Community Contra Dance with Don & Cindy Roy and Gale Wood at Wolfeboro Town Hall, Sat. March 23rd

(Wolfeboro, NH) The Community Contra Dance Series hosted by Global Awareness Local Action (G.A.L.A.) continues on Saturday, March 23rd, at the Wolfeboro Town Hall’s “Great Hall”. Dances runs from 7:00 to 10:00pm, with the first half hour dedicated to a brief overview of the basic steps of New England contra dance. Dances are a fun and energizing night out for all ages and abilities, even if you simply prefer to cheer the dancers on from the sidelines.

We’ll be dancing to the exceptional duo Don and Cindy Roy, the 2018 recipients of the National Heritage Fellowship—the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. Known for Quebecois French Canadian and Celtic traditions, their performances are lit up by Cindy’s renown as a step-dancing pianist and her husband Don’s champion fiddling.  

Gale Wood, calling the dances for the night, is an avid outdoorsman, usually found in the mountains and rivers of New England. Not only an experienced caller, Wood is a talented photographer, whose recent gorgeous show at the Philbrick James Library featured his loves; a beloved cat, a friend’s dog, and the White Mountains in all their seasons.

Dance admission fees are as follows: $8.00 for adults, $5.00 for 6yr-18yr olds, and 5yr and under free. Anyone experiencing financial hardship is invited to pay what they can and no one will be turned away for financial reasons. In an effort to protect the wood floor in the Great Hall participants are encouraged to bring an extra pair of shoes for dancing that do not have a black sole.

G.A.L.A. is also looking to fill a few volunteer shifts for the dances this year if you are interested. For more information about this event or to sign up to volunteer visit their website at www.galacommunity.org, call the office at 603-569-1500, or email josh@galacommunity.org

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