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Jamie & Clara with Lisa Greenleaf

  • 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! :)



Jamie & Clara will be playing! Woo!

Jamie Oshima is known for his multi-faceted musicianship in Barefoot, Henry Road Band, and other adventures. He plays just about everything, including feet.

Clara Stickney is known for her wide smile and talented dancing on the floor. She'll be playing light and lovely fiddle.

Here's a cute Jamie video to whet your whistle in the meantime:


Lisa Greenleaf will be our caller for the evening. She's witty as hell and a joy to be around. As a teacher of style, she's humorous and helpful, and, as a caller, she's caring and insightful. 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 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.