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Want to move your feet to a traditional beat? There are many regular folk dance events in Southern New England.

 

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Always on Sunday

International Folk Dance/Wethersfield, CT

Every Sunday, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Temple Beth Torah, 130 Main Street, Wethersfield, CT.

$8 (party and workshop nights $12)

http://www.alwaysonsunday.us/ or call 860-521-6440.

No partner or experience needed. Warm-up and beginner instruction 7:00-8:00 p.m., general dancing until 10:00 p.m. Wear comfortable, clean-soled shoes.

 

English Country Dance/New Haven, CT

Friday, 8:00 to 10:30 p.m.

Neighborhood Music School Recital Hall

100 Audubon St., New Haven, CT.

http://www.nmsmusicschool.org/ or 203-776-6929

Dances taught by Paul McGuire. Music by Marshall Barron, Grace Feldman and Margaret Ann Martin with musicians from Marshall's Dance Band Workshops. Admission $8.00. Cheerful dances, friendly community, beautiful music. All dances taught. Beginners welcome. No partner required.

 

Farmington Folk Dancers/Farmington, CT

Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. (Sept.-June)

Amistad Hall, First Church of Christ, 75 Main Street, Farmington, CT (across from Miss Porter's School on Route 10).

Email Kathydncr@aol.com or 860-747-4711

Beginners and people with 'two left feet' welcome. $3; refreshments served.

 

Hartford Community Contradance/Various Locations

Second Saturday, 7:30-10 p.m.

Griffin Academy (former American Legion Post)

275 Main Street, Old Wethersfield, CT.

http://www.hcdance.org/contra.htm or 1-888-423-0423

Minimum age for dancers is 14.  There's a free beginners' workshop at 7:30 pm.

 

Israeli Dancing/Woodbridge

Thursday nights

Jewish Community Center, 360 Amity Rd., Woodbridge, CT.

Beginner dancing 7:30-9 p.m. Intermediate/Advanced 9-11 p.m. Both sessions include teaching.

Call Yossi at 860-677-5040 or email ntibi@aol.com

Circle dances, line dances, and partner dances to a Middle Eastern beat. Dance incorporates many elements of Swing and Salsa. No partner or experience necessary. Light refreshments.

 

Mostly Waltz/Wethersfield

First Sunday, Beginner lessons at 2 p.m., dancing from 3-6 p.m.

Griffin Academy, Wethersfield, CT

http://www.hcdance.org/waltz.htm

Waltzes, waltz mixers, and other couple dances like blues, swing, tango, and polka. Except as noted, our events are typically the first Sunday of the month, with beginner lesson 2-3 pm and dancing 3-6 pm. We offer a mini lesson on some aspect of waltz (or another popular dance style) during the band breaks. Dance admission is $15 (students with ID $7). Your ninth regular HCD dance admission is free with your HCD frequent dancer card.

 

Motherhouse Community Contra Dance/Cornwall

First Fridays, 7-10 p.m.

Cornwall Town Hall, 24 Pine Street, Cornwall, CT

860-672-6101

Suggested donation: $5 adults, $3 children

http://motherhouse.us/programs-events/family-events/contra-dances/

Family-friendly contradancing with a variety of callers.

 

New Haven Country Dancers/Branford

First and Third Saturdays

Branford Community House, 46 Church Street, Branford, CT

http://www.ctcontra.com/nhcd/ or call 203-776-1812

Contradances with beginner's lesson at 7:30 p.m., dance 8-11 p.m. Bring soft-soled shoes or sneakers. Admission $10.00.

 

Round Hill Country Dances/Stamford

Second Saturday of every month (except Aug), and the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Stone House, North Stamford Congregational Church, 31 Cascade Road, Stamford, CT

8-11 p.m. with beginners basic at 7:30.

http://www.roundhill.net/ or call 914-262-0653 or 203-762-5370.

Contradance. Partners not required. Bring a separate pair of clean, flat, soft-soled shoes for dancing.

 

Scottish Country Dancing/New Haven

Tuesdays, 7:45 to 10:00 p.m.

Whitney Arts Center, 591 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT.

Email newhavenscottish@gmail.com or call Leslie, 203-281-6591.

Enjoy the social dances of Scotland. New dancers welcome. All dances taught. No partner required.

 

Scottish Country Dancing/Middletown

Wednesdays, 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.

First Church of Christ, Congregational, 190 Court St., Middletown, CT.

Call Lucile, 860-347-0278, or Joyce, 203-238-0694.

Beginners welcome for lessons and dance. Soft soled shoes.

 

Third Saturday Barn Dance/Stafford

Third Saturday, 7:30 p.m., October through April

275 Orcutville Road, Stafford, CT

Call Rich, 860-684-3466

 

Dance Resources

Contradance listings in Southeastern New England

http://ContraSENE.tripod.com/

Contradancing in Connecticut

http://www.CTcontra.com/

 

 

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