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Folk Dancing

Stacy Rose’s folk dance students perform a Breton dance, “An Dro Retourné,” at the 2015 South Coast Celtic Fest.

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SIXES - The South Coast Folk Society will host a free Contra Dance at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 21, at the Sixes Grange, 44556 Highway 101, Sixes, in Curry County.

Contra Dancing is a light-hearted form of social dancing that is easy to learn and fun for all ages. Singles, couples and families will enjoy contra dancing, and new dancers are always welcome.

Live music will be provided by the Outstanding Open Band, a popular band made up of musicians from Coos and Curry counties. They play a lively mix of Celtic, old timey and modern contra tunes. These musicians, under the leadership of Sharon Rogers, have provided Coos and Curry counties with lively and vibrant contra dance music for many years.

The personable and experienced caller, Stacy Rose of Coos Bay, will guide the dancers throughout the evening. She will teach all the steps and patterns. Rose has called dances all over Oregon for the last 20 years and is planning an evening full of exiting new dances appropriate for all skill levels. 

During intermission there will be a performance by the South Coast Folk Society Morris Dancers.

All are welcome to this free, public event, which is alcohol and fragrance free. Refreshments are available. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

Admission is free to this and dances on June 16, July 28 and Oct. 20 at the Sixes Grange. They also are funded by The Curry County Cultural Coalition and The Oregon Cultural Trust. For more information call 541-332-9295 or 541-348-2174 or visit www.southcoastfolksociety.com.

The South Coast Folk Society is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization, dedicated to the preservation, study, teaching, enjoyment and continuing evolution of traditional and historical dance, music and song. 

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