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 notes.

June 2017
Friday, June 23, 2017  Dance Series: Tallahassee Location: Tallahassee Caller(s): Tom Greene; Band(s)/Musician(s): Long Forgotten String Band; Note:

Saturday, June 24, 2017  Dance Series: McIntosh Location: McIntosh Caller(s): Susie Rudder; Band(s)/Musician(s): Yazoo Kickstarters; Note:

Sunday, June 25, 2017  Dance Series: Tampa - Special Location: Tampa Caller(s): JoLaine Jones-Pokorney; Band(s)/Musician(s): Barnstorm; Note: 4pm to 7pm

Tuesday, June 27, 2017  Dance Series: Fort Walton Beach - Class Location: Fort Walton Beach Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Wednesday, June 28, 2017  Dance Series: Tampa - Scandinavian Location: Tampa Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

July 2017
Saturday, July 1, 2017  Dance Series: Cocoa Beach Location: Cocoa Beach Caller(s): Rona Wiener; Band(s)/Musician(s): Barnstorm; Note:

Sunday, July 2, 2017  Dance Series: Gainesville - Sunday Location: Gainesville Caller(s): Andy Kane; Band(s)/Musician(s): Yazoo Kickstarts (David Massey, Marietta Massey, Bill Paine, Mike Stapleton); Note: w/open band

Wednesday, July 5, 2017  Dance Series: Tampa - Scandinavian Location: Tampa Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, July 8, 2017  Dance Series: Davie Location: Davie Caller(s): No dance today; Band(s)/Musician(s): No dance today; Note: See you on September 10

Saturday, July 8, 2017  Dance Series: Pinellas Park - Saturday Location: Pinellas Park Caller(s): Susie Rudder; Band(s)/Musician(s): Just Twistin' Hay; Note:

Wednesday, July 12, 2017  Dance Series: Tampa - Scandinavian Location: Tampa Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, July 14, 2017  Dance Series: Melrose - Mossman Hall Location: Melrose Caller(s): JoLaine Jones-Pokorney; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Mourning Glories; Note:

Friday, July 14, 2017  Dance Series: Tallahassee Location: Tallahassee Caller(s): Richard Hopkins; Band(s)/Musician(s): Greasy String Band; Note:

Saturday, July 15, 2017  Dance Series: Gainesville - Saturday Location: Gainesville Caller(s): JoLaine Jones-Pokorney; Band(s)/Musician(s): Gadabouts; Note:

Wednesday, July 19, 2017  Dance Series: Tampa - Scandinavian Location: Tampa Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, July 21, 2017  Dance Series: Melbourne Location: Melbourne Caller(s): No dance today; Band(s)/Musician(s): No dance today; Note: See you in September

Sunday, July 23, 2017  Dance Series: Barnacle Historic State Park Location: Coconut Grove Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Family dance at 6:30pm; location: John Martins Restaurant and Pub, 253 Miracle Mile Coral Gables

Sunday, July 23, 2017  Dance Series: Tampa - Special Location: Tampa Caller(s): Rona Wiener; Band(s)/Musician(s): Category 5; Note: 4pm to 7pm

Wednesday, July 26, 2017  Dance Series: Tampa - Scandinavian Location: Tampa Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, July 29, 2017  Dance Series: Davie - Women's Club Location: Davie Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Joe Bone (Greg Allen, Bob Murphy); Note:

Saturday, July 29, 2017  Dance Series: McIntosh Location: McIntosh Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Sunday, July 30, 2017  Dance Series: Gainesville - Saturday Location: Gainesville Caller(s): Jonathan King; Band(s)/Musician(s): Category 5; Note: Advanced dance

August 2017
Saturday, August 5, 2017  Dance Series: Cocoa Beach Location: Cocoa Beach Caller(s): Jonathan King; Band(s)/Musician(s): Azure Blades; Note:

Sunday, August 6, 2017  Dance Series: Gainesville - Sunday Location: Gainesville Caller(s): Vicki Morrison; Band(s)/Musician(s): Comes When Called (Kathie Aagard, Rich Crew, Susan Marynowski, and John McEwen); Note:

Friday, August 11, 2017  Dance Series: Melrose - Mossman Hall Location: Melrose Caller(s): Tom Greene; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, August 11, 2017  Dance Series: Tallahassee Location: Tallahassee Caller(s): Vicki Morrison; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, August 12, 2017  Dance Series: Davie Location: Davie Caller(s): No dance today; Band(s)/Musician(s): No dance today; Note: See you on September 10

