May 16, 2023 - Things to Do
Ask Axios: Searching for square dancing
An Axios Richmond reader asks: Any leads on the best options for square or contra dancing in Richmond?
Answer: We wouldn't know the difference between a square dance and a contra dance if we were right in the center of one getting yanked around by a partner.
- So we asked our readers if they had any leads.
- (It turns out, by the way, that you contra dance in lines across from a dancing partner. Whereas, square dancing is practiced in squares of four couples.)
For square dancing, readers suggested checking out RVA Square Dance, which organizes a monthly dance at Seventh Street Christian Church.
The contra dancing scene here seems a little smaller, but the Traditional American Dance and Music Society hosts regular dances.
- And Hannah A. suggests heading East to Williamsburg, where Norge Community Hall hosts a dance the first Saturday of the month.
- "Great atmosphere, with a lot of veterans who will politely but firmly push you in the right direction," she tells us.
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