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Contra dancing in Sautee-Nacoochee
Dancers swing to instructions, mountain music
Bethany Davis spins around her partner Charlie Jameson during a contra dance on Saturday at the old gym in Sautee-Nacoochee. - photo by Tom Reed
One Saturday night a month, the old gym behind the Sautee-Nacoochee Center in White County comes alive with the sound of mountain music and swirling of dancers following a contra dance caller. Contra dancing is a blend of folk and square dancing and is practiced all across the country. Starting at 7:30 p.m., dance participants may learn the dances and walk through some of the moves and variations.