Old Time New Hampshire Dancing

“Everyone can do these traditional social dances like the Virginia Reel. No Experience Necessary!”

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Dudley & Jacqueline Laufman, PO Box 61, Canterbury, NH, USA 03224

Tel: 603-783-4719
Email: jdlaufman (at) comcast (dot) net

National Heritage Fellow

Dudley Laufman was named a National Heritage Fellow by the National Endowment for the Arts in 2009.

The name Dudley Laufman is so closely associated with the contra and barn dances of New England that most long-term residents refer to local gatherings as “Dudley Dances.” Two forms of community dances evolved in New England — contra dances, done in lines with partners facing one another, and square dances featuring sets of four couples.   Read more at Dudley’s award page on the NEA site.