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

We meet fortnightly on Friday evenings in the United Reformed Church Hall, Cherry Hinton Road (on the corner with Hartington Grove) from 8 to 10:15 pm. 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. The church itself has postcode CB1 7AJ, but proud Sat Nav owners will find that it may confuse the system (and deliver you to a generic Cherry Hinton Road address), and CB1 7UB will probably be more useful (it gets you to the end of Hartington Grove). Once you have got to the church car park the hall itself is on the left, but to get in you have to head down a narrow passage guarded by a big gate (which will be open), and when you get to the back of the buildings find a door on the left and come on in.
Here is a copy of a flyer if you want to spread the word.


Chase Hugh Stewart who will be happy to answer them.

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