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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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Breaking News!
We have moved the weekly dance time back 30 minutes to allow dancers a little more time to get there

Lesson 7pm Dance 730
Click here for the details on the new weekly dances!

Due to increased costs - we are moving to a 'sliding scale' admission price.
If you can pay a little extra, we would be most appreciative.

Weekly Contradance Moving to New Location!

Mecklenburg Shrine Club
5200 Mecklenburg Shrine Club Road, Charlotte, NC 28215

Carolina Meltdown Dance Weekend 2025!
March 21-23, 2025

Monthly Dance Details

Please come 6ish to help us set up!
Dance Lesson starts 630
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.

First United Methodist Church 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.

If you are coming first time, read the parking directions to avoid getting lost:

Parking directions and how to get to the dance
Enter parking garage off 9th Street, look for this entrance:

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Click PDF for more detailed parking directions
click here

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Upcoming Monthly Dance Schedule

Our monthly contra dances are generally every 2nd Saturday of the month unless otherwise indicated.

Come before the lesson to help us setup! 6:00-6:30 PM
Beginner Lesson: 6:30 - 7PM ~ Dance Time: 7:00- 10:00 PM

Dance admission is $12-15 per person. Children under 12 free.
Newcomers are welcome and you don’t need a partner!


Sat Apr 20th - Wolf Moon String Band/Clair Takemori calling
Sat May 18th -
The Marblelous Daves (David White & David Heath) - Seth Tepfer calling
Sat June 8th - Down the Hall/Tamara McGovern calling
Sat July 13th - Wolf Moon String Band/ Stephanie Marie calling
Sat Aug 10th - Playing with Fyre/George Segebade calling

Sat Sep 14th - Contraforce/Deanna Palumbo calling

Sat Oct 12th - RUSHFEST/Emily Rush

Sat Nov 9th - TBA/Charlotte Crittenden calling

Sat Dec 12th - Contraforce/Caller's Collective
March 21-23 - Carolina Meltdown


Charlotte Contra Dancers

 First United Methodist Church


Read the parking instructions on how to get there

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All caller and band booking inquiries can be made HERE.

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