What Is Contra Dance?
Lots of people have attempted to answer the question: "What is Contra Dance?" Here are a few online articles that do so in various ways. For a more visual approach check out the YouTube links.
- "What is Contra Dance?" by Gary Shapiro
- Contra Dance entry in Wikipedia, (focused on choreography and geometry of the dances, more than the social aspects)
- A Contra Dance Primer by Les Francey and Farrell Boyce, Hamilton (Ontario) Country Dancers
- Chattachoochie (Atlanta, GA) Country Dancers "What is Contra Dancing?" page. (there are also some links to instructional videos on this page)
- Hands Four By Greg Rohde (article about personal history of getting into contra dance)