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Harvest Ball 2013

Every year our gender free contra dance in Jamaica Plain has a gala event called the Harvest Ball. There most people dress up - men often in tuxes. Robert rsc and I usually wear lovely dresses.

The Harvest Ball (the 16th annual) opens with an elegant candle-lit pot luck dinner in the dance hall (Parish hall of the church where we dance). Our contribution was a scallop ceviche. There were about 90 people there with a huge array of delicious food. Then after putting away the tables and chairs we continue to socialize and dance - mostly early dances. Chris Ricciotti, the Quuen Mum (and founder of this dance series - 25th anniversary in December), was the caller and MC; the music as usual was by the band Spare Parts (piano, fiddle, flute). There was a dessert potluck at the break with many too many possibilities and then more dancing.

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Photo by Spike Dean
Tags: contra dance, tradition
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