TINMOUTH - There will be a contra dance at the Tinmouth Community Center on Friday, Dec. 20, from 8-11 p.m. Music will be performed by Cedar Stanistreet on fiddle and Brendan Taaffe on guitar with Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin calling the dance.

There will be a discount price of $5 for people who have never attended a Tinmouth Contra Dance. Notice of being a first timer should be given while paying admission.

A contra dance uses square dance moves, but is done in long lines to live music. All dances are taught and a partner is not required.

Beginners are always welcome. Dances become more challenging as the night progresses, so early arrival is recommended for beginning dancers.

The dance takes place in the Tinmouth Community Center, generally on the third Friday of the month. The Community Center is on Route 140 in the center of Tinmouth five miles west of Wallingford. Please bring clean, non-marring shoes. Admission is $9 for adults, $7 for teens and free for children 12-years-old and under. Refreshments will be available. Call 235-2718 or 446-2928 for info or directions or visit www.Tinmouthvt.org for directions.

Note-this dance has switched to the third Friday of the month.

The next several dances are scheduled for Jan. 17, Feb. 21, March 21, April 18, and May 16.