Florida
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 Florida including dance camps and weekends along with other events in Florida 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.

October 2019
Sunday, October 13, 2019  Dance Series: Brooksville - Florida Fiddlers Convention Location: Brooksville Caller(s): No dance listed; Band(s)/Musician(s): No dance listed; Note: Annual weekend; event ends on October 13, 2019

Sunday, October 13, 2019  Dance Series: Coral Gables Location: Coral Gables Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Sunday, October 13, 2019  Dance Series: Live Oak - Suwannee Roots Revival Location: Live Oak Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Weekend music festival with some dancing; event ends on October 13, 2019

Wednesday, October 16, 2019  Dance Series: Tampa - Scandinavian Location: Tampa Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, October 18, 2019  Dance Series: Jacksonville Location: Jacksonville Caller(s): John Rogers; Band(s)/Musician(s): Florida Mountaineers; Note:

Saturday, October 19, 2019  Dance Series: Gainesville - Saturday Location: Gainesville Caller(s): Joey Norton; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, October 19, 2019  Dance Series: Satellite Beach Location: Satellite Beach Caller(s): JoLaine; Band(s)/Musician(s): Rafter Ringers; Note:

Sunday, October 20, 2019  Dance Series: Boca Raton - Michael's Body Scene - 3rd Sunday Location: Boca Raton Caller(s): JoLaine Jones-Pokorney; Band(s)/Musician(s): Cornbread; Note:

Wednesday, October 23, 2019  Dance Series: Tampa - Scandinavian Location: Tampa Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, October 25, 2019  Dance Series: Pinellas Park - Fall Ball Location: Pinellas Park Caller(s): Seth Tepfer; Band(s)/Musician(s): Riptide (Glen Loper, Owen Marshall, Alden Robinson) w/Mark Hellenberg; Note:

Friday, October 25, 2019  Dance Series: Tallahassee Location: Tallahassee Caller(s): Alice Raibourn; Band(s)/Musician(s): Greasy String Band; Note:

Saturday, October 26, 2019  Dance Series: Pinellas Park - Fall Ball Location: Pinellas Park Caller(s): Local Callers and Seth Tepfer; Band(s)/Musician(s): Francis and Friends and Riptide (Glen Loper, Owen Marshall, Alden Robinson) w/Mark Hellenberg; Note:

Sunday, October 27, 2019  Dance Series: Pinellas Park - Fall Ball Location: Pinellas Park Caller(s): Seth Tepfer; Band(s)/Musician(s): Riptide (Glen Loper, Owen Marshall, Alden Robinson) w/Mark Hellenberg; Note:

Wednesday, October 30, 2019  Dance Series: Tampa - Scandinavian Location: Tampa Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

November 2019
Friday, November 1, 2019  Dance Series: Pinellas Park - Friday Location: Pinellas Park Caller(s): JoLaine Jones-Pokorney; Band(s)/Musician(s): Gotham Carnival; Note:

Saturday, November 2, 2019  Dance Series: Barberville - Fall Jamboree Location: Barberville Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Weekend music and dance festival; event ends on November 3, 2019

Saturday, November 2, 2019  Dance Series: Cocoa Beach Location: Cocoa Beach Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Gotham Carnival; Note:

Sunday, November 3, 2019  Dance Series: Barberville - Fall Jamboree Location: Barberville Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Weekend music and dance festival; event ends on November 3, 2019

Sunday, November 3, 2019  Dance Series: Gainesville - Sunday Location: Gainesville Caller(s): Alice Raibourn; Band(s)/Musician(s): Gothic Carnival; Note:

Friday, November 8, 2019  Dance Series: Melrose - Mossman Hall Location: Melrose Caller(s): Alice Raibourn; Band(s)/Musician(s): Keeping It Reel; Note:

Friday, November 8, 2019  Dance Series: Tallahassee Location: Tallahassee Caller(s): Andy Kane; Band(s)/Musician(s): Upsala; Note:

Saturday, November 9, 2019  Dance Series: Pinellas Park - Saturday Location: Pinellas Park Caller(s): Joe De Paolo; Band(s)/Musician(s): Category 5; Note:

Sunday, November 10, 2019  Dance Series: Coral Gables Location: Coral Gables Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, November 15, 2019  Dance Series: Jacksonville Location: Jacksonville Caller(s): Jonathan King; Band(s)/Musician(s): Meridian; Note:

