Western Mass Welcome Message


September 2018          


Greetings!

NEWS! We have changed our name to Rainbow Contra Dance of Western Massachusetts.  Like us on Facebook. Although our name has changed we will continue to have great callers and fabulous music at the Montage Community Hall.  

We look forward to seeing you at the Montague Community Hall (formerly Montague Grange) as we begin our 28th season of Gender Role-Free Contra Dancing for LGBTIQA folks and friends!  This year’s dance schedule is attached.

OUR FIRST DANCE OF THE SEASON:

Our 2018-2019 all-level/beginner friendly dance season begins on Saturday, October 6th. The dance will begin at 7PM.  The cost remains $10-$7 sliding scale, Student with ID $5. All our dances are taught and we suggest you come early for best instructions.  For the months of November, December, January, February, March and April, our dances will be on the first Saturday of the month. Mark your calendars!

Snacks: Snacks are provided by dancers; feel free to bring something tasty to share.

Help make it happen: Between dances, spread the word, post flyers for upcoming dances, bring your friends, post dance information on Facebook and other social media. Feel free to forward this letter to lists or individuals who might like to join us.  If you know of other ways/ venues to get the word out, feel free to let us know, or pass the word on. At the dances, please help out with set-up, clean-up, sitting at the door collecting money, and welcoming new dancers. Occasionally, out-of town dancers need housing after a dance and you can volunteer to host.  We creatively support dancers with limitations due to balance, dizziness, or stamina to enjoy the dance!  Unfortunately, the hall is not wheelchair accessible.

$$: Each dance costs close to $400 to put on, and we could use more funds to continue to have great callers, live music, and welcoming dance setting with its wooden floor.  Along with spreading the word and bringing “fresh feet” to join us, please consider donating extra cash at the dances or making a designated tax-deductible contribution to Rainbow Contra Dance of Western Mass.  You can send a check made out to LCFD, c/o John Gintell, 9 West St., Cambridge, MA 02139 with a notation for Rainbow Contra Dance.

Weather Cancellations: We almost never cancel dances.  If weather or other unforeseen circumstances should warrant cancellation, we will send out an email notice in advance, and you may phone our contact people as well.  Add your email address to the list at the welcoming table. Check out www.lcfd.org for more dance information.

We are not sending out hard copy newsletters this year, but if you know of anyone needing to receive one please let us know.

All best wishes until we see you on the dance floor: Rainbow Contra of Western Mass LGBTIQA Dance Organizers: Arlene, Judy, Dave, David, Karis, Charlotte, Lilly

L=Lesbian, G=Gay, B=Bisexual, T=Transgender, I=Intersex, Q=Questioning & Queer,
A=Asexual, Aromantic, & Allies

Weather Cancellations: We almost never cancel dances.  If weather or other unforeseen circumstances should warrant cancellation, we will send out an email notice in advance, and you may phone our contact people as well.  Add your email address to the list at the welcoming table.  Check out www.lcfd.org for more dance information.

We are not sending out hard copy newsletters this year, but if you know of anyone needing to receive one please let us know. All best wishes until we see you on the dance floor!

Rainbow Contra of Western Mass LGBTIQA Dance Organizers:

Arlene, Judy, Dave, David, Mary, Karis, Charlotte, Lilly

 

L=Lesbian, G=Gay, B=Bisexual, T=Transgender, I=Intersex, Q=Questioning & Queer,

A=Asexual, Aromantic, Agender & Allies