The next contra dancing event in Sylva will be from 2:30 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 11.
The dance will be held on the second floor of the old courthouse in the Jackson County Library. Frederick Park will call the dance to the music of Out of the Woodwork.
There will also be a potluck dinner following the dance, starting at 5:30. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish, plate, cup and cutlery and a water bottle. All dances are done to live music and local musicians are invited to sit in with the band, to jam and learn how to play music for dancing.
No previous experience with contra dancing is necessary and all dances will be taught and walked through before dancing. No partner is required.
Contra dancing is a form of English country dancing and uses many of the same figures as square dancing such as circles, stars and swings.