• Family Style Contra Dance, Milford NH

    Milford Town Hall 3rd Floor Auditorium

    Dance from 7:30 – 10:30 pm Admission: $7 adults, $5 seniors and students, under 12 are free FACEBOOK: Milford NH Contra Dance (https://www.facebook.com/Milford-Contra-Dance-920139244691079/) Musicians + Dancers + Callers = a fine evening of Contra Dance. The Milford Contra Dance, where it all comes together! No complicated dance steps to memorize! No need to bring a partner! A smoke and alcohol free environment! All dances are called! Making mistakes is HALF THE FUN! Even if we know no one, we are all kindred spirits on the dance floor! Would any of you care to join in this Friday in Milford, stumble around in embarrassment and learn new steps together? A short welcoming session starts at 7:40, where we walk through the various figures common to the dances of the evening; most forms are easy walking steps. Experienced dancers are quite gracious in pairing up & mentoring new dancers throughout the evening. Even if you are not sure about dancing, there’s plenty of space to sit aside and simply enjoy the live music……. Sample Londonderry Contra Dance (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QD3M2hGbHl8) Short History of Contra Dance (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CG6vVoiFT9c) Historical: Nelson NH Town Hall - Come Dance with Us (Newcomers) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXU4olesoRk) Wear comfortable clothing, bring clean-soled comfy shoes - *no street shoes please* (to keep the floor clean), bring a water bottle for thirst, and most importantly, a big smile! Traditional New England contra dancing, featuring live music and loads of fun in a family-friendly atmosphere. This form of dance grew from Irish, Scottish, English, French-Canadian and other community dances, and most forms are easy walking steps. EVENT SCHEDULE: Contra Dance in New England The Dance Gypsy Cancellation Listings - see lower right (http://www.thedancegypsy.com/) Contra Dance Events New Hampshire (http://www.contradancelinks.com/schedule_NH.html) Contra Dance Events New England (http://www.contradancelinks.com/newengland.html) Dance shoes When you're new to contra you usually dance in whatever shoes you came in, but soon you start to notice that lots of people bring shoes to change into. Why is that? What's the advantage of dance shoes? Choosing Contra Dance Shoes (http://www.jefftk.com/p/choosing-contra-dance-shoes) Sample Dance Wear Solutions (https://www.dancewearsolutions.com/shoes/default.aspx) What the Heck is Contra Dancing???? Contra Dance FAQS (http://sprott.physics.wisc.edu/dancefaq.htm) First Contra Dance (http://www.chicagobarndance.org/your-first-contra-dance/) Contra Dancing for New Dancers (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0jIr2UWFg4) Contra Dance - An Introductory Session (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14nxFdcaKWA) A Contra Line (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJs9MEhTP6Y) Tips for New Dancers (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laEJ1cmSH9Y) Come Dance with Us (newcomers) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wE0yBCDvaiQA%20Contra%20Line) Liability Release - AS A CONDITION OF ATTENDING THIS MEETUP, YOU AGREE TO hold harmless, and indemnify the organizer and her heirs, and all members and participants of this Meetup group from any and all claims for injury, illness, death, and/or property damage including those caused by negligence, ignorance, inexperience and other reasons. You also agree to assume all mental, physical, financial, and/or other risk associated with this meetup. All meetup activities pose inherent risks and dangers. Participation in these activities is voluntary and dependent upon your own personal judgment.

  • CONTRA DANCE EAST THETFORD VT (near Lyme Center NH).....

