Thursday Contras

2018

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.
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November
1 Shari Shakti and The NOB (NEFFA Open Band)** with Maestro Max Newman and lead fiddle Julie Metcalf
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
December
6 Neffa Multi Caller Night and The NOB (NEFFA Open Band) with Maestra Julie Metcalf and lead guitar Jon Cannon (NOB tunes list)
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)
January
3 TNDC Committee Callers (Sue Rosen, Dereck Kalish, Lisa Greenleaf) and NOB (Neffa Open Band ), Jesse Ball, Leader, with Julie Metcalf
It’s Medley Night! We’ll have a mini-medley just before the break. (NOB tunes list)
10 Will Mentor with Julie Metcalf and Max Newman
17 Bob Golder and Anadama (Emily Troll, Amelia Mason and Bethany Waickman)
24 Don Veino and Riptide (Alden Robinson, Glen Loper and Owen Marshall)
31 Ron Blechner and NOB (Neffa Open Band), Jeff Kaufman, Leader, with Cecilia Vacanti (NOB tunes list)
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)

 
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.