Join us for the second contra dance in our new dance series.

Calling by Hannah Chamberlain
Music by Benjamin Foss and Elsie Gawler
Saturday, October 5, 2019, 7:30 to 11 pm.
Where:  Hallowell City Hall Ballroom, 1 Winthrop Street, Hallowell, ME
Why:  Because it's easy, fun, and friendly
What:  Contra Dance is a living tradition with deep roots in Maine
How:  Each dance is taught and "called" to vibrant, live music.
And ...

  • Everyone welcome -- all ages
  • Great live music -- from some of the country's best fiddlers
  • Beginners welcome -- it's easy to learn
  • Come alone or bring a friend -- no partner necessary
  • Bring clean, smooth-soled shoes
  • Gender-free dance roles (Larks and Robins)

This month, we are joining with the City of Hallowell and the entire state of Maine in celebrating the Maine Craft Festival. Come early and spend some time visiting the Maine Luthiers Showcase event in Hallowell. Learn how stringed instruments are made and sample the Maine crafts and foods on display. For more information, visit

    The Kennebec Contra Dance is an all-volunteer non-profit organization set up to promote Contra dancing in the capitol region of Maine.  We meet on the first Saturday of every month in the upstairs ballroom of the Hallowell City Hall (unless otherwise noted). The doors open by 7 pm; there is a newcomers' orientation at 7:30, and we dance from 8 to 11 pm, with a short break around 9:15.