Merville hosts Contra Dance

Surprise your sweetie this Thursday with an invitation to a Friendly Fall Contra Dance at the Big Yellow Merville Hall.

It is getting chillier out there so surprise your sweetie this Thursday with an invitation to a Friendly Fall Contra Dance at the Big Yellow Merville Hall.

Slip on the dancing boots and whoop it up to the Contra Dance tunes of the Funtime Fiddlers. They’ve resined up the bows and are keen to deliver the tunes while our dance caller, June Cannon, keeps the dancers organized and even brings the wallflowers onto the floor.

Before the dance, from 7 to 7:30pm, there will be a Contra Dance workshop as well as some instruction in basic waltz patterns. The workshops are free of charge so plan to come early.

At 7:30 p.m., the Funtime Fiddlers start the music. Single dancers are most welcome as they can pair up with anyone during the Contras and our Contra sets last about 15 to 20 minutes per dance.

In between the called Contra dances, we’ll play waltzes, foxtrots and polkas. Everyone gets a chance to prance and dance.

We will also have a special guest fiddler who will enthral the audience with his energetic playing and his International aura.

There has been a new heating system installed in the hall and now the atmosphere is warm, friendly and welcoming.

The Big Yellow Merville Dance Hall is right on the Old Island Highway between Campbell River and Courtenay.

For details, phone 250-339-4249.

— Funtime Fiddlers

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