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Family Contra Dance

Saturday | December 31, 2016
11:00am - 12:30pm

Location: Lewis Gallery
Audience: Kids & Families

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Children and families are invited to ring in the New Year with a family contra dance on New Year’s Eve morning at the Portland Public Library! Maggie Robinson will be the caller and a live band of local musicians will provide the music!

Contra Dance is a type of social dance where parallel lines of dancers stand opposite — or “contra to” — their partners. A caller, usually working with a group of live musicians, guides new and experienced dancers alike through a variety of dances. Contra dancing is about social interaction, meeting people, and making new friends, set to music!

Children and their accompanying adults will be able to learn a variety of fun and easy dances at this event. No experience necessary!

Maggie Robinson plays and teaches fiddle. She has been calling dances for many years throughout the state!