List of Dances



Updated June 21, 2018


Annual Events


Cumberland Dance Week 2018

Jul 1, 2018 at 2 PM to Jul 6, 2018 at 2 PM

NaCoMe Camp & Conference Center

Pleasantville, Tennessee

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!


59th Wisconsin Square & Round Dance Convention

August 10-12, 2018, Marshfield Senior High School, 1401 E Becker Rd

Marshfield,WI 54449  (Square, Round, Contra dancing in various halls)


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Energizer Contra Dance

Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 7:00-9:30 pm

Luther Hall at Immanuel Lutheran Church

1700 Westport Road, Kansas City, Missouri

Dance sponsored by CONTRALAB and

in part by the Outreach Fund of the Country Dance and Song Society


Contra callers from around the US and Canada
All Contra dancers are invited
Suggested donation at the door - $10 per person

Euphoria Stringband

Four-piece band from Lawrence, Kansas

Contacts:         Maureen          (515) 508-9494

                      Duane             (218) 849-9317

This is a “Trails End” dance for the 67th National Square Dance Convention
June 27 – 30 June 2018
at the Kansas City Convention Center
Join thousands of contra, square, round and line dancers from around the world

for an extended weekend of dancing, learning, shopping and camaraderie!

22 hours of Contra Dancing Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Workshops during the day

Shortleaf Band Friday evening and The Dire Ducks Band Saturday evening

Convention Registration required



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

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:

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