Learn to Dance

If listening to old-time music gets your feet shuffling, it may be time to get “reel” and give contra dancing a try. Contra differs from square dancing in that it involves long lines of people dancing rather than folks dancing in squares. At FOOTMAD (Friends of Old Time Music and Dance) dances, held on the second Saturday of each month September through April, live string bands provide the music and callers provide pre-dance walk through instruction and shout mid-dance cues.