South_Florida_Contradance Since 2005. ^+^+^+^+^+^+^+^+^+^+^+^+^+^+^+^+^+ There is Modern Western Square Dancing Thursdays in Wilton Manors. There is semi-local Contradancing this Friday evening in Melbourne, FL There is a Ceili Tuesday in Lake Worth. The mission of South_Florida_Contradance: To provide a means for the South Florida Contradance community to be aware of the various activities in our area; To foster cohesiveness within the Contradance community, by providing a means for people to connect with other like-minded people; and To help the Contradance community grow. South Florida's Contradance community welcomes singles, couples, and families. Beginner-friendly, all dances taught, most sessions have live music, and you don't need to bring a partner! All events are smoking, alcohol, and fragrance free. Thank you for bringing clean dance shoes. If you can walk, you can Contradance! Please Note: >============> Producers, impresarios, bookers, callers, band leaders, organizers, and all others involved in scheduling and running dances: Please note the Contributions and Submissions Guidelines below. I believe it is in your best interest to do so. -- It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so. - Robert Anson Heinlein ======================== This week's newsletter is plain text because some folks who use the Chrome browser have trouble reading it with formatting. I like Firefox. =========================== New monthly contradance in Southwest Florida From Gillian Carney: Please note that we have a new monthly contradance and a 5th Sunday barn dance in Englewood. Right now I'm the only caller as we try to build it to the point where we can pay callers. 1st Saturday Contra Dance - Englewood Time: 7pm-10.30pm Cost: $7.00 Location: Dance, Etc., 3372 N. Access Road, Englewood, Fl 34224 Music: Concordia (Ft. Myers) Caller: Gillian Carney (Ft. Myers) 2013 dates: July 6th, Aug 3rd, Sept 7th, Oct 5th, Nov 2nd, Dec 7th 5th Sunday Barn Dance - Englewood Time: 1.30pm-4.30pm Cost: $7.00 Location: Dance, Etc., 3372 N. Access Road, Englewood, Fl 34224 Music: Concordia (Ft. Myers) Caller: Gillian Carney (Ft. Myers) 2013 dates: June 30th, Sept 29th, Dec 29th Any help you can give in getting the word out would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks, Gillian Carney Email: email@example.com ============================== Moondance 2013 September 6 - 8, 2013 Table Rock State Park Pickens, SC Registration is now open. http://moondance2013.whindo.com/event/default.aspx More info below ============== ORANGE BLOSSOM BALL January, 17 - 19, 2014, Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend. Music by Perpetual eMotion and Moving Violations Calling by Lisa Greenleaf, Lynn Ackerson, and Andy Shore www.orangeblossomcontraball.com More info on website soon... -=================== The world, we are told, was made especially for man - a presumption not supported by all the facts.... Why should man value himself as more than a small part of the one great unit of creation? - John Muir _________________ Subscribe to the Newsletter and the 'RIDES' list If you have friends who come to the dances but do not get this newsletter, please ask them to subscribe so they will have up-to-date information about where we are dancing. All they need do is send an email with 'Subscribe' in the subject line to CliffPBC@gmail.com There will be two emails from Google groups: one for the newsletter, and one for the RIDES list telling you you have been added. If you expected such a message and have not seen it, please look in your spam folder. 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What falls there are, we know not; what rocks beset the channel, we know not; what walls rise above the river, we know not. - John Wesley Powell __________________________________________________________________ Permission is hereby given for you to forward as many copies of this publication as you wish via email *provided you forward the entire publication, including the copyright notice.* For permission to forward excerpts, please contact The Chief Factotum at CliffPBC@gmail.com Please, peruse our copyright notice, reprinting information and deadlines in the paragraphs near the bottom. Thank you. -- We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. When the loyal opposition dies, I think, the soul of America dies with it. - Edward R. Murrow ______________________ Regularly Scheduled Dances If you are bringing new dancers to the dance, please bring them for the beginners lesson: the first half-hour of each session. 