Southern Nevada Old Time Country Dancers
 
Mark your calendar for 2017's Contra Dances at Boulder City

All programs will have a 6:30pm start

Jul 8
Aug 19
Sep 9
Oct 14
Nov 18

July through Nov 2017 dances will be at Boulder City Old Water & Power Building, except for Aug 19 which will be held at the Meadows Community Clubhouse at 2900 S Valley View (take Sycamore off Valley View to drive to the Clubhouse)

Beginner class starts at 6:30pm, with our evening dance from 7pm-9pm

Dances in Boulder City are at the old Water & Power Building


All our Contra nights have live music with our local bands!
Beginner's Class starts in the first half-hour, as we walk-through Contra basics. No prior experience in Contra is required
It was love at 1st Contra
Waymen & Arlene joined us to celebrate their 5th (& now 7th-in 2013) year of marriage, having first met in 2006 at our Contra group, as the last waltz was played. Congratulations! We enjoyed your smiling faces all night long.
Contra can change lives in so many wonderful ways.
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New Contra Name Tags
Want to be "spurred" along as you dance? We have new clip-on name tags for all SNOCD members. If you notice any name tag error, or as a member, you are missing a name tag, please let our cashier know.

Also, be sure to return your name tag at the end of the evening, as we will occasionally change the tags to fit one of our themes!

Contra Dance


Special Note for August 19
We (briefly) return to Las Vegas for Contra at the Meadows Community Clubhouse, with live music provided by The Sagebrush & Shamrock Band and Eileen Hug calling.

Special Note for September 9
We return to Boulder City (for the balance of 2017), and will be treated to James Hutson as our guest caller. James is a veteran caller and teacher of contras, squares and English Country dance. He is known for his clear instruction, precise timing and high energy calling. His reassuring manner puts even the most neophyte dancer at ease.

James has served on the board of the California Dance Co-operative and has led dance workshops at various festivals and other events throughout California and the West.


What's Contra?

How can we best describe Contra here? Fun dances, accomplished & original callers, skillful, playful band, yummy break-time food, real nice sprung-wood dance floor, inexpensive & memorable evening of dance and after-dance gatherings of dancers and band members.
we can't forget that dancing in the company of real nice friends and acquaintances always makes for a real pleasurable evening. These are just a few of the many reasons why we look forward to those Contra dance evenings that we typically have twice monthly.

If you are new to Las Vegas Country Dancing, we'd like to welcome you to one of our Contra dance evenings. No reservations or special clothing are required; we have plenty of experienced dancers who will gladly invite you to dance with them even if you don't know what "allemande", "courtesy turn", or "Do-Si-Do like a pumpkin"-which was one of those "new" steps tried one October by one of our fairly new, accomplished and most original callers!

The recommended donation at Boulder City for an evening of Contra dance is $5.00 for Southern Nevada Old-Time Contra Dancers, active Military personnel, students & 1st time visitors to our Contras, with $10.00 for non-members.

We offer a beginner's dance lesson from 6:30-7:00pm, walking you through frequently-appearing Contra dance figures. Then the real fun begins, with dancing 'til 10pm, with a mid-evening break. A

ll dances are called and we do have walk-throughs, to experience the dance before our bands launch (or is it charge?) with a tune. Some of us think that the music speeds up, if we don't tip the band.
From the Mail Bag:
What Should I Wear to Contra in 2017?


Jul 8 - Red, White, & Blue (or Stars & Stripes too)

We are so fortunate to be a land of liberties many people across the globe can only dream of having available in their lifetime. Let's celebrate!

Aug 19 - (Note this dance is at the Meadows Community) Hot nights and Hawaiian seem to go well together
Loud Hawaiian attire (OK Caribbean too) is acceptable

Sep 9 - Cowboy/Cowgirl theme
Remember, we live in the Southwest

Oct 14 - Something Spooktacular 
Be sure to bring along some treats to share

Nov 18 - Dress up. It's our last Contra for 2017!
Some of us were redy to dance!
Just some of our Green-horn (oops, experienced) dancers!
Above are photos from a recent Contra evening, where we enjoyed a mixer in-the-round.
Above are Dave Carroll (left) and Curt Jensen (right) of the Sagebrush Stringband, playing for us. The two-when they're not strumming for us at Contra also are playing with the Las Vegas Mandoliers
Above, members of 112 and Then Some back in '10 warm up for a hot evening of country melodies.