Second Saturday Contradance in Tamworth

Tamworth dances, hosted by the Tamworth Outing Club since 1937, welcome dancers of all ages and abilities. If you have never tried contradancing before, all dances are taught, so no prior experience is required. Perhaps you are an experienced dancer – well, grab a partner and swing your way out onto the wonderful Town House dance floor. No one will go home disappointed! Our thanks to the many people who help the Tamworth Outing Club continue this great tradition.

Admission to the  contradance is $8 for teens and adults; children 12 and under are free. The Tamworth Town House is located at 27 Cleveland Hill Road in Tamworth, directly across from the Congregational Church.

Covid Protocol: Proof of vaccine must be shown at the door and all dancers must be willing to provide contact information for follow-up in the case of a Covid occurrence. Masks are optional and will be provided at the door for those who want them. TOC will follow local and regional Covid trends and may cancel the dance if these trends are not favorable for holding a public dance. Check this website or call Amy Berrier at 603.651.5800 or Teresa Fournier at 978.609.2181 to confirm that the dance will be held.

Traditional New England dancing is fun, easy, and family-friendly. Tamworth dances are well-known throughout the state and region as welcoming and multi-generational, with dancers of all ages and abilities gathering to enjoy the company of old friends and new acquaintances. Callers spend time before each set teaching the steps and guiding dancers through parts of the upcoming dance. Experienced dancers are encouraged to help others, so that everyone can enjoy the lively music and congenial mixing and mingling on the floor. Talented callers and musicians from around the region come to Tamworth’s historic Town House to lead dancers through jigs, reels, squares, circles, waltzes, and more.

Come join us for a memorable evening on the dance floor!

Admission is $8 for teens and adults; free for children 12 and under.

For more information, contact Amy Berrier at 603.651.5800 or Teresa Fournier at 978.609.2181.

Always check the current schedule for dance dates and times.

2023 Schedule:

October 8 - Eric Rollnick calling with the White Mountain Ceili Band

November 12 - String Equinox, band and caller

December 10 - White Mountain Ceili Band playing with Eric Rollnick calling

Dec 31 - NYE dance with Dudley Laufman and friends

January 14 - Byron Ricker calling, music by Puckerbrush

February 11 - String Equinox playing and calling

March 11 - The White Mountain Ceili Band, calling by Byron Ricker

April 8 - Trad Dance Band with calling by Jaqueline Laufman and Beverly Woods

Byron Ricker

Eric Rollnick

Gale Wood

Dudley Laufman

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