November Contra Dances at Gardiner Early Learning Center

On Tuesday, November 18, and Tuesday, December 16, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. the Chagrin Falls Contra Dance will be temporarily located in the Gardiner Early Learning Center gymnasium (9421 Bainbridge Road; Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023), returning to its regular location at Chagrin Falls Township Hall in January.


This is a lovely and lively dance that you will not want to miss. Live folk music played by Paul Kovac (fiddle and banjo), Kevin Johnson (bass), Anthony Papaleo (guitar), and Will Craig (percussion).

No need for prior dance experience. Each Contra Dance is taught through simple instruction by dance caller Kenny Wilson. An introductory dance lesson starts at 7:30 p.m. and the Contra Dance is from 8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $8.00 for those 17 years and under, $10.00 per adult and $25.00 per family.

For further information, contact Will Craig (216) 316-0068,, or Jim Newell (440) 247-5751. Investigate North Eastern Ohio’s Contra Dance culture, history and dance schedule by visiting the website.

Jenny Hershberger
Author: Jenny Hershberger

Jenny Hershberger was born and raised in Geauga County, Ohio. Since graduating from Marietta College she has worked as a free-lance photographer and graphic designer. Recently Jenny has become a published author, writing “Single and Content, a Journey from Despair to Delight”. She has traveled extensively throughout the USA and to several foreign countries.