Contra dance is a social dance where you do not need to a partner. All dances are taught before you dance the dance. There will be a "caller" that will help you remember the dance, The dance sequence will be repeated again and again, making it easier and easier to feel comfortable with the dance. Most dances last 5-7 minutes. Wear cool, comfortable clothes and shoes. There are chairs to sit out when you do not want to join the current dance. Water is provided and many times some of the dancers bring treats to share. This can be a family event for those 10 years or older.There is usually live music.