And they danced. Twice a year, the Sudbury Companies of Militia and Minute and other reenactors gather for a delightful evening of Contra Dancing. It's a night of merriment, food, and drink - colonial style.
The dances are "called" - the term for having
the steps of the dance spoken (i.e. like some square dances) - so learning the
basic moves is easy. Also, the dances start off simple, and, as the night progresses,
they become a little more complicated and elegant. The public is welcome, and,
you do not
need colonial attire or a partner to participate.
Nite Ball is held in January, and the Regimental Ball is held in April.