    East Thetford Pavilion

    This is an announcement only...there will be no hosts for this event. Attend at your leisure......... East Thetford Pavilion is just south of Watson's garage off Rt 5. -------------------------------------------------------------------- JAM, POTLUCK SUPPER : 5:30 pm DANCE: 8 – 11 pm ADMISSION: $12 adults, $5 students, seniors donate, under 16 are free CALLER: NILS FREDLAND BAND: DAVE LANGFORD & COLIN MCCAFFREY FACEBOOK: East Thetford Contra Dance https://www.facebook.com/East-Thetford-Pavilion-335261606624517/ Norwich Contra Dance (https://www.facebook.com/NorwichContraDance/) (802)[masked] What the heck is Contra Dancing? Calling all beginners (especially)………! No complicated dance steps to memorize! No need to bring a partner! A smoke and alcohol free environment! All dances are called! Making mistakes is HALF THE FUN! Even if we know no one, we are all kindred spirits on the dance floor! A short welcoming session starts at 7:45, where we walk through the various figures common to the dances of the evening; most forms are easy walking steps. Experienced dancers are quite gracious in pairing up & mentoring new dancers throughout the evening. Short History of Contra Dance (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CG6vVoiFT9c) Historical: Nelson NH Town Hall - Come Dance with Us (Newcomers) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXU4olesoRk) Wear comfortable clothing, bring clean-soled comfy shoes - *no street shoes please* (to keep the floor clean), bring a water bottle for thirst, and most importantly, a big smile! Traditional New England contra dancing, featuring live music and loads of fun in a family-friendly atmosphere. This form of dance grew from Irish, Scottish, English, French-Canadian and other community dances, and most forms are easy walking steps. EVENT SCHEDULE: Contra Dance in New England The Dance Gypsy Cancellation Listings - see lower right (http://www.thedancegypsy.com/) Contra Dance Events New Hampshire (http://www.contradancelinks.com/schedule_NH.html) Contra Dance Events New England (http://www.contradancelinks.com/newengland.html) Dance shoes When you're new to contra you usually dance in whatever shoes you came in, but soon you start to notice that lots of people bring shoes to change into. Why is that? What's the advantage of dance shoes? Choosing Contra Dance Shoes (http://www.jefftk.com/p/choosing-contra-dance-shoes) Sample Dance Wear Solutions (https://www.dancewearsolutions.com/shoes/default.aspx) What the Heck is Contra Dancing???? Contra Dance FAQS (http://sprott.physics.wisc.edu/dancefaq.htm) First Contra Dance (http://www.chicagobarndance.org/your-first-contra-dance/) Contra Dancing for New Dancers (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0jIr2UWFg4) Contra Dance - An Introductory Session (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14nxFdcaKWA) A Contra Line (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJs9MEhTP6Y) Tips for New Dancers (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laEJ1cmSH9Y) Come Dance with Us (newcomers) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wE0yBCDvaiQA%20Contra%20Line) Liability Release - AS A CONDITION OF ATTENDING THIS MEETUP, YOU AGREE TO hold harmless, and indemnify the organizer and her heirs, and all members and participants of this Meetup group from any and all claims for injury, illness, death, and/or property damage including those caused by negligence, ignorance, inexperience and other reasons. You also agree to assume all mental, physical, financial, and/or other risk associated with this meetup. All meetup activities pose inherent risks and dangers. Participation in these activities is voluntary and dependent upon your own personal judgment.

  • Contra Dance, Kingston NH

    Kingston Town Hall

    Dance 8 - 11 pm ADMISSION: $8 BAND: Serendipity CALLER: Beth Parkes SNACKS: Pot luck at the break (bring your favorite refreshments to share) For More Information: Glenn Coppelman Kingston, NH[masked],[masked](cell) [masked] **************************************************************** Hello dancers: Come join us this Saturday to feed your body and soul with great dancing and tunes! And don’t forget, the Kingston Town Hall is air conditioned in case we have a warm spell- Calling all beginners (especially)………! No partner or experience necessary All dances taught Please bring soft-soled shoes (non street shoes) No complicated dance steps to memorize! No need to bring a partner! A smoke and alcohol free environment! All dances are called! Making mistakes is HALF THE FUN! Even if we know no one, we are all kindred spirits on the dance floor! All dances are called and a walk through prior to each dance; most forms are easy walking steps. Experienced dancers are quite gracious in pairing up & mentoring new dancers throughout the evening. Short History of Contra Dance (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CG6vVoiFT9c) Wear comfortable clothing, bring clean-soled comfy shoes - *no street shoes please* (to keep the floor clean), bring a water bottle for thirst, and most importantly, a big smile! Traditional New England contra dancing, featuring live music and loads of fun in a family-friendly atmosphere. This form of dance grew from Irish, Scottish, English, French-Canadian and other community dances, and most forms are easy walking steps. EVENT SCHEDULE: Contra Dance in New England The Dance Gypsy Cancellation Listings - see lower right (http://www.thedancegypsy.com/) Contra Dance Events New Hampshire (http://www.contradancelinks.com/schedule_NH.html) Contra Dance Events New England (http://www.contradancelinks.com/newengland.html) ~~~~ DANCE SHOES When you're new to contra you usually dance in whatever shoes you came in, but soon you start to notice that lots of people bring shoes to change into. Why is that? What's the advantage of dance shoes? Choosing Contra Dance Shoes (http://www.jefftk.com/p/choosing-contra-dance-shoes) Sample Dance Wear Solutions (https://www.dancewearsolutions.com/shoes/default.aspx) ~~~~~~ WHAT THE HECK IS CONTRA DANCING???? Contra Dance FAQS (http://sprott.physics.wisc.edu/dancefaq.htm) First Contra Dance (http://www.chicagobarndance.org/your-first-contra-dance/) Contra Dancing for New Dancers (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0jIr2UWFg4) Contra Dance - An Introductory Session (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14nxFdcaKWA) A Contra Line (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJs9MEhTP6Y) Tips for New Dancers (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laEJ1cmSH9Y) Come Dance with Us (newcomers) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wE0yBCDvaiQA%20Contra%20Line) Liability Release - AS A CONDITION OF ATTENDING THIS MEETUP, YOU AGREE TO hold harmless, and indemnify the organizer and her heirs, and all members and participants of this Meetup group from any and all claims for injury, illness, death, and/or property damage including those caused by negligence, ignorance, inexperience and other reasons. You also agree to assume all mental, physical, financial, and/or other risk associated with this meetup. All meetup activities pose inherent risks and dangers. Participation in these activities is voluntary and dependent upon your own personal judgment.

