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Palo Alto Contra Dance

2nd, 4th & 5th Saturdays
-- First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto

We suggest/request that you:
  • wear comfortable, light­ clothing.
  • bring comfortable shoes with clean, non-marking soles.
  • avoid using alcohol or drugs before the dance.
  • not wear any artificial fragrances.
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Saturday, April 8
Caller: Charlie Fenton
Band: Daniel Steinberg, Adrianna Ciccone

Friday, April 14
Caller: Susan Petrick, Richard Powers, Nick & Melissa Enge
Band: Hillbillies from Mars (Ray Bierl, Kevin Carr [OR], Paul Kotapish, Daniel Steinberg)

Friday Night Waltz presents an evening of Contras and Couple Dances (Waltz, Polka, One-Step) — Instruction in all dance forms 7pm–9pm, main dance with Susan & Hillbillies 9pm–midnight, $15/$13/$10 — See for details

Saturday, April 22
Caller: Alexandra Deis-Lauby [NYC]
Band: The Rose and Thorns (Valerie Rose, Erik Hoffman, Bill Cope)

Sunday, April 23
Caller: Kalia Kliban
Band: Persons of Quality — Memorial Dance for James Candlin, 2–6pm, FREE! Details at

Saturday, April 29
Caller: Andrea Nettleton
Band: The Offbeats (Ben Schreiber, Ashley Broder [SoCal], Jeff Spero [SoCal])

Saturday, May 13
Caller: Andy Shore
Band: Community Band led by Erik Hoffman

Saturday, May 27
Caller: Kelsey Hartman
Band: Fresh Possum (Daniel Steinberg, Ben Schreiber)

Saturday, June 10
Caller: Susan Petrick
Band: Uncle Farmer (Ben Schreiber, Michael Sokolovsky [MA])

Saturday, June 24
Caller: Mavis McGaugh
Band: Joe Weed, Lee Anne Welch, Andy Imbrie

Map to First United Methodist Church

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Avenue (Near Middlefield Rd), Palo Alto (upstairs in the boxy Social Hall building on the corner at Byron St.)
Get directions

Potluck Goodies at the mid-evening break!

TIME: 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
(A free half-hour lesson begins at 7:30 p.m.)

$15 supporters,
$10 non-members,
$8 members
$5 students or low-income
or pay what you can


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