Coming soon!

FRIDAY 7/10 @ 7:30PM


Brought together by musician Paul Moore , Ukuleles for Peace is succeeding at what adults have not been able to do through many years of ongoing conflict.  From conflict to co-existence, young Arabs and Jews aged 7 to 19 create magical music together while learning about their different cultures. They become involved with one another in their daily lives and form lasting relationships without stereotypical prejudice. Their worldwide concerts bring together families of both nationalities, further strengthening the bond of understanding and friendship.

$16/advance   $20/door



FRIDAY 7/17 @ 8:00PM


YEP returns to The Dance Hall after a stunning performance in
2014. It is a highly creative collaboration between Japanese pianist Haruka Yabuno and Israeli bassist Ehud Ettun. Each one an imaginative composer, Ehud and Haruka have created, during the past few years, a unique interaction on stage. Their performances have also been described by listeners as "captivating" and "fascinating."

"The beauty is that we came together through music way before we could find a common verbal language," explains Haruka. "Once music took over, once we knew that improvising could take us anywhere, the journey itself was our destination."

The repertoire is broad landscape, which may explains each concert is a unique experience.

Ehud explains: "Even though we came from different backgrounds, perhaps musically, indeed culturally, we found many similarities between Japan and Israel, let alone between us."

$12 in advance and $15 at the door



FRIDAY 7/24 @ 8:00PM


"Proving that great music still exists even as new traditions are being forged." Portsmouth Herald

Jonny Peiffer began performing on the Seacoast in the late 90's with Drika Overton's Portsmouth Percussive Dance Festival and 'Clara's Dream: A Jazz Nutcracker.' Now with Sojoy, he has gathered an ensemble of the finest improvisers in the area to perform music he has composed and perfected over the past decade and a half. His influences range from Ben Allison, Jaco Pastorius, and Andrew Hill to Ellington, Mingus, and Monk. Sojoy is a new spin on a modern Big Band tradition.

Jonny Peiffer - drums, composer

Zach Lange - trumpet

Matt Langley - saxes

Eric Klaxton - alto

Nick Mainella - tenor

Claude Fried - trombone

Scott Kiefner - bass

$12 in advance and $15 at the door




Workshops & Master Class

with Award-winning New York dancer/choreographer/vocalist Janis Brenner

Award-winning New York dancer/choreographer/vocalist Janis Brenner will conduct her acclaimed Movement/Voice Improvisation Workshop Intensive: Saturday & Sunday, July 11 & 12: 12-2pm

Fee for 2-Day Workshop Intensive: $50

*These Workshops have been conducted throughout the world for 30 years and are open to dancers, singers, actors, musicians, therapists, teachers and anyone who wants to explore their creative body-mind-voice spirit and develop a great sense of "serious play."  

Following the Workshop on Saturday, Ms. Brenner will also conduct a Master Class: July 11 from 2-3:30pm, assisted by long-time company dancer Sumaya Jackson. The Master class in Contemporary dance will be comprised of a physical warm-up and a section of Brenner's Repertory from the company's "signature" work Lost, Found, Lost.

*Between 5-7 local dancers and/or students who register for this class will be chosen to perform with Janis Brenner & Dancers this fall, on Saturday, October 3rd, as part of the full-evening company concert at The Dance Hall. These 5-7 dancers will be asked to return on Sunday, July 12 from 2-3:30pm to rehearse with Janis & Sumaya!

More Info at: www.janisbrenner.com/#!lost-found-lost/c1nhp

Fee for Saturday Master Class: $25


SATURDAY 7/25 @ 8:00PM


Returning to The Dance Hall after a stellar performance last year, Portland, Oregon's Colleen Raney is a gifted traditional singer who has recently released her fourth album, titled "Here This is Home" which was produced by guitarist and singer Aidan Brennan and engineered by Trevor Hutchinson over the summer of 2013 in Dublin, Ireland.

As a member of the thriving Irish music community in the Pacific Northwest, Colleen has been fortunate to appear alongside Johnny B. Connolly, Hanz Araki, Cary Novotny, Magical Strings, Tom Creegan, Dale Russ, and Colm MacCárthaigh in addition to her touring work with the West Coast Celtic band Story Road with John Weed and Stuart Mason.  Tradconnect.com writes that Colleen is "one of America's best traditional voices." (Sept 2013)

$12 in advance and $15 at the door