Join our celebration of
music and dance!
All ages and levels of experience are welcome. Dances are carefully taught by Cammy Kaynor. No prior experience is necessary.
Sit-in musicians are always welcome to play and improvise.
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Donations to support our events are voluntary and flexible.
SCHEDULE OF CONTRADANCES
CONTRADANCE ON CAPE ANN!
I have been involved with a nice monthly community dance in Magnolia just west of Gloucester on Cape Ann. Dancing is from 8–10:30 PM with instruction by Cammy Kaynor. Sit-in musicians are welcome.
From eight years to 80 plus, all dancers are welcome. Join us at an informal community dance and a great place to gain experience dancing and playing music in a friendly, low-key setting.
CONTRADANCES FOR THE HOLIDAYS!
THANKSGIVING NIGHT CONTRA DANCE!
More than forty years ago, Tod Whittemore was having a hard time getting commitments for his Thursday series on Thanksgiving night so he asked Fourgone Conclusions. It made sense on a family-oriented holiday to get a family-oriented band. Although it was a 2-hour drive, we were just crazy enough to do it and continued the tradition even after Tod left the area.
This Thanksgiving, we invite you to bring friends and family down to enjoy the vigor of the music and the pleasant company of our community.
Join our Thanksgiving tradition!
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT AND DANCE!
Come enjoy some wonderful classical music excerpts followed by dancing. This is an annual affair where the Kaynor family entertains you with classical music at 7 and then around 8 we lead dancing that spans 400 years of New England tradition from the Baroque Playford English dances to the modern day contras with squares and couples dances as well. The dances are easy and well-taught, and sit-in musicians can join the band.
Note: This event is led by Cammy Kaynor and his family, in collaboration with the Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church in an effort to provide a joyful occasion for all ages on the cusp of the new year. Voluntary donations are welcome (including refreshments).
Join us in celebrating the season with music and dancing.
Musician & Caller
28 Cargill Street
Melrose, MA 02176