Saturday, August 12, 2017  Dance Series: Pinellas Park - Saturday Location: Pinellas Park Caller(s): Stan Prince; Band(s)/Musician(s): Gadabouts; Note:

Friday, August 18, 2017  Dance Series: Melbourne Location: Melbourne Caller(s): No dance today; Band(s)/Musician(s): No dance today; Note: See you in September

Saturday, August 19, 2017  Dance Series: Gainesville - Saturday Location: Gainesville Caller(s): Tom Greene; Band(s)/Musician(s): Possum Trot; Note:

Sunday, August 20, 2017  Dance Series: Tampa - Special Location: Tampa Caller(s): Jonathan King; Band(s)/Musician(s): Wind That Shakes the Barley (Kathie Aagaard, Bill Dudley, John McEwen, Sarah Mitchell); Note: 4pm to 7pm

Friday, August 25, 2017  Dance Series: Tallahassee Location: Tallahassee Caller(s): Susie Rudder; Band(s)/Musician(s): Runaway Biscuits; Note:

Saturday, August 26, 2017  Dance Series: McIntosh Location: McIntosh Caller(s): John Rogers; Band(s)/Musician(s): Possum Trot; Note:

Saturday, August 26, 2017  Dance Series: McIntosh Location: McIntosh Caller(s): John Rogers; Band(s)/Musician(s): Possum Trot; Note:

Sunday, August 27, 2017  Dance Series: Barnacle Historic State Park Location: Coconut Grove Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Family dance at 6:30pm; location: John Martins Restaurant and Pub, 253 Miracle Mile Coral Gables

September 2017
Saturday, September 2, 2017  Dance Series: Cocoa Beach Location: Cocoa Beach Caller(s): Doug Singleton; Band(s)/Musician(s): Palma Sola; Note:

Sunday, September 3, 2017  Dance Series: Gainesville - Sunday Location: Gainesville Caller(s): Doug Singleton; Band(s)/Musician(s): Palma Sola; Note:

Friday, September 8, 2017  Dance Series: Melrose - Mossman Hall Location: Melrose Caller(s): Jonathan King; Band(s)/Musician(s): Possum Trot; Note:

Friday, September 8, 2017  Dance Series: Tallahassee Location: Tallahassee Caller(s): Vicki Morrison; Band(s)/Musician(s): In Cahoots (Aisha Ivey and members of FSU Old Time Ensemble); Note:

Saturday, September 9, 2017  Dance Series: Pinellas Park - Saturday Location: Pinellas Park Caller(s): Doug Singleton; Band(s)/Musician(s): Rafter Ringers; Note:

Friday, September 15, 2017  Dance Series: Melbourne Location: Melbourne Caller(s): Joey Norton; Band(s)/Musician(s): Kindred Spirits; Note:

Saturday, September 16, 2017  Dance Series: Gainesville - Saturday Location: Gainesville Caller(s): Angela DeCarlis; Band(s)/Musician(s): Sam Bartlett and Eden MacAdam-Somer; Note:

Friday, September 22, 2017  Dance Series: Tallahassee Location: Tallahassee Caller(s): Joey Norton; Band(s)/Musician(s): Fish Camp Cut-Ups; Note:

Sunday, September 24, 2017  Dance Series: Barnacle Historic State Park Location: Coconut Grove Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Sunday, September 24, 2017  Dance Series: Tampa - Special Location: Tampa Caller(s): Rona Wiener; Band(s)/Musician(s): Comes When Called (Kathie Aagard, Rich Crew, Susan Marynowski, and John McEwen); Note: 4pm to 7pm

Saturday, September 30, 2017  Dance Series: Davie - Women's Club Location: Davie Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Joe Bone; Note:

Saturday, September 30, 2017  Dance Series: Gainesville - Saturday Location: Gainesville Caller(s): Andrea Nettleton; Band(s)/Musician(s): Turnip the Beet; Note:

October 2017
Sunday, October 1, 2017  Dance Series: Gainesville - Sunday Location: Gainesville Caller(s): Andrea Nettleton; Band(s)/Musician(s): Turnip the Beet; Note:

Friday, October 13, 2017  Dance Series: Brooksville - Florida Fiddlers Convention Location: Brooksville Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Annual weekend; event ends on October 15, 2017;

Friday, October 13, 2017  Dance Series: Tallahassee Location: Tallahassee Caller(s): Susie Rudder; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, October 14, 2017  Dance Series: Brooksville - Florida Fiddlers Convention Location: Brooksville Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Annual weekend; event ends on October 15, 2017;

