Pucker up and get ready to kiss the Blarney Stone down at the St. Patrick’s Day Contra Dance at the Big Yellow Merville Hall, the emerald green capital of the Comox Valley.
On Saturday be our guests and bring along a four leaf clover, some lucky charms and kick up your pointy toed green shoes to the Contra Dance tunes of the O’Funtime Fiddlers. The fiddlers, with their leprechaun friends, will pluck the strings for your dancing pleasure while our dance caller, June O’Cannon, keeps the dancers spinning and reaching for that elusive pot of gold.
Before the dance, from 7-7:30 p.m., there will be a Contra Dance workshop as well as some instruction in basic waltz patterns. This workshop is free of charge. At 7:30 p.m., the Funtime Fiddlers clamp a four leaf clover betwixt their teeth, and start the music. Single dancers are most welcome as they can pair up with anyone during the Contras and our Contra sets last about 15 to 20 minutes per dance. In between the called Contra dances, we’ll play waltzes, foxtrots, polkas and even a Spot Dance.
In keeping with the Saint Paddy’s Day theme, the hall will be ecologically friendly…we are going green! So pop into the Big Yellow Merville Dance Hall, on the Old Island Highway. Doors open at 7 p.m. Cost is $10.00/adults, $5.00/youth (6 and under free) and you can come as a family for $22.00. Call 250-339-4249 for more information.