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Dancers circle up for Contra event at SNCA
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Dancers ranging in age from high school and college students to adults of all ages will tap their feet to the sounds of fiddle and guitar, banjo and keyboard during Contra Dancing at the Sautee-Nacoochee Community Association Center in Sautee.

The evening begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8, with a welcome lesson to teach newcomers the dozen simple steps woven into different combinations throughout the night. At 8 p.m., the band strikes up and the real fun begins.

“Free Association” will provide the music while expert caller Bob Dalsemer will direct dancers in the moves. Contra dancing is a mellow, upbeat cousin of square dancing and Celtic folk dancing. It has its roots in New England and Appalachia.

Admission is $9 for adults, $7 for SNCA members and $5 for students. Children 12 and younger are admitted free with a supervising adult.

The SNCA gym is at 288 Ga. 255N, Sautee Nacoochee, near Helen about a quarter mile off Ga. 17.

For information, call 706-878-3300 or visit www.sauteecontra.com.