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


Wednesday, June 26, 2024 7:00pm


Eastman Community Center, Draper Room
6 Club House Lane
Grantham NH 03753

Hosted By:

Eastman Community Association

Contact Info:

Eastman Community Association, 603-863-4240