☼ ☼ ☼ Peterborough Contra Dance | January 6, 2024

The Monadnock Folklore Society presents the January First Saturday contra dance in the historic Peterborough Town House in Peterborough, NH at 1 Grove Street.

Ben Sachs-Hamilton will be calling with music from Crossover trio: Len Bittenson – fiddle, viola, recorders; Alex Cumming – accordion and keyboard; Carol Bittenson – fiddle.

– The dancing begins at 8:00 PM

– Workshop for new dancers at 7:30 PM

– Admission is sliding scale $12-20. $30 family, or pay what you can.

– Gender-free roles will be used for this evening, Larks and Robins

– This is a mask-optional event.

Contra dance is a fun, relaxed style of folk dance that has flourished in New England since the 1700s. 

Partners form lines and dance a short sequence of steps with their neighbors. 

Dancers are welcome to bring a partner or a group of friends, but it’s not necessary – traditionally, dancers are encouraged to change partners throughout the evening.

For more information call 603.547.5831.

The Monadnock Folklore Society has presented contra dances and concerts of traditional music since 1982.