NEFFA 75th Contra Contest

To help NEFFA celebrate our Diamond Jubilee, we hereby open up the NEFFA 75th Anniversary Contra Choreography Contest. The winning dance, as judged by Bob Isaacs and Lisa Greenleaf, will be called by Mr. Isaacs at the Festival’s celebration dance on Saturday, April 13. Besides fame and glory, the winner will also be awarded a Neffa T shirt.

We are looking for a contra dance with good story line and flow, and would prefer to have a mostly equal-action dance with good movement for everyone, although we will entertain submissions that favor the ones, or that alternate between the ones and twos.

Contra Choreography Parameters:

  • The title must reflect Neffa somehow, and perhaps the 75th
  • 32 bars long
  • Contra formation
  • Intermediate skill level: commonly-used figures, moderate piece count, and nothing too complicated out of the minor set
  • Good flow
  • Limit three submissions per person
  • Deadline is Feb 15, 2019
  • Do not need to be at the Festival to win

Send your clearly worded and annotated-as-necessary submissions to Lisa Greenleaf at

Don’t delay—get crackin’!