Saturday, November 16, 2019  Dance Series: Gainesville - Saturday Location: Gainesville Caller(s): Angela DeCarlis; Band(s)/Musician(s): Stepping Stones; Note:

Saturday, November 16, 2019  Dance Series: Satellite Beach Location: Satellite Beach Caller(s): Alice Raibourn; Band(s)/Musician(s): Tropical Mavens; Note:

Friday, November 22, 2019  Dance Series: Tallahassee Location: Tallahassee Caller(s): Scott Russell; Band(s)/Musician(s): Lloyd Baldwin and friends; Note:

Saturday, November 23, 2019  Dance Series: Melrose - Dancing Fish - FL Location: Melrose Caller(s): Andy Kane; Band(s)/Musician(s): Possum Trot; Note: 6pm to 9pm

Sunday, November 24, 2019  Dance Series: Gulfport - Sunday Location: Gulfport Caller(s): Joey Norton; Band(s)/Musician(s): Palma Sola; Note: 4pm to 7pm

December 2019
Sunday, December 1, 2019  Dance Series: Gainesville - Sunday Location: Gainesville Caller(s): JoLaine; Band(s)/Musician(s): Yazoo Kickstarters; Note:

Friday, December 6, 2019  Dance Series: Pinellas Park - Friday Location: Pinellas Park Caller(s): Kristin Farrier; Band(s)/Musician(s): Yazoo Kickstarters; Note:

Saturday, December 7, 2019  Dance Series: Cocoa Beach Location: Cocoa Beach Caller(s): Emily Rush; Band(s)/Musician(s): Rushfest; Note:

Sunday, December 8, 2019  Dance Series: Coral Gables Location: Coral Gables Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, December 13, 2019  Dance Series: Melrose - Dancing Fish - FL Location: Melrose Caller(s): Andy Kane; Band(s)/Musician(s): Marching Jaybirds; Note:

Friday, December 13, 2019  Dance Series: Tallahassee Location: Tallahassee Caller(s): JoLaine Jones-Pokorney; Band(s)/Musician(s): Long Forgotten String Band; Note:

Saturday, December 14, 2019  Dance Series: Pinellas Park - Saturday Location: Pinellas Park Caller(s): Alice Raibourn; Band(s)/Musician(s): Rafter Ringers; Note:

Friday, December 20, 2019  Dance Series: Jacksonville Location: Jacksonville Caller(s): Joe De Paolo; Band(s)/Musician(s): Florida Mountaineers; Note:

Saturday, December 21, 2019  Dance Series: Gainesville - Saturday Location: Gainesville Caller(s): Vicki Morrison; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Sunday, December 22, 2019  Dance Series: Gulfport - Sunday Location: Gulfport Caller(s): John Rogers; Band(s)/Musician(s): Keeping It Reel; Note: 4pm to 7pm

Sunday, December 29, 2019  Dance Series: Gainesville - Sunday Location: Gainesville Caller(s): Joe De Paolo; Band(s)/Musician(s): Wind That Shakes the Barley (Kathie Aagaard, Bill Dudley, John McEwen, Sarah Mitchell); Note: Advanced dance

January 2020
Sunday, January 5, 2020  Dance Series: Gainesville - Sunday Location: Gainesville Caller(s): Alice Raibourn; Band(s)/Musician(s): Possum Trot; Note:

Friday, January 10, 2020  Dance Series: Tallahassee Location: Tallahassee Caller(s): Ken Gall; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, January 11, 2020  Dance Series: Long Key Location: Long Key Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Sunday, January 12, 2020  Dance Series: Coral Gables Location: Coral Gables Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, January 17, 2020  Dance Series: Daytona Beach - Orange Blossom Ball Location: Daytona Beach Caller(s): Bob Isaacs, Seth Tepfer and Darlene Underwood; Band(s)/Musician(s): Lift Ticket, Seabreeze High School Jazz Band, Sound Traveler Band and Toss the Possum; Note: Dance weekend; registration required; event ends on January 19, 2020

