The Peterborough First Saturday Contra Dance presented by the Monadnock Folklore Society will be held Jan. 4, featuring Steve Zakon-Anderson calling with the band Spintuition.

Contra dance is a relaxed style of folk dance which has flourished in New England since the 1700s. Partners form lines and dance a short sequence of steps with their neighbors. Dancers are welcome to bring a partner or a group of friends, but it’s not necessary.

Zakon-Anderson has been leading contra dances for over 25 years. He has performed at dance camps and festivals from Alaska to Florida. Spintuition is an award-winning New England-based folk band that blends creativity and tradition.

Dancing begins at 8 p.m. A free jam session for beginning and intermediate musicians will be held at 6:30 p.m. and a workshop for new dancers will be held at 7:30 p.m.

Admission is $10 or $7 for students and seniors.

The dance takes place in the historic Town House in Peterborough at 1 Grove St. Information: 762-0235 or