I went contra dancing last night with some friends who go regularly. I have been once or twice before, but it was twenty years ago, so I am very, very new to this.
But boy, howdy, will I go back.
For those who are unfamiliar with the contra dancing, it's not unlike square dancing, except without squares, and each dance is a big repeating pattern of steps, so you have a chance to almost catch on before it's over. There is also a lot more spinning, and therefore more dizziness, usually but not always in the way that is still fun.
For more, see here, because, in the words of the great Michael Scott, "Wikipedia is the best thing ever. Anyone in the world can write anything they want about any subject, so you know you are getting the best possible information."
Advice for new dancers, from an also new dancer:
-Bring water. A lot of it.