Contra dances had been a part of 3RFS for a couple of decades. Unfortunately, the core group of volunteers diminished to a point that it was too much for those who were left and the dances struggled to break even financially. For a period of several years the Tri Cities was without regular contra dances. BUT...contra dances returned in 2018!
Dance Details: Except summer, dances currently are held at the Shufflers' Shanty at 717 N. Irving St., in Kennewick, WA (Street Map.)
- Time: 7PM Newcomers lesson; 7:30 - 10:30 dancing.
- Cost: $8 for adults, $5 for Students and Seniors (65 and over); FREE for First time dancers and kids under 12.
Three Rivers Contra Dance will hold our last dance of the 2018 season 7:30pm, Saturday, October 26 at the Shuffler's Shanty, 717 N Irving St, Kennewick, WA. A Newcomer's Lesson at begins at 7PM, with the dance beginning at 7:30 with more simple dances for our beginners. At approximately 8:30, our caller, Mark Lewis from LaGrande, will begin calling more complex dances for our experienced dancers. Live music provided this month by Contraversatile from Yakima. It will be a great way to end the 2018 dance season. Thanks to all have come out to make this first year of contra dance back in the Tri Cities a success!
NEW FOR 2019!
Discount Dance Cards - Three Rivers Contra Dance will be offering a punch card of 6 dances for the price of 5 for the 2019 season. The cost for a general admission dance card will be $40 and $25 for Seniors (62 & older) and Students. The card can be used all year long with the exception of the Tumbleweed contra dance. Card must be presented at each dance and multiple dancers can punch from a single card if desired. The dance cards will be available for purchase at our October dance (a great stocking stuffer!) with free admission to our October dance when purchased at the door. If you can't make the October dance, but want to purchase a Dance Card for a Christmas gift, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can send you information about how to receive one.
New Venue! - Starting with our first dance of 2019 on SATURDAY, January 26, 2019, our Three Rivers Contra Dances will be held the 4th Saturday of each month at our new location - the Trinity Church Gymnasium at 1007 Wright Avenue, Richland. We are excited about finding a venue for a Saturday night as this provides the opportunity to hire bands and callers from out of town in addition to our wonderful local bands. The dates for the first four dances in 2019 are:
January 26 * February 23 * March 23 * April 27.
For next year, Three Rivers Contra Dance is again working to arrange another wonderful Summer Dance season at local parks. We will keep you up to date in future newsletters and emails.
Yearning for other dance opportunities? Try any of the following
|If traveling in the Northwest|
The Dalles/Hood River
Also, check Northwest Folk Dancers Incorporated
|If traveling far from home|
|Dwayne Johnson's Web site
(Click on the US map to locate dances anywhere)
|The Dance Gypsy
(Info on dances and performers.
Also provides the Dance Gypsy Festival Planner
listing dance events throughout the US)