Arkansas
Contra Dance, Square Dance, and Waltz
Schedule

This page tries to keep track of all contra dances, traditional square dances (but not Modern Western Square Dances), traditional waltz sessions and Scandinavian dances in Arkansas including dance camps and weekends along with other events in Arkansas which include contra dancing and these other forms. Because most of the information is gathered from web sites and the listings are not updated as frequently as the web sites, dancers should visit the web sites for up-to-date information. If you are aware of any dances, dance series or other events that should be included on this list, please e-mail me.

Note: No current schedule notes.

July 2017
Friday, July 21, 2017  Dance Series: North Little Rock Location: North Little Rock Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, July 28, 2017  Dance Series: Fayetteville - AR - Squares Location: Fayetteville Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, July 28, 2017  Dance Series: North Little Rock Location: North Little Rock Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: English Country Dance

August 2017
Friday, August 4, 2017  Dance Series: North Little Rock Location: North Little Rock Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, August 18, 2017  Dance Series: North Little Rock Location: North Little Rock Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, August 19, 2017  Dance Series: Fayetteville - AR Location: Fayetteville Caller(s): Jim Hawkins and Dan Luecking; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Old 78's; Note:

Friday, August 25, 2017  Dance Series: North Little Rock Location: North Little Rock Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: English Country Dance

September 2017
Friday, September 1, 2017  Dance Series: North Little Rock Location: North Little Rock Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, September 8, 2017  Dance Series: Mountain View - AR - Festival Location: Mountain View Caller(s): Andy Howard, Darolyn Pchajek and Diane Silver; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Avant Gardeners (Mick Kinney, Laura Light, Al White); Note: Dance and music weekend; register in advance for a discount; event ends on September 10, 2017

Saturday, September 9, 2017  Dance Series: Mountain View - AR - Festival Location: Mountain View Caller(s): Andy Howard, Darolyn Pchajek and Diane Silver; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Avant Gardeners (Mick Kinney, Laura Light, Al White); Note: Dance and music weekend; register in advance for a discount; event ends on September 10, 2017

Sunday, September 10, 2017  Dance Series: Mountain View - AR - Festival Location: Mountain View Caller(s): Andy Howard, Darolyn Pchajek and Diane Silver; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Avant Gardeners (Mick Kinney, Laura Light, Al White); Note: Dance and music weekend; register in advance for a discount; event ends on September 10, 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017  Dance Series: North Little Rock Location: North Little Rock Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, September 16, 2017  Dance Series: Fayetteville - AR Location: Fayetteville Caller(s): Jim Hawkins and Harold Watson; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Old 78's; Note:

Friday, September 22, 2017  Dance Series: North Little Rock Location: North Little Rock Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: English Country Dance

Friday, September 29, 2017  Dance Series: North Little Rock Location: North Little Rock Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, September 29, 2017  Dance Series: North Little Rock Location: North Little Rock Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Party dance

October 2017
Friday, October 6, 2017  Dance Series: North Little Rock Location: North Little Rock Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, October 20, 2017  Dance Series: North Little Rock Location: North Little Rock Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, October 21, 2017  Dance Series: Fayetteville - AR Location: Fayetteville Caller(s): Dan Luecking and Harold Watson; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Old 78's; Note:

Friday, October 27, 2017  Dance Series: North Little Rock Location: North Little Rock Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: English Country Dance

November 2017
Friday, November 3, 2017  Dance Series: North Little Rock Location: North Little Rock Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, November 10, 2017  Dance Series: Bismarck - ACDS November Dance Weekend Location: Bismarck Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Ozark Highballers, The Old 78s and Two Cents Worth; Note: Music and dance weekend; event ends on November 12, 2017

Saturday, November 11, 2017  Dance Series: Bismarck - ACDS November Dance Weekend Location: Bismarck Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Ozark Highballers, The Old 78s and Two Cents Worth; Note: Music and dance weekend; event ends on November 12, 2017

Sunday, November 12, 2017  Dance Series: Bismarck - ACDS November Dance Weekend Location: Bismarck Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Ozark Highballers, The Old 78s and Two Cents Worth; Note: Music and dance weekend; event ends on November 12, 2017

