Thursday Contras


Location: The Concord Scout House, 74 Walden St., Concord, MA
NEW! Introductory pre-dance workshop at 7:10pm
7:30pm-10:30pm — $10 ($5 for people 22 and under)
Info: (617) 299-1590 (leave a message; we’ll call back)
Please bring soft-soled shoes!

This dance is sponsored by NEFFA. We are a diverse community of friendly people who enjoy and promote the lively tradition of contra dance. Please read our code of conduct: Dance Etiquette and Safety.

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We will cancel the dance if we feel that weather conditions would make for unsafe travel.
No animals (other than service animals) are allowed in the building.

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Lost and Found – All Thursday Lost and Found items will be retained at the Concord Scout House for a period of time.
Bookings (contact Lisa Greenleaf laleaf AT gmail DAHT com)

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4 Angela DeCarlis with Andrew VanNorstrand, Anna Patton and Owen Morrison
11 Chris Ricciotti and Spare Parts (Liz Stell, Eric Buddington and Bill Matthiesen)
18 Andy Shore and Transcontranental (Dave Bartley, David Kaynor and Rebecca McCallum)
25 Sue Rosen and The Russet Trio (Aldo Lavaggi, Peter Madsen and Seth Travins)
Cookie Night! Bring cookies and the recipe. We’ll supply the milk.
1 Shari Shakti and The NOB (NEFFA Open Band)** with Maestro Max Newman and lead fiddle Amy Larkin
8 Dereck Kalish and Dead Sea Squirrels (Cathy Mason, Henry Yoshimura and Craig Edwards)
15 Tony Parkes and Cloud Ten (Cedar Stanistreet, Donal Sheets, Ness Smith-Savedoff and Arthur Davis)
29 George Marshall with Cedar Stanistreet, Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin and Jesse Ball
6 Neffa Multi Caller Night and The NOB (NEFFA Open Band) with Maestra Julie Metcalf and lead guitar Jon Cannon
13 Lisa Greenleaf and The Faux Paws (Andrew VanNorstrand, Noah VanNorstrand and Chris Miller)
20 Dave Eisenstadter and Chimney Swift (Cecile LeRoy, Daniel Raine, Yaron Shragai and Zoë Madonna)
27 Steve Zakon-Anderson and Polaris (Rose Jackson, Marta Bartholomew, Sam Zakon-Anderson and Jesse Ball)

The NOB: Come make a big sound with the NEFFA open band!
Let’s fill the stage with musicians and the hall with music. All musicians and levels encouraged to come, and a NOB tunes list is available now Bring your own music stand. Please no percussion instruments or amplifiers.