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! :)
Audrey & Clayton will be performing! A duo, Audrey Budington is on fiddle and Clayton Clemetson is on piano. How to describe them? Well: "Whether contemplative melodies that conjure up images, spunky innovations that inspire groove, or a slick lick adroitly mastered, a current of idealism and sincerity permeates their music. Audrey and Clayton’s passion for traditional New England, Irish, Cape Breton and Scottish dance music, sprinkled with their flair, is astutely expressed in their rousing performance." Bottom line: You won't want to go home when the night is over.
Check 'em out at: http://www.audreyandclayton.com/
Mary Wesley is our caller for the evening. She's a beacon of the national dance community, leading and organizing contra, morris, square, and community dances. Among so many other things, she's a founder of the Mad Robin Callers Collective in Vermont and works with the Country Dance and Song Society on youth projects.
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.