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Portland Intown Contra Dance enriches lives and cultivates a vibrant community through dance.

Our series is delightful, welcoming to all humans, and a heck of a lot of fun. We gather every Thursday night for zesty, joyful dancing on the peninsula in Portland, Maine, and find ways to enjoy each other's company when we're not on the floor. We're teaching and practicing traditions, contributing to an evolving art form, and welcoming new dancers to our community every week. 

Join us! Loop yourself in by by joining our Facebook groupget in touch to volunteer, and come get happy.


Dance every [Thursday] night.

find our detailed schedule here.

And if you wanna dance all weekend, check out other dances in Maine on the DownEast Friends of the Folk Arts calendar.


Our dances are hosted intown Portland, Maine at

State Street Church
159 State Street in Portland, Maine

Directions may be found on the church's website.

When you arrive, enter through the courtyard and follow the signs.

Parking is on-street and abundant in the State Street/West End neighborhood. Simply driving around will yield a spot. 

In Portland, metered parking on Thursdays after 6 p.m. is free!

Accessibility: There are two on-street handicap parking spaces for folks with physical disabilities directly in front of the church on State Street.  There are about ten steps to get into the dance hall through the door on the right through the courtyard.  To access the elevator, use the door on the left as you enter the courtyard.

party, after.

Each Thursday, after the dance ends at 10 p.m., we walk down the block to gather for snacks, drinks and conversation at Local 188, just west of Longfellow Square. Not only are the generous folks at Local 188 PICD sponsors, they offer dancers happy hour deals on booze and tapas. All ages welcome.

Join us!