|Next Dance: April 4, 2015 CALLER: Margaret Mathews BAND: Esteemed Clams LOCATION: UU Church, 695 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY|
|Next-Next Dance: April 18, 2015 CALLER: Maxine McDonald BAND: Molly Jaynes and Jane Knoeck LOCATION: UU Church, 695 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY|
|Miss the recent article on participatory dancing in Buffalo in which QCCD appeared? You can still read it and watch the video.|
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Men in Skirts FAQ
We are proud to be the first dance organization in cyberspace to explain this popular but baffling dance floor phenomenon. Now has pictures of our favorite guy in skirts! Not for the humor-impaired.
Contra Dance Bibliography
A Queen City exclusive. Way back in 1993, while in library school, our co-founder compiled a bibliography on contra dance research sources. Here it is in original, unimproved form.
The inevitable small print: Queen City Contra Dancers are grateful to Cynthia Van Ness for all of the work she has done in running this website from 1998 to 2010. It is now maintained by Joe Kwiatkowski and a team of QCCD helpers. Queen City regrets the necessity of reminding you that all pages are copyright (C)1998-2013, all rights reserved. No portion of it may be reproduced in any form without permission.
Great time; great crowd; great fun! Last dance was such fun with a full house and lots of good energy! The fun continues on Saturday, April 4, with Margaret Mathews making the drive over from Rochester with frequent (and popular guests) the Esteemed Clams. A good solid night of calling and dancing, and lots of enjoyment in store. The only thing missing is you! We're at the usual place: UU Church, 695 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY. Contra-basics at 7:30 PM---bring your friends. Dancing from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM.
Our current schedule and directions
We dance on 1st and 3rd Saturdays from October to June and 3rd Saturdays only in July and August
Sometimes we dance on 5th Saturdays,too!
Most dances run from 8-11 pm
No partner required. Come alone, or with friends and family, or with a significant other, just come!
No experience required. Beginners welcome! All dances are taught and walked through.
No special outfits required. We recommend loose, breathable clothing and clean, flat, soft-soled shoes. Sneakers and Hush Puppies are good. Cowboy boots and high heels are NOT good; not only do those shoes damage wooden dance floors, but they are difficult to move around in, and we do move around!
General admission: $10.00
Students with ID: $6.00
Children under 12: Free
Spectators: A donation to help compensate the band
All Queen City dances are smoke-free and alcohol-free.
You are dancing at your own risk at all times.
What is contra dance, anyway? (from Wikipedia)
A page devoted to upcoming dances of all kinds in Western New York
Country Dance & Song Society
The umbrella organization for groups such as Queen City.
Contra Dance Links for the United States, Canada, and the World
Don't leave town without finding a good dance to visit!
National Day-of-the-Month Dance Grid
By Ted Crane in Ithaca. If you want to know which cities dance on which day of the month, this is an impressive site.
An American Ballroom Companion
Dance instruction manuals, c. 1490-1920, online in full text courtesy of the Library of Congress. Added for amusement and research.