Contra Dance at Abbott Square

Come enjoy an outdoor contra dance next to Abbott Square Market and the Museum of Art and History!  This will be a beginner-friendly dance, free and open to new dancers. We’re excited to share our dance with the MAH community!

Dance to the music of Paul Rangell (fiddle, mandolin), Chris Jong (fiddle, banjo), and Emily Abbink (guitar).  Caller is Andy Shore.

Wear comfortable, non-marking shoes, and comfortable clothing with layers (twirly skirts over stockings are great fun!). This outdoor dance will feature a marley floor.

The band and caller from this dance will be paid from the TDSC’s Bob Fitch memorial fund. Donations are always appreciated (cash or check). Suggested amounts are $12 regular, $20 for supporters, $8 for full-time students.

About Our Contra Dances

Everyone is welcome! Partners and dancing experience are not necessary. Each of the dozen or so dance forms during the evening are taught and prompted (except for the waltz and hambo).

Beginner’s Workshop:  dancers are encouraged to attend the beginner’s lesson at 5:40. Regular dancing begins at 6:00 (dances can get more complex as the night goes on).

Please note that many dancers are very sensitive to fragrances and body odor and that our dances are fragrance-free events.