Top Ten Reasons to Contra Dance

  1. It’s good aerobic exercise.
  2. The live music lifts your spirits.
  3. People look you directly in the eye and smile.
  4. You get to wear twirly skirts (yes, men too, if they choose).
  5. You don’t have to come with a partner.
  6. Newcomers are always welcome.
  7. The two parts of each dance align perfectly with the two parts of each tune.
  8. You get to spin around until you’re dizzy, like when you were a kid.
  9. You might meet your future spouse (I did).
  10. Even if you arrive feeling tired and run down at the end of a long week, you feel better after the first dance.

What do you think? What do you enjoy most about contra dancing?