(both located in the red panel on the right).
Our Next Regular Contra Dance is
Saturday, March 7, 2015!!!!
Yes, it's time again for our annual ...
Monterey Monster (Open) Band
Saturday, March 7, 2015!
This is MCDC's annual fundraiser for the Monterey YMCA!
Come and celebrate the musical wealth
of our dance community --
in the band and on the dance floor!
The 2015 Monterey Monster (Open) Band
is happening soon –
and we hope you'll join us this year!
As usual, The Crabapples will anchor the band and all musicians are welcome to join us.
To keep it manageable for our sound man, we can only have acoustic instruments – no electric.
We hope you will come to one or both practices,
and play as much of the dance as you are able.
If you can't play all of the tunes, no problem –
take a break and dance!
Practices will be held on Thursday, February 26th and Thursday, March 5th
from 7:30pm 'til about 10:00pm.
The callers will be anchored by Monterey's own Warren Blier –
and include Bay area favorite Mavis McGaugh.
For more information on
the Monterey Monster Band, click here.
So plan to join us –
and enjoy the fun of contra dancing,
and the wonderful, warm community here on the Monterey peninsula!!!
At the Monterey YMCA
(600 Camino El Estero, Monterey 93940)
Doors open at 7pm
Beginner's session at 7:10pm
Contra dancing at 7:30pm
Mark your calendars now!
MCDC holds contra dances most first and third Saturdays (in December, our dances are 2nd and 4th Saturdays) at the Monterey YMCA, unless otherwise noted in our schedules and calendars. Come alone or bring a friend – beginners are always welcome. If you'd like to support MCDC, please consider becoming a Member (just $20/year helps us to continue these wonderful dances).
Dances begin at 7:30 pm, with a highly recommended newcomers' orientation 20 minutes before the dance begins. Admission for regular dances is $8 for members, $10 for nonmembers and $5 for full-time students. Check out our Current Schedule for details and dates.
Not sure what Contra Dance is? See videos and learn more by checking out our About Contra Dance page. If you're feeling nervous about learning Contra Dance, we even have links to beginning dancers' training videos on YouTube – they are a wonderful help, though nothing replaces dancing as a way for your body to learn.
Please be aware that some of our dancers are sensitive to fragrances.