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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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Next Dance December 9th!
News Flash!
Our annual dance weekend Carolina Meltdown Registration goes live on Black Friday!

Old News Flash!

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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Click PDF for more detailed parking directions
click here

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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


Charlotte Contra Dancers

 First United Methodist Church


501 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC

Have a question or feedback about a dance?
Fill out the form below or send us an email HERE.

All caller and band booking inquiries can be made HERE.

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