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The Commons
The Arts

Young dancers plan hurricane benefit

Originally published in The Commons issue #425 (Wednesday, September 13, 2017). This story appeared on page B3.

DUMMERSTON—An evening of community contra dances will take place at the Evening Star Grange in Dummerston Center, on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Andy Davis will be calling the dance. He will be joined by Flicker, which features Hilary Weitzner and Ellery Witman on fiddles and Avery Witman on cello. The band is from Brattleboro, and the Village Dance Series is honored to open the season with this extraordinary group of young musicians.

All proceeds will be donated for hurricane relief in Texas and Louisiana, according to a news release.

Other dances in this series will be on Oct. 21 and Nov. 18. All dances take place at the Evening Star Grange and feature live traditional music performed by local musicians and callers.

The Village Dance Series, now in its 27th season, provides an opportunity for families and friends to come together to enjoy one of New England’s revered traditional pastimes. Prior dance experience isn’t necessary, as all the dances are taught. All ages and abilities are welcome. There will be a potluck supper before the dance at 5:30 p.m.

The program includes traditional New England contra dances, square dances, circle mixers, and couples dances. Admission is $5 for children, $8 for adults, and $20 for families. For more information or directions, contact Andy Davis at 802-257-1819 or

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