Contra Dancing Thriving in Charlotte

An article from the Charlotte Observer about the Dance Gypsies and contra dancing.

“From artsy Asheville to Atlanta, New England and California, to this former elementary school in Charlotte’s Chantilly neighborhood, communities of contra dancers gather weekly for what feels like an old-fashioned barn dance.

It’s part line dance, part square dance and involves lots of swinging, stomping and switching partners. And social graces such as smiling, looking your partner in the eye and helping beginners through awkward moments.”