Rainbow Contra of Western Mass


Greetings from Rainbow Contra Dance of Western Massachusetts! 

Gender-Role-Free Contra Dancing
For the LGBTQIA Community & Friends    

All dances are taught.  Beginners and dancers with physical challenges are welcomed. Come early for best instruction.

Please join us for the final three dances of our 2019-20 dance season! We are now dancing at First Churches of Northampton 129 Main St (enter on Center St), Northampton, MA 

February 1, March 7, April 4, 2020     7PM-10PM
$7-10; $5 with student ID

Please bring soft-soled non-street shoes to protect the wooden dance floor.
Please refrain from wearing perfumes, colognes, and other highly scented products.
All events are smoke, drug and alcohol freeLike us on Facebook!
More Info: Contact David at vietdave@yahoo.com and 413-237-4685 or Charlotte at rainbow.contra@gmail.com and 413-687-5611.
Or visit http://www.lcfd.org/rainbow-contra

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 welcome those dancers with limitation due to balance, dizziness, or stamina when dancing, but the grange is not wheelchair accessible.

$$: Each dance costs $450 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 do not mail hard copy newsletters, 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, Charlotte, Lilly, Rene

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