The Horsenecks

The Horsenecks: Gabrielle Macrae and Barry Southern.

ASTORIA — The next First Friday Contra Dance takes place Friday, March 1, at the Astoria Arts & Movement Center at Commercial and 10th streets.

Admission is $5 to $10. Kids under 12 are admitted free.

The tango may be serious, the waltz romantic, but a contra dance is just a lot of fun. It’s made for those with no experience and those who win dance competitions. It’s made for 8-year-olds and 80-year-olds. And there’s no need to learn any fancy footwork.

There will be live music from The Horsenecks (Gabrielle Macrae and Barry Southern).

Caller Dave Ambrose will teach a beginner’s lesson at 7 p.m. to start and have everyone ready to dance to music by 7:30 p.m.

Bringing a partner is not required and everyone is encouraged to dance with as many people as they are comfortable with.

It’s a great way for the whole family to have a fun evening.

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