If Fridays Aren’t Enough

Fall 2019

Here’s a link to the upcoming at events at Cadenza, the new music venue in Freeport:


Winter 2019

Belfast International Folkdance
All Tuesday nights Jan, Feb, and March, we will folkdance 6:30 to 8:30
at the Belfast CoHousing Common House on Village Rd., Belfast.

Barbara Merson is teaching Israeli dances in Biddeford!

Time: Sundays 2:30 – 4 pm

  • February 3 & 24
  • March 3 & 31 (avoiding the MJFF)
  • April 14 & 28 (avoiding Passover which is evening of the 19th until the 26th)
  • May 5 Dance Party with the Casco Bay Tummlers

Teacher: Barbara Merson, Executive Director of the Maine Jewish Film Festival and avid Israeli & International Folk Dancer.

Fees: $50 for all 7 sessions, if you signup & pay up before Feb 1 OR $10 each time you come

Make your check out to: Congregation Etz Chaim and put “Israeli Dancing” in the “For” line and mail to: Congregation Etz Chaim. PO Box 905 Kennebunk, ME 04043. Please put: Attn: Israeli Dancing on the envelope

Questions? Call Beth at 590-1368

An interesting movie on Feb. 23 in Biddeford



Fall 2018

Here’s a reminder pianist JACQUELINE SCHWAB will be joining our ECD class on Wednesday, October 24. The dance will run from 6:00-8:30pm at the Freeport Harraseeket Grange in Freeport (13 Elm Street, near the L.L Bean flagship store). This dance is included in your Fall Session class tuition, and is open to others for a $12 drop in fee.
Jacqueline will also be performing a solo piano concert, info below, on Friday, October 26, 7:00PM at the First Parish Congregational Church in Yarmouth. Tickets are available online at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3617166 or at the front desk at 317 Main Community Music Center in Yarmouth – 846-9559.
Please feel free to share this information with others who might be interested.

43065444_10156844348374781_6027920526159118336_oOctober 24–27 Jacqueline Schwab comes to Maine for a concert, English country dance, and workshop. 

“Our Oct 24 ECD class will have a special guest: Pianist Jacqueline Schwab from the group Bare Necessities will sit in with our regular (sizeable!) band for an evening of social dancing. For this week only, our dance will be held at the Harraseeket Grange in Freeport, and will run from 6 to 8:30, including a brief snack break as we usually do.

This evening is one in the ECD series presented by 317 Maine three times a year. If not registered for a full series, the drop in fee is $12 for the evening. See the 317 web site for more information on the class itself. ( http://www.317main.org/learning/english-country-dance/ )

Jacquie will also be presenting a solo piano concert at 7 pm on Friday the 26th, at the Yarmouth First Parish Church. (http://www.317main.org/event/jacqueline-schwab-concert-at-first-parish-church/) . You will  most likely have heard her playing on several Ken Burns documentaries, starting with The Civil War.”



Here’s dancing on other nights in Maine:

*Check out swing dancing!  Lindy Maine website

*Interested in dancing in Pownal and Portland? Contact mwendt@maine.rr.com for dates and details.

*Looking for contra? Check out deffa.org for complete listings.


Elsewhere in New England

Folk Arts Center of New England

“Tuesday Night Revival” group

The “Tuesday Night Revival” group meets monthly and has occasional workshops in Arlington, MA. They’ve posted their schedule (and more information) at http://tuesdaynightrevival.com/. Here’s the information they are sharing for 2018:
January 6: Jane Katz 
February 3: Patrick Yacono
March 3: Sara and Ed Pokrass
April 6 (Friday!): TBA
May 5: Paula Rosenstock
June 2: TBA
June 16: TBA

To protect the wooden floors, please change from street shoes to clean, soft-soled shoes before dancing.

All of our dances are at the Church of Our Saviour, 21 Marathon St. in Arlington. For directions (and schedule and other information), see our web page at http://tuesdaynightrevival.com/.

Please don’t park on Warwick St., the small street next to the church perpendicular to Marathon St.
(There’s usually plenty of space on Marathon Street.)

In addition to this email list, which is just for announcements, we also have a discussion list, where we discuss things like scheduling, special events, and whatever people want to talk about. If you want to sign up, send a  message to sympa@lists.brandeis.edu with the body “subscribe tnrtalk”.


3 thoughts on “If Fridays Aren’t Enough


    Folk Dance Brunswick Friends-
    I’ve learned of a St. Patrick’s Day party involving live Irish music and dance at St. Charles Borromeo Church that sounded like it could be of interest to some of us.
    The party will be held on Saturday, March 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Charles Church, 132 McKeen Street in Brunswick. Performing will be John Murphy and his wife and daughters, who have been playing and dancing in this style for a decade or more. John is a psychiatrist colleague and friend of mine, and he tells me that he is hoping to teach an Irish dance or two with the expectation that this will be new to most or all attending. This is NOT a touring group or a dance workshop, but might be fun- FYI.
    FMI 725-2624. Suggested donation $10.
    Ed Pontius

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