Friday, November 17, 2017  Dance Series: North Little Rock Location: North Little Rock Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: English Country Dance

Friday, November 24, 2017  Dance Series: North Little Rock Location: North Little Rock Caller(s): No dance today; Band(s)/Musician(s): No dance today; Note:

December 2017
Friday, December 1, 2017  Dance Series: North Little Rock Location: North Little Rock Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, December 15, 2017  Dance Series: North Little Rock Location: North Little Rock Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, December 22, 2017  Dance Series: North Little Rock Location: North Little Rock Caller(s): No dance today; Band(s)/Musician(s): No dance today; Note:

Friday, December 29, 2017  Dance Series: North Little Rock Location: North Little Rock Caller(s): No dance today; Band(s)/Musician(s): No dance today; Note:

Venue and dance information

Bismarck - Lake DeGray Dance Weekend: Join us at Lake DeGray Resort State Park, Bismarck, AR for great dancing, music, fellowship, hiking, boating, horseback riding, golf and so much more. We will have Contras, Squares, English Country Dance, Waltzes, Folk Dancing, Hiking, Singing, and other suggestions are welcome. Web site: http://www.arkansascountrydance.org/.

Conway: Dance at the Faulkner County Library in Conway (1900 Tyler Street, Conway, AR 72034). Time: 6:45pm. Web site: None.

Conway - Backyard Gourmet: Dance at the Faulkner County Library in Conway (1900 Tyler Street, Conway, AR 72034) as part of the annual Backyard Gourmet. All library events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 501-327-7482 or email nancy@fcl.org, Facebook and Twitter. Web site: https://www.facebook.com/FCLHQ.

Fayetteville: The Fayetteville Traditional Dance Society has one dance per month on third Saturdays. The doors open at 7:00PM, beginner instruction is at 7:15, and the dance begins at 7:30 and goes to 9:30pm. Some night have various activities (waltz, potluck, etc.) before the dance. We dance at the Building 3 Auditorium at the V.A. Medical Center, 1100 North College Avenue. Cost is $5 per person. Web site: http://www.nwacontra.org/.

Fayetteville - Farmers Ball: Join us for some great food and drink beginning at 5:00 PM followed by contra- and square-dancing to live music. No partner necessary (but bring your friends) and all dances are taught. Food available from 5 pm to 7 pm. Organic wine and beer available all evening. Beginner instruction at 7:00PM. Dance with music at 7:30PM. $5.00 cover at the door to dance, listen and/or watch. Web site: http://www.wholeearthorganiclounge.com/events.html.

Fayetteville - Squares: Fayetteville Old Time Music and Dance presents square dances, generally on the last Friday of the month at Backspace, 541 W Meadow St Fayetteville, AR 72701 Unit H, Trailside Village, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701 from 8pm to 11pm. Admission: $5. Web site: https://www.facebook.com/FayettevilleOldtime.

Fayetteville - Squares - Last Night: A square dance is one of the events at this New Year's Eve celebration. Web site: https://lastnightfayetteville.com.

Fayetteville - November Dance and Music Weekend: Join us at Mount Sequoyah Retreat Center, Fayetteville, AR for great dancing, music, fellowship, hiking, boating, horseback riding, golf and so much more. We will have Contras, Squares, English Country Dance, Waltzes, Folk Dancing, Hiking, Singing, and other suggestions are welcome. Web site: http://www.arkansascountrydance.org/.

Kingston - Celebration of Curly Miller's Life: Friends of Curly Miller are invited to a gathering to celebrate his life, spirit, and music. Location: Sweden Creek Farm, 11540 Madison 3605, Kingston, AR 72742 There will be daily opportunities to record stories, tall tales, and tunes. Each day at 1:00PM there will be a potluck under big tents. Each evening there will be more stories, music, dance, and a bonfire. Rough camping space is available for those who would like to spend the night(s). Please be as self sufficient as possible. Bring your own tent, bedding, chairs, food, water, utensils, etc. Facilities, grill, refrigerator, and outdoor kitchen available. The nearest hotels are in Eureka Springs and Fayetteville. For RSVP and questions: Melanie Palmer - melaniepalmer25@gmail.com or 479-799-3657. Web site: http://www.nwacontra.org/.

