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ContraDance Billings

2019-20

Dance Schedule

 

Oct 11

Oct 25  Halloween Dance

Nov 8

Nov 22

Dec 6   Holiday Dance

Jan 3

Jan 17

Jan 31

Feb 14  Valentine's Dance

Feb 28

Mar 13

Mar 27

Apr 17

May 8  Special Extra Dance

Join our contra dance community for an evening of live music and fun!

Come Dance With Us

We will normally dance on every other Friday starting on October 11, 2019 at 7:30 for beginners with the regular dance to run from 8:00 to 11:00. The cost is $10 per person for 3 hours of dancing and live music. We would appreciate experienced dancers to come at 7:30 to mentor the beginners.

We will be dancing in Cedar Hall at MetraPark. This is a fabulous building for dancing with its wood floor, kitchen, bathroom facilities and air conditioning. The location of the building can be found on the home page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Amy Letson - Caller

Amy Letson is originally from Buffalo, NY, where she grew up in ignorance of contra dancing, knowing only that the square dance segment of gym class was too short. It wasn’t until after earning a degree in viola performance at Indiana University that a friend introduced her to the joy that is contra dancing at the local Bloomington Old Time Music and Dance Group in 1983. From the enjoyment of dancing, she was drawn into playing for, and then calling the dances, collecting from other local and touring callers, keeping a notebook in her skirt pocket to quickly jot down the sequences. Moving to Billings, MT in 1998 marked the beginning of a hiatus from dancing as her two children grew up, she got involved in orchestras and chamber music, and there was no local dance. In 2011 or so, when both kids were in college, Amy began attending the contra dance in Bozeman as often as possible. In the past few years, she has called 2 or 3 evening dances in Bozeman each season, including the last three New Year’s Eve dances. Additionally, this year, she is on the calling schedule in Missoula and Helena. When she’s not calling or dancing, Amy is the principal violist of the Billings Symphony, plays with the Yellowstone Chamber Players and the String Orchestra of the Rockies, and teaches violin and viola privately.

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