1. Beginning Dancer: knows nothing. 2. Intermediate Dancer: knows everything; too good to dance with beginners. 3. Hotshot Dancer: too good to dance with anyone. 4. Advanced Dancer: dances everything, especially with beginners." - Dick Crum No Partner is Needed for any of the Regularly Scheduled Dances! BASTS** = Bring A Snack To Share (Snack suggestions: cookies, pretzels, chips, bite size fruit or other finger food. Home-made is nice; store-bought is good, too.) When I feed the hungry, they call me a saint. When I ask why people are hungry, they call me a communist. - Archbishop Helder Camara ------------------------------------- Lost & found _ :-( ===================== Recurring Contradances: The dance each first Friday; in Delray Beach is on hold. The dance each first Friday in Kendall is on hold. There is a dance each first Saturday; in Boca Raton. (See calendar listings) There is a dance in Broward County, in Davie, each second Saturday. http://www.customsports.biz/browardcontradance.html There is a dance in Melbourne each third Friday. Website: http://cocoabeachcontra.org/. The last dance in Palmetto Bay was Saturday evening, June 15, 2013. There is a dance in Boca Raton each third Sunday afternoon. The dance in Miami each Sunday evening is on hold. See the website for the latest Miami updates. http://contradancemiami.com/ There is a dance in Coconut Grove each fourth Sunday evening, including this Summer. Please see the chronological listings for the most recent changes and updates. Contradancing in the Keys has returned to somnolence. https://sites.google.com/site/keyscontra/ For current Keys info contact Nana Lopez firstname.lastname@example.org or 512 970 4919. Other dances: Recurring: Tuesdays in Lake Worth The Crossroads Dancers Irish Dance class on the wooden floor, in the beautiful back room, at: Brogues Down Under 621 Lake Ave Lake Worth, Florida 33460-3810. Time 6:30pm. Cost $5. We're very helpful to beginners. For the class, and after, there is live music! It's a great opportunity to try Brogues' superb menu. Come by and invite your friends. http://www.facebook.com/events/365726953500034/ People can call 561-531-5855 or email email@example.com for more info. _______________________ Thursdays in Wilton Manors Modern Western Square Dances The South Florida Mustangs - the world's first LGBTQ* Modern Western Square Dance Club - is now open to people who took the classes and dancers who know Modern Western square dancing Plenty of parking. No dress code. No partner necessary. Calling by Chris Phillips. Dancing from 7-9:30pm. $5 at the door Island City Park Preserve - http://goo.gl/maps/g1zXP 823 NE 28th St. Wilton Manors, FL 33334 for more info see http://www.southfloridamustangs.org/ or call 305-899-1710 “Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.” - Rumi (?) ______________________________ Other Dancing by announcement. Please inquire locally before traveling _____________________ Sturgeon's Law: Ninety percent of fiction is crap, but then ninety percent of everything is crap. ========================================================= This newsletter's home page is: http://groups.google.com/group/South_Florida_Contradance -- Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear. - Bertrand Russell Our companion group is at http://groups.google.com/group/soflacontradance_rides_etc PLEASE: To reach the Chief Factotum send an email only to CliffPBC@gmail.com PLEASE... DO NOT USE 'REPLY', and CHANGE THE SUBJECT LINE TO REFLECT THE CONTENT. THANKS -- The tax which will be paid for the purpose of education is not more than the thousandth part of what will be paid to kings, priests, and nobles who will rise up among us if we leave the people in ignorance. - Thomas Jefferson Use the 'RIDES' list if you want to carpool to Contradances. Send emails to: firstname.lastname@example.org -- There are stars whose radiance is visible on Earth though they have long been extinct. There are people whose brilliance continues to light the world though they are no longer among the living. These lights are particularly bright when the night is dark. They light the way for humankind. - Hannah Senesh ______________________________ Volunteer(s) needed! It is better to prevent crimes than to punish them. - Cesare Beccaria WE NEED VOLUNTEERS at each dance; everyone would prefer to dance, but... We also need help with refreshments, welcoming newcomers, helping at the "front desk", or cleaning up a little afterward. If there's something else you'd like to do, just ask. Five minutes (or longer if you can) of several