Little Rock - National Square Dance Convention: Annual Convention with a little contra dancing. Register in advance for a discount. Contra "track" includes three dances with live music from local bands/musicians. [I've not seen anything about a special registration just for these dances; you may wish to call ahead and ask.] Web site: http://www.63nsdc.com/.

Little Rock - Historic Arkansas Museum: Dance at the Museum, 200 E. Third Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201 from 11:30am to 3:00pm as part of the Annual Territorial Fair (10am to 4pm). Not sure if this integrates historic dancing into contra dancing. Web site: http://www.historicarkansas.org.

London: Dance at the London Community Building. HWY 64 & HWY 333 Exit 74 on I - 40 W. Dance start at 7 pm. $5 admission; $20 for a family of five or more. All ages. Web site: https://www.facebook.com/TheLondonDance.

Mountain View - Dance Festival: The Mountain View Dance Festival is held the second weekend in September at the Ozark Folk Center in Mt. View Please contact David Peterson for additional information. Lodging is available at the Ozark Folk Center and there are many nice accommodations in the Mt. View area. Web site: http://www.arkansascountrydance.org/.

Mountain View - Stone County: We are dancing at the Stone County Historical Society auditorium at 7:00 P.M. (They have a wood floor!) The Historical Society is located just off Main Street on School Avenue. Usually there is parking available across the street at the School Avenue Church of Christ parking lot. Please call Kathy Jensen 870-213-7866 or Rosemary Stroh 870-615-0934 if you need more information. Web site: None.

North Little Rock: Regular (contra) dances are held on Friday nights at Park Hill Presbyterian Church, 3520 John F. Kennedy Blvd, North Little Rock. The dances begin at 7:30pm. Admission is $4.00 for members and $5.00 for non-members. Annual membership dues are $7.50. Please bring clean, soft-soled, low-heeled, non-marking shoes for dancing. (No high-heels, no cowboy boots, no hiking boots, etc.) Web site: http://www.arkansascountrydance.org/.

North Little Rock - Spring Swing Weekend: Special dance week. The regular dance on Friday is included. Saturday includes a waltz workshop, afternoon contra dance, potluck and evening contra dance. Location: Park Hill Presbyterian Church, 3520 John F. Kennedy Boulevard. Web site: http://www.arkansascountrydance.org/.

Petit Jean - November Dance Weekend: The November Dance Weekend is held at Petit Jean Mountain in mid-November at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on the top of Petit Jean Mountain outside Morrillton Arkansas. There will be opportunities to practice lots of styles of folk dancing and American squares and contras. Web site: http://www.arkansascountrydance.org/.

Rogers - Squares: Dances at the Ozark Beer Company, 1700 South 1st Street, Rogers, AR at 7pm. All ages, no cover. No experience required. Web site: http://ozarkbeercompany.com.

West Fork: West Fork Community Square Dance from 7:00-9:30PM. First time beginners are welcome! All dances will be taught. Bring a friend or come alone. Casual dress with comfortable shoes recommended. Location: Library Hall, 210 Garfield, West Fork, AR. Cost - $5.00/person; Children under 12 free. (Young children should have adult supervision.). For more information: Steve Green - (479) 839-3454, Jane - (479) 445-9886 Web site: None.


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Schedules

Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California
Colorado* | Connecticut | Delaware | District of Columbia | Florida
Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana
Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine*
Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi** | Missouri
Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Jersey
New Mexico* | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio
Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina
South Dakota** | Tennessee | Texas | Utah* | Vermont
Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming**

*The Colorado link will bring you to Dancing on the Web. The Maine link will bring you to the Downeast Friends of the Folk Arts. The New Mexico link will bring you to the New Mexico Folk Music and Dance Society. The Utah link will bring you to Utah Contradance Information. These fine organizations and individuals already have complete listings for these states and there is no reason for me to duplicate their efforts.

**As far as I know, there are no regular dances or events in Mississippi, South Dakota or Wyoming, but I have created pages if something changes in the future.


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Last updated on July 21, 2017