Society for the Preservation Of
Contra Dance In New England

is a contributing division of the Wareham Dances coopeative sponsored by Cultural Connection, Inc., dedicated to keeping the art of the dance alive for the benefit of ourselves, our society, our culture and our children.
A biography of Judith Schrier, consultant for the Society.
Dancing in My Life, by Judith Schrier
I first learned some dances when I came to Kindergarten in Los Angeles. At that time, every class had about an hour of folk dancing once a week. We started with very simple dances (I can still show you "Oats, Peas, Beans, and Barley Grow"!) and by Grade 6 were learning more difficult ones.

When I was about 11, my Aunt and my Mother sent me to the Young Actors' Company, Saturdays and a few summer weeks, where we leaned to memorize and perform parts of simple plays, and learned quite a lot of modern dance. In Junior High and High School, I was able to take some folk and modern dance classes. When I got to UCLA, I was able to

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