people's time would be very helpful! You can ask for details at the front desk at any dance. All the groups on the WWWeb are happening because the people doing them volunteered. Helping at the front desk for a dance, or a few minutes, will allow the 'regular' volunteer to dance, too. --If I am not for me, who will be for me? But being for myself alone, what am I? And if not now, when? - R. Hillel Miscellaneous Notes: If you would like information about Home Hospitality for Contradancing in South Florida, or if you have other travel related questions, contact Merle by email: email@example.com. (No last-minute requests, please.) ________________________________________ Dance Addresses & Directions: please scroll down to 'Dance Venues' ======================== [Further Ahead notes are further ahead] "Do you ever read any of the books you burn?" "That's against the law!" "Oh. Of course." - Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 ================================ In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something less, because passing civilization along from one generation to the next ought to be the highest honor and the highest responsibility anyone could have. - Lee Iacocca =========================== June Notes Friday, June 21, 2013, 7:30 - 11:00pm Third Friday Contradance Melbourne, FL Tropical Haven, near Melbourne Airport Music - The Rafter Ringers (Orlando) Caller - Brian Kushner (Delray) Doors open at 7:00 PM Contra Lessons begin at 7:30 PM (Beginners are encouraged to attend.) Adults $9 Youth Rate (17 and under) $5 Family (2 adults and 2 or more kids) $20 Info: firstname.lastname@example.org ==================== Summer Soirée - June 21-23, 2013 Warren Wilson College Asheville, NC Registration info: http://www.ashevillecontra.com/dance-weekend-register.html Other info - see links at bottom of above page. All announcements are made on the Facebook Group first. https://www.facebook.com/groups/84107209298/?ref=ts&fref=ts ======================== Fourth Sunday, June 23, 2013 Olde Tyme Dance Barnacle Historic State Park 3485 Main Highway Coconut Grove, FL 33133. Admission is $10.00, teens $6:00, kids are free Dancing starts at 6:30pm, with a walkthrough and warmup for new & experienced dancers. Band: Dirty Dollars Caller: Louis F Dow, II If you'd like more information, or you have any questions, feel free to e-mail Louis F Dow, II email@example.com or call him at 818 305 4048. Website: http://contradancemiami.com/barnacle.htm [This dance will continue through the Summer.] On the Radio: You can hear Dirty Dollars on Folk and Acoustic Music with Michael Stock on June 23 (the same day as the next Barnacle dance). It's on WLRN, 91.3 FM, every Sunday at 2:00 - 5:00pm. But, be sure to listen on June 23rd. http://www.wlrn.org/radio =============================== THURSDAY, June 27, 2013 Contradance at 7:15pm. Bayfront Park, Tina Hills Pavilion, 301 Biscayne Blvd Miami, FL 33132. This is a FREE dance, Music: TBA. Caller: Louis F Dow, II If you'd like more information, or you have any questions, feel free to e-mail Louis F Dow, II
or call him at 818 305 4048. From Louis: If you want to avoid the hassles of parking around Bayfront, it's always possible to take the Metromover, inner Loop to the Bayfront Park station. The Pavilion is just a 3 minute walk from there. OR MEET ME AT MY STUDIO AT 6:15 AND I'LL TAKE YOU TO THE PARK (If you'd like to ride with me, it's really helpful to let me know at least 3-4 hours in advance, either reply to this e-mail or call me at 818-305-4048.) Riding over with me is a great option. There's plenty of paid parking on all three sides of the park, but you'll have a hard time finding free parking. When choosing between evils, I always like to take the one I've never tried before. - Mae West ====================== July Notes Thursday, July 4, 2013, 5:00pm - 8:00pm Special Fourth of July Contradance Bayfront Park, Tina Hills Pavilion, 301 Biscayne Blvd Miami, FL 33132. This is a FREE dance, Music: Dirty Dollars Caller: Louis F Dow, II If you'd like more information, or you have any questions, feel free to e-mail Louis F Dow, II or call him at 818 305 4048. The dance will be followed by Miami’s biggest fireworks display! ========================== Further Ahead Notes: [More information will be forthcoming, as, and if, it is received.] Moondance 2013 September 6 - 8, 2013 Table Rock State Park Pickens, SC Hotpoint String Band Curious George Beth Molaro Robert Cromartie Registration: Done ON-LINE began June First. QUESTIONS: Contact Marty Spencer at