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  • Brooklyn Waldorf School 11 Jefferson Ave. New York, New York 11238 USA (map)

CONTRASHOCK 2018 is presented by CDNY and Brooklyn Contra! Come join us for two amazing days of dancing with ELIXIR and WAKE UP ROBIN. TWO bands and TWO callers. WILL MENTOR and NILS FREDLAND will be leading dances.

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No partner or experience necessary!


  • $20 per dance

  • $55 for the full weekend

CDNY members who attend the full day Saturday will get a $5 discount at the door


Brooklyn Waldorf School

11 Jefferson Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238

Tentative Schedule:

FRIDAY night: featuring Elixir! with caller Nils Fredland

  • 7:30 pm Contra Dance Lesson

  • 8-11 pm Contra Dance

SATURDAY all day: featuring Elixir and Wake Up Robin with callers Will Mentor and Nils Fredland

2-5:30 pm Challenging Contras
5:30-7:30 pm Brown Bag dinner
7:00-7:30 pm Contra lesson 
7:30-11:00 pm Contra for all with both bands and callers

Calling on Saturday will be with Larks and Ravens



Elixir! is:

  • Anna Patton: clarinet, vocals

  • Ethan Hazzard-Watkins: fiddle

  • Jesse Readlynn: trumpet, flugelhorn

  • Owen Morrison: guitar, foot percussion

  • Nils Fredland: calling, trombone, vocals


Wake Up Robin is:

  • Andrew VanNorstrand: guitar, fiddle

  • Noah VanNorstrand: mandolin, feet

  • Audrey Knuth: fiddle

  • Amy Englesberg: piano, accordion

Earlier Event: September 7
Contra dance for all!
Later Event: October 5
Contra dance for all!