Happy Dancers Dance Outside

Free dances for regulars and walk-ups.

Contra Dancing in Congress Square Park 2017

Have you ever walked down the street and wondered what it would be like to share the joy of contra dancing with the folks walking next to you?  When we dance outside downtown, people stop and notice.  Then we ask them to dance! 

Thanks to a collaboration with Friends of Congress Square Park, PICD will be offering free outdoor dances on third Wednesdays June through September 2018! All dancing will be from 6 'til 8 PM in Congress Square Park, located on the corner of Congress and High Streets downtown.



We have an awesome lineup of talented folks:

June 20: Darlene Underwood calling with Wild Rumpus

Wild Rumpus (Deborah Colón, Karl Colón, and Bobby Douglas) from Ohio will be performing, joined by caller Darlene Underwood, also from Ohio. They'll also be performing for us for our regular Thursday-night contra dance on June 21.

July 18: Dugan Murphy calling with The Riff Raff

Local favorite, Dugan Murphy, will be calling with music by The Riff Raff.  They are Jesse Ball (accordion), Everest Witman (guitar), Matt Kenney (drums), and Clara Stickney (fiddle). Here they are (with Julie Metcalf on fiddle) caught on video being awesome.

August 15: Dugan Murphy calling with Maivish

Dugan Murphy is calling again, this time with Maivish, playing tunes from the British Isles, Ireland and America with a mix of original compositions. With Jaige Trudel on fiddle and Adam Broome on guitar, their performances are infused with lush vocal harmonies, inspired interplay, and captivating spirit.

September 19: Shari Shakti calling with Emily, Glen, and Julie

Rising star, Shari Shakti, recently exploded onto the Maine-New Hampshire calling circuit and is quick becoming a regional standard on the mic. She is joined by Julie Vallimont from Boston (piano, accordion) and local favorites Emily Troll (fiddle, accordion), and Glen Loper (mandolin, banjo, percussion).

See you in the park!