It gets dark early in late September and the community is invited to “Hold Back the Night” at a contra dance during Wiscasset Art Walk (WAW) on Thursday, Sept. 28. WAW runs from 5 to 8 p.m. with the dance party beginning around 6:30 p.m. under the tent on Water Street in Wiscasset Village.
Contra dance band T-Acadie will play the tunes and call the dances, but will first give contra dance lessons so everyone knows the steps for dancing together. Contra dancing is a form of folk dancing, similar to square dancing, but with people forming lines, facing each other, and changing partners throughout the dance. Singles invited.
According to T-Acadie member Pam Weeks, contra dancing is very family-friendly. The littlest kids can stay with mom or dad and dance with them as one, she explained, and for older kids who dance alone, more experienced dancers will gently guide them through the steps.
Admission to the dance party is free….