  • Contra Dance, Historical Nelson Hall

    Nelson Town Hall

    This is an announcement only...there will be no hosts for this event. Attend at your leisure......... Donation: $3.00 NH Chronicle : Historical Nelson NH Town Hall - Come Dance with Us (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXU4olesoRk) Short History of Contra Dance (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CG6vVoiFT9c) Contra Documentary - FUN, FLIRTY and ECLECTIC !!! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DilTFu8ihAI) Introductory workshop: If you arrive at the dance and feel lost, don't hesitate to speak to the caller or someone else that looks like they know what they are doing. Band: If you are musician and would like to play for a dance or two during the evening, speak to Roger Treat (or the caller if need help identifying Roger) - he is the official coordinator, and he will work you into the program (such as it is). If you'd like to sit in as a backup musician, you should ask whoever is playing at the time; some players are more receptive than others, and some may have tune sets that are more difficult to follow. All steps are taught before each dance, where we walk through the various figures common to the dances of the evening; most forms are easy walking steps. Experienced dancers are quite gracious in pairing up& mentoring new dancers throughout the evening. Wear comfortable clothing, bring clean-soled comfy shoes (to keep the floor clean), bring a water bottle for thirst, and most importantly, a big smile! Liability Release - AS A CONDITION OF ATTENDING THIS MEETUP, YOU AGREE TO hold harmless, and indemnify the organizer and her heirs, and all members and participants of this Meetup group from any and all claims for injury, illness, death, and/or property damage including those caused by negligence, ignorance, inexperience and other reasons. You also agree to assume all mental, physical, financial, and/or other risk associated with this meetup. All meetup activities pose inherent risks and dangers. Participation in these activities is voluntary and dependent upon your own personal judgment.

  • Contra Dance, Historical Nelson Hall

    Nelson Town Hall

    This is an announcement only...there will be no hosts for this event. Attend at your leisure......... Donation: $3.00 NH Chronicle : Historical Nelson NH Town Hall - Come Dance with Us (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXU4olesoRk) Short History of Contra Dance (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CG6vVoiFT9c) Contra Documentary - FUN, FLIRTY and ECLECTIC !!! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DilTFu8ihAI) Introductory workshop: If you arrive at the dance and feel lost, don't hesitate to speak to the caller or someone else that looks like they know what they are doing. Band: If you are musician and would like to play for a dance or two during the evening, speak to Roger Treat (or the caller if need help identifying Roger) - he is the official coordinator, and he will work you into the program (such as it is). If you'd like to sit in as a backup musician, you should ask whoever is playing at the time; some players are more receptive than others, and some may have tune sets that are more difficult to follow. All steps are taught before each dance, where we walk through the various figures common to the dances of the evening; most forms are easy walking steps. Experienced dancers are quite gracious in pairing up& mentoring new dancers throughout the evening. Wear comfortable clothing, bring clean-soled comfy shoes (to keep the floor clean), bring a water bottle for thirst, and most importantly, a big smile! Liability Release - AS A CONDITION OF ATTENDING THIS MEETUP, YOU AGREE TO hold harmless, and indemnify the organizer and her heirs, and all members and participants of this Meetup group from any and all claims for injury, illness, death, and/or property damage including those caused by negligence, ignorance, inexperience and other reasons. You also agree to assume all mental, physical, financial, and/or other risk associated with this meetup. All meetup activities pose inherent risks and dangers. Participation in these activities is voluntary and dependent upon your own personal judgment.

