The Western Illinois Museum will hold a Contra Dance on Friday, August 19, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. The dance will feature caller Jamie Lane and live music by the Lane Family Band. Bring a partner, or come and meet new friends. The event is open to the public with a suggested $5 donation at the door.
True to the dance’s roots, today’s contra dances welcome all ages regardless of experience. A caller walks the group through each dance, demonstrating the steps and formations. During a dance the participants dance with not just their partners but everyone else in the group as well as, making contra dancing an enjoyable group activity.
The Western Illinois Museum is located at 201 South Lafayette Street, two blocks south of Macomb’s historic Courthouse Square. For more information, contact the museum at 309.837.2750 or firstname.lastname@example.org.