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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October
3 Ben Sachs-Hamilton and the NOB (Neffa Open Band); Cedar Stanistreet, leader with Donal Sheets
It’s COOKIE NIGHT. Bring cookies (and ingredient list) to share. Play it safe: No Nuts!
10 George Marshall and Stomp Rocket (Dave Langford, Glen Loper and Bethany Wiackman)
17 Sue Rosen and Eloise & Co (Becky Tracy, Rachel Bell and Bethany Waickman)
24 Lisa Greenleaf and Rift (Everest Witman, Julie Metcalf, Jesse Ball and Matt Kenney)
31 Neffa Halloween Contra (multi-caller) and the NOB (Neffa Open Band); Donal Sheets, leader.
Black and Orange night! Costumes welcome, too.
November
7 Kristen Planeaux with Dave Langford and Kate Barnes
14 Dereck Kalish with Jesse Ball, Casey Murray and Eric Boodman
21 Steve Zakon-Anderson and Spare Parts (Liz Stell, Eric Buddington and Bill Matthiesen)
28 No dance tonight. Happy Thanksgiving!
December
5 Bob Golder and the NOB (Neffa Open Band); Julie Metcalf, leader, with Max Newman
12 Dugan Murphy and Chimney Swift (Cecile Leroy, Daniel Raine, Yaron Shragai and Avalon Zoë Madonna)
19 Dave Eisenstadter with Julie Metcalf and Max Newman
26 Wild Asparagus (George Marshall, Becky Tracy, Ann Percival, David Cantieni and Corey DiMario)

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.