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Come dance with Roaring Jelly!

Roaring Jelly is a "community" contra dance band that has been playing together in the Boston area since 1970. We play for a monthly dance in Lexington and appear occasionally at other dances in the area. If you want to know what contra dancing is, click here.

Band members: We have a proposed new flyer. Take a look and see how you like it.


Dance Schedule
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Day Date Time Event Where
Sun 2015 Feb 15 7:00PM Dance BIDA dance, Masonic Hall at 1950 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA.
Caller: TBA. Band: Show up at 6:00 to help with the sound check. Refreshments at break are potluck, so bring something to share.
Fri 2015 Feb 20 7:30PM Dance First Parish Church, Lexington MA
Caller: Beth Parkes
Fri 2015 Mar 20 7:30PM Dance First Parish Church, Lexington MA
Fri 2015 Apr 17 7:30PM Dance First Parish Church, Lexington MA
Fri 2015 Apr 24 7:00PM Dance NEFFA, Mansfield MA
Fri 2015 May 15 7:30PM Dance (Location TBD)
Fri 2015 Jun 19 7:30PM Dance First Parish Church, Lexington MA

All the Friday dances in Lexington have a brief teaching session at 7:45.

Our dances are great fun, even if you have never danced before! A typical evening consists mostly of contra dances with a few squares and maybe circle dances thrown in.

We are always looking for musicians to join the band. If you play an acoustic instrument and are interested in playing with us, click here.

For more information, please call Paul at 1-781-235-0713 or email Michael at: roaringjelly@comcast.net.


Our policy has long been that anyone can sit in at a practice session if invited by a member. We're fairly lax in enforcing this, and you can easily get an invitation by contacting anyone mentioned here.

Practice Schedule
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Day Date Time Where
Tue 2015 Feb 10 7:30PM Emerson Umbrella, Concord MA
Tue 2015 Feb 24 7:30PM Emerson Umbrella, Concord MA
Tue 2015 Mar 10 7:30PM Emerson Umbrella, Concord MA
Tue 2015 Mar 24 7:30PM Emerson Umbrella, Concord MA
Tue 2015 Apr 14 7:30PM Emerson Umbrella, Concord MA
Tue 2015 Apr 21 7:30PM Emerson Umbrella, Concord MA
Tue 2015 May 12 7:30PM Emerson Umbrella, Concord MA
Tue 2015 May 26 7:30PM Emerson Umbrella, Concord MA
Tue 2015 Jun 9 7:30PM Emerson Umbrella, Concord MA
Album cover

We celebrated our 35th anniversary and also our first CD release in March 2006.
We celebrated our 40th anniversary with a dance at the Concord Scout House on April 3, 2011.

Here are some samples from our CD:

To buy the CD, send $17 (includes $2 for postage) to:

Roaring Jelly,
100 Saint Marks Rd
Teaticket, MA 02536

Make checks payable to "Roaring Jelly".