Saturday, October 14, 2017  Dance Series: Pinellas Park - Saturday Location: Pinellas Park Caller(s): Joey Norton; Band(s)/Musician(s): Palma Sola; Note:

Sunday, October 15, 2017  Dance Series: Brooksville - Florida Fiddlers Convention Location: Brooksville Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Annual weekend; event ends on October 15, 2017;

Saturday, October 21, 2017  Dance Series: Gainesville - Saturday Location: Gainesville Caller(s): Joey Norton; Band(s)/Musician(s): Florida Mountaineers; Note:

Friday, October 27, 2017  Dance Series: Pinellas Park - Fall Ball Location: Pinellas Park Caller(s): Seth Tepfer; Band(s)/Musician(s): Mean Lids (Miriam Larson, Ben Smith, Matt Turino); Note: Series of dances during a fall weekend; event ends on October 29, 2017

Friday, October 27, 2017  Dance Series: Tallahassee Location: Tallahassee Caller(s): Andy Kane; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, October 28, 2017  Dance Series: Pinellas Park - Fall Ball Location: Pinellas Park Caller(s): Florida Caller Showcase and Seth Tepfer; Band(s)/Musician(s): Kumquats at Large and Mean Lids; Note: Series of dances during a fall weekend; event ends on October 29, 2017

Sunday, October 29, 2017  Dance Series: Gainesville - Saturday Location: Gainesville Caller(s): Alice Raibourn; Band(s)/Musician(s): Terra Ceia Twisters; Note: Advanced dance

Sunday, October 29, 2017  Dance Series: Pinellas Park - Fall Ball Location: Pinellas Park Caller(s): Seth Tepfer; Band(s)/Musician(s): Mean Lids (Miriam Larson, Ben Smith, Matt Turino); Note: Series of dances during a fall weekend; event ends on October 29, 2017

November 2017
Friday, November 3, 2017  Dance Series: Pinellas Park - Friday Location: Pinellas Park Caller(s): Alice Raibourn; Band(s)/Musician(s): Francis and friends; Note:

Saturday, November 4, 2017  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 5, 2017

Sunday, November 5, 2017  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 5, 2017

Sunday, November 5, 2017  Dance Series: Gainesville - Sunday Location: Gainesville Caller(s): Susie Rudder; Band(s)/Musician(s): MacRowdies; Note:

Saturday, November 11, 2017  Dance Series: Pinellas Park - Saturday Location: Pinellas Park Caller(s): JoLaine Jones-Pokorney; Band(s)/Musician(s): Yazoo Kickstarts (David Massey, Marietta Massey, Bill Paine, Mike Stapleton); Note:

Friday, November 17, 2017  Dance Series: Tallahassee Location: Tallahassee Caller(s): Richard Hopkins; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Dance is on a 3rd Friday

Saturday, November 18, 2017  Dance Series: Gainesville - Saturday Location: Gainesville Caller(s): JoLaine Jones-Pokorney; Band(s)/Musician(s): Stepping Stones; Note:

Sunday, November 26, 2017  Dance Series: Tampa - Special Location: Tampa Caller(s): Kristin Farrier; Band(s)/Musician(s): Wind That Shakes the Barley (Kathie Aagaard, Bill Dudley, John McEwen, Sarah Mitchell); Note: 4pm to 7pm

December 2017
Friday, December 1, 2017  Dance Series: Pinellas Park - Friday Location: Pinellas Park Caller(s): Vicki Morrison; Band(s)/Musician(s): Kumquats at Large; Note:

Sunday, December 3, 2017  Dance Series: Gainesville - Sunday Location: Gainesville Caller(s): John Rogers; Band(s)/Musician(s): Yazoo Kickstarts (David Massey, Marietta Massey, Bill Paine, Mike Stapleton); Note:

Friday, December 8, 2017  Dance Series: Tallahassee Location: Tallahassee Caller(s): JoLaine Jones-Pokorney; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, December 9, 2017  Dance Series: Pinellas Park - Saturday Location: Pinellas Park Caller(s): John Rogers; Band(s)/Musician(s): Jenny and the Stray Dogs; Note:

Saturday, December 16, 2017  Dance Series: Gainesville - Saturday Location: Gainesville Caller(s): Kristin Farrier; Band(s)/Musician(s): Frances and Friends; Note:

