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Updated April 24, 2020

 

Annual Events

 

Mountain Moon Festival

May 15-17, 2020, Colorado Mountain Ranch, Gold Hill, Colorado

Family friendly weekend with workshops and contra dancing

https://mountainmoonfestival.weebly.com    

Cumberland Dance Week 
June 28 – July 3, 2020, NaCoMe Conference Center, Pleasantville, Tennessee.  

All-inclusive folk dance and music camp of the South – hot music, exuberant dancing, and top-notch classes.  $620 cost includes 5 nights, 15 meals, and all music and dance classes, http://camp.cumberlanddanceweek.org

Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

July 31 – August 2, 2020, Dodds Farm in Hillsdale, New York

A three –day community of Folk Music and Dance at the foot of the Berkshires, https://falconridgefolk.com

Balance the Bay

August 7-9, 2020, San Francisco, California.

The Latter Day Lizards and The Syncopaths with Will Mentor and Lindsey Dono

Urban Contra Dance Weekend, www.bacds.org/camps/btb2020

Adirondack Dance Weekend

September 11-13, 2020, Silver Bay YMCA, Lake George, New York

Contra and English Country Dancing, www.danceflurry.org

More Events:

www.contradancelinks.com/festivals.html  (an excellent resource)

Several states like Kentucky and Louisianna have contra dance links also.

 

 

 

 

Weekly/Monthly Events

 

COLORADO

Colorado Contra Dancing: www.dancingtheweb.com/coloradocontra/

Fort Collins, Friends of Traditional Dance: www.fotd.org

Pikes Peak Traditional Dance: www.pptdcontra.com

Denver, Boulder & Front Range, Colorado Friends of Old Time Music & Dance, https://cfootmad.org

GEORGIA

Athens: Memorial Park Administrative Building, 293 Gran Ellen Drive, 3rd Sat. 6:30-9:30, www.athensfolk.org

Atlanta (Clarkston) – Friday: The Chattahoochee Country Dancers, Clarkston Community Center, 3701 College Ave.

New Dancers 7:30 pm, Dancing starts at 8:00 pm, Web site: www.contradance.org

Decatur – Tuesday: The Chattahoochee Country Dancers, Messiah Lutheran Church, 465 Clairemont, on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesdays of the month, 8:00-10:15 pm.  Open mike and open band, website: www.contradance.org

Savannah Folk Music Society, dances on the 2nd Saturday, lesson 7:15, dance 7:30 pm, Garden City Methodist Church, 62 Varnedoe Ave, Garden City, GA 31408, website: www.savannahfolk.org/dance-events

IDAHO

Boise Country Dance Society: www.facebook.com/boisecontra    

dances.org/ID/BCDS/

Sandpoint Contra Dance: www.facebook.com/Sandpoint­-Contra­-Dance-221753617894539/

Hollister/Rupert: https://magicvalleysquaredance.com/contra-dancing-in-the-magic-valley/

Moscow, Palouse Folklore Society: www.palousefolk.org

ILLINOIS

Chicago Barn Dance Company: contras, traditional squares, old-time music, www.chicagobarndance.org

Urbana Country Dancers, Contra events are mostly on the first and third Fridays, www.urbana-contra.org

IOWA

Des Moines Area Barn and Contra Dance Friends, https://sites.google.com/site/desmoinescontradance/home

-       2nd Saturdays, 7-10 pm, Pella Barn Dance, Pella Memorial Building 829 Broadway, Pella, Iowa

-       3rd Saturdays, 6:30-9:30 pm, Johnston Barn Dance, St. Paul Presbyterian Church, 6426 Merle Hay, Johnston, IA

-       3rd Fridays till Spring, 7-10 pm, Sugar Grove Gathering Place, 6602 Ginger Avenue, Newton, Iowa

-       4th Saturdays, July-May, 7:30-10:30 pm, Collegiate/Wesley Annex, 130 S. Sheldon Ave. Ames, Iowa, 50010

Join us for lively fiddle music and calling, contras, circles, waltzes, and squares, 608-852-4524, (website above)

Fairfield, Iowa – Contra Dance, usually 2nd Sat. 7 pm for lesson/brush up 7:30 to 10 pm for dance.  Morning Star Studio, 51 ˝ S. Court Street, E. side of square, N. of Rte. 34 in Fairfield, Iowa, www.fairfolk.org

KENTUCKY

Louisville Contra Dance Community, Dances on every Monday night and on third Saturdays, Highlands Community

