The Third Saturday Contra Dance takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, January 19 at the San Juan Island Grange in Friday Harbor. This month’s caller is Marlin Prowell from Bellingham. He runs very successful dances in Bellingham and is a skilled and well liked caller in the area. The band this month is The Spuds, our local contra group, all of whom live here on San Juan Island. The band includes Val White on fiddle, Jim Nollman of mandolin, Katy Nollman on banjo and Malcolm Suttles on guitar. You've probably seen them from time to time playing at the Farmer’s Market.
Donation is $10 at the door, $5 students
As always, all dances are taught, no partner needed since a feature of contra dancing is changing partners for each dance, and since each dance is taught beforehand there’s no need for prior experience in contra dancing. It’s easy and fun.
The dance is sponsored by San Juan Island Grange #966