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JEMS with Dugan Murphy & Sonja Birthisel, featuring guest caller Krysten Raymond

  • 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! :)



JEMS!!!!!!  Jamie Oshima, Ed Howe, Matt Kenney, and Stuart Kenney will bring down the house tonight.


Add Sound of Perfection fine-tuning for our ear's delights and our experience will be just that: perfect.

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 Sonja Birthisel, an almost brand-spankin' new caller from the Bangor area will teach the other half of the night. 

Dugan will also be sharing the mic with first-time caller Krysten Raymond, who will try her first time calling a dance this evening!

This is going to be an excellent night.



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.

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Later Event: August 11
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