☼ ☼ ☼ Contra Dance | Nelson | Laura Winslow with Gift of the Marcii

The Monadnock Folklore Society presents the Nelson Second Saturday Contra Dance on September 8th, featuring  Laura Winslow with Gift of the Marcii.

Laura Winslow is a member of the current generation of young contra dance callers who are learning the tradition of New England folk dance. Her mentors include Lisa Greenleaf and Bob Isaacs, both popular dance leaders in the Monadnock region.

Gift of the Marcii is a family band, consisting of two brothers and their mother. Andrew and Aaron Marcus are also members of the band “Giant Robot Dance” with another pair of brothers, the Van Norstrands. Peggy Marcus has provided dance rhythm piano for her sons for many years.

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 in the historic Town Hall in Nelson, NH. 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.