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.
Watch contra dance videos! Video #1 Video #2
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.
Check the NEFFA homepage for weather-related notices
- 4 Tony Parkes and The NOB (Neffa Open Band ), Amy Larkin, leader, and Jesse Ball (NOB tunes list)
11 NEFFA Festival National Callers’ Showcase with Eric, Casey and Jesse (Eric Boodman, Casey Murray and Jesse Ball)
18 Angela DeCarlis with Cedar Stanistreet, Donal Sheets and Jesse Ball
25 Mary Wesley and Sassafras Stomp (Johanna Davis and Adam Nordell)
- 2 Alex Deis-Lauby and The NOB (Neffa Open Band) with Donal Sheets, leader, and Cedar Stanistreet (NOB tunes list)
9 Swallowtail (David Cantieni, Ron Grosslein, George Marshall, Timm Triplett and Tim Van Egmond)
16 Sue Rosen and New Brew (Eileen Nicholson Kalfass, Jane Knoeck and Tom Santarsiero)
23 Dereck Kalish with Julie Vallimont, Eric Boodman and Jon Cannon
30 Dugan Murphy and Free Association (Amy Larkin, Carol Bittenson and Debby Knight)
- 6 Lisa Greenleaf and Cloud Ten (Cedar Stanistreet, Donal Sheets, Arthur Davis and Ness Smith-Savedoff)
13 Will Mentor and Pete’s Posse (Oliver Scanlon, Tristan Henderson and Pete Sutherland)
20 Contra Prom! George Marshall and the Moving Violations (Van Kaynor, Ron Grosslein and Eric Eid-Reiner) It’s fun to get dressed up. Prom attire appreciated but not required.
27 Steve Zakon-Anderson and Mean Lids (Matt Turino, Miriam Larson and Ben Smith)
- 4 No dance. Happy Independence Day!
11 Neffa Contra Night (Multi-caller) and Stomp Rocket (Dave Langford, Glen Loper and Bethany Waickman)
18 Ron T Blechner and Birl (Samuel Foucher, Garrett Cameron and Tad Dreis)
25 Chuck Abell with Larry Unger and Eric Boodman
- 1 Jack Mitchell with Liz Faiella and Dan Faiella
8 Sue Rosen with Eric Boodman, Jon Cannon, and Bruce Rosen
15 Shari Shakti and House on Fire (Carol Bittenson, Roberta Sutter and Max Newman)
22 Don Veino and Anadama (Emily Troll, Amelia Mason and Bethany Waickman)
29 Andrew Stout and Calluna (Gus Cantieni, Eileen O'Grady and Jesse Ball)
- 5 Rich Sbardella with Aldo Lavaggi, Casey Murray and ie Vallimont
12 Steve Zakon-Anderson with Cedar Stanistreet, David Cantieni and Donal Sheets
19 Lisa Greenleaf and Downeast (Ed Howe, Casey Murray, Emerald Ray and Stuart Kenney)
26 Will Mentor and Buddy System (Noah VanNorstrand and Julie Vallimont)
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.