☼ ☼ ☼ Peterborough Contra Dance | Saturday, May 4, 2024

The Monadnock Folklore Society presents the Peterborough, NH First Saturday Contra Dance on May 4 featuring Chloe Levine calling with music by Carol, Len, and Ben.

Carol Bittenson: fiddle
Len Bittenson: fiddle, viola, recorders
Ben Hemmendinger: piano & accordion

Masks optional.

Dancing from 8:00 PM until 11:00 PM.

Workshop for new dancers at 7:30 PM.

Admission is sliding scale $12-20, $30 family, or pay what you can. We have some free admission slots in exchange for home baked goods, contact kelly.strauss@gmail.com

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

Open music jam, traditional tunes 6-7:30 in the lobby

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