Contra dance time for the Rowing Club

Square dance the night away this Saturday. Pictured is Lea Scott, Mike Gilman, and Violet Southwick. — File photo by Ralph Stewart

The Rowing Club of Sail Martha’s Vineyard is hosting a benefit Contra Dance on Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Portuguese-American Club in Oak Bluffs starting at 6:30 pm. No contra experience is necessary to have a fun time dancing to music by The Flying Elbows paired with caller Kansas Brew.

“The thing about contra dancing is that it is great for families and inhibited dancers because you don’t have to make anything up,” said Rowing Club member Sarah Vail in a press release. “The caller, Kansas Brew, tells you exactly what to do and runs through it first.” Admission is $10; free for children. Tickets are available at Mocha Mott’s and Sail M.V., and at the door on Saturday night. For more information, call 508-696-7644 or visit