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Ellen and Neil with Frannie Marr

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

Join us for a Thursday night Portland Intown Contra Dance!


Beginner's lesson at 7:00 p.m.

Contra dancing from 7:30 '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! :)



This intergenerational musical duo is Ellen Gawler (fiddle) and Neil Pearlman (piano).  If we're lucky, they'll be joined by Elsie Gawler as well. Our caller this evening is the well-traveled Frannie Marr from Southern California. Sound will be provided by Ness Smith-Savedoff.



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.