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


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: Dave Eisenstadter





November 23, 2016     NO DANCE THIS WEEK!

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!





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: Ron Blechner




January 4, 2017

Music: Blackjack Grove

Calling: Rachel Shapiro Wallace




January 11, 2017 - No Dance




January 18, 2017

Music: DownCellar

Calling: TBA

DownCellar is an exceptionally talented trio of local musicians: Cedar Stanistreet on fiddle, Marko Packard on flute and guitar, and Donal Sheets on guitar and cello.




January 25, 2017

Music: Pete’s Posse

Calling: Lisa Greenleaf




February 1, 2017

Music: TBA

Calling: TBA




February 15, 2017

Music: TBA

Calling: TBA




February 22, 2017

Music: Free Association

Calling: TBA




March 1, 2017

Music: The Figments

Calling: TBA




March 15, 2017

Music: TBA

Calling: TBA




March 22, 2017

Music: Wry Bred

Calling: TBA




March 29, 2017

Music: Frost & Fire

Calling: TBA

We’re delighted to have this great Northern Vermont band return, multi-instrumentalists all AND Pipes!  Hollis East (flute, border pipes, whistle, guitar, mandolin), Peter Macfarlane (fiddle, low whistle), Viveka Fox (fiddle, bodhran, djembe), Aaron Marcus (piano, concertina, feet, banjo)




April 5, 2017

Music: Audrey Knuth & Friends

Calling: Melanie Axel-Lute







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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