Saturday, January 18, 2020  Dance Series: Daytona Beach - Orange Blossom Ball Location: Daytona Beach Caller(s): Bob Isaacs, Seth Tepfer and Darlene Underwood; Band(s)/Musician(s): Lift Ticket, Seabreeze High School Jazz Band, Sound Traveler Band and Toss the Possum; Note: Dance weekend; registration required; event ends on January 19, 2020

Saturday, January 18, 2020  Dance Series: Gainesville - Saturday Location: Gainesville Caller(s): Angela DeCarlis; Band(s)/Musician(s): Category 5; Note:

Sunday, January 19, 2020  Dance Series: Daytona Beach - Orange Blossom Ball Location: Daytona Beach Caller(s): Bob Isaacs, Seth Tepfer and Darlene Underwood; Band(s)/Musician(s): Lift Ticket, Seabreeze High School Jazz Band, Sound Traveler Band and Toss the Possum; Note: Dance weekend; registration required; event ends on January 19, 2020

Friday, January 24, 2020  Dance Series: Florida Snow Ball Location: Gulfport Caller(s): Lindsey Dono and Dugan Murphy; Band(s)/Musician(s): Cloud 10 (Arthur Davis, Donal Sheets, Ness Smith-Savedoff, Cedar Stanistreet) and Stomp Rocket (Dave Langford, Glen Loper, Bethany Waickman); Note: Dance weekend; pre-register in advance; event ends on January 26, 2020

Saturday, January 25, 2020  Dance Series: Florida Snow Ball Location: Gulfport Caller(s): Lindsey Dono and Dugan Murphy; Band(s)/Musician(s): Cloud 10 (Arthur Davis, Donal Sheets, Ness Smith-Savedoff, Cedar Stanistreet) and Stomp Rocket (Dave Langford, Glen Loper, Bethany Waickman); Note: Dance weekend; pre-register in advance; event ends on January 26, 2020

Sunday, January 26, 2020  Dance Series: Florida Snow Ball Location: Gulfport Caller(s): Lindsey Dono and Dugan Murphy; Band(s)/Musician(s): Cloud 10 (Arthur Davis, Donal Sheets, Ness Smith-Savedoff, Cedar Stanistreet) and Stomp Rocket (Dave Langford, Glen Loper, Bethany Waickman); Note: Dance weekend; pre-register in advance; event ends on January 26, 2020

Friday, January 31, 2020  Dance Series: Tallahassee Location: Tallahassee Caller(s): Vicki Morrison; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Dance is on a 5th Friday

February 2020
Saturday, February 1, 2020  Dance Series: Long Key Location: Long Key Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Sunday, February 2, 2020  Dance Series: Gainesville - Sunday Location: Gainesville Caller(s): Vicki Morrison; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Gadabouts (Kathie Aagaard, David Massey, Marietta Massey, Bill Paine); Note:

Sunday, February 9, 2020  Dance Series: Coral Gables Location: Coral Gables Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, February 15, 2020  Dance Series: Gainesville - Saturday Location: Gainesville Caller(s): Tom Greene; Band(s)/Musician(s): Frances and Friends; Note:

Saturday, February 15, 2020  Dance Series: Long Key Location: Long Key Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, February 21, 2020  Dance Series: Gainesville - Dancing with the GODS Location: Gainesville Caller(s): Frannie Marr and Dana Parkinson; Band(s)/Musician(s): Contra Sutra (Dave Bartley, Ryan McKasson, Marnie Rachmiel, Ness Smith-Savedoff) and The Dam Beavers (Scotty Leach, Ben Schreiber, Ness Smith-Savedoff); Note: Dance and music weekend; register in advance; event ends on February 23, 2020

Saturday, February 22, 2020  Dance Series: Gainesville - Dancing with the GODS Location: Gainesville Caller(s): Frannie Marr and Dana Parkinson; Band(s)/Musician(s): Contra Sutra (Dave Bartley, Ryan McKasson, Marnie Rachmiel, Ness Smith-Savedoff) and The Dam Beavers (Scotty Leach, Ben Schreiber, Ness Smith-Savedoff); Note: Dance and music weekend; register in advance; event ends on February 23, 2020

Sunday, February 23, 2020  Dance Series: Gainesville - Dancing with the GODS Location: Gainesville Caller(s): Frannie Marr and Dana Parkinson; Band(s)/Musician(s): Contra Sutra (Dave Bartley, Ryan McKasson, Marnie Rachmiel, Ness Smith-Savedoff) and The Dam Beavers (Scotty Leach, Ben Schreiber, Ness Smith-Savedoff); Note: Dance and music weekend; register in advance; event ends on February 23, 2020

