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I think it’s a great idea, but I also hope you’re going to a bit more of a “teaching” session, rather than just “jump in and follow the caller!” (I’m really bad at coordinated dances, and I’m sure that I would give up very easily if I didn’t have a good teacher!)

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