On April 24, 2024

BarnArts holds final community contra dance of the year on Friday

All-ages dance and community potluck

Friday, April 26 at 6 p.m.—BARNARD—The last BarnArts Community Contra Dance of the season will be held at the Barnard Town Hall with a potluck beginning at 6 p.m. and dancing will go from 6:30-9 p.m. Participants should bring a dish to share with neighbors and friends to contribute to the range of foods made by dancers and the band. Music will be provided by local favorites Blind Squirrel with calling by Kevin Donohue, who is also an actor with BarnArts. Blind Squirrel features Upper Valley musicians and ardent dancers Erin Smith and Steve Hoffman on fiddle, Suzanne Long on fiddle/cello and Christina Jeske on whistle. They have been an ensemble for nearly a decade and their love of the music and the joy of playing together for dancers keeps them going. Their repertoire draws on French Canadian, Southern old-time, Celtic, and northern New England traditions.

All ages and experience levels are welcome to join in on the fun! Come with a group, as a couple, or by yourself and be ready for a lively night making new friends. Partners are mixed and matched before each dance and everyone has plenty of dancing opportunities. Community members are also welcome to just come for the potluck, watch the dancing, and see what it’s all about.

BarnArts requests participants bring indoor shoes to keep the dance floor clean.

BarnArts Contra Dances are free by donation and reservations.

For donations and further infromation, visit: barnarts.org. or call 802-234-1645 with questions.

Courtesy BarnArts

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