Contra dancing is a fun, informal event featuring easily learned dance steps such as those experienced in traditional square dancing. You do not need to bring a partner with you, as it is customary to switch partners many times over the course of the evening. Dances are 8pm-11pm. All dances are taught by the caller. If it is your first time, we invite you to a beginners "class" at 7:45pm but you do not have to attend the class to come to the dance. All dances are $10 adults. Delicious slices of pie are available for $3 during the break and there are raffles each dance for free slices of pie! Wear cool, comfortable clothing and come join the fun!
Frohsinn Hall, also known as
"The German Club"
Social Society Frohsinn
2017 Dance Schedule
March 25: Paul Wilde calling, with music by Eric Boodman (fiddle) and Ellen Cohn (piano).Custard pies!
April 22: no dance: New England Folk Festival (NEFFA) - 3 great days in Mansfield MA.
May 27: Billy Fischer, music by O'Wryly: Mickey Koth, Robert Messore, John Malinowski (fiddle, guitar, accordion), pie medley
June 24: Chris Ricciotti, with music by Dogtown: Becky Millwe, Norb Spencer, Tom Randall (fiddle, guitar, mandolin, accordion). Strawberry-Rhubarb pie.
July 22: Elwood Donnelly with First-Time String Band: Sally Rogers,
Howie Bursen, Deck Neiforth (guitar,
August 26: Joe DePaolo with music by Gotham Carnival Trio. Blueberry pie.
September 23: Rich Sbardella with music by The Cicadas. Apple pie.
October 28: Linda Leslie calling, music by Reelation with Carol Bittenson on fiddle. Pumpkin pie.
Admission $10, Students $5
first-time dancers receive a half-off coupon for their next dance!
A Pie Pass gives you 6 months admission plus free pie for $60!