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Audrey & Clayton with Dugan Murphy & Gretchen Carroll, featuring Guest Caller Annabel Dryden

  • State Street Church 159 State Street Portland, ME, 04101 United States (map)

YES!!!! It's our ***FIRST OFFICIAL*** WEEKLY Portland Intown Contra Dance!! Help us christen our new home. Bring a guest. Get down and have some sparkling grape juice at the break.

We're really excited.


Beginner's lesson at 7 p.m.

Contra dancing from 7:30 p.m. 'til 10 p.m.


10 bucks at the door

Enter through the courtyard


All ages, all people welcome!

Gender-free dance roles!

New dancers encouraged to come! :)



Audey & Clayton will be joining us for our first evening. A duo, Audrey Budington is on fiddle and Clayton Clemetson is on piano. How to describe them? Well: "Whether contemplative melodies that conjure up images, spunky innovations that inspire groove, or a slick lick adroitly mastered, a current of idealism and sincerity permeates their music. Audrey and Clayton’s passion for traditional New England, Irish, Cape Breton and Scottish dance music, sprinkled with their flair, is astutely expressed in their rousing performance." Bottom line: You won't want to go home when the night is over.
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Dugan Murphy, Contra Dance Caller, is the acclaimed caller who brought you neon t-shirts, raucous pants, and hundreds of fun dance experiences across the U.S. He'll be teaching half the night, and excitedly introducing brand-spankin' new caller, Gretchen Carroll, who will teach the other half of the night. It's gonna be good.

Oh, and Annabel Dryden, a new caller from New Hampshire will be teaching a dance too!


Join us from 10 p.m. 'til close for snacks and drinks just down the street at Local 188 (just West of Longfellow Square). They've created a new tapas menu just for us, and will offer PICD dancers a discount on drinks and grub. Sweet, ain't they? All ages welcome!



Directions may be found on the State Street Church website.

Parking is free after 6pm on street around the State Street/West End neighborhood. We recommend saving extra time, as it might take a bit to find a spot.