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The Community Contra Dances offer good family fun, check it out on January 14th

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It's time for January's Community Contra Dance and that means there is an evening of fun and music in store on Saturday, January 14th. This months event will consist of two dances guaranteed to get you into the new year groove! Here are the details...

Family Dance

Date: Saturday, January 14, 2012

Location: La Puerta Dance Studio's Ballroom, 523 1/2 Main St. Grand Jct, CO (upstairs in the Margery building)

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Cost: $12.00 Family / $5.00 Adults/ $3.00 Kids

Tom Davis will be your host and he will be teaching you some fun, family dances!

Community Contra Dance

Date: Saturday, January 14, 2012

Location: La Puerta Dance Studio's Ballroom, 523 1/2 Main St. Grand Jct, CO (upstairs in the Margery building)

Time: 7:00 p.m. for the new dancer's walkthrough

Dance runs from 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Cost: $4.00 for ages 10-17/ $8.00 Adults/ $5.00 Students

Music will be provided by Grand Junction favorites, Fifth Reel and their special guest fiddlers Norm Ashley and Alisha Bean

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Attending the new dancer's workshop at 7:00 p.m. will teach you the steps and formations that you will need to know to participate in the dancing. Dress is casual and you don't need a partner to join in the fun. This is a great family, friendly event and definitely one worth checking out.

About Contra Dancing and these local events

Contra dancing is popular world wide and refers to a partnered folk dance where couples dance in lines facing each other. As always music will be provided by Ron Young and Fifth Reel and will be a toe tapping collection of old time and Celtic music. You won't want to miss out on this fun, family event

For those who are not familiar with Fifth Reel you are in for a real treat! Since 1995 they have been entertaining the Grand Valley not only at Contra dances but at local Robert Burns dinners and St. Patrick Day events just to name a few. Fifth Reel member Ron Young will also be your caller and plays a mean hammered dulcimer and bodhran to boot.

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