Saturday, February 29, 2020  Dance Series: Long Key Location: Long Key Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

March 2020
Sunday, March 1, 2020  Dance Series: Gainesville - Sunday Location: Gainesville Caller(s): John Rogers; Band(s)/Musician(s): Loco-Motion; Note:

Sunday, March 8, 2020  Dance Series: Coral Gables Location: Coral Gables Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, March 14, 2020  Dance Series: Long Key Location: Long Key Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, March 21, 2020  Dance Series: Gainesville - Saturday Location: Gainesville Caller(s): Alice Raibourn; Band(s)/Musician(s): Kumquats; Note:

Saturday, March 28, 2020  Dance Series: Long Key Location: Long Key Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Sunday, March 29, 2020  Dance Series: Gainesville - Sunday Location: Gainesville Caller(s): Angela DeCarlis; Band(s)/Musician(s): Category 5; Note: Advanced dance

April 2020
Sunday, April 12, 2020  Dance Series: Coral Gables Location: Coral Gables Caller(s): No dance today; Band(s)/Musician(s): No dance today; Note:

May 2020
Sunday, May 10, 2020  Dance Series: Coral Gables Location: Coral Gables Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, May 22, 2020  Dance Series: Florida Folk Festival Location: White Springs Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Three day festival; festival ends on May 24, 2020

Saturday, May 23, 2020  Dance Series: Florida Folk Festival Location: White Springs Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Three day festival; festival ends on May 24, 2020

Sunday, May 24, 2020  Dance Series: Florida Folk Festival Location: White Springs Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Three day festival; festival ends on May 24, 2020

Venue and dance information

Barberville - Spring Frolic: The Spring Frolic is an annual festival held in late April. Web site: http://folkfiddle.com/barber.htm.

Barberville - Fall Jamboree: The Barberville Jamobree is an annual festival held in November. Web site: http://folkfiddle.com/barber.htm.

Barberville - Squares - Celebration of Olde Floria: A square dance is one of the activities at this day-long event celebrating the early history of Florida. Location: Barberville Pioneer Settlement. Located just West of Rt. 17 just off of Rt. 40, Barberville, FL 32105. Web site: http://www.pioneersettlement.org.

Boca Raton - Michael's Body Scenes - 1st Saturdays: Dances on 1st Saturdays at Michael's Body Scenes, 5994 Southwest 18th St., Boca Raton, FL 33433. Contact: Fran Matson - contrasf@gmail.com - Dance 7:00pm-10:30pm with the first half hour allowing for instruction of newcomers. Admission: Children through age 18 and students with ID are $5, adults $10, family $25. Web site: http://www.southfloridacontradance.com.

Boca Raton - Michael's Body Scenes - 3rd Sundays: Dances on 3rd Sundays at Michael's Body Scenes, 5994 Southwest 18th St., Boca Raton, FL 33433. Contact: Fran Matson - contrasf@gmail.com - Dance 2:00pm to 5:30pm with the first half hour allowing for instruction of newcomers. Admission: Children through age 18 and students with ID are $5, adults $10, family $25. Web site: http://www.southfloridacontradance.com.

Brooksville - Florida Fiddlers Convention: The Florida Fiddlers Convention is held annually at the Sertoma Youth Ranch in mid-October and features some of Florida's finest callers, bands and fiddlers, concerts, dances, jams, workshops, and a String-Band Contest (home-baked pie required for entry). Phone: 850-342-3536. Web site: https://flafiddlers.wordpress.com/annual-convention/.

Cape Coral: Contra dances on each 2nd Wednesday of some month from 1:30pm to 3:00pm at the Faith Presbyterian Church Gymnasium, 4544 Coronado Parkway, Cape Coral, Fl. 33904 with contras, big circle dances, and schottishes. All dances will be taught before dancing Couples and singles are welcome. For additional information contact: Frank Dennis 239-542-2066 or Bill Morrow 239-482-7072. Web site: None.

