Contradance

Gail Grossman, Bill Letson, Vonnie Anderson, David Kahl, Carol Brown, Moe Cairns and Olivia Stockman Splinter are among the participants during a 2016 contradance session at Cedar Hall at MetraPark.

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Contradance Billings will open its second season on Sept. 29 with a dance featuring the Celtic-flavored music of Copper Kelly, led by Laura Dalbey.

Amy Letson will teach and call the contras. The dance will be held in Cedar Hall at MetraPark. A beginners’ dance workshop will begin at 7:30 p.m., and dancing will follow from 8 to 11.

Contradancing is open to anyone; no experience is necessary and all dances will be taught. Each dance consists of a sequence of walking moves that is repeated as each pair of dancers gets an opportunity to dance with every other couple in the set. These moves and sequences are taught and prompted by the caller. Beginners, especially, but even old hands are encouraged to come to the lesson at 7:30 p.m., where the basics will be introduced.

Loose, light, comfortable clothes, and low, non-marking shoes are recommended. Cost is $10 per person.

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Jaci Webb covers entertainment for The Billings Gazette.