List of Dances



Updated June 15, 2019


Annual Events


Cumberland Dance Week 
is the all-inclusive folk dance and music camp of the South. We are known for our hot music, exuberant dancing, and top-notch classes. You won't need a babysitter – we offer a quality educational program for all ages! One of the most affordable summer dance camps around!

June 30 - July 5  2019 with special 4th of July events.


BC Festival

July 11-13, 2019, in Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada

The BC Festival is a biennial event co-sponsored by the British Columbia Square & Round Dance Federation and hosted by different regions of the Federation.  This year, the Thompson-Shuswap and Okanagan Square & Round Dance Associations invite all dancers worldwide to come.


Wisconsin Square & Round Dance Convention

August 9, 10, & 11, 2019, Madison Marriott West Convention Center, 1313 John Q Hammons Drive, Middleton, WI 53562  (Square, Round, Contra dancing in various halls)


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Energizer Contra Dance

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Renaissance Waverly Hotel at the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta

We encourage everyone to plan on attending this dance.

Gary and Jeff will be providing more details as they get them firmed up.


June 26, 2019, Wednesday, Contra schedule
updated 2 June 2019

Room:  Renaissance Waverly Hotel
Kennesaw Ballroom (Contra Hall)
2450 Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia

 9:30                    Get acquainted and visit

10:00                   Contralab members discuss successes in their dance programs and ideas for improvement.

12:00-1:00          Lunch on your own

1:00-3:30            Contralab business meeting (open to all) followed by Contralab board meeting.



Weekly/Monthly Events


Ames, Iowa -  2nd Saturday Contra Dance

Public · Hosted by Ames-Des Moines Contra Dance Friends

Annex, 130 S. Sheldon Ave

This is everyone's dance. Join us for lively fiddle music and calling. Contras, circles, waltzes, and squares. Lesson-7pm. Waltz workshop-7:15pm. Dancing-7:30pm. $8 ($5 students). Partners provided. Experience optional. Free parking. Comfy clothes and shoes, and refillable water bottle recommended. Snacks welcome.

More info: 608-852-4524, Ames-Des Moines Contra Dance Friends on FB, or

Des Moines, Iowa - 3rd Saturday Contra Dance

Public · Hosted by Ames-Des Moines Contra Dance Friends

Des Moines Onstage

2124 Grand Ave, Des Moines, Iowa 50312

(Same description as above.)

More info: 608-852-4524, Ames-Des Moines Contra Dance Friends on FB, or

Ames, Iowa - Central Iowa Barn Dance, Collegiate/Wesley Annex, 130 S. Sheldon Ave., Ames, IA 50010 on the 4th Sunday of the month. From 7:30 – 10:00 pm.

Fairfield, IowaContra Dance, usually 2nd Sat. 7 pm for lesson/brush up; 7:30 to 10 pm for dance.   No partner, previous experience, or special attire is required for weekly dances -- beginners welcome! Morning Star Studio, 51 1/2 S. Court Street, E. side of square, N. of Rte. 34 in Fairfield, Iowa.

St. Louis, MissouriChildgrove Country Dancers, All of our dances are at The Monday Club at 37 S. Maple Street, Webster Groves, MO, unless otherwise indicated.  Our Saturday contra dance is on the third Saturday, and the Waltz Party is the next day.  About once a month we have a three-dance weekend.

Kansas City, Missouri - CrossCurrents Contra Dances.

4th Saturday of each month at St. Paul’s Episcopal Day School conveniently located in the Westport area near the Country Club Plaza.

NEW HAMPSHIRE - New Hampshire's Community Social Dances

TEXAS - For information on contra dances in Texas go to:
The link to the San Antonio website is:

San Antonio--2nd Saturday, 7:30-10:30 pm  $6 per person.  Local bands and callers.  International Folk Culture Center, 411 SW 24th St. 78207.  Contact Lissa 210-867-0692

Austin--3rd Saturday, 8 - 11 pm $9 per person.  Balance Dance Studio, 4544 S. Lamar Blvd, 78745

San Marcos -- 4th Sundays, 2-5 pm $9 per person.  Wesley Center, 510 N Guadalupe St. 78666

Houston -- 2nd and 4th Saturdays, 7:30-10:30 pm,  St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 1819 Heights Blvd, 77008

Dallas -- almost every weekend either contra or English.  See  $9 per person at various locations.

Bryan/College Station--1st Saturdays, 7 - 10 pm  $5 per person. Aldersgate Church,Stan

Huntsville-- 4th Saturdays.  New dance series, email Stan Swanson for info:  swanson.stan@gmail.

NEW MEXICO - 3rd Fridays; 7:30 to 10:30 PM; Southern New Mexico Music & Dance Society, Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle de Santiago, Mesilla (Las Cruces)
Contact (505) 521-7586 or

CANADA - Monthly (Sept. to May) 8:00 to 10:30 PM, Contra Time Dancers,  Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Resurrection.  2096 Windsor Street, Halifax, NS B3K 5B1.  Live Music, Prompter - Dottie Welch.  Instruction as needed - new dancers welcome; $10.00 per person.  Info: Dottie Welch (902) 435-4544, email
Check for dates. Halifax Contra Dancers dance at All Nations Christian Reformed Church, 2535 Robie Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Dances are monthly on a Saturday, 7:30 pm for new dancers and 8 pm for dance. Leader: Shannon Lynch & others.  Contact: Katherine Kitching, 5685 Bloomfield St., Halifax, NS, B3K 1T1 (902) 455-1723  





67th National Square Dance Convention®Kansas City, Missouri - June 27-30, 2018

68th National Square Dance Convention®Atlanta, Georgia - June 24-29, 2019

69th National Square Dance Convention® Spokane, Washington – June 17-20, 2020