Folk dancing in Maine

These listings show the regularly scheduled social dance series of recreational folk dance groups in Maine. Check each group’s link or contact for updates, special events, and cancelations. Please help us to keep this page accurate - contact the FAC office or the FAC web editor to add or update listings of folk dance series in Maine.

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Balkan and international folk dance in Maine

Brunswick:
Folk Dance Brunswick (207-200-7577)
6:30-9 pm on Fridays,
People Plus, 35 Union Street, Brunswick, ME.

Portland:
International Dance Portland (207-688-2293)
Currently on hiatus. Usually held 1st Sundays.
Call for updated info regarding dances in Portland, ME.

Pownal:
International Dance Pownal (207-688-2293)
Currently on hiatus. Usually held 3rd Sundays.
Call for updated info regarding dances in Pownal, ME.

English country dance in Maine

Unity:
English Country Dance (207-568-7597)
7-9:30 pm on 3rd Wednesdays,
Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot Street, Unity, ME;
in July, usually outdoors on the lawn at
Maine Organic Farmers and Growers Association's Common Ground Education Center, 294 Crosby Brook Road, Unity, ME.

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Family dance in Maine

Bar Harbor:
Family Contra Dance (207-288-5620, 207-288-5015)
6:30-7:30 pm (Contra Dance at 8 pm) on 1st Saturdays,
Gates Community Center, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, ME.

Bath:
Community/Family Country Dance (207-522-3900)
6:30-8 pm on 3rd Fridays, October-April (December sometimes canceled)
Bath Dance Works, 72 Front Street (3rd floor), Bath, ME.

Belfast:
Belfast Flying Shoes Community Dance (207-338-0979)
6:30-7:30 pm (Contra Dance at 8 pm) on 1st Fridays,
American Legion Post 43, 143 Church Street/High Street, Belfast, ME.

Farmington:
Family Dance (207-491-9928)
6:30-7:30 pm (Contra Dance 8-10:30 pm) on 2nd Saturdays,
Farmington Grange, 126 Bridge Street/Route 43, Farmington, ME.

Lewiston:
Community/Family Dance (207-782-0386)
6:30-7:45 pm on most 2nd Fridays in June-August plus December (usually) and occasional other months,
usually Callahan Hall, Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, ME.

Pownal:
Family Dance (207-688-2293)
Currently on hiatus. Usually held 3rd Sundays.
Call for updated info regarding dances in Pownal, ME.

Winter Harbor:
Family Contra Dance (207-461-6631, 207-422-9014)
7:30 pm on 2nd Saturdays, June-November,
Hammond Hall, 427 Main Street, Winter Harbor, ME.

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New England contra and square dance in Maine

Bangor:
Bangor Contra Dance (207-941-9727)
8 pm (instruction at 7:30 pm) on 3rd Fridays (4th Friday in March),
Unitarian Universalist Church, 120 Park Street, Bangor, ME.

Bar Harbor:
Contra Dance with Big Moose Band (207-288-5620)
8-10:30 pm (instruction 7:30 pm; family contra dance 6:30-7:30 pm) on 1st Saturdays,
Gates Community Center, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, ME.

Belfast:
Belfast Flying Shoes Contra Dance (207-338-0979)
8 pm (Community Dance 6:30-7:30 pm) on 1st Fridays,
American Legion Post 43, 143 Church Street/High Street, Belfast, ME.

Bowdoinham:
Bowdoinham Contra Dance (207-666-3709 )
8 pm (instruction 7:30 pm) on 3rd Saturdays, March-November,
Bowdoinham Town Hall, 11 School Street, Bowdoinham, ME.

Canaan:
Canaan Contra Dance (207-399-8454)
8 pm (instruction 7:30 pm) on 4th Saturdays, May-October, no dance in June,
Canaan Farmers Hall, 296 Main Street/Route 2, Canaan, ME.

Falmouth:
Greater Portland Community Contra Dance (207-358-9354)
8 pm-midnight (instruction 7:15-7:45 pm) on 1st Saturdays,
Falmouth Congregational Church Hall, 267 Falmouth Road, Falmouth, ME.

Farmington:
Farmington Contradance (207-491-9928)
8-10:30 pm (Family Dance 6:30-7:30 pm) on 2nd Saturdays,
Farmington Grange, 126 Bridge Street/Route 43, West Farmington, ME.

Lewiston:
Contra Dance (518-755-8839, 207-782-0386)
8-11 pm (Family Dance 7 pm) on most 2nd Fridays, September-May when the college is in session,
Skelton Lounge at Chase Hall, Bates College, 56 Campus Avenue, Lewiston, ME;
8-10:30 or 11 pm (family dance 6:30-7:45 pm) on 2nd Fridays, June-August and occasional other months,
usually Callahan Hall at Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, ME.

North Whitefield:
North Whitefield Contradance (207-549-3820)
8-11:30 pm on 4th Fridays,
St. Denis Parish Hall, 298 Grand Army Road/Route 126, North Whitefield, ME.

Orono:
Orono Contradance (207-884-8663)
8-pm (instruction 7:30 pm) on most 2nd Saturdays, September-May,
Keith Anderson Community Center, 19 Bennoch Road, Orono, ME.

Thomaston:
Thomaston Contradance (207-832-5584)
8-10:30 pm on 4th Saturdays, year-round except March,
Thomaston Academy, 42 Main Street/Route 1, Thomaston, ME.

Topsham (formerly in North Yarmouth):
Second Saturday Contra Dance (207-233-4325)
8-11:30 pm (instruction 7:30 pm) on 2nd Saturdays,
Topsham Grange, 47 Pleasant Street, Topsham, ME.

Trenton:
Trenton Contra Dance (207-460-1463, 207-667-0040)
8 pm on 3rd Saturdays, year-round,
Trenton Grange, 1140 Bar Harbor Road at Routes 230/3, Trenton, ME.

Vassalboro:
Contradance (207-441-6653)
7:30-10 pm (potluck at 6:30 pm) on 5th Saturdays,
Vassalboro Grange, 357 Main Street, East Vassalboro, ME.

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Scottish country dance in Maine

List:
Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Boston Branch
List of classes sponsored by RSCDS-Boston and others in Maine.

Belfast:
RSCDS Boston, Belfast Class (207-722-3139, 207-469-3293)
7:30-9:30 pm on Mondays, year-round,
American Legion Post 43, 143 Church Street/High Street, Belfast, ME.

Brunswick:
RSCDS Boston, Brunswick Class (207-833-2329)
6:30-8:30 pm on Thursdays, September-June,
Topsham Grange, 47 Pleasant Street, Topsham, ME.

Kennebunk:
Scottish Country Dancing (207-409-9050)
5:30-7:30 pm on Sundays, September-June,
Community House, 8 Temple Street, Kennebunkport, ME.

Stonington:
Penobscot Bay Scottish Country Dancers (207-348-9308)
6:30-8:30 pm on Wednesdays, year-round,
Halcyon Grange, Route 15, North Blue Hill, ME.

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DEFFA: DownEast Friends of the Folk Arts
Monthly, weekly, and current event listings for Maine.

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Listings for contras, folk dance, and other traditional dance forms in the US and Canada.