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New dancers are focussed on the fear of not knowing WHAT to do. In thelong run, WHEN, WHERE and HOW are much more important. When means followingthe phrase of the music, where means staying in formation and how meansmoving in gentle harmony with the rest of the group. If you can dothose three, WHAT you do will probably work.
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  • WHEN  important(followingthe phrase of the music)
  • WHERE  (staying in formation)
  • HOW  (moving in gentle harmonywith the rest of the group)

    Even though some of the comments originated elsewhere, I am the onewho selected them as being correct and useful for dancers/callers who wanta more in depth understanding of contra. If you have a criticism or comment,I would be glad to get your email at

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