Contra dance at the Merville Hall on Oct. 25


It’s almost Halloween and it’s time for the witchiest fiddle Contra dance of the season at the Big Yellow Merville Hall on Saturday, Oct. 25. Duck in with the goblins, out of the rain and wind, to the warm and cozy Merville hall where the Funtime Fiddlers are waiting to play your favourite Contra dance tunes.

Contra dances are family friendly community dances where a caller directs all the spooks and crypt crawlers around the dance floor with much laughter and happiness.

Single dancers are most welcome as they can pair up with anyone during the Contras.

Before the dance, from 7-7:30 p.m., 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, the Funtime Fiddlers start the music with Contra sets lasting about 15-20 minutes per dance. In between the called Contra dances, we’ll play waltzes, foxtrots, swing tunes and polkas.

Doors open at 6:45 p.m. The dance starts at 7:30.  Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for youth. Six and under are free. Come as a family for $22.


Comox Valley Record