You're invited to another Common Floor Contra Dance in Portland, Maine. We’re thrilled to welcome Chimney Swift from Boston! Farthest Field farmer Alyssa Adkins will be calling.

When: Sunday, February 26, 2023
6:45pm Doors Open
7:00pm Lesson
        7:30pm Dance
        10:00pm End
Where: Temple Beth El (400 Deering Ave, Portland, ME)
Price: $15 Suggested Donation (at the door, cash/Venmo)

Caller: 📢 Alyssa Adkins

Music: Chimney Swift  ♬♫ ♬ ♪ ♩ 𝅗𝅥
Cecile Leroy
A.Z. Madonna
Daniel Raine
Yaron Shragai

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All ages and experience levels are welcome. Dress comfortably, bring clean shoes to dance in and a water bottle. You don't need to bring a dance partner. Please don’t wear perfume. Our Covid Policies have changed for 2023. We require dancers to have the newest bivalent booster and N95 (or similar) masks. See our policies page.

Abundant Free Parking is available in a front lot and surrounding residential streets. There’s a bus stop one block from the dance: Bus #4 Stop #67 “Brighton Ave & Noyes St”. That bus doesn’t run late enough to get you home after the dance.

What is Contra Dancing

        Contra dancing is a traditional folk dance with English, Scottish and French origins. There’s always a live band. These events are extremely accessible for newcomers and a great place to find community.

Future Events

Our monthly dances are on Sundays, usually 3rd or 4th Sunday. Here’s what we have planned:


Feb 26: Alyssa Adkins calling with Chimney Swift

March 19: Stomp Rocket with Lisa Greenleaf

April 30: Crossover Trio with Caller TBA

May 21: TBD

June 25: TBD

July 30: TBD

Aug 20: TBD

Sep 10: TBD

Oct 29: TBD

And onward!