Delafield Contra Dance
 A place to "Dance as if no one was watching"
Prairie Hill Contra Dances
"Hands Four" is the traditional call that begins every contra dance: an invitation to find a partner, join a long line of people and join hands with a neighboring couple. Small groups of four are formed all the way down the line and dancers eagerly wait for instructions. The caller announces a series of moves and the dancers walk through the dance a couple of times. When the dancers are comfortable with the sequence of moves, the band starts playing, the caller calls the figures and the dancers put it all into a fluid motion. What happens next is pure magic. For the next ten minutes, the dancers meet, separate, weave, reunite and swing. Experienced dancers will adjust to their partner or neighbor, dancing more simply with newer dancers and adding embellishments with experienced ones. At the end of it all, everyone thanks their partner, finds a new partner and lines up for another dance. Description provided by Greg Rohde, a St. Louis contra dancer. Excerpted from "Hands Four".

Prairie Hill Contra Dances

All dances are held at the
Prairie Hill Waldorf School,
N14 W29143 Silvernail Rd, Pewaukee, WI
on the first Saturday of the month. We have group on Facebook, come join us!

Time: 8:00 - 11:00 pm
(teaching 7 - 8 pm)

Cost: Adults $8.00
Students $5.00
(High School, Undergrad or Graduate Students)
Children under 12 $5.00

Please help us protect this great floor by bringing clean shoes to change into for the dance. Street shoes should not be used for dancing.

From the West:

-Interstate 94 east to Hwy 83 (exit 287)
-South on 83 about .2 miles to Hillside Rd (at the light)
-turn left (east) at Hillside, it winds past a movie theatre, Home Depot and Colders and becomes Silvernail Rd
-stay on Silvernail about 2.4 miles
-the school is on the right (south) just before County Rd G
-parking and entrance are in the back.

From the East:
-Interstate 94 west to SS north/Pewaukee (exit 290)
-turn left (south) at the light & cross over 94 to Silvernail
-turn right (west) on Silvernail
-stay on Silvernail about 1.2 miles
-the school is on the left (south) just after County Rd G
-parking and entrance are in the back

 2017 - 2018 Schedule
 Oct 7th
Caller: Steve Pike
Band: Thirsty Roots
 Nov 4th
Caller: Meg Dedolph
Band: Pat & Possum

 Dec 2nd
Caller: Steve Pike
Band: Rare Privilege

 Jan 6th
Caller: Roger Diggle
Band: Gate Crashers

 Feb 3rd
Caller: Carol Ormond
Band: Rare Privilege

 March 3rd
Caller: Steve Pike
Band: Rira

April 7th
Caller: Marjorie Matthews
Band: Thirsty Roots

 May 5th Funky Formal
Come dressed Funky, Formal or Normal!

Caller: Steve Pike
Band: Harrison's Folly (Roger Diggle, Hans Verrick and Chirps Smith)

  June 29th - July 1st, 2018
Callers: Diane Silver and Katy Heine
Bands: Turnip the Beet and
Strawberry Space Jam
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