Thursday Contras

2019

Photos by Doug Plummer
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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February
7 Chris Ricciotti with Amy Larkin, Eric Boodman and Benjamin Foss
14 Lucia Watson and The Free Raisins (Jeff Kaufman, Audrey Knuth and Amy Englesberg)
21 Steve Zakon-Anderson with a Julie Metcalf, Eric Boodman and Larry Unger
28 Linda Nelson and NOB (Neffa Open Band), Julie Vallimont, Leader, with Eric Boodman (NOB tunes list)
March
7 Rich Sbardella with Drive Train (Ed Howe, Max Newman and Stuart Kenney)
14 Lisa Greenleaf with Julie Metcalf, Jesse Ball and Max Newman
21 Sue Rosen with Mark Roberts, Julie Metcalf and Bruce Rosen
28 Chuck Abell and Les Z Boys (Dave Langford, Peter Siegel and Kate Barnes)
April
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)
May
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)
June
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)

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.