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Contra dance caller Howard Ostby.

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Contras have a line of fun

Contra dancing has been a popular multi-generational folk activity in the Valley for years.

Contra dancing, an entertainment staple in Walla Walla for decades, requires a few simple basics if you want to participate.“You have to know your left from your right," said Howard Ostby, one of the regular callers for gatherings. “And be able to count t


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