firstname.lastname@example.org or Keith Eustis at email@example.com http://moondance2013.whindo.com/event/default.aspx =============================== Dance Venues: Contradance second and fourth Thursdays, at 6:00pm at Bayfront Park in Miami for 2013. The dance is FREE!! We dance in the outdoor Tina Hills Pavilion with a great view of the park's fountain and Biscayne Bay. Because of that, music will be provided by our own Miami Contradance DJ, Old-school Lou Dow. Bayfront Park is located at 301 North Biscayne Boulevard Miami, Florida 33132. The best parking is at the south entrance to Bayside Marketplace at the east end of 3rd Street. Tina Hills Pavilion is in the center of the park just inland from the fountain. More information on any of these dances is available by visiting the web site at ContradanceMiami.com by e-mail at lfdow@ContradanceMiami.com or by phone or text at 818-305-4048. ============ By Announcement Only - First Fridays (check first) Contradance in Delray Beach 9:00pm – 12:00am at: Beat Cup Café 660 Linton Boulevard #109 Delray Beach, FL 33444 (561) 330-4693 http://thebeatcupcafe.com/ https://www.facebook.com/TheBeatCupCafe Info: http://contradancemiami.com/index.htm ___________________________ Some First Fridays by announcement Kendall - Dice House: The Historic Dice House 10000 SW 82nd Avenue, Miami FL 33176 Contact: Elizabeth Warriner 786-242-0766 or 305-803-7008. Web site (with map): http://www.dadeheritagetrust.org/content/1917-dice-house _____________________ First Saturday in Boca Raton Michael's Body Scenes Aerobics & Fitness Center 5994 S. W. 18th Street Boca Raton, FL 33433 561-750-7945 www.bodyscenes.com (It's around the back of the shopping center.) ========================= Second Saturday in Broward County River of Grass Unitarian Universalist Church 11850 West State Road 84 Davie, FL 33325 Contact: Patrick 954-431-0690 also see The Broward Contra Dance website http://www.customsports.biz/browardcontradance.html Directions to The Broward Contradance: Location: ? ? West State Rd. 84 between Flamingo Rd & Hiatus Rd (aka SW 112th Ave) From I-95 and the Florida Turnpike Take I-595 West to Flamingo Road exit, when off of I-595 get into left lane of the exit ramp, just before Flamingo Rd., (turnaround lane,) U-turn under I-595 onto SR 84 heading east, get in right lane, go ONLY a quarter mile, turn right into first set of stores The UU River of Grass Hall is in the first suite on the left, parking is around to the side From I-75 or the Sawgrass Expressway: Exit I-75 to I-595 eastbound, get off at Flamingo Road exit-- at Flamingo Rd. continue straight through intersection on SR 84 heading east, get in right lane, go ONLY a quarter mile, turn right into first set of stores The UU River of Grass Hall is in the first suite on the left Parking is around to the side. _______________ Weekly Sunday Evening Contra Dance in Miami is on hold. except for the fourth Sundays at: The Barnacle in Coconut Grove. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 818-305-4048. http://contradancemiami.com/ _____________________ Third Saturdays in Palmetto Bay ceased.4 Perrine Peters Methodist Church, 18301 South Dixie Highway Palmetto Bay Info: Elizabeth Warriner 786-242-0766 or, on dance night, call John Hopkins at 305-803-7008. Here's a map: http://preview.tinyurl.com/PerrineContra ___________________ Third Sunday afternoon in Boca Raton The Club at Boca Pointe Athletic Center 22971 Via De Sonrisa Del Norte Boca Raton, FL 33433 [Please note: this is not the clubhouse.] Directions: **From the North: I-95 S - Exit 44, West Palmetto Park Rd. to Military Trail. Turn left (South) to SW 18th St., At SW 18th St. turn right (West). **From the South: I-95 N -- Exit Hillsboro Blvd. West to Military Trail, turn right (North) to SW 18th St; At SW 18th St. turn left (West). **BOTH: After about 1 mile (more or less) turn right into Via De Sonrisa Del Norte. **From Florida's Turnpike: Take the appropriate exit for your direction, go East to Powerline Road. Take Powerline Road to SW 18th St. Go East. After about 1 mile (more or less) turn left into Via De Sonrisa Del Norte. **ALL: Pass the guard gate (picture ID required). Take the second left. Drive to The Club at Boca Pointe Athletic Center parking lot. The main entrance is by the blue canopy. Sign in at the Front Desk. The room we are in is the first one on the right. The doorway is around the corner. _________________________________ Fourth Sunday in Coconut Grove at the Barnacle Historic State Park 3485 Main Highway Coconut Grove, FL Directions: >From North: I-95 South