Cocoa Beach: We meet the 1st Saturday of the month at 7:00 pm at Cocoa Beach Recreation Center 321 Ramp Road, Cocoa Beach, FL. We are just five minutes South of 520 on A1A. Arrive at 7:00 for Contra lessons for beginners. Dance from 7:30pm to 10:30pm. Admission: $10.00; under 25 years old is $5.00. The last dance, a waltz, is usually around 10:30pm followed by a group clean up of the dance site. Web site: http://www.cocoabeachcontra.org

Coral Gables: Miami Community Contradance and Potluck - 5:00 - 6:00pm Potluck; 6:00 - 8:00pm Dance. Location: Coral Gables Congregational Church, 3010 De Soto Blvd., Coral Gables, FL 33134. Bring a dish for the potluck and your own dinnerware.. Free parking is available. Admission: $10 entry fee, $8 for Seniors and Students, Free for kids 6 years old and under. It's a terrazzo floor, so shoes with some cushioning may help. Web site: None.

Daytona Beach - Orange Blossom Ball: Dance weekend MLK weekend at the Gold Star Ballroom, 3100 S Ridgewood Ave, South Daytona, Florida 32119. Web site: http://orangeblossomcontra.com.

Gainesville: Contra dancing twice a month in Gainesville on first Sundays 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. and third Saturdays 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Avenue. Beginners welcome; no partner necessary. Dances are walked through and prompted. Introductory lesson 30 minutes before start. Try it for the first time and your second time is free! Soft-soled shoes please! Standard admission is $10, and 25 and under is $5 (so 25-year-olds are included in the discount), but parents are responsible for their children at all GODS events. Web site: http://godsdance.org/.

Gainesville - Dancing with the GODS: Dance and music weekend on the last weekend in February at the Thelma A Boltin Center, 516 Northeast 2nd Avenue. Sponsored by the Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society. Web site: http://godsdance.org.

Gainesville - Waltz - Rena's Ballroom: Vintage Waltz Brunch at Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23rd Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32609 from 10:30am to 1:30pm. FIRST time attendees get in FREE. Otherwise, $5.00 students. $10.00 adults. Please wear non-scuff shoes in the building. Please bring a covered dish to share. Web site: None.

Gainesville - Waltz - Richard Powers Waltz Weekend: Dance weekend at the Thelma A. Boltin, 516 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Register in advance. Details at https://www.facebook.com/events/1211583999008967/ - Web site: http://richardpowers.com/workshops.htm.

Gulfport - Florida Snow Ball: Florida Snow Ball is held once a year in Gulfport in late January. It is held at the Gulfport Casino, a beautiful beach-front ballroom with a large white maple floor. Pre-registration required. Presented by Tampa Friends of Old-Time Dance. Web site: http://www.floridasnowball.com/.

Gulfport - Sunday: Dance at the Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Boulevard South, Gulfport, Florida 33707 from 4pm to 7pm. Regular admission is $10; ages 21 and under, $5; ages 12 and under free. Some special events may cost more. Web site: http://www.tampabaycontra.com/.

Hollywood: Dances at the Hollywood Women's Club, 501 North 14th Ave Hollywood, Flordia 33020 from 2pm to 5pm. The Historic building has a real wood floor, yes a sprung floor from 1927 so clean dance shoes are a must! Parking is available in a grass lot down the street. Volunteers are needed to help out. Dance Hosts Pat Mason 954-431-0690 and Anita Mason 954-260-0938. Web site: http://www.customsports.biz/browardcontradance.html.

Jacksonville: The Jacksonville Country Dance and Song Society sponsors one contra dance a month, usually on the the third Friday. See the Dance Calendar for the next dance. Beginners welcome. Always live music. Come with or without a partner. Dances are held at Riverside Avenue Christian Church, 2841 Riverside Avenue. Jacksonville Contra dances are the 3rd Friday of each month, running from 7 pm to 10 pm. Beginner’s lesson starts approximately 20 minutes before the dance, about 6:40 pm. Admission: $8 adult, $4 student, $20 family. Bring a food or beverage item to share and take a dollar off. Contact Carole Wetzel at 904-396-1997 or email Carole Wetzel. Web site: http://jaxcontra.org/ or Facebook group.

Key Largo: Dances on 1st and 3rd Friday January through April, 6:30-8:30 pm, Key Largo Library Community Room. Calling by Laura - (305) 741-7146D. Web site: http://dancefl.us/contra/contraspec.php.