  • Contra Dance, Durham NH **NEW LOCATION**

    Durham Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

    This is an announcement only...there will be no hosts for this event. Attend at your leisure ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ CALLERS: Sarah Mason and Peter Yarensky - Guest callers welcome BAND: The Lamprey River Band - Guest Musicians invited ADMISSION: $7 or whatever you can pay INFORMATION: Peter Yarensky - yarensky@unh. edu WEB SITE: http://fiddle.nhcountrydance.com/lrb-dance.html Come join us for a lively dance with "Live Music, Friendly Dancers and Lots of Energy". No experience necessary. If you love dancing and you want to meet some new friends, come to the Dover dance. It's a great dance with lots of helpful dancers to teach the new dancers the dances. Dances are "called" or instructed so you will be able to learn the dances. Every dance is different and beginner dancers are welcomed. Bring soft soled shoes, water and your dancing feet! Hope to see you there! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Here's a video of the Dover Contra dance...in all it's glory! There are typically[masked] dancers on any given night, sometimes more. It's a lot of fun...please consider joining us! https://youtu.be/qBV3HIJ5eI8 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Liability Release - AS A CONDITION OF ATTENDING THIS MEETUP, YOU AGREE TO hold harmless, and indemnify the organizer and her heirs, and all members and participants of this Meetup group from any and all claims for injury, illness, death, and/or property damage including those caused by negligence, ignorance, inexperience and other reasons. You also agree to assume all mental, physical, financial, and/or other risk associated with this meetup. All meetup activities pose inherent risks and dangers. Participation in these activities is voluntary and dependent upon your own personal judgment.

  • Irish Folk Set Dancing - Seacoast Set Dancers

    Durham Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall

    $5.00

    • What we'll do: Grab a friend, bring your dancing shoes, and get ready for a great time! You're going to be surrounded by happy people and tunes that set your toes to bouncing, your face to grinning, and your heart to pattering to Irish jigs, reels, hornpipes and polkas. We dance in sets with 4 couples, similar to square dancing. Always confirm classes, or join our email list so you know the current status. Don't know how to dance? Are ye not Irish? No problem - you'll be jigging in no time! It's all about having fun! More info on our website: www.seacoastsetdancers.org or contact Sue Dunlavey , [masked]. • What to bring Smooth soled tie shoes - leather is best....water bottle....and a willingness to learn something new! $5/person per class. Go to www.seacoastsetdancers.org for more info. • Important to know This form of dancing is VERY aerobic. If you are not accustomed to fast movements and sustained activity, this may not be your cup of tea. Set dancing is also complex in that there are lots of movements to remember, so your brain gets to work too! Set dancing requires team work and is social -- this is not performance dancing like Riverdance. Videos on our website: www.seacoastsetdancers.org . Partner not required.

