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Peterborough First Saturday Contra Dance
October 7 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Contra Dance in Peterborough NH on Saturday, October 7
The Monadnock Folklore Society presents the Peterborough, NH First Saturday Contra Dance on October 7th., featuring Don Veino calling with music from Windfish – Perin Ellsworth-Osanya (fiddle), Ben Hemmendinger (accordion), Garrett Cameron (mandolin, percussion), with guest Nat Backes (piano/keyboard).
Contra dance is a fun, easy folk dance style that has flourished in New England since the 1700s. Partners form lines and dance a short sequence of steps with their neighbors. Over the course of the dance, each couple travels the length of the line and dances with every other couple. 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.
The dancing begins at 8:00 PM. The dance has a workshop for new dancers at 7:30 PM.
Admission is $12-20 sliding scale. $30 Family rate.
Gender-free calling terms: Larks and Robins
The dance takes place in the historic Town House in Peterborough, NH at 1 Grove Street. For more information call 603-547-5831 or visit www.facebook.com/peterboroughcontra, or www.monadnockfolk.org. The Monadnock Folklore Society has presented contra dances and concerts of traditional music since 1982.