Saturday, November 24 | 6-8 PM | $15 ($10 for Friends of SAC) | Free for Children 12 & Under
Everyone’s favorite caller Chart Guthrie will help you burn off those Thanksgiving calories to the bluegrass tunes of the Dance All Night Band.
A Contra Dance (aka Barn Dance) is a folk dance made up of long lines of couples. It has mixed origins from English country dance, Scottish country dance, and French dance styles in the 17th century. Sometimes described as New England folk dance or Appalachian folk dance, contra dances can be found around the world, but are most common in the United States.
This dance is open to all ages and skill levels – and you do not have to be part of a couple to attend. The event will consist of a number of individual dances led by the caller, Chart Guthrie, who will teach the group the dance just before the music begins. During this introductory walk-through, participants learn the dance by walking through the steps and formations, following the caller’s instructions. Once all of the steps have been presented the band will play and the real fun begins!
Curated by Paton Miller, the now fifth year of this popular exhibition continues to celebrate 31 new artists including six teenagers and marks Southampton Arts Center as a home where the East End arts scene can continue to thrive. This exhibition has been made possible thanks, in part, to the generosity of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. Public funding provided by Suffolk County.
Meet the artists of East End Collected5 and EEC Jr. as well as Curator Paton Miller at our popular Thursday night social club, “Hangout.” Come view the new exhibition, socialize with the artists and members of the community, have a glass of wine, listen to music, play ping-pong and just hang out!