July 31, 2012
Young-at-hearts of all ages enjoy a contra dance held recently at the Whitman Mission National Historic Site. The dances are held regularly around the Valley, sponsored by Walla Walla Friends of Acoustic Music.
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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