Folk dancing in New Hampshire

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These listings show the regularly scheduled social dance series of recreational folk dance groups in New Hampshire. Check each group’s link or contact for updates, special events, and cancelations.
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English country dance in New Hampshire

Country Dance Society, Boston Centre
Various programs and events in Greater Boston;
link to a PDF listing all English country dances in MA plus NH, RI, and VT for the current month

New Hampshire English Country Dance Society
6-9 pm on 2nd Sundays,
West Street Ward House, 41 West Street, Concord, NH

Monadnock Region:
Dance Around Monadnock (603-762-0235)
2-5 pm on 3rd Sundays, January-May,
various locations in Dublin, Keene, Nelson, and Peterborough, NH

Family dance in New Hampshire

Family Dance (603-352-0157)
6:30-8:30 pm on 1st Fridays, November-May,
Heberton Hall at Keene Public Library, 60 Winter Street, Keene, NH

Irish set dance in New Hampshire

Seacoast Set Dancers (603-749-1038)
7:00 - 9:00 pm on Wednesdays,
Durham Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 20 Madbury Road, Durham, NH
(updated Sept. 2023)

New England contra and square dance in New Hampshire

New Hampshire Contra Dance, Square Dance, and Waltz Schedule
List of traditional dance series, camps, weekends, and special events in New Hampshire

Boscawen (formerly in Concord):
Concord, NH Area Contra Dance (603-225-4917)
8-11 pm on 3rd Saturdays, September-June,
New location: Boscawen Town Hall (basement of Boscawen Congregational Church), 12 High Street, Boscawen, NH

Marianne Taylor Legacy Contra Dance at Deerfield (603-679-1915)
7:30-10:30 pm on 1st Fridays, October-June,
Deerfield Town Hall, 6 Church Street (formerly Old Centre Road), Deerfield, NH

Durham (formerly in Dover):
First Thursday Durham Dance (603-664-2513)
8-10:40 pm on 1st Thursdays,
Durham Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 20 Madbury Road at Woodman Road, Durham, NH

East Derry (formerly in Manchester):
Mill City Contra Dance (603-595-4484)
8-11 pm (instruction at 7:30) on 3rd Fridays
First Parish Church UCC, 47 East Derry Road, East Derry, NH

Exeter Contra Dance (609-679-1915)
8 pm (instruction at 7:30) on 2nd Saturdays, year round,
First Unitarian Society of Exeter, 12 Elm Street, Exeter, NH

Londonderry Contra Dance (603-529-1586)
8-11 pm (instruction at 7:30) on 2nd Fridays, year round (except November),
Londonderry Senior Center, 535 Mammoth Road, Londonderry, NH

Nelson Monday Night Dance (603-352-8616)
8-10:30 pm every Monday,
Nelson Town Hall, 7 Nelson Common Road, Nelson, NH

Seacoast Contra (603-463-0451)
7:30-10:30 pm (instruction at 7:30) on last Fridays,
Newfields Town Hall, 65 Main Street, Newfields, NH

Peterborough First Saturday Contra Dance (413-369-4369)
8 pm (instruction at 7:30) on 1st Saturdays,
Peterborough Town House, 1 Grove Street, Peterborough, NH

Tamworth Second Saturday Contra Dance Series (603-651-5800)
7:30-10 pm on the second Saturday of every month, as well as New Year’s Eve.
Tamworth Town House, 27 Cleveland Hill Road, Tamworth, NH

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Scottish country dance in New Hampshire

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Boston Branch
List of classes sponsored by RSCDS-Boston and others in New Hampshire

RSCDS Boston, Seacoast Dancers (call to confirm: 207-409-9050, 603-501-9488)
7:15-9:15 pm on Tuesdays, October-June,
Greenland Parish House, 44 Post Road/Route 151, Greenland, NH

Scottish Country Dancing (802-751-7671)
7:30 pm on Fridays, September-June,
Lancaster Town Hall, 25 Main Street/Routes 2 and 3, Lancaster, NH

RSCDS Boston, Nashua Class (603-891-2331)
7-9 pm on Wednesdays, August-June,
Church of the Good Shepherd, 214 Main Street, Nashua, NH

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The Dance Gypsy
Listings for contras, folk dance, and other traditional dance forms in the US and Canada

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