Due to COVID-19, there are no Monday Night Dances scheduled for 2020 or 2021.
8:00 – 10:30 every Monday
The Nelson Monday Night Dance is a contra dance featuring a variety of callers and musicians, from local regulars to visiting dignitaries. An effort is made to identify and welcome beginners, and several of our regular dancers are always willing to offer a few tips. But if you arrive at the dance and feel lost, don’t hesitate to speak to the caller or someone else that looks like they know what they are doing. If you are musician and would like to play for a dance or two during the evening, speak to Roger Treat (or the caller if you need help identifying Roger) – he is the official coordinator, and he will work you into the program (such as it is). If you’d like to sit in as a backup musician, you should ask whoever is playing at the time; some players are more receptive than others, and some may have tune sets that are more difficult to follow.
Here are some links to various things other people have said about the Monday Night Dance:
http://www.johnswalters.com/id49.html John Walter’s article in NH Magazine in 2006.