CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Was one of your New Year's resolutions to learn a new skill? Then why not give contra dancing a try? FOOTMAD will hold a dance from 7:30-11 p.m. Saturday at the Columbia Gas Auditorium, 1700 MacCorkle Ave. S.E. Learn the basics of contra dancing at 7:30, then the dance starts in earnest at 8 p.m. Music will be by Cincinnati's The Ripples with Frank Buschelman, also of Cincinnati, calling.No partner is required, and the dress code is casual. Shoes do need to be soft-soled, though.Admission is $5. Call 304-415-3668 or visit www.footmad.org.