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Barn Dances

Heather Haugland and Glenn Merril dance during a Saturday Night Barn Dance at the Terry Miller Legislative Building gymnasium.
(Brian Wallace/Juneau Empire).

JIF co-sponsors monthly barn dances (traditional American contra dances), which are taught and called to live music. There is basic instruction for beginners (and those who need a refresher) during the first half-hour. The schedule for Fall 2009 is below.

Date - Time Dance - Caller Band Location
Thu, Sep 10
7:30 - 9:30pm
Contra - Odette Edgar Jerry Fiscus & Friends Capital School Gym
Sat, Sep 26
7:30 - 11:00pm
Barn - Tom Paul Impromptu St. Ann's Hall
Thu, Oct 8
7:30 - 11:00pm
Contra - Tom Paul Happy To Be Here Capital School Gym
Sat, Oct 24
7:30 - 11:00pm
Barn - Odette Edgar Full Circle St. Ann's Hall
Thu, Nov 12
7:30 - 9:30pm
Contra - Tom Paul The Jig is Up Terry Miller Gym
Fri, Nov 27
7:30 - 11:00pm
Thanksgiving - TBA Grateful Celtics St. Ann's Hall
Thu, Dec 10
7:30 - 9:30pm
Contra - Odette Edgar Red Steer Terry Miller Gym
Thu, Dec 31
7:30 - 11:00pm
New Year's Eve - TBA TBA St. Ann's Hall

Thursday dances are from 7:30 to 9:30 pm at Capital School Gym. Use the 6th Street entrance. Saturday/Holiday dances are 7:30 to 11:00 pm. Folk dancing is every Sunday, 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the downtown Juneau Racquet Club. For up-to-date information, please call Odette Foster at 907-586-1787 or check the website at www.juneaucontras.org. A direct link to their schedule is available at www.juneaucontras.org/schedule.html.