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Chimney Swift with Angela DeCarlis

  • 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! :)



Tonight: Massachusetts comes to us! Angela DeCarlis will be our caller for the evening! She'll be joined by Chimney Swift, a new contra band founded by the cello of Cecile Leroy and the accordion of Zoe Madonna.  They'll be joined by Daniel Ley. You might recognize any of these fine folks from a Boston Intergenerational Dance Advocates (BIDA) dance or from Zoe's sweetheart accordion waltz sessions at Flurry.  :)

Here's a practice session preview:



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.