  • Contra Dance, Peterborough

    Peterborough Town Hall

    This is an announcement only...there will be no hosts for this event. Attend at your leisure......... ------------------------------------------------------------ Beginners Workshop: 7:30 pm and Dance 8 – 11 pm Price: $10.00, $7.00 Students and Senior Citizens Web site: Monadnock Folklore Society (http://www.monadnockfolk.org/?page_id=30) , FACEBOOK (https://www.facebook.com/peterboroughcontra) Band: Callers and bands represent diverse choices from New England's finest For more information: Steve Zakon-Anderson[masked] Even though we know no one, we are all kindred spirits on the dance floor ! A short welcoming session starts at 7:30, where we walk through the various figures common to the dances of the evening; most forms are easy walking steps. No complicated dance steps to memorize! No need to bring a partner! A smoke and alcohol free environment! All dances are called! Wear comfortable clothing, bring clean-soled comfy shoes (to keep the floor clean), bring a water bottle for thirst, and most importantly, a big smile! Traditional New England contra dancing, featuring live music and loads of fun in a family-friendly atmosphere. This form of dance grew from Irish, Scottish, English, French-Canadian and other community dances, and most forms are easy walking steps. Short History of Contra Dance (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CG6vVoiFT9c) Contra Dance FAQS (http://sprott.physics.wisc.edu/dancefaq.htm) First Contra Dance (http://www.chicagobarndance.org/your-first-contra-dance/) Contra Dancing for New Dancers (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0jIr2UWFg4) Contra Dance - An Introductory Session (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14nxFdcaKWA) A Contra Line (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJs9MEhTP6Y) Tips for New Dancers (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laEJ1cmSH9Y) Come Dance with Us (newcomers) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wE0yBCDvaiQA%20Contra%20Line) Dance shoes When you're new to contra you usually dance in whatever shoes you came in, but soon you start to notice that lots of people bring shoes to change into. Why is that? What's the advantage of dance shoes? Choosing Contra Dance Shoes (http://www.jefftk.com/p/choosing-contra-dance-shoes) Sample Dance Wear Solutions (https://www.dancewearsolutions.com/shoes/default.aspx) EVENT SCHEDULE: Contra Dance in New England The Dance Gypsy Cancellation Listings - see lower right (http://www.thedancegypsy.com/) Contra Dance Events New Hampshire (http://www.contradancelinks.com/schedule_NH.html) Contra Dance Events New England (http://www.contradancelinks.com/newengland.html) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ AS A CONDITION OF ATTENDING THIS MEETUP, YOU AGREE to hold harmless, and indemnify the organizer and his heirs, and all members and participants of this Meetup group from any and all claims for injury, illness, death, and/or property damage including those caused by negligence, ignorance, inexperience and other reasons. You also agree to assume all mental, physical, financial, and/or other risk associated with this meetup. All meetup activities pose inherent risks and dangers. Participation in these activities is voluntary and dependent upon your own personal judgment. This meetup is only open to anyone over 18 years old, unless accompanied by a responsible adult.

  • Contra Dance, Historical Nelson Hall

    Nelson Town Hall

    This is an announcement only...there will be no hosts for this event. Attend at your leisure......... Donation: $3.00 NH Chronicle : Historical Nelson NH Town Hall - Come Dance with Us (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXU4olesoRk) Short History of Contra Dance (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CG6vVoiFT9c) Contra Documentary - FUN, FLIRTY and ECLECTIC !!! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DilTFu8ihAI) Introductory workshop: If you arrive at the dance and feel lost, don't hesitate to speak to the caller or someone else that looks like they know what they are doing. Band: If you are musician and would like to play for a dance or two during the evening, speak to Roger Treat (or the caller if need help identifying Roger) - he is the official coordinator, and he will work you into the program (such as it is). If you'd like to sit in as a backup musician, you should ask whoever is playing at the time; some players are more receptive than others, and some may have tune sets that are more difficult to follow. All steps are taught before each dance, where we walk through the various figures common to the dances of the evening; most forms are easy walking steps. Experienced dancers are quite gracious in pairing up& mentoring new dancers throughout the evening. Wear comfortable clothing, bring clean-soled comfy shoes (to keep the floor clean), bring a water bottle for thirst, and most importantly, a big smile! Liability Release - AS A CONDITION OF ATTENDING THIS MEETUP, YOU AGREE TO hold harmless, and indemnify the organizer and her heirs, and all members and participants of this Meetup group from any and all claims for injury, illness, death, and/or property damage including those caused by negligence, ignorance, inexperience and other reasons. You also agree to assume all mental, physical, financial, and/or other risk associated with this meetup. All meetup activities pose inherent risks and dangers. Participation in these activities is voluntary and dependent upon your own personal judgment.

  • Irish Folk Set Dancing - Seacoast Set Dancers

    Durham Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall

    $5.00

    • What we'll do: Grab a friend, bring your dancing shoes, and get ready for a great time! You're going to be surrounded by happy people and tunes that set your toes to bouncing, your face to grinning, and your heart to pattering to Irish jigs, reels, hornpipes and polkas. We dance in sets with 4 couples, similar to square dancing. Always confirm classes, or join our email list so you know the current status. Don't know how to dance? Are ye not Irish? No problem - you'll be jigging in no time! It's all about having fun! More info on our website: www.seacoastsetdancers.org or contact Sue Dunlavey , [masked]. • What to bring Smooth soled tie shoes - leather is best....water bottle....and a willingness to learn something new! $5/person per class. Go to www.seacoastsetdancers.org for more info. • Important to know This form of dancing is VERY aerobic. If you are not accustomed to fast movements and sustained activity, this may not be your cup of tea. Set dancing is also complex in that there are lots of movements to remember, so your brain gets to work too! Set dancing requires team work and is social -- this is not performance dancing like Riverdance. Videos on our website: www.seacoastsetdancers.org . Partner not required.