becomes So. Dixie Hwy/US-1. Turn LEFT onto Unity Blvd/FL-9/SW 27TH Ave. Turn RIGHT onto So. Bayshore Dr. Turn RIGHT onto McFarlane Rd. Turn LEFT onto Main Hwy. End at 3485 Main Hwy. Contact: Louis F. Dow, II - 818-305-4048 e-mail: email@example.com Funds raised support the historic house and grounds www.floridastateparks.org/thebarnacle => The Barnacle Society, Inc. is a volunteer non-profit, citizen-supported organization created to generate public awareness, education, and financial support for the preservation and maintenance of The Barnacle Historic State Park. ========================= Contra Dance in the Keys! 2014 dates TBA Was every weekend from January to March, 2013 ** First and third Fridays on Long Key -Outdoor Resorts- between MM 66 and 65, from 7-9pm ** Second Fridays in Marathon - January 11th, Marathon Community Park Bandshell, 200 36th Street, MM 49, from 7-9pm -February 8th and March 8th at St Columba Episcopal Church Hall, 451 52nd Street Gulf, MM 49, from 7-9pm ** Fourth Saturdays in Key West, -Dance Factory, 906 Kennedy Dr. #C, (K-Mart Shop Center) Key West, from 8-10 pm No experience or partner needed, easy dance steps taught each time we dance. If you need a ride, a place to stay if you come down (or up) or more info -call or e-mail Nana Lopez, 512-970-4919, firstname.lastname@example.org =========================== Weekly Non-Contra Dances ==================== Tuesday, 6:30pm The Crossroads Dancers hold their Irish Dance class on the wooden floor, in the beautiful back room, at: Brogues On the Avenue 621 Lake Ave Lake Worth, Florida 33460-3810. Cost $5. We're very helpful to beginners. For the class, and after, there is live music. It's a great opportunity to try Brogues' superb menu. Come by and invite your friends. http://www.facebook.com/events/365726953500034/ People can call 561-531-5855 or email email@example.com for more info. ______________________________ Thursday, 7:00 - 9:30pm New Beginner Modern Western Square Dance Classes The South Florida Mustangs - the world's first LGBTQ* Modern Western Square Dance Club - is reactivating with new beginner classes. Plenty of parking. No dress code. No experience necessary & no partner necessary. All are welcome. Calling/teaching by Chris Phillips. Classes from 7-9:30pm. $5 at the door Island City Park Preserve - http://goo.gl/maps/g1zXP 823 NE 28th St. Wilton Manors, FL 33334 for more info see http://www.southfloridamustangs.org/ or call 305-899-1710 ======================== Occasionally by Announcement: The Village of Palm Springs Leisure Activities Building (LAB) 226 Cypress Lane Palm Springs, FL 33461 DIRECTIONS: South on Congress from Forest Hill to Dolan; Right (West) on Dolan about a half-mile; Left on Cypress Lane; it ends at the Village Complex; Go left and the street turns into a parking lot; Go to the end look for the Leisure Activities Building; It's east, down the parking lot, from 226 Cypress Lane, Past the VFW, next to the 2 basketball courts. Village: www.villageofpalmsprings.org. Map: http://www.villageofpalmsprings.org/images/map_directional.jpg _______________ Outreach: A good intro for friends who have never Contradanced: http://www.customsports.biz/dance_info.html Another very good intro for friends who have never Contradanced: Chattahoochee Country Dancers (CCD) dance and tell Why We Contra Dance. Short clips featuring several CCD contra dancers and couples. Calling by Maggie Cowan and Charlotte Crittenden. Music by Crosstown Traffic and Mock Turtle Soup. CCD is located in Clarkston, Georgia. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7m9EGS4iiOg or http://youtu.be/7m9EGS4iiOg Thanks to Chattahoochee Country Dancers(CCD) and Janet Shepherd: For beginner lessons and other contra dance videos on: http://www.contradance.org/html/what_is.php See the links for "Contra Dance Videos". Also, you may go to ContraUSA.com for videos, and to Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contradance Or go to Youtube.com and search for "Contra dance training" * Crossover contra is contra dancing to non-traditional music such as Techno, Hip-Hop, etc. