Dance is a New England folk tradition. Fiddle/Folk music plays, a Caller calls: “Bow to your partner. Bow to your corner. All join hands, circle left…” As you and your partner progress through the dance, you will, before the night is through, have di-si-dow-ed with just about everybody in the hall. See the Geometry of Community Building in Action! Visit our Valentines Day Photo Booth for family photos, selfies or sweetheart shots!
“Egrets Only” our home grown band is lead by fiddler, Pierce Woodward, who, before moving to Ipswich, toured with Pete Seegers legendary folk rock band “The Mammals.” On stage Pierce is joined by neighbors and friends; banjo, base, hurdy-gurdy… they play, Anna Calls and the community dances!
The Ipswich Community Folk Dance is a uniquely family friendly event from 7-8pm, followed by an adult-only sessi0on after 8. Beginners enjoy foot stomping fun right alongside seasoned devotees of the dance form. Do-si-do, four hand star, swing your partner, promenade!