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 December 9th!
Our annual dance weekend Carolina Meltdown Registration goes live on Black Friday!
Old News Flash!
(not so) NEW START TIME
We have moved the dance up half an hour to allow us to leave before security locks the doors.
Please come 530ish to help us set up!
Dance Lesson starts 6:30
Dance starts 7:00 and ends at 10:00
Registration Desk Closes at 9:00. If you arrive after 9PM, there might not be anyone downstairs to let you in.
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.
Come before the lesson to help us setup! 5:30-6:30 PM
Beginner Lesson: 6:30 - 7PM ~ Dance Time: 7:00- 10:00 PM
Dance admission is usually $12 per person. Children under 12 free.
Newcomers are welcome and you don’t need a partner!
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