Sunday, December 31, 2017  Dance Series: Gainesville - Saturday Location: Gainesville Caller(s): Angela DeCarlis; Band(s)/Musician(s): Kumquats at Large; Note: Advanced dance

January 2018
Friday, January 12, 2018  Dance Series: Daytona Beach - Orange Blossom Ball Location: Daytona Beach Caller(s): Donna Hunt, Janine Smith, Seth Tepfer and Randy Thorp; Band(s)/Musician(s): Lift Ticket, Sound Traveler Band and The Morrison Brothers; Note: Dance weekend; registration required; event ends on January 14, 2018

Saturday, January 13, 2018  Dance Series: Daytona Beach - Orange Blossom Ball Location: Daytona Beach Caller(s): Donna Hunt, Janine Smith, Seth Tepfer and Randy Thorp; Band(s)/Musician(s): Lift Ticket, Sound Traveler Band and The Morrison Brothers; Note: Dance weekend; registration required; event ends on January 14, 2018

Sunday, January 14, 2018  Dance Series: Daytona Beach - Orange Blossom Ball Location: Daytona Beach Caller(s): Donna Hunt, Janine Smith, Seth Tepfer and Randy Thorp; Band(s)/Musician(s): Lift Ticket, Sound Traveler Band and The Morrison Brothers; Note: Dance weekend; registration required; event ends on January 14, 2018

Friday, January 26, 2018  Dance Series: Florida Snow Ball Location: Gulfport Caller(s): Cis Hinkle and Susan Petrick; Band(s)/Musician(s): Elixir (Brian Bender, Ethan Hazzard-Watkins, Owen Morrison, Anna Patton, Jesse Readlynn) and The Gaslight Tinkers (Jopey Fitzpatrick, Audrey Knuth, Garrett Sawyer, Peter Siegel); Note: Dance weekend; pre-register in advance; event ends on January 28, 2018

Saturday, January 27, 2018  Dance Series: Florida Snow Ball Location: Gulfport Caller(s): Cis Hinkle and Susan Petrick; Band(s)/Musician(s): Elixir (Brian Bender, Ethan Hazzard-Watkins, Owen Morrison, Anna Patton, Jesse Readlynn) and The Gaslight Tinkers (Jopey Fitzpatrick, Audrey Knuth, Garrett Sawyer, Peter Siegel); Note: Dance weekend; pre-register in advance; event ends on January 28, 2018

Sunday, January 28, 2018  Dance Series: Florida Snow Ball Location: Gulfport Caller(s): Cis Hinkle and Susan Petrick; Band(s)/Musician(s): Elixir (Brian Bender, Ethan Hazzard-Watkins, Owen Morrison, Anna Patton, Jesse Readlynn) and The Gaslight Tinkers (Jopey Fitzpatrick, Audrey Knuth, Garrett Sawyer, Peter Siegel); Note: Dance weekend; pre-register in advance; event ends on January 28, 2018

February 2018
Friday, February 23, 2018  Dance Series: Gainesville - Dancing with the GODS Location: Gainesville Caller(s): Janine Smith; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Figments (Ethan Hazzard-Watkins, Owen Morrison, Anna Patton) and The Moving Violations (Eric Eid-Reiner, Ron Grosslein, Van Kaynor); Note: Dance and music weekend; register in advance; event ends on February 25, 2018

Saturday, February 24, 2018  Dance Series: Gainesville - Dancing with the GODS Location: Gainesville Caller(s): Janine Smith; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Figments (Ethan Hazzard-Watkins, Owen Morrison, Anna Patton) and The Moving Violations (Eric Eid-Reiner, Ron Grosslein, Van Kaynor); Note: Dance and music weekend; register in advance; event ends on February 25, 2018

Sunday, February 25, 2018  Dance Series: Gainesville - Dancing with the GODS Location: Gainesville Caller(s): Janine Smith; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Figments (Ethan Hazzard-Watkins, Owen Morrison, Anna Patton) and The Moving Violations (Eric Eid-Reiner, Ron Grosslein, Van Kaynor); Note: Dance and music weekend; register in advance; event ends on February 25, 2018

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 - Dance Party: Dance workshops and Demonstrations - 10am-noon, dance party from 1pm to 4pm, concert at 4:30pm. $8.00 Adults $5.00 Children ages 6-12; Children under 6 and MEMBERS are FREE! Location: Barberville Pioneer Settlement. Located just West of Rt. 17 just off of Rt. 40, Barberville, FL 32105. Information: (386)749-2959. Web site: http://www.pioneersettlement.org.

