List of Dances



Updated Dec. 4, 2016


Annual Events


Terpsichore's Dance Holiday

December 27 to January 1

Stonewall Resort, Weston, West Virginia

Terpsichore's Dance Holiday is a folk dance and music camp for all ages, sponsored by the Lloyd Shaw Foundation.

Join us for 4 days and 5 nights of dancing, singing, music-making, crafts, nature hikes, meals and 4-star accommodations.

The camp typically features classes in Contras & Squares, Waltz, Swing, Rapper, Morris, English Country Dancing, Dance Band, and more.


Fiddler's Dream Music and Dance Camp

December 30 – January 2, 2017

Dec 30 at 6 PM to Jan 2, 2017 at 12 PM

Crosspoint Methodist Camp, Kingston, OK (North Shore of Lake Texoma)  Created for NORTH TEXAS TRADITIONAL DANCE SOCIETY.  Three days of music classes and jamming and plenty of dancing, mostly contra. No big name band or caller. The participants provide all the talent. Stay in cabins onsite, with meals provided in the cafeteria. Pre-Registration is required. No walk-ins.  More info is on our web site:


Contra Dance / Contradance Links for Festivals, Camps,

and Weekends


Contra Carnivale 

January 13-15, 2017 - San Luis Obispo, California


Bev Bernbaum - Erik Weberg - Erik Hoffman

Weekly/Monthly Events


UTAH - The Official Moab, Utah 2016 Calendar of Events

Community Contra Dances - The Moab Community Dance Band holds monthly contra dances at the Moab Arts & Rec. Center, 111 E, 100 N. No partner or experience needed. $7 suggested donation to benefit Grand County School music programs. Check Moab Community Dance Band facebook page for the the next dance date.  Usually 3rd Saturday of the Month or call 516-376-8003.


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



66th National Square Dance Convention®Cincinnati, OhioJune 21-24, 2017

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

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