G.A.L.A.’s next Community Contra Dance is Saturday, July 28th at the Great Hall in Wolfeboro’s Town Hall from 7-10pm. No partners needed, family-friendly, and dancing is easily learned by all ages in the first couple dances of the evening. This month’s instruction and the evening’s calls will be from contra caller Jacqueline Laufman accompanied by piano accordion player David Moore.
Jacqueline Laufman has played the fiddle for traditional dances for over 30 years. She loves the absolute joy of people dancing together! The terrific, driving sound of jigs and reels on fiddle, piano, flute, banjo, or guitar coupled with the rousing camaraderie of musicians playing those instruments is one of the best things in life. Jacqueline has earned her living playing fiddle, has several recordings, and co-authored an educational book-CD-DVD package great for teachers. David Moore plays the piano accordion at dances and other events throughout New England with the gypsy jazz band Through the Culvert. He was previously a member of the bluegrass band Pressure’s On. He offers 5-string banjo and piano accordion lessons in Lee, NH.
The dance takes place on Saturday, July 28th at the Wolfeboro Town Hall’s “Great Hall” 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 and enjoy the live musical performance.
The Contra Dance admission is $8.00-adults; $5.00- 6-18; 5-and under free. Large families or those under financial hardship are encouraged to pay only as able since all are welcome! Bring an extra pair of non-black-soled shoes, or brush them at the door to protect the wooden floors. See G.A.L.A. at www.galacommunity.org, for volunteering or more information or contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 603-539-6460.