Lexington Traditional Dance Association

Contra Dancing in Lexington, Kentucky

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Dance Notes

Swing Shift 2019, 25-26 January 2019, will feature The Ripples with Jesse Edgerton calling.

Dance Trance 2019, 07-09 June 2019, will feature Buddy System with Kathy Anderson calling on Friday and Diane Silver calling on Saturday and Sunday. PayPal payment and the flyer are now available on the web page.

We are no longer mailing printed schedules. To join our email announcement list, email Barbara Ramlow, barbara.ramlow_at_gmail.com (replace _at_ with @).

Where noted on the schedule as with potluck, we will have a potluck dinner and open waltz before the dance. The potluck begins at at 6:45pm. Please bring a dish to share. Drinks, ice, cups, plates, utensils, napkins will be provided. After the potluck we have open waltz to recorded music, 7:00p-7:30p.

Read about Dancing Well: The Soldier Project, a project to help veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries through folk dancing.

Please help us reduce disposable cup usage by bringing your own water bottle to our dances. Thanks.

Unless otherwise noted - LTDA dances are held at Artworks at the Carver School, 522 Patterson St, Lexington, KY, from 8:00p to 11:00p on Saturdays and 8:00p to 10:30p on Fridays, with an optional beginning dancer workshop at 7:30p. Saturday dances are $9.00 or $6.00 for students and first time dancers and Friday dances are $8.00 or $5.00 for students and first time dancers. Special events, including Swing Shift, Dance Trance, and special Friday dances may have different location, times, and/or prices. Prices include Kentucky sales tax.

Atcher, Beck, and Kahl is the open band led by Cary Ravitz, Nathan Wilson, or as noted on the schedule. All musicians are welcome on these nights.

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Contra Dance Schedule

Sat, 05 Jan 2019     Barbara Ramlow / Dreamdance
Fri, 11 Jan 2019     Brian Rinehart / Atcher, Beck, and Kahl (open band, Nathan Wilson)
Fri-Sat 25-26 Jan 2019     Swing Shift 2019
Fri in Lexington - Jesse Edgerton / The Ripples
Sat in Berea - Jesse Edgerton / The Ripples
Sat, 02 Feb 2019     Cary Ravitz / Wild Rumpus
Fri, 08 Feb 2019     Joe Wilkie / Atcher, Beck, and Kahl (open band, David Wagoner)
Fri, 22 Feb 2019     Barbara Ramlow, Michael French / Atcher, Beck, and Kahl (open band, Nathan Wilson)
Sat, 02 Mar 2019     Kristen Planeaux / Berea Castoffs
Fri, 08 Mar 2019     Judy Goldsmith / Atcher, Beck, and Kahl (open band, Nathan Wilson)
Fri, 22 Mar 2019     Nicholas Rockstroh / Atcher, Beck, and Kahl (open band, Nathan Wilson)
Sat, 06 Apr 2019     to be announced / Mixed Nuts
Fri, 12 Apr 2019     to be announced / Atcher, Beck, and Kahl (open band)
Fri, 19 Apr 2019     to be announced / Atcher, Beck, and Kahl (open band)
Sat, 04 May 2019     to be announced / Intellectual Property
Fri, 10 May 2019     to be announced / Atcher, Beck, and Kahl (open band)
Fri, 24 May 2019     to be announced / Atcher, Beck, and Kahl (open band)
Fri-Sun, 07-09 Jun 2019 Dance Trance 2019
Fri - Kathy Anderson / Buddy System
Sat - Diane Silver / Buddy System
Sun - Diane Silver / Buddy System



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