09-22 Sept Contra Dance

The Fiddling Thomsons will provide the music for the September contra dance in Wolfeboro. From left, Damaris Rohsenow, Ryan Thomson, Brennish Thomson, Paul Mangion. (Courtesy photo)

WOLFEBORO — The September community contra dance Series on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Wolfeboro Town Hall’s “Great Hall” will feature The Fiddling Thomsons, including father and son Ryan and Brennish Thomson, joined by Damaris Rohsenow and Paul Mangion. Don Heinold will be calling the dance.

Dances runs from 7 to 10 p.m., with the first half hour dedicated to a brief overview of the basic steps of New England contra dance.

This award-winning Fiddling Thomsons have taught workshops and played for dances and fiddle competitions throughout the region. Although they will be playing traditional New England contra tunes, the Thomsons have worked with a variety of musical styles and unusual instruments.

Heinold is based out of Rhode Island and has been calling all over New England for over eight years. He is well known as a caller, waltz instructor and dancer in the greater Rhode Island, central Massachusetts, central and eastern Connecticut, and Southern New Hampshire areas, and is sought out for regular dances, parties, and weddings. He is known for the interesting and fun dances he calls

Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for kids 6 to 18, and free for kids 5 and under. 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 newly refinished 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. If you are unable to bring extra shoes, there will be a brush at the door for you to remove dirt before entering.

G.A.L.A. is also looking to fill a few volunteer shifts for the dances this year. For more information about this event or to volunteer, visit www.galacommunity.org, call the office at 603-539-6460, or email josh@galacommunity.org.

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