Sep 182013
 

The Keene Public Library hosts a monthly free family dance at Heberton Hall  for children and adults of all ages and abilities.

Mary DesRosiers will call.

Family Dances started at the Keene Public Library in the summer of 2003.  Now the dances are held the first Friday of each month from November through May.  Over the years, the series has become an important library program that helps to develop early literacy skills and is fun too.  Folk dancing helps to encourage the basic concepts of rhythm, repetition, sequencing, patterning, predictability, anticipation, musical cues, auditory discrimination, and counting.  These are all important early learning skills.  Traditional dance also is a great way to introduce children to the world’s rich diversity, to teach the enjoyment of dance, music, and rhythm and to begin a livelong habit of the social enjoyment and physical activity of dancing.
All Family Dances are sponsored by the Friends of the Keene Public Library, the Trustees of the Keene Public Library Endowment Fund, the Keene Sentinel, and Parent Express. Check their online calendar for additional information.

Sep 182013
 

The Keene Public Library hosts a monthly free family dance at Heberton Hall  for children and adults of all ages and abilities.

Andy Davis will call.

Family Dances started at the Keene Public Library in the summer of 2003.  Now the dances are held the first Friday of each month from November through May.  Over the years, the series has become an important library program that helps to develop early literacy skills and is fun too.  Folk dancing helps to encourage the basic concepts of rhythm, repetition, sequencing, patterning, predictability, anticipation, musical cues, auditory discrimination, and counting.  These are all important early learning skills.  Traditional dance also is a great way to introduce children to the world’s rich diversity, to teach the enjoyment of dance, music, and rhythm and to begin a livelong habit of the social enjoyment and physical activity of dancing.
All Family Dances are sponsored by the Friends of the Keene Public Library, the Trustees of the Keene Public Library Endowment Fund, the Keene Sentinel, and Parent Express. Check their online calendar for additional information.

Sep 072013
 

Family Dance: 6:30 – 7:30 PM — FREE ADMISSION

Dessert Potluck: 7:30 PM

Contra Dance: 8:00 – 10:30 PM — Admission $6.00, $3.00 for under 12s

Returning from the August Dance is Matt Garland, this time on keyboards. He’s a “Boom Chucker” having trained under Bob McQuillen, is a member of Trip to Nelson, and is a regular (for the last 4 years) at the Monday Night Nelson dance. Paul Lizotte is currently the fiddler for the Contra Dance Band Jumpstart. He’s played dances throughout New England, and is a regular at Manchester’s Mill City Dance. Joe Pollock, a master of mandolin, banjo and guitar, is a regular contra dance performer hailing from Milford, and can be heard on Amy Conley’s recording I Sing Every Day. Calling will be Sandy LaFleur from Amherst. She’s called dances throughout the Northeast, and also plays Appalachian dulcimer, guitar, & bodhran.

Sponsored by
Temple Community Collaborative & Temple Recreation Commission

Sep 052013
 

MaiaRutmanThe Monadnock Folklore Society presents the Peterborough, NH First Saturday Contra Dance on October 5th, featuring Steve Zakon-Anderson calling with the band Heathen Creek.

“Farmers Dance For Free” is the theme because hard-working farmers rarely get to kick up their heels. In addition, information will be available about how to support local farms and purchase local food.

Dance caller Steve Zakon-Anderson has been leading contra dances for over 25 years. He has performed at dance camps and festivals from Alaska to Florida. Steve’s clear teaching, precise calling and sense of humor have made him a favorite of dancers of all ages and abilities.

The contra dance trio Heathen Creek has been playing for dances since 2002.  Pete Johannsen’s full guitar and Mark Koyama’s lightening mandolin build a perfect rhythmic foundation for Maia Rutman’s soaring fiddle.

The dancing begins at 8:00 PM, with an optional introductory workshop beforehand. Admission is $10 or $7 for students and seniors.

The dance takes place in the historic Town House in Peterborough, NH at 1 Grove Street. For more information call 603.762.0235 or visit www.monadnockfolk.org. The Monadnock Folklore Society has presented contra dances and concerts of traditional music since 1982.

Sep 052013
 

julie vallimontThe Monadnock Folklore Society presents the Nelson Second Saturday Contra Dance on October 12th, featuring Dave Eisenstadter with Julie Vallimont, Edward Wallace and David Cantieni.

Dave Eisenstadter learned to call contra dances at the Nelson NH Town Hall and now performs around New England. He is also a journalist began his career writing for the Peterborough NH Ledger-Transcript. He now writes for the Dedham MA Transcript and wickedlocal.com.

Edward Wallace will play vibrant fiddle with pianist Julie Vallimont and David Cantieni on saxophone, flute and clarinet.

Dancing begins at 8:00 PM, with a short workshop beforehand. Beginners and singles are welcome and all dances are taught throughout the evening. Admission is $8 or $6 for students and seniors.

The dance takes place at the historic Town Hall in Nelson, NH. For more information call 603.762.0235 or email lsievert@yahoo.com. The Monadnock Folklore Society has presented contra dances and concerts of traditional music since 1982.

Sep 022013
 

Caller Claire Boucher, accompanied by flutist Brad Hurley of Montreal, will lead a traditional evening  of the music and dance of Brittany on Saturday, September 28th.

The festivities begin with cider and crepes at 5:30 PM, followed by dancing at 7:30 PM.

Location: The Acworth Town Hall

Admission: $5.00

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