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHCflEc534o or vimeo.com/1786406 ==================== An interesting article: D e s e r t E x p o s u r e July 2012 The Lively Arts Fun with Footwork In Mesilla, the old tradition of Contra dancing is drawing a new generation to the dance floor. by Karen Ray "Every third Friday they gather at the Community Center in the old village of Mesilla. The monthly Contra Dance is about to begin. A nearby plaque proclaims that Billy the Kid was once tried and sentenced to hang in this town. It is something the locals are proud of. History runs deep here along the ancient Camino Real trail. http://www.desertexposure.com/201207/prt_201207_contra_dance.php =================================== WHY OUTREACH: We need more people to attend our dances, so we can support our musicians and callers, and pay for the space we dance in. We have dancing three times a month in Palm Beach County, so we need even more dancers, so that we can keep them all going. Please bring friends and acquaintances; if they can walk, they can Contradance. We hope they will want to return. If you are bringing new dancers to the dance, please bring them for the beginners lesson at 7:30pm. ______________________________________________ Links: South Florida Contra Dance, a web page covering most of South Florida. http://www.southfloridacontradance.com/ South Florida Contradancing is on Facebook. Just go to Facebook and search 'South Florida Contradance' or click this link: http://www.facebook.com/pages/South-Florida-Contradance/147725978599669?ref=ts Francine Matson is the Organizer of South Florida Contradances Meetup group. http://www.meetup.com/South-Florida-Contradances/ Please join and tell your friends; it will help us grow our dances. Don't forget to RSVP and rate the dances you go to. ========================= The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it. -John Gilmore ========================== Dance Web Florida Don Pauley's pages, which cover all Contra, English Country, Ceili, and Scandinavian dancing in Florida. Also links to Scottish, International and many more dances and Folk Music. http://dancefl.us/contra/index.php https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dance-Web-Florida/222972087720293?sk=wall&refid=0 Charlie Seelig is Webmaster for: http://www.contradancelinks.com/southatlantic.html Information, Resources and Encouragement to Help Traditional Dance Organizers, Callers, Musicians and Dancers to Share the Joy https://sites.google.com/site/danceambassadors/ ======================== Check out the following groups on Facebook (if you are satisfied with their privacy policies): "Tampa Contra Dance", "Florida Snow Ball", "Crossover Contra"*. Does anyone know other good links to recommend to would-be Contradancers? ______________________________________________ Topics for discussion: No idea can be considered valuable until a thousand people have laughed at it. Lao Tzu _______________________________________________________ Warren has suggested a bi-monthly or quarterly evening waltz party/dance. There has been some discussion on the SoFlaContradance_Rides_etc group about this. One member has volunteered their house, but a date has not been set. If anyone else is interested in hosting, please email to the list or The Chief Factotum. Members may email to firstname.lastname@example.org To sign up, that group's home page address is: http://groups.google.com/group/soflacontradance_rides_etc It is a democracy, if you can keep it. - Benjamin Franklin I had rather take my chance that some traitors will escape detection than spread abroad a spirit of general suspicion and distrust, which accepts rumor and gossip in place of undismayed and unintimidated inquiry. -Justice Learned Hand _____________________________________________ Do any 'old-timers' have info about the beginning of Contradancing in South Florida? Some folks say we're coming up on the 35th Anniversary; others say we're dancing longer than that. Please let me know at CliffPBC@gmail.com And many thanks to those long-time dancers who have already responded. This sentence would be seven words long if it were six words shorter. - Anon __________________ For a list of all the ways technology has failed to improve the quality of life, please press three. - Alice Kahn THE (not so) FINE PRINT: Contra Dancing is strenuous physical activity. It is your own responsibility to make sure that you are in proper health and physical condition to engage in it. South_Florida_Contradance provides information and announcements, about Contra dancing, and other items and activities of interest, mostly in South (East) Florida, as a service to the dance community. It is sent out approximately weekly via a Google Groups mailing list to people who have expressed an interest in receiving the newsletter (opt -in). Any views or opinions presented in this newsletter are solely those of the author(s) and you are not required to agree with them. 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