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Velocipede with Ron Blechner

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

Join us for our weekly Thursday Portland Intown Contra Dance!


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!

No partner needed!

New dancers encouraged to come! :)



Velocipede is Julia Plumb on fiddle and foot percussion and Baron Collins-Hill on mandolin and guitar. This Maine duo is known for their precise playing and ability to grow the intensity of the tunes. A reliable delight.

You can listen to their whole dang album on their website!

Ron Blechner will be our caller for the evening! Not only is Ron a caller, he's a prolific choreographer, often authoring interesting and unique dances.



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.