Campus, 1228 E. Breckinridge Street, Louisville, Kentucky, 40204, www.louisvillecountrydancers.org

MICHIGAN

Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance, most Saturdays, Pittsfield Union Grange, www.aactmad.org

Lansing, Looking Glass Music & Arts Assoc., contras 1st & 3rd Sat, Central United Methodist Church, www.lgmaa.org

MINNESOTA

Bemidji - Search Bemidji Contra Dance

MISSOURI

St. Louis, Missouri – Childgrove Country Dancers, usually dance at The Monday Club at 37 S. Maple Street, Webster

Groves, MO. Third Saturdays they contra dance with a Waltz Party on Sunday, www.childgrove.org

Kansas City, Missouri - CrossCurrents Contra Dances, 4th Saturday of each month at St. Paul’s Episcopal Day School in

the Westport area near the Country Club Plaza, www.crosscurrentsculture.org/kcbarndance/

MONTANA

Missoula Folklore Society: www.missoulafolk.org

Helena Contra Dance Group: www.lastchancesquares.org/helena-contra-dancers/

NEW HAMPSHIRE

New Hampshire's Traditional Dance Trail: www.nh.gov/folklife/learning-center/traditions/live-free-dance.htm

OREGON

Portland Country Dance Community: www.portlandcountrydance.org

Corvallis Folklore Society: https://corvallisfolklore.org/home/contradancing/

North Bend, South Coast Folklore Society: www.southcoastfolksociety.wordpress.com/contra-dance/

Eugene Folklore Society: www.eugenefolklore.org/index.html

Pendleton Contra Dance: www.pendletoncontradance.org

TEXAS

For information on contra dances in Texas go to: www.contradancelinks.com/schedule_TX.html San Antonio: 2nd Saturday, 7-10 pm, Local bands and callers, International Folk Culture Center, 411 SW 24th St.

78207. Contact Amy Hartman 210-838-6657, www.satxcontra.org

Austin: 3rd Saturday, 8 - 11 pm, Life in the City on Monroe St just east of Congress Avenue, www.taada.us

San Marcos: 4th Sundays, 1:30-4:30 pm, Wesley Center, 510 N Guadalupe St. 78666, www.taada.us

Houston: 2nd & 4th Saturdays, 7:30-10:30 pm, West University Activity Center 6104 Auden Street, www.hatds.org

Dallas: almost every weekend either contra or English Country, various places, www.nttds.org/sched.html

Bryan/College Station--1st Saturdays, 7 - 10 pm, Aldersgate Church, Stan Swanson: swanson.stan@gmail.com

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

NEW MEXICO

Southern New Mexico Music & Dance Society, 3rd Fridays; 7:30 to 10:30 PM; Mesilla Community Center,

2251 Calle de Santiago, Mesilla (Las Cruces), Contact 575-522-1691 or www.snmmds.org

OHIO

Dayton Contra Dance Parties: First Friday Oct to May, instruction at 7:30pm, and contra dancing at 8-11 pm.

Michael Solomon Pavilion, 2917 Berkley Avenue, Kettering, Ohio, 45409, Web site: https://daytoncontra.org

UTAH

Utah Contra Dance: www.utahcontra.org

Salt Lake City, Wasatch Contras: https://wasatchcontras.org

WASHINGTON

Spokane Folklore Society: https://spokanefolklore.org

Seattle Folklore Society Contra Dance Info: www.seattledance.org/contra

Vancouver, WA, Contra in the Couve: www.contrainthecouve.org

Tacoma Contra Dance: www.tacomacontradance.org

Yakima, Apple County Contra Dancers: https://accontradanceyakima.wixsite.com/accd

Bellingham Country Dance: www.bellinghamcountrydance.org

Olympia Contra Dance Community: https://oly-wa.us/contradance/

Port Angeles, Black Diamond Dance: www.blackdiamonddance.org

NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA

Nova Scotia contra, square and round dancing: see www.squaredance.ns.ca for dates for both groups.

Halifax Contra Dances, Monthly on Saturday (Sept. to May), 7:30 to 10:30 pm, All Nations Christian Reformed Church,

2535 Robie Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Contact: Katherine Kitching, 902 880-1318 info@halifaxcontra.ca

Contra Time Dances, Monthly on Saturday (Sept. to May) 8:00 to 10:30 pm, Evangelical Lutheran Church of the

Resurrection, 2096 Windsor Street, Halifax, NS B3K 5B1. Info: Dottie Welch: 902 435-4544, dwelch@eastlink.ca