Potluck Optional; bring a dish to pass. Contra dancing is traditional folk dancing to the music of a live, fiddle-based string band. Caller Dot Kent, Band Three Thin Dimes It’s lively, social, and fun! It’s danced in pairs, but you don’t need to bring a partner. A caller guides dancers with instructions before and during each dance. No special dress is required. Wear comfortable, non-marking shoes.