Cambridge Contra Dance

Hello, we dance American Contra dances in Cambridge (as in Cambridgeshire, England, not Gloucestershire or New Zealand or any other Cambridge you might have come across).

Ely Contra week - Easter 2015 Your chance to do real American Contra dance! During the Easter holidays a hundred odd Americans are going to bring their own Contra band (Wild Asparagus) to stay in Ely and do lots of dancing. See for the full details, but they plan to invite local dancers to join them for dances on Saturday 11th and Tuesday 14th April. The cost will be £10 per evening, and you will need to register in advance to get into the school grounds (either chase the Facebook pages linked to above, or send a mail to contraholiday AT
May 16th - dance with Stringrays (a band from the US, touring this country) with Adam Hughes. 8-11pm at Whittlesford Memorial Hall, Mill Lane, Whittlesford. CB22 4NE. £8/£5

We meet fortnightly on Friday evenings from 8 to 10:15 pm. at St Andrew's Hall, St Andrew's Road, Chesterton, CB4 1DH. The cost is £ 1:50 per evening.

Newcomers are always welcome, either to dance, or to join in the band.

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Help yourself to an explanation of what Contra dances are.

This gives you the exact dates and this ( the exact place. New hall from November 2014
Drivers will probably come round the big Elizabeth Way /Chesterton Road roundabout and should head into Chesterton and take the first real road to the right (Church St, going past St Andrew's Church) and the hall is on the inside of the right hand bend in the road. Entering CB4 1DH into your SatNav will probably take you past the hall to a bit further along St Andrew's St. It should be easy to find somewhere to park on the road in the evenings. On foot or bike you can follow the same route or, if coming from Cambridge, you can either come over the Elizabeth Way bridge and turn right just before the garage and follow St Andrew's Road to the hall or come over the "interesting" new foot/bike bridge by the old gasworks chimney and keep going straight until you hit a real road opposite the hall.

Here is a copy of a flyer if you want to spread the word.


Chase Hugh Stewart who will be happy to answer them.

Try here if you want to look up a dance description.

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