Like Don Quixote, I will continue to remind folks that community dancing is a 
GREAT dance for people of ALL ages.   

Not everyone likes to contra dance.  Let children enjoy the dances they love, 
and let them decide whether contra or community dancing is their next dance 
experience, if they stay with dancing at all.

Paul Rosenberg
Albany, NY

> On Oct 18, 2017, at 10:04 PM, Jeff Raymond <> wrote:
> Howdy folks,
> The age the of family dance attendees may depend more on how you manage 
> promotion, the age of the Contradancers starting families or the promoter and 
> callers style.
> As for kids at Topsham  I'd say 7-12, because my daughter is ten and I try to 
> rope in as many of her friends as possible but even when none come with us 
> there's a few close to her age, but they'd be the oldest and are all ready to 
> dance the adult dance, depending the contra callers chops.
> There are a few younger, none older.
> In Maine we are so blessed with Waldorf School families and home schoolers. 
> I'm going to say that  Topsham and Belfast are in two of the more 
> intellectually umm... stimulated, (in so far as the arts are concerned) areas 
> of Maine.
> Chrissy may of speak for her own dance of course but Belfast area is way WAY 
> cooler then Brunswick Topsham area with way more back to the earth energy 
> (our "hippie" crowd may be aging out) and folks in that life do love a contra.
> Point: Reach out to farmers. When I was in charge I often let farm 
> Apprentices and interns in for cheap.
> Be well, Jeff

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