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WE'RE HAPPY YOU'RE HERE.

Portland Intown Contra Dance enriches lives and cultivates a vibrant community through dance.

Our series is delightful, welcoming to all humans, and a heck of a lot of fun. We gather every Thursday night for zesty, joyful dancing on the peninsula in Portland, Maine, and find ways to enjoy each other's company when we're not on the floor. We're teaching and practicing traditions, contributing to an evolving art form, and welcoming new dancers to our community every week. 

We dance with partners, and with everybody in the room. It doesn't matter what gender you are - you can boogie in both dance roles. Come alone or bring a friend!

Get happy: loop yourself in by by joining our Facebook group and get in touch to volunteer.

Thursday night dances typically cost $10, start with a brief orientation for beginners at 7PM, and continue with dancing 7:30-10PM.  We also host occasional dances on other nights of the week.  See the event details for more info.

Dance every [Thursday] night.

(And sometimes other nights of the week as well.)

find our detailed schedule here.

And if you wanna dance all weekend, check out other dances in Maine on the DownEast Friends of the Folk Arts calendar.

Basics

Our dances are hosted intown Portland, Maine at

State Street Church
159 State Street in Portland, Maine

When you arrive, follow the signs and enter through the courtyard.

Timing

Thursday dances start with a brief orientation for beginners at 7PM, and continue with dancing 7:30-10PM.  We also host occasional dances on other nights of the week that start and end at different times.  See the event details for more info.

Cost

Thursday night dances typically cost $10. We also occasionally host events other nights of the week with different admission fees, including free events.   See the event details for more info.

ACCESSIBILITY

There are two on-street handicap parking spaces directly in front of the church on State Street.  

After you go through the courtyard and front door, which is on the right, there is a short stairway prior to entering the dance hall, for a total of about 10 steps. To access the elevator, use the door on the left as you enter the courtyard.

PARKING

Parking is available on-street in the State Street/West End neighborhood. Simply driving around will yield a spot. In Portland, metered parking on Thursdays after 6PM is free!

Additionally, there are several local municipal lots available with free public parking after 5PM on week nights. You can find them here:

 

FRESH APPROACH MARKET
155 Brackett Street
Portland, ME 04102

THE REICHE SCHOOL
166 Brackett Street
Portland, ME 04102

THE REICHE POOL & COMMUNITY CENTER (Back of School)
Clark Street
Portland, ME 04102

 
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