August Contra Dance, 2018

8/25/2018 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM ET

The Community Contra Dance Series hosted by Global Awareness Local Action (G.A.L.A.) is excited to announce a very special dance featuring The Moving Violations accompanied by renowned caller Dereck Kalish.   This event is free and open to the public, made possible by the Cate Memorial Fund.  

The dance takes place on Saturday, August 25th 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 Moving Violations have a playful energy that transcends borders of countries and encourages spontaneity and improvisation. Driving double fiddle harmonies, strong rhythm, affectionate abandon and occasional silliness prevail. Original compositions as well as Celtic, Eastern European, Swedish, Klezmer, and Classical are all fair game for The Moving Violations.

Instruction and the evening’s calls will be from the well-versed contra caller Dereck Kalish.  Derek has been contra dancing since 2005 and going to local folk dances in New England, mostly the Boston area, just about every week. Around 2011, Dereck became both a caller and sound engineer, traveling throughout New England with a focus on providing the best service possible to make for a fun and successful dance.

Dereck is the NEFFA Thursday Night Dance Committee Chair for the weekly dance in Concord, MA. He is also on the board of Directors of NEFFA and also serves on the Sound Committee.

G.A.L.A. is looking to fill a few volunteer shifts for the dances this year if you are interested.  Guests are encouraged to bring healthy potluck snack options such as fruits, crackers and cheese, chips and salsa, and vegetable sticks and dip.

For more information about this event or to sign up to volunteer visit, call the office at 603-569-1500, or email .


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