Rockland Contra Dance

from 3:30-6 p.m.

Join us for an Afternoon of

New England Contra Dances in Groups ... and a Few Simple Couples Dances (a Polka, a Schottische, a Waltz)

For both experienced dancers and those new to dancing; all dances are taught by an experienced dance leader.

Lincoln Street Arts Center
24 Lincoln St., Rockland, Maine, 04841, in dance studio
[link to directions]

Plenty of parking; easy walk (quarter of a mile) to Main Street/waterfront

$10 ($15 per family)
Admission price includes a door prize for everyone who comes in the door! Each month's prize is a surprise.

[download a poster or a small flyer to print or e-mail to friends]

Family Dance

Sunday, May 9

from 3:00-3:30 p.m.


- Singles, couples, families welcome.
No partner necessary.

- A smoke-free, chem-free event.
- Please bring a pair of clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing.
- Please remember to drink lots of water.

For more information, call (207) 372-8657 or e-mail Jim Birch at jdbirch [at] juno [dot] com.

Jim Tolles has led contradance bands featured at the main evening dance at festivals in Atlanta, Nashville, and Birmingham. As a dedicated contradancer himself, his primary focus is the enhancement of the dance experience for all those participating.

Chrissy Fowler has cheerfully led people of all ages in traditional New England social dance at festivals, schools, contra dances and special events for over a decade. She is committed to building community through dance and movement, and is a founding organizer of the Belfast Flying Shoes Dance Series. A native of central Maine, Chrissy lives in Belfast.


May 9th
Contra dance 3:30-6 p.m. with Chrissy Fowler calling, and live music by the duo Rock the Boat: Jim Tolles (fiddle) and Muriel Hendrix (piano).

(Rockland Contra Dances will start up again in fall 2010, we'll see you then for more dancing!) * Sign up here for an e-mail newsletter to get updates about future dances (be sure to select the option "Rockland area events") *

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Listen to tunes
from Hope amd Abraham (October's dance)

Banks of Inverness
(trad. polka)

Anything for John Joe
(trad. reel)

(audio clips © Hope Hoffman and Abraham Stimson 2009)


Listen to audio
of dance Tunes




(audio clips © Hope Hoffman 2005-2009)

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