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Contra Dance Londonderry - Beginners Welcome !

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  • Londonderry Senior Center

    535 Mammoth Road, Londonderry, NH (map)

    42.919048 -71.404831

  • (Rt 93 Exit 5) West on Rt 28 to Mammoth Rd; Mammoth Rd splits off left from Rt 28 .....(From Nashua)Rt 111 to Rt 102 in Hudson,(Hudson):Left on Rt 102 to Londonderry,Left at Rt 102 &Rt 28;North on (Rt28), Mammoth Rd splits off left from Rt28
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    Introductory Workshop:  7:30 pm and Dance 8 – 11 pm

    Price: $8.00 ($3 under age 12)

    Location: Londonderry Senior Center  (MAP)

     Web site: Londonderry Senior Center

    Band:  Shindy

    Caller:  Alice Morris

    For more information:

    Alice Morris [masked]

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    What the heck is Contra Dancing?

                            Calling all beginners ………!

    Even though we know no one, we are all kindred spirits on the dance floor.  Why don’t we meet this Friday, stumble around, learn together and have fun feeling embarrassed ! 

    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 - *no street shoes please*), bring a water bottle for thirst, consider bringing snacks to share during break 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.

    Sample Londonderry Contra Dance

    Short History of Contra Dance


    Contra Dance FAQS

    First Contra Dance

    Contra Dancing for New Dancers

    Contra Dance - An Introductory Session

    A Contra Line

    Tips for New Dancers

    Come Dance with Us (newcomers)


    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

    Sample Dance Wear Solutions


    EVENT SCHEDULE: Contra Dance in New England

    The Dance Gypsy Cancellation Listings - see lower right

    Contra Dance Events New Hampshire

    Contra Dance Events New England


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    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. 


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  • PattiMax
    Co-Organizer,
    Event Host

    I fell in love with Contra dancing at my very first dance, and haven't stopped dancing since... more

  • Brenda0305­1

    ECD ball or bust~!

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