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Gabrielle Lanza, Kristen Planeaux, & Liz Faiella with Dela Taylor

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

Join us for our weekly Thursday Portland Intown Contra Dance!! Come alone, bring a guest, or pull up in a van. :)

We're happy you're coming.


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! :)



This evening is a Midwestern Treat, with a bit of New England thrown in for spice.

Gabrielle Lanza and Kristen Planeaux of Cincinnati band The Ripples will join us this evening, with local Liz Faiella! With Gabrielle on percussion and Kristen on keyboard and flute, you're going to be grooving to delightfully surprising tunes. Both women have voices like butter, singing everything from traditionals to Prince covers. These two gems will be joined by Liz, who can shred Irish, etc. on fiddle.

Check out Gabrielle and Kristen playing as The Ripples. Gabrielle is on percussion and Kristen is on flute. Or check out their Facebook page for up-to-the-moment goodness.


Dela Taylor is a newer contra dance caller in Maine.  She's like a bubbling, wacky love brew. She calls modern contra dances with warmth and zest.



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.