Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Contra dance to be at Finnish American Heritage Center Nov. 12

HANCOCK -- Due to popular demand, Finlandia University’s Finnish American Heritage Center is offering contra dancing monthly during the academic year. The next contra dance will be from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. TOMORROW, Wednesday, Nov. 12.

Members of the Thimbleberry Band will provide live music for the dance, and Colin Hoekje will serve as the caller. Hoekje, a student at Michigan Tech, is an experienced contra dance caller.

Instructions with Hoekje will begin at 7 p.m., with the band joining in at 7:30 p.m. The dance is easily learned by anyone regardless of experience. No partner is necessary, and all ages and skill levels are invited to attend.

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

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

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