We cordially invite you and join your members for an evening of fascination, food, and fancy footwork on Saturday, December 3rd at the Capital City Grange!
We will be talking union from 5:00 - 6:00 pm, breaking bread from 6:00 - 7:00 pm, and then contra dancing at 8:00 pm! Show your union pride and wear your union swag!
We are especially pleased to share our VT PRO Act campaign and Worker Circle organizing project before the dance from 5:00 - 6:00 pm. If you would like to have a chance to shape these projects and help grow worker power in Vermont, don't miss it and come early! We'll be talking with members of the Capital City Grange and other community folks that come for the discussion.
Never contra danced before? No worries! Make sure you don't miss the "newcomers/refresher" instruction session starting about 7:40, 20 minutes before the dance starts at 8:00. The dance caller for the evening, Will Mentor, will teach some of the basic figures that will be in the dances he expects to do. Some experienced dancers usually join in the instruction session to help new folks too. We strongly recommend that novice dancers take part in these sessions, rather than just trying to jump right in.
Please be aware of the following COVID protocols for the contra dance only (masks are not required for the talk and potluck):
- If anyone has COVID symptoms or feels sick, please stay home and come back when you feel well.
If you or anyone in your household has had their first positive test for COVID within 10 days before the dance, please stay home and come to another dance later.
- All dancers must wear well-fitting N95, KN95/KN94, or medical/surgical masks. They have extra masks available for dancers who need one at no cost. The caller and band may or may not wear masks, depending on their performance needs.
- If you test positive for COVID in the 5 days following a dance, please notify Tim Swartz by email at email@example.com.
- If you want to be on the email list to be notified in case a dancer reports a positive test, you may enter your name and email address on a laptop at the dance. You can also sign up for the email newsletters, which the Montpelier Contra Dance sends out a few days before each dance.
Admission is on a sliding scale: $5 (or more) for kids and low-income dancers; $12 (or more) for adults; and $20 (or more) for dance supporters. Pay what you can. Dances at the Capital City Grange are volunteer-run, and they appreciate your support. And the admission goes to pay the workers: bands, dance callers, and sound techs, plus paying rent to the Grange!
Show your union pride and wear your union swag!