The Charlotte Contra Dancers
Contra Dancing in Charlotte, N.C. since 1973
What is contra dancing?
Dance caller Diane Silver describes it:
"You take long lines as seen in English country dances as seen in Pride and Prejudice, put in square dancing moves your learned in school, set it to the driving beat of River Dance, and drop this all in the middle of Woodstock"
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Next Dance October 28th!
NEW START TIME
We have moved the dance up half an hour to allow us to leave before security locks the doors.
Dance Lesson starts 6:30
Dance starts 7:00 and ends at 10:00
FUMC is in Uptown Charlotte, between Church and Tryon, West 9th and 10th streets.
The parking garage entrance is located at 163 W. Ninth St.
Use this address for your GPS.
Enter parking garage off 9th Street, look for this entrance:
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Upcoming Dance Schedule
Our contra dances are generally every 2nd Saturday of the month unless otherwise indicated.
Meetup Meet, Greet and Mingle 6:45-7:00 PM
Beginner Lesson: 7:00 PM ~ Dance Time: 7:30- 10:30 PM
Dance admission is usually $12 per person. Children under 12 free.
Newcomers are welcome and you don’t need a partner!
Sat Sep 9th - Chris Liakos Band / Dean Snipes calling
Sat Oct 28th - Halloween dance! Playing with Fyre / Terry Doyle calling
Sat Nov 11th - The McKenzies / Victor Gascon calling
Sat Dec 9th - The Tune Drivers / Caller Collective
Sat Jan 20th - Sherlock's Meow / calling
Sat Feb 10th - Gluten Free/ TBA calling
March 08-10th - Carolina Meltdown! The Syncopaths and Drive Train /Seth Tepfer and Diane Silver calling
Sat Apr 20th - Wolf Moon String Band
Sat May 11th - TBA
Sat June 8th - Down the Hall
Sat July 13th - Wolf Moon String Band
Sat Aug 10th - Playing with Fyre