Swing Your Partner: Democracy and Change in New Hampshire's Contra Dance Scene

Jan 26, 2018

For many, the mention of contra dance conjures images of tradition and wholesomeness -- a thoroughly American, and old-fashioned, past time. But in New Hampshire, contra dance has shifted over the decades. From turn-of-the-century stiffness to hippy ease to Millennial intensity, contra accommodates whatever community chooses to adopt it.

In today's episode, we speak to one of the leaders of the contra spread in New Hampshire, and learn how the dance is living on through in the modern era.

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