Jun 142011
 

A Nelson Old Home Day Tradition



in the Nelson Town Hall

A special Nelson contra dance, taking place on the First Saturday of the month this August only (the Second Saturday is Nelson’s Old Home Day).

Thanks to an anonymous benefactor who supports the idea of Old Home Week as the time when families get together, the cost of this dance is only $2 per person.

The dance begins at 8 pm and continues until about 11 pm.

Dudley and Lacqueline Laufman, usually joined by a plethora of their excellent musician friends, bring us back to the flavor of the last generation, when the young Dudley spearheaded the contra dance revival and made Nelson the contra dance capital of the world. Old timers will bask in the rugged charm of Dudley’s calling. New dancers should come and experience this living legend.

Read about Dudley’s receipt of the National Heritage Fellowship in 2009.

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