Nov 14, 2008 — Contra dance, a type of folk dance, was a main form of recreation during the Colonial period. There was a contra dance revival during the folk music era in the 60's and 70's, and today contras are having another resurgence all around the region. The dances offer an all-too-rare intergenerational experience, where folks 8 to 80 dance and socialize together. Contra fans will tell you the dances create genuine joy, community, and connections. Todd Moe visited a contra dance recently at the historic Crary Mills Grange and has more.