DUMMERSTON -- An evening of community contra and square dances will take place at the Evening Star Grange in Dummerston Center on Saturday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Calling the dance and playing accordion for the dance will be Andy Davis. He will be joined by Laurie Indenbaum on the fiddle and Arthur Davis on piano. There will be a potluck supper before the dance at 5:30 p.m.
The other dances in this series will take place on April 14 -- a benefit for the Brattleboro Area Drop In Center -- at the Evening Star Grange in Dummerston Center, and May 12 at the Broad Brook Grange in Guilford. All dances feature live traditional music and storytelling.
Davis has been calling dances and performing traditional dance music for more than 20 years. He sings with the group Nowell Sing We Clear and teaches music at Oak Grove and Green Street Schools in Brattleboro, and the Dover Elementary School.
The Village Dance Series, now in its 20th season, provides an opportunity for families and friends to come together to enjoy one of New England’s revered traditional pastimes. Prior dance experience is not necessary, as all the dances are taught. Although the dances are geared for school age children, all ages and abilities are welcome. Students in middle and high school are admitted free. The program includes traditional New England contra dances, square dances, circle mixers, and couple dances.
Admission is $4 for