Note: Winter and storms may cause cancelations or other changes for dances in the northeast United States. Check the web sites for specific dances for updates (don't rely on this list to have the most up-to-date information).
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 Delaware including dance camps and weekends along with other events in Delaware 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.
Arden, Delaware: The Arden Folk Gild sponsors a Contra Dance on the first Sunday of every month, with some special dances on third Sundays. Dances are from 2 to 5 pm, with a free dance lesson from 1:30-2:00. Dances feature live bands and callers from Maine to North Carolina, a nice floor, and much more! Regular Admission is $10.00, $9.00 Arden Club members, $5 students. Dances are held at the Arden Gild Hall, 2126 The Highway. Web site: http://ardenclub.org/gilds/contradance/.
Arden, Delaware - New Year's Day: The Arden Folk Gild sponsors a double-header dance with International Folk Dancing (2:00pm to 5:00pm) in the afternoon, a potluck supper (5:00pm to 7:00pm), and then a Contra Dance (7:00pm to 10:00pm) on New Year's Day. One dance $12; student $7; All Day $23; student $13. Dances are held at the Arden Gild Hall, 2126 The Highway. Web site: http://ardenclub.org/gilds/contradance/.
Arden, Delaware - Wednesday: The Arden Folk Gild sponsors folk dancing on Wednesdays, sometimes with square dancing as part of the bill. Dances are from 7:30pm to 9:30pm and admission is $5 ($4 for members). Dances are held at the Arden Gild Hall, 2126 The Highway. Web site: http://ardenclub.org/gilds/contradance/.
Greenville: Experience the culture in agriculture at Coverdale Farm Preserve's Saturday barn dance! Bluegrass music will enliven a swingin' night of barn dancing led by an experienced contra caller. Learn the basics of traditional dance styles from contra to square dancing amongst a mixed crowd of total beginner to experienced dancers. No need to bring a partner as you will be swinging and switching throughout the night. Enjoy light refreshments and chat with those you meet during a mid-session break. Sneakers and loose-fitting clothing are preferred. Member: $10, Others: $15. Meets at Coverdale Farm Preserve, 543 Way Road Greenville, DE 19807. Time: 8pm to 10pm. Web site: http://www.delawarenaturesociety.org/.
This page is part of the Contrdancelinks.com web site. For more information about contra dancing, visit these other site pages:
*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.