Contra Dancing In New Hampshire: Then and Now

Presenter: Dudley Laufman

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.

Event Details


Tuesday, October 17, 2023 12:15pm


Tilton Senior Center
11 Grange Road
Tilton NH 03276

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Tilton Senior Center

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Tilton Senior Center