Traditional American dancing includes contras, squares, circles, and other formations, all using familiar figures like stars, do-si-dos, and swings.  For many people, "contra dancing" includes all these, and for everyone it's just lots of fun.  Dances feature live music and callers who teach and prompt each dance.

"You really have tremendous energy as a caller.  You lift the dancers up and keep us going."
-- Ann Mallard, Fairbanks AK

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