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We dance mostly New England style contras and other traditional styles every Thursday at Covenant United Methodist Church (MAP). We offer an easy and friendly pre-dance lesson every week around 7:15 for newcomers, and the dance starts at 7:30.

UPCOMING Contras

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Margaret Mathews
Band:  The McKenzies

Come dance to the unique blend of contemporary and original folk, traditional music of southern Appalachia and the British Isles provided by Virginia duo Woody and Marcia McKenzie.

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - Contra Dance

Caller:  Bob Nicholson
Band:  Rochester OPEN BAND

Bob Nicholson will be calling

 

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - Contra Dance

Caller:   A Fine Caller
Band:  Lake Effect

Lake Effect is Chuck Abell, Matt Sloboda and Eric Metzger.

Last time they played, we were impressed by the music!

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - Contra Dance

Caller:   A Fine Caller
Band:  A Wonderful Band playing live music in our hall

What could be better than dancing to live music?  Come on out and join us.

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Chuck Abell
Band:  A Wonderful Band playing live music in our hall

What could be better than dancing to live music?  Come on out and join us.

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Hilton Baxter
Band:  Eileen Kalfass and John Wobus

What could be better than dancing to live music?  Come on out and join us.

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - Contra Dance

Caller:   A Fine Caller
Band:  New Brew

What could be better than dancing to live music?  Come on out and join us.

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English Country dances are held every Sunday (except 5th Sundays) at First Baptist Church (MAP). Pre-dance intro to English dancing session offered at 6:10 pm for newcomers. The dance starts at 6:30.

 

UPCOMING English DANCES

Sunday, August 20, 2017 - English Dance

Caller:  Richard Sauvain
Band:  Arugula plus Alyssa Rodriguez

The lush sound of this band (2 violins, flute, piano & string bass) adds a mellow feel to an evening of dancing.  Our experienced caller will present an engaging mix of dances from easy and familiar to new and different. Plus, it’s our annual Ice Cream Sundae Night!

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - Netherfield Ball

Caller:  Lisa Brown & Richard Sauvain
Band:  Alyssa Rodriguez, Austin Wahl & Meg Grindrod

Our annual Saturday afternoon dance designed to introduce novices to English country dancing.  Lisa Brown, assisted by her demo team, will teach you all you need to know to enjoy dances from Jane Austen’s time.  There will be Regency period costumes, delectable refreshments, gorgeous live music on violin, guitar and piano, a Ball featuring easy and fun dances, and many experienced dancers to help new folks.  2-6 PM at First Baptist. Admission $10. Click here for the flyer.

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