Bring a partner with you or find a partner here, all are welcome on Friday, August 24 for our monthly Contra Dance! Live music by Poison Love with caller Laurie B. There will be a beginner lesson starting at 7:15pm and the dancing will start at 7:30pm. Beginners are most welcome! What is contra dancing? Contra dance is a folk dance made up of long lines of couples. It has mixed origins from English country dance, Scottish, French dance styles in the 17th century, with strong African influence from Appalachia.