Downtown
Amherst
Contradance
Most Wednesdays - 7:30-10:30
Beginners Lesson at 7pm - bring your friends!
 
 

Newcomers and beginners ALWAYS welcome!
Intro lesson at 7pm at every dance

FREE ADMISSION for new dancers who attend Intro Lesson!

Masonic Lodge 99 Main Street - Amherst, MA

(near the Black Sheep Deli and the Police Station)

Admission: $10-12, Students: $8, High School: $6

Please bring water and clean, soft-soled shoes to protect the wood floor.

This is a Fragrance-Free and Substance-Free event. Please refrain from wearing scented products. Dances are smoke, drug and alcohol free.



Dance Schedule


June 29, 2016

Music: Elixir

Calling: Nils Fredland





July 6, 2016

Music: Gretchen Koehler & Daniel Kelly (plus guest percussionist, Mark Seymour)

Calling: Clinton Ross (NC)





July 13, 2016

Music: Polaris (Rose  Jackson, Marta Bartholomew, Sam Zakon-Anderson, Jesse Ball)

Calling: Eric Black (from Palo Alto, CA)


Come see this very exciting new band of very talented young musicians. There were a big hit in Greenfield for their debut gig and I’m sure will light up the house for this dance. Polaris is:

Jesse Ball - acccordion, guitar, hammered dulcimer and feet

Sam Zakon-Anderson - piano

Rose Jackson - fiddle

Marta Batholomew - fiddle





July 20, 2016

Music: Sassafras Stomp

Calling: Mary Wesley





July 27, 2016

Music: Cedar Stanistreet, Marko Packard, Rebecca Bosworth-Clemens

Calling: Dereck Kailish





August 3 & 10 2016

NO DANCE




August 17, 2016

Music: Tempest with special guest Matt Kenney on percussion

Calling: Rich Goss (Portland, OR)





August 24, 2016

Music: Atlantic Crossing

Calling: Ron Blechner






August 31, 2016

Music: Maivish with special guest Cedar Stanistreet

Calling: Steve Zakon-Anderson





September 7, 2016

Music: Stuart Kenney & Friends

Calling: Will Mentor





September 21, 2016   6th Anniversary Dance!!!

Music: Ed Howe & Bennett Konesni

Calling: Bob Isaacs





September 28, 2016

Music: Julie Vallimont, Rachel Bell, Audrey Knuth

Calling: Michael Karcher (Seattle, WA)





October 5, 2016

Music: Chimney Swift

Calling: Hilton Baxter





October 19, 2016

Music: Noodles (Seattle, WA)

Calling: Jacqui  Ann Grennan (CA)





October 26, 2016

Music: Cedar Stanistreet, Corey DiMario, Marko Packard

Calling: Jean Gibson-Gorrindo (CA)





November 2, 2016

Music: Julie Vallimont, Rachel Bell, Audrey Knuth

Calling: Will Mentor





November 16, 2016

Music: Turning Stile (Aaron Marcus & Joanne Garton)

Calling: TBA





November 23, 2016

Music: TBA

Calling: TBA





November 30, 2016

Music: Pete’s Posse

Calling: Adina Gordon






December 7, 2016

Music: Buddy System (Techno Dance)

Calling: George Marshall

Julie Vallimont - keyboard, accordion, loops, synths, effects

Noah VanNorstrand - fiddle










December 21, 2016

Music: Bartieni Street (David Cantieni, Cedar Stanistreet, Kate Barnes)

Calling: Lisa Greenleaf






December 28, 2016

Music: Everest Witman & Friends

Calling: TBA




January 4, 2017

Music: Blackjack Grove

Calling: Rachel Shapiro Wallace




January 11, 2017 - No Dance




January 18, 2017

Music: TBA

Calling: TBA




January 25, 2017

Music: Pete’s Posse

Calling: Lisa Greenleaf








Click here to download a PDF of the current Amherst flyer


Dances organized by Amherst Area Contradances, a group of local dance enthusiasts. For information, Click HERE


This dance series is funded in part by the New Leaders, Good Leaders Fund of the Country Dance and Song Society

 







Beginners
Welcome!
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All Dances
Taught!
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No Partner
Needed!
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Please
Bring Clean,
soft-soled
Shoes!
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Download the
current Flyer
Here
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