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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, June 29, 2017 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Maxine McDonald
Band:  Open Band

Maxine is a young local caller with remarkable skill at prompting during the dance. The open band plays great music & will be anchored by Mike Hoeschel (fiddle), Mark Henry (keyboard),& Fred Filbrich (bass). Come join the dance, or bring your instrument & join the band, or BOTH. Check the tune list for the Open Band if you want to practice before you play. Musicians get in free.

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Bob Fabinski
Band:  Arugula

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

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Rich Sbardella
Band:  New Brew

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

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Bob Nicholson
Band:  Knives and Forks

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

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Nancy Spero
Band:  Tempest

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

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - CDR Combo Dance

Caller:  Pamela Goddard
Band:  Molly Jaynes, Mark Dumont & Chris DeGolyer

Another CDR-wide combo dance — a mix of easy, accessible contras and English dances,  perfect for introducing both genres to both regular dancers and newcomers who would like to sample all the kinds of dancing that CDR sponsors.  This fun event is at the First Baptist Church.

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Casey Carr
Band:  Andrew and Noah VanNorstrand

The talented VanNorstrand brothers will be playing, and Casey Carr will be calling contras and a Grid Square!

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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.

 

UPCOMING English DANCES

Sunday, June 25, 2017 - English Dance

Caller:  Dan Seppeler
Band:  Serendipity

Come enjoy perfectly wonderful music on flute and piano from expert musicians Laurie & Barb and enthusiastic calling from Dan.

Sunday, July 2, 2017 - English Dance

Caller:  Dan Seppeler
Band:   Serendipity

Dan, Barb & Laurie return!

Sunday, July 9, 2017 - English Dance

Caller:  Richard Sauvain
Band:  Peregrine Road

A very special event! RACHEL BELL (accordion) has been gracing the stages of contra and English dance halls and concert venues for many years. Pair Rachel up with pianist KAREN AXELROD, widely known for her lyrical and powerful English Country Dance playing, and you get Peregrine Road.

These two seasoned musicians provide an exhilarating dance experience infused with energy and variety. You’ll soak up sounds that are beautifully matched to the dances, with just the right balance between finesse and zing, and a touch of whimsical humor.

 

Sunday, July 16, 2017 - English Dance

Caller:  Carmen Giunta
Band:  Eileen Kalfass, Laurel Sharp & Jane Knoeck

 Another great musician lineup: violin, winds and piano played by three skilled, experienced musicians.  Carmen will lead us in an enjoyable, satisfying program of dances, often including one of two of his own compositions.

Sunday, July 23, 2017 - English Dance

Caller:  TBA
Band:  Knives & Forks

Lovely dance tunes from multi-instrumentist Colleen Liggett, John Kerr on mandolin and pianist Meg Grindrod.

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - CDR Combo Dance

Caller:  Pamela Goddard
Band:  Molly Jaynes, Mark Dumont & Chris DeGolyer

Another CDR-wide combo dance — a mix of easy, accessible contras and English dances,  perfect for introducing both genres to both regular dancers and newcomers who would like to sample all the kinds of dancing that CDR sponsors.  This fun event is at the First Baptist Church.

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