An Inside View of Contra Dancing in Brooklyn, 2015

Swing Your Partner and Do-Si-Do

Jody Kruskal


Kruskal, Jody. “An Inside View of Contra
Dancing in Brooklyn, 2015: Swing Your Partner and Do-Si-Do.” New York Folklore, vol. 41:3-4, 2015. pp. 3-11.


Brooklyn Contra is the latest addition to a contra dance subculture that for over half a century has been hidden in plain sight among the glittering distractions of New York City. The latest contra dance growth spurt started some 15 years ago at the Manhattan contra dance series, when an influx of younger dancers arrived on the scene and kept coming back every week for more.

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