The Ralph Page Dance Legacy Weekend combines the best of traditional and contemporary New England Contradance and music in the ballroom of the UNH Memorial Union Building in Durham, NH.
This year we are having a birthday party! The Ralph Page Dance Legacy Weekend is celebrating its 30th anniversary. There will be no single retrospective in 2017. Instead each and every session will incorporate some of the past 30 years, and the decades of music and dance that preceded us. We have invited back many of the dance leaders and musicians who have been here before.
Featured callers and dance leaders will include Dudley Laufman, Rachael Shapiro Wallace, Mary Wesley, Adina Gordon, Jeremy Korr, Lynn Ackerson, Tony and Beth Parkes, David Millstone, David Smukler, Marcie Van Cleave, Mary DesRosiers, Tod Whittemore, and more.
For musicians, you can expect to hear, the Canterbury Country Dance Orchestra, Liz & Dan Faiella, with Eric Eid-Reiner, Calliope, Jump Start, George Wilson and Selma Kaplan, Sugar River String Band with Deanna Stiles, and many others.
And there will be cake!
You will be able to register online with PayPal again this year. Register online and save time and paper. Registration and the rest of this site will soon be complete and available for 2017.
Be sure to check the University of New Hampshire library's Special Collection of Traditional Dance and Music archives.
More information about the Ralph Page Dance Legacy Weekend can be found on Peter Yarensky's NH Country Dance website: