Queer Contra Dance Chicago

When:
March 8, 2013 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
2013-03-08T09:00:00+00:00
2013-03-08T11:00:00+00:00
Where:
St. Luke's Lutheran Church of Logan Square
2649 North Francisco Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
USA
Cost:
sliding scale of $0-10
Contact:
Peter McDowell

Queer contra dance takes the traditional division of the dance into “gentlemen” and “ladies” and gives it a queer twist. Instead of gender roles, dancers choose whether or not to wear an armband, which determines their role. (If you’re curious, the “armband” role corresponds to the traditional gentleman’s or leader’s role, but there’s not much difference between the two roles.) The caller uses the term “armbands” or “bands” to refer to the dancers wearing armbands, and “barearms” or “bares” (no, not bears) to indicate those without armbands.