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Oh! Contraire

Contraire Dance Association, or "Oh! Contraire", as we usually call ourselves, is one of the most influential and fun contra dance associations in the region. For 30+ years dancers and musicians from near and far have flocked to this popular dance each 4th Saturday of the month. We feature lively New England contra dance bands and also more old-time orientated musicians and enthusiastic callers at Russel Acton Folk Center.

A 3rd Friday dance at 128 North Broadway, the Carlberg Dance Palace, promotes pick-up bands and open mic calling. A great learning opportunity.

Before each dance the dancers are offered a walk-through, so everyone is better prepared for a do-si-do or a hay-for-four. Come as you are, by yourself or with friends. We are really nice to people.

During the 4th weekend of January each year Oh! Contraire and the Lexington Traditional Dance Association put together a dance weekend called "Swing Shift" . No pre-registration is needed for this event. Friday evening dance takes place in at ArtsPlace in Lexington and Saturday afternoon workshops, pot luck and evening dance in Berea.

Hezekiah Weiss is President, and he can be reached at 859-314-7458. Carlbergs: 859-985-5501. 

Other steering committee members include: Howard Carlberg, Pat Acevedo, Cliff Croxford, Will Weatherford, Joe Wilkie, Teresa Cole, Samantha Snyder, and Monica Powell.

Join the FB group at Berea Contra Dancers



E-mail: (Shirley)

Lexington Vintage Dance

LVD is dedicated to researching, teaching, performing, and promoting the ballroom and social dance forms of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Regular dance practice at the Lexington Friends House on Thursdays starting at 6:30 PM.

Dance practice will also take place in Berea occasionally. 

Contact: Jan Pearce - 859-813-0956

Danby Carter: 

Waltz weekend with nationally renown waltz icon Richard Powers held annually at Russel Acton Folk In 2019 this event will be held October 18-20. Registration open.

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