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.