"Part of the joy of dancing is conversation. Trouble is, some men can't talk and dance at the same time. " -Ginger Rogers
To the joy of talking while dancing, we will add a hearty amen. On the trouble with men, we prefer not to comment. But talking is one of the great pleasures of contra dancing, once you've learned a little bit, and you're dancing at a moderate pace, it becomes quite natural. People have been known to have quite scintillating conversations within their minor sets! That's a very nice aspect of contras-- the whole social opportunity.