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Contra Dancing In New Hampshire: Then and Now

February 20, 2015

Since the late 1600s, the lively tradition of contra dancing has kept people of all ages swinging and sashaying in barns, town halls and schools around the state. Contra dancing came to New Hampshire by way of the English colonists and remains popular in many communities, particularly in the Monadnock Region. Presenter Dudley Laufman brings this tradition to life with stories, poems and recordings of callers, musicians, and dancers, past and present. Live music, always integral to this dance form, will be played on the fiddle and melodeon. Willing audience members may be invited to dance the Virginia Reel!

Funded project of the New Hampshire Humanities Council. The New Hampshire Humanities Council is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Time: 7:00 pm

Contact: Whipple Free Library (603) 487-3391 Phone: (603) 487-3391
Whipple Free Library
67 Mont Vernon Road
New Boston, NH 03070
United States
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