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The International Association of Contra Callers, Inc.
Updated September 19, 2013

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

Where the Annual Events are:

63rd National Square Dance Convention
Statehouse Convention Center, Little Rock, Arkansas
June 25 28, 2014
http://www.63nsdc.com/

Squirrel Moon Dance Weekend

September 20-22, 2013; Dodgeville, Wisconsin

Caller(s): Darlene Underwood; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Coffee Zombies (Tom Cunningham, Dianna Davis, Bob Douglas) http://www.squirrelmoon.org/

Prairie Festival Contra Dance

September 27-29, 2013; Salina, Kansas

Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA

http://www.landinstitute.org/

Contra Colours Dance Weekend

October 4-6, 2013; Northport, Maine

Caller(s): Lisa Greenleaf, Cindy Larock and Kim Roberts; Band(s)/Musician(s): Gentricorum, Perpetual e-Motion and Julie Vallimont http://www.contracolours.com/

 

TRADITIONAL BARN DANCE (Ninth Annual)
Saturday, October 12, 2013, Time - 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Pinecrest Historical Village (just West of Manitowoc, Wisconsin)
Sponsored by 4-H, Pat Kelm and the Twin Hills String Band

http://www.newnorth.net/~promn8/barndance.htm

 

Harvest Moon Dance Festival

October 11-13, 2013; Santa Barbara, California

Caller(s): Nils Fredland and Mary Wesley; Band(s)/Musician(s): Crowfoot and Elixir http://www.sbcds.org/hm/index.html

 

ECTA Contra Convention

October 26-27, 2013; Oehringen, Germany
Caller(s):
Carol David Blackman and Al Green; Band(s)/Musician(s): Four Potatoes http://www.ecta.de/

Where the Weekly/Monthly Action Is:

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
lluderman@nmsu.edu

OHIO

1st Friday, Kettering - City Folk; holds dances on the 1st Friday of the month from September to May (except December) with waltzing at 6:30pm, instruction at 7:30pm, and contra dancing at 8:00pm. The dances are held at the Michael Solomon Pavilion, 2917 Berkley Avenue (behind the Community Golf Course off Dorothy Lane). Web site: http://www.cityfolk.org/socialDance.htm.

TEXAS

For information on contra dances in Texas go to: http://www.contradancelinks.com/schedule_TX.html
The link to the San Antonio website is: www.sacontradancers.org

WASHINGTON

2ndSaturday (September to May) 2:00 to 5:00 PM; CONTRAILS CONTRA DANCERS
Juanita Community Club, Kirkland, WA
Call 425-881-0691 or
susan@callersusan.com

WISCONSIN

Dates vary; NORTH COUNTRY CONTRA
Antigo United Methodist Church, W 5th Ave., Antigo, WI
Prompter/Info: Pat Kelm (715) 623-4523 or email
promn8@newnorth.net

CANADA

1st Saturday (Sept. to May) 8:00 to 11:00 PM CONTRA TIME DANCERS
March 5, April 2, May 7, 2011
St. Matthias Church, corner of Chebucto & Windsor Streets, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Live Music, Prompter - Dottie Welch
Instruction as needed - new dancers welcome; $10.00 per person
Info: Dottie Welch (902) 435-4544 or email
dwelch@eastlink.ca
www.squaredance.ns.ca