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Common Floor Contra Dance - Portland Maine

Our covid policies have changed: mask optional, vax optional, just don’t come if you’re sick.

You're invited to another Common Floor Contra Dance in Portland, Maine.

Caller: Chris Ricciotti

Band: ♬♫ ♬ ♪ ♩ 𝅗𝅥

When: Sunday, June 25th, 2023

Where: Temple Beth El (400 Deering Ave, Portland, ME)

Price: $15 Suggested Donation (at the door, cash or Venmo)

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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 heavy fragrances. Abundant Free Parking is available in a front lot and surrounding residential streets.

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:


June 25: Gus LaCasse with Chris Ricciotti calling

July 30: Henry Yoshimura, Gianna Marzilli Ericson, and Rebecca Rose Weiss with Harris Lapiroff calling

Aug 20: Cojiro with Julian Blechner calling

Sep 10: Open Band Led by Emily Troll with Qwill Duvall calling

Oct 29: Band TBD with Dereck Kalish calling

And onwards!