Monday, October 13, 2014

Finnish American Heritage Center to host contra dance Oct. 15

HANCOCK -- Due to popular demand, Finlandia University’s Finnish American Heritage Center (FAHC) will offer contra dancing monthly during the academic year.

The first contra dance of the season will take place from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the FAHC Wednesday, Oct. 15. Instruction will be provided at the beginning of the session, and the dance is easily learned by anyone regardless of experience. No partner is necessary, and all ages and skill levels are invited to attend. Cost is $6 per person.

Music for the dance will be provided by members of the Thimbleberry Band, and Colin Hoekje will serve as the caller. Hoekje, a student at Michigan Tech, has experience calling at contra dances, including a major contra dance event in Lower Michigan earlier this year.

Contra dances are also set for Nov. 12, Jan. 14, Feb, 11, March 18 and April 8 at the Finnish American Heritage Center, located at 435 Quincy Street in Hancock, on the campus of Finlandia University.

For more information, call (906) 487-7302.

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