The Northern Junket dance newsletter was published by Ralph Page
for many years. Northern Junket issues may be read at the
UNH Northern Junket Digital Collection.

About The 31st Annual
Ralph Page Dance Weekend

January 12-14, 2018

The Ralph Page Dance Legacy Weekend began in 1988 to recognize the contributions that Ralph Page made to contra and New England folk dancing. Ralph Page (1903-1985) was known as "the dean of contra dance callers," He almost single-handedly kept contra dancing alive in the United States when many had abandoned their local dances for that new invention, the television. Page was a dance organizer, band leader, caller, author, and recording artist. In addition to weekly dances and dance camps, Page was one of the founders of the New England Folk Festival Association and served as its president from 1960-1963.

The Ralph Page Dance Legacy Weekend presents traditional New England contra and square dancing as Page did it, along with modern dance styles, as well. We also honor those who have followed in his footsteps and created their own music, dances, and styles. Our theme is

"The Essence of the Past Driving the Spirit of the Future"







Work Exchange



Sponsored by the Milne Special Collections, UNH Library and the New England Folk Festival Association.