Contresdanse – Dominica’s Traditional Dance

Contresdanse Dance

Contresdanse is a couple’s dance which originated from the early Middle Western classical music. It was known as English Country Dance but the French copied it and renamed it “Contra dance or Contresdanse”. During the 1930’s it was highly performed but since the introduction of square dances like quadrille it have declined. The dance requires six to twelve individual figures in a line formation.