Key West: Dance from 8pm to 10pm at the Dance Factory, 906 Kennedy Dr. #C, (K-Mart Shop Center) Key West, FL. Contact Nana, 512-970-4919, sealantsby5@aol.com - Web site: http://www.southfloridacontradance.com/.

Live Oak - Suwannee Roots Revival: Weekend music festival with some dancing. Location: Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. Web site: http://www.suwanneerootsrevival.com/.

Long Key: Contradancing at Outdoor Resorts from 7:00 to 9:00pm. Location: 65821 Overseas Highway (MM 66). Info: Sylvia at 973-477-1330, or email: sylken-solutions@verizon.net - Web site: http://dancefl.us/contra/contraspec.php.

McIntosh: Dances at McIntosh United Methodist Church, 20632 8th St Ave F, McIntosh, Florida 32664 from 7pm to 10pm. (Please remember our dress code: modest, with no low-cut tops or short skirts/dresses. Guys, no baggy pants that reveal underwear.) Admission: $7; kids 8 and under, free. Web site: https://www.facebook.com/groups/marioncountycontra/

Melrose - Dancing Fish: Dances are at the Dancing Fish Dance Camp, 24800 NE S.R. 26, Melrose, FL. Usually a series of dances during one weekend each year. Web site: http://godsdance.org/.

Melrose - Mossman Hall: Dances on 2nd Friday of each month from 7:30pm to 10:00pm at the Mossman Hall, 301 State Road 26 and Grove St. Singles, couples, elders, youngers, beginners, pros - all welcome. Like walking only more fun. Suggested donation $5. Contact: Eleta Sucsy h) 352-473-7761 or c) 352-281-7337. Web site: https://www.facebook.com/Melrose-Second-Friday-Contra-Dance-1631846603752150/.

Orlando - Lakeside Community Hall: Dance from 7pm to 10pm, at the Lakeside Community Hall, 4005 N Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32804. Admission: $10, $15 (families up to four). No alcohol, smoking, or bad attitudes! Please wear casual clothing and comfortable shoes and anticipate fun! Web site: https://www.facebook.com/groups/112069925497967/.

Pinellas Park - Friday: Contra Dances are held at Pinellas Park Auditorium: 7690 59 St. N., Pinellas Park, generally but not always on the 1st Friday of each month. If you have comments or questions about the dances, please contact Stan or Linda Prince at 727-823-2725 (tfootd@tampabaycontra.com). Our dances are 7:30-11:00pm, with a beginner's lesson at 7:30pm. No partner or experience is necessary. All ages are welcome! Regular admission is $7; ages 21 and under, $5; ages 12 and under free. Some special events may cost more. Web site: http://www.tampabaycontra.com/.

Pinellas Park - Saturday: Contra Dances are held at Pinellas Park Auditorium: 7690 59 St. N., Pinellas Park, generally but not always on the 2nd Saturday of each month. If you have comments or questions about the dances, please contact Stan or Linda Prince at 727-823-2725 (tfootd@tampabaycontra.com). Our dances are 7:30-11:00pm, with a beginner's lesson at 7:30pm. No partner or experience is necessary. All ages are welcome! Regular admission is $7; ages 21 and under, $5; ages 12 and under free. Some special events may cost more. Web site: http://www.tampabaycontra.com/.

Pinellas Park - Sunday: Contra Dances are held at Pinellas Park Auditorium: 7690 59 St. N., Pinellas Park on special Sundays. If you have comments or questions about the dances, please contact Stan or Linda Prince at 727-823-2725 (tfootd@tampabaycontra.com). Sunday dances are from 4 to 7PM, with the lesson at 3:30. No partner or experience is necessary. All ages are welcome! Regular admission is $7; ages 21 and under, $5; ages 12 and under free. Some special events may cost more. Web site: http://www.tampabaycontra.com/.

Pinellas Park - Special: Special contra dances at Pinellas Park Auditorium: 7690 59 St. N., Pinellas Park. If you have comments or questions about the dances, please contact Stan or Linda Prince at 727-823-2725 (tfootd@tampabaycontra.com). Our dances are 7:30-11:00pm, with a beginner's lesson at 7:30pm. No partner or experience is necessary. All ages are welcome! Regular admission is $7; ages 21 and under, $5; ages 12 and under free. Some special events may cost more. Web site: http://www.tampabaycontra.com/.

