What is Contra Dance??
& video of a large dance to find out.....
Is inside a beautiful old New England style white church. The floor is of sprung wood that is currently cammoflauged by a thin layer of linoleum tile. There is a good sized functional stage at one end and opening windows along all of one side. Williams College surrounds the church. There is a grassy common right next door. Easy parking is down the side road between the grassy common & church either on that road or in the parking lot behind the church. Several restaurants can be found within walking distance along with a sandwich and coffee shop.
Where is the dance?
Contact with Questions:
Jill Wheat email@example.com
During Dance Hours 413-652-1331
DANCE GUIDELINES for Bands/Callers
about set up, compensation & what to expect at the dance.......Coming soon
Northern Berkshire Contra Dance
Most 3rd Fridays - 7:15PM Beginner's Lesson
7:30PM-10:30ish Dance, Dance, Dance..........
Admission $10 or donate more if you can.
First Congregational Church in Williamstown
906 Main Street, Williamstown, MA 01267 (This is actually Route 2 as it goes through Williams College) A big white traditional New England style church. Go to the side door with the ramp.
-soft soled clean shoes for dancing
to protect/respect both your feet & the floor
-pot-luck goodies for the dance break like cookies
-a water bottle so that we do not need to waste disposable cups
Caller: Maia McCormick
Eric Buddington on fiddle with
Members of Rude Cider & the MASS MoCA Band
Special admission rate this month with Williams College students free & $5 per person for everyone else!
Caller: Fern Bradley
Caller: Steve Howland
From Last Spring:
Friday, March 15, 2013
Steve Howland Calling
Eric Buddington on Fiddle, Charles Fisher on Flute & an awesome Guitarist
Friday, April 19, 2013
Peter Stix Calling
Eric Buddington on Fiddle, Tony Pisano on Accordion/Guitar & Josh Pisano on Percussion
Friday, May 17, 2013
Michael Kernan Calling
Eric Buddington on fiddle, Mark Maniak on guitar & Ronadh Cox on bodhran
See you there.........
Dances are held on most 3rd Fridays at 7:15PM for the dancing warm-up/lesson with the actual dance running from 7:30-10:30ish. Dances are held at the First Congregational Church in Williamstown, MA at 906 Main Street (this is actually right off Route 2). The dance admission is $10 per person. Higher donations are always welcome. The dance is a non-profit event but needs funds to pay the live performers & use of the hall.
We are no longer hosting pot-luck dinners before dances. If you are a caller or musician who needs some dinner food before the dance, please let Jill know this & we will bring you some.