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Halloween Dance Party: Larry, Emily, and Eric with Sarah VanNorstrand

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

Join us for our annual Halloween Contra Dance Party!


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

Contra dancing from 7:30 'til 10 p.m.


10 bucks at the door

Costumes encouraged! 

All ages, all people welcome!

Gender-free dance roles!

No partner needed!

New dancers encouraged to come! :)



Music this evening will be provided by Larry, Emily, and Eric.  They are Larry Unger (guitar), Emily Troll (accordion, fiddle), and Eric Boodman (fiddle). Our caller is Sarah VanNorstrand from Syracuse, NY. 



You're invited to wear a fun costume in celebration of Halloween! No problem if you come dressed as yourself. We'll also have festive decorations, candy, and other surprises.

We cultivate a respectful and fun environment for all, so don’t come to the PICD party wearing offensive or disrespectful costuming. One example: Don’t wear costumes based on ethnicities and nationalities other than your own. (See the video below for more information on that.)


Enter through the courtyard.

State Street Church is located at 159 State Street. For directions, use Google Maps.

Parking is free after 6pm on street around the State Street/West End neighborhood. You may also park at The Fresh Approach Market or The Reiche School on Brackett Street. See the parking info and map.  We recommend saving extra time, as it might take a bit to find a spot.

Oh, and be sure not to park in anyone's driveway. The church's neighbors own those driveways and are not able to share them with the public.

Earlier Event: October 24
The Turning Stile with Jen Dryden
Later Event: November 7
Nope! No dance tonight.