Invitation from Roaring Jelly Contra Dancing

We, Roaring Jelly, would like to extend a special invitation to all members of First Parish to come to our February contra dance as our guests this Friday, February 16th. There is an informal beginners’ teaching session at about 7:45. The dance starts at 8:00. Each dance is taught during a walk-through and called during the dance itself. Clean shoes should be used to protect the floor. One doesn’t need to come with a partner. It’s friendly, lively, and fun!

Contra dancing is a New England folk tradition. Dances are done in long lines with your partner and your neighbors while moving up and down the line so you dance with everyone in the hall. Just as in square dancing, there is a repeated pattern of moves.