08:00 PM - 11:59 PM, every month on Friday through Apr 29, 2026.
Join us the last Friday of every month for the Newmarket Contra Dance. Contra dancing is a form of traditional American social dancing, dating back to the 1700s in New England; similar to square dancing, with a caller and figures (like "do-si-do" and "swing your partner") but a lot more fun and less corny than what you see on television and in the movies.<br><br>Dances are always held to live music, in a smoke free environment. Partners are not needed; come alone or with a friend. No experience is necessary, a beginner's session, held 30 minutes before each dance, can teach you everything you need to know to get started. The only requirement is that you wear soft soled shoes.<br><br>