Boca Raton - 1st Saturday: Dances on 1st Saturdays at location TBA. Beginners' session from 7:30-8:00, Dancing 8-11:00pm. contact: Fran Matson - contrasf@gmail.com - Web site: None.

Boca Raton - Boca Pointe: Dances at The Club at Boca Pointe - Athletic Center, 22971 Via De Sonrisa Del Norte on 3rd Sundays from 2:00pm to 5:30pm with the first half hour allowing for instruction of newcomers. Contact for more info: Fran Matson - contrasf@gmail.com - Admission: $10 at the door ($5 ages 6-18). Web site: None.

Boca Raton - Michael's Body Scenes: 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. $5 - age 6 - 18; $10 - age 19 or older. Web site: http://www.southfloridacontradance.com.

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.

Boca Raton - Florida Atlantic University: Dance at FAU from 5:45pm to 8:00pm without a break. There will be walkthroughs. Location: FAU Boca Campus, Arts & Letters Building 9, Room 130, Dance Studio (wood floors). Cost: this dance only $5.00 per person. Bring water. This is a try to encourage contra dancing at FAU. While an RSVP is not required, please e-mail Rose Brandon at takehands4@yahoo.com to help get a head count. Web site: None.

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 the 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.

Casselberry: The Orlando Last Saturday Contra Dance is held (as you might guess) the last Saturday of each month at the Secret Lake Park Dance Hall in beautiful Casselberry, just north of Orlando. In May and October the date and location of the dance may change. Call the DanceLine at 407 263-8394 for the most current info. And in December the dance is held on December 31 at Secret Lake Park in Casselberry. We turn it into a New Year's Eve Dance and bring in the New Year by kicking up our heels. All dances start @ 7:30 pm with a half-hour of free instruction. Get shown the basics by the caller -- great for beginners. Then the dance runs from 8:00 to 11:00. Admission: $9 for adults, students and jammers are $6 and families of 3 or more have a rate of $24 for all. If the last Saturday is a 5th Saturday, we meet at 6:00 for a pot-luck supper before the dance. If you're coming to the Orlando area, please come and have a dance with us. Our dances are family-friendly events with no smoking or alcoholic beverages. The dances are done with a partner but it's not necessary to bring one with you. Wear comfortable clothing and soft-soled shoes. Web site: http://orlandocontradance.org/.

Casselberry - New Year's Eve: The Orlando Last Saturday Contra Dance is held (as you might guess) the last Saturday of each month at the Secret Lake Park Dance Hall in beautiful Casselberry, just north of Orlando. In May and October the date and location of the dance may change. Call the DanceLine at 407 263-8394 for the most current info. And in December the dance is held on December 31 (in 2012 it will be on December 29) at Secret Lake Park in Casselberry. We turn it into a New Year's Eve Dance and bring in the New Year by kicking up our heels. All dances start @ 7:30 pm with a half-hour of free instruction. Get shown the basics by the caller -- great for beginners. Then the dance runs from 8:00 to 11:00, admission $7.00. If the last Saturday is a 5th Saturday, we meet at 6:00 for a pot-luck supper before the dance. If you're coming to the Orlando area, please come and have a dance with us. Our dances are family-friendly events with no smoking or alcoholic beverages. The dances are done with a partner but it's not necessary to bring one with you. Wear comfortable clothing and soft-soled shoes. Web site: http://orlandocontradance.org/.

Casselberry - Double Dance: English Dances start @ 2:30 pm with a brief free instruction. The dance runs from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Admission: Adults $6, Students $4, Family max $11. Contra dances start @ 7:30 pm with brief free instruction. The dance runs from 8:00 to 11:00. Admission: Adults $9, Students $6, Family max $24. Location: Secret Lake Park Dance Hall, 200 N Lake Triplet Drive, Casselberry, FL 32707. Web site: http://www.orlandocontradance.org.

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. Children $3, the rest of you grown-up Children $7. 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

Palm Bay - Mostly Waltz: Members of the folk dance community of the Melbourne-Cocoa area are trying something new. We are planning a Mostly Waltz dance with a few other dance styles thrown in. No partner needed! We are part of a community of dancers, and some of us actually try to dance with everyone of the opposite gender! So bring ALL of your friends. Ages 9 to 90!!! Short waltz lesson at the beginning- just enough to get you started. Probably 15 to 20 minutes