Romance is in the air at the Valentine’s Day Contra Dance at the Big Yellow Merville Hall in romantic, downtown Merville, the swooning centre of the Comox Valley.
This Saturday, Feb. 15, bring a long-stemmed rose and whoop it up to the Contra Dance tunes of the Funtime Fiddlers.
The fiddlers will have plenty of pucker as they pluck the strings for your dancing pleasure while dance caller June Cannon keeps the dancers organized and even brings the wallflowers onto the floor.
Before the dance, from 7 to 7:30 p.m., there will be a Contra Dance workshop as well as some instruction in basic waltz patterns. This workshop is free of charge so plan to come early.
At 7:30, the Funtime Fiddlers take to the stage, blow kisses to the crowd and start the music. Single dancers are most welcome as they can pair up with anyone during the Contras and Contra sets last about 15 minutes per dance.
In between the called Contra dances, we’ll play waltzes, foxtrots, polkas and even a Spot Dance for your enjoyment.
With a new furnace in high gear, the hall atmosphere is warm, friendly and welcoming.
The Big Yellow Merville Dance Hall is right on the Old Island Highway between Campbell River and Courtenay. Tickets are available at the door.
For more information, phone 250-339-4249.
— Funtime Fiddlers