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! :)
Midnight Toast is Bruce Rosen on piano and guitar, John Pranio on fiddle and harmonica, and Glen Loper on mandolin, banjo, percussion and full body hoots. This. Band. Rocks.
Glen teaches mandolin, often does sound for PICD, and is known for being able to bring together stellar musicians even at the last minute for a glorious night of dancing. John has been playing since he was strutting the streets of New Jersey as a kid and is one of the spirits behind Maine's stellar North Whitefield dance. (He also makes a really good Pope.) Bruce is our caller's husband, but that's not all! He's been performing since the mid-70s and is a varied and talented musician, playing for contra dances, English Country dances, and in other venues.
Sue Rosen is a New England caller who has been dancing and celebrating folk dance her whole life. You've likely danced to and enjoyed her choreography. And that's not all, you may have attended one of the many events she's helped organize over the last thirty years through New England Folk Festival Association, the Country Dance and Song Society, Country Dance Society (Boston Centre) or the monthly contra dance in Carlisle, Massachuetts. We're excited to have her!
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 AND PARKING:
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.