Pinellas Park - Fall Ball: Series of contra dances at Pinellas Park Auditorium: 7690 59 St. N., Pinellas Park during a fall weekend. Web site: http://www.tampabaycontra.com/.

Pinellas Park - June Bug Bash: Series of contra dances at Pinellas Park Auditorium: 7690 59 St. N., Pinellas Park in early June. Web site: http://www.tampabaycontra.com/.

Satellite Beach: Dances on 3rd Saturdays at The David R. Schechter Community Center, 1089 S. Patrick Dr. Satellite Beach, FL 32937 with a lesson at 7:00 and the dance from 7:30 to 10:30. Admission is $10.00, under 25 is $5.00. Web site: http://www.cocoabeachcontra.org/.

Tallahassee: Contra Dances are held on the 2nd and usually 4th Friday of each month at the Tallahassee Senior Center, 1400 North Monroe Street. Beginner lesson at 7:15, dance from 7:30-10:30. $10 for Adults, $9 Seniors over 50, $6 for Students, Free for Kids under 12. Web site: http://www.tallydancer.com/.

Tallahassee - Squares - Junction at Monroe: Square Dance at The Junction at Monroe, 2011 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, Florida 32301 from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm. $10 Adults $6 Students. Web site: http://www.tallydancer.com/index.html.

Tallahassee - Callers Workshop: The first half of the workshop will consist of discussing the details of calling and the second half will give attendees the opportunity to practice calling with a band and dancers. Cost is $15. To ensure that sufficient copies of handouts are available, please let Vicki Morrison know if you will be attending the workshop, tallygal007@yahoo.com - Location: The Junction at Monroe, 2011 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, Florida 32301 from 10am to 1pm. Web site: https://www.facebook.com/events/312506532630946/.

Tampa - Special: Contra Dances are held at Rhapsody Ballroom: 12101 N 56 St, Tampa on a special day at a special time. If you have comments or questions about the dances, please contact Stan or Linda Prince at 727-823-2725 (tfootd@tampabaycontra.com). No partner or experience is necessary. All ages are welcome! Regular admission is $10; ages 21 and under, $5; ages 12 and under free. Some special events may cost more. Web site: http://www.tampabaycontra.com/.

Tampa - Scandinavian: Elegance and rhythm in rapport with a partner - what a concept! Wednesdays from 7pm to 9pm at the Kate Jackson Recreation Center, Hyde Park Village, 821 South Rome Avenue, Tampa. Phone: 813 259-1608. Admission: Free. Singles and couples welcome - wear leather soles for smooth turning. Information - email to Judith Baizan at judithbaizan@verizon.net or call 813 254-3359. Web site: http://dancefl.us/scandi/index.php.

Trenton: As part of the monthly Farmers' Market Block Party, there is dancing, sometimes contra, sometimes something else. The Party (and the dance) are generally held on the 4th Saturday of the month, but it can vary. The Market goes from noon to 5pm with the dance generally starting at 2pm. Historic Trenton Train Depot, Nature Coast Train and Main Street. Web site: http://www.localharvest.org/farmers-markets/M17375.

White Springs - Florida Folk Festival: The Florida Folk Festival is an annual three-day celebration of the music, dance, stories, crafts and food that make Florida unique. From Irish fiddle tunes and kumquat pie, to the wide varieties of music brought by immigrants, the state's cultural heritage reflects the lives of generations of Florida families and communities. The event is held in the first half of November at the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park.Web site: https://www.floridastateparks.org/FloridaFolkFestival.

White Springs - Stephen Foster CSO: The Stephen Foster CSO (Citizen Support Organization) is sponsoring a contra dance at the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White Springs. The event is intended to raise money for repairs to the carillon tower at the park. The dance is free. The CSO will be asking for contributions to help restore the bells in the tower, and will be signing up new members for the CSO. The event begins at 6:00pm with a chicken and rice dinner. Dancers are welcome to bring a dish to go along with the dinner. Following dinner, dancing will be held in front of the tower at the Heritage Stage in the park. Time: 6pm – 10pm. Location: 11016 Lillian Saunders Dr, White Springs, FL 32096 (Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park). Web site: None.

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Schedules

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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 October 13, 2019