Get your dance on

There might be a little nip in the air these days but you’ll be warm as toast at the Contra Dance as you duck in with the goblins

There might be a little nip in the air these days but you’ll be warm as toast at the Contra Dance as you duck in with the goblins, out of the rain and wind, into the Big Yellow Merville Hall, Saturday, Oct. 15.It’s Halloween time and the Funtime Fiddlers are waiting to play your favourite Contra dance tunes.

Contra dances are family-friendly community dances where a caller directs all the spooks and crypt crawlers around the dance floor with much laughter and happiness.

The steps are simple, well-organized, and the caller even brings the wallflowers and vampires onto the floor.

Single dancers are most welcome as they can pair up with anyone during the Contras.

There is a short Contra Dance workshop around 7 p.m.

The workshops are free of charge so plan to come early.  At 7:30 p.m., the Funtime Fiddlers start the music with Contra sets lasting about 15 to 20 minutes per dance.  In between the called Contra Dances, there will be waltzes, foxtrots, swing tunes and polkas. On Oct. 15, zoom your broom to the Big Yellow Merville Dance Hall between Campbell River and Courtenay.

Doors open at 6:45 and dancing starts at 7:30 p.m.  Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for youth (6 and under free) or come as a family for $22.  The free workshop starts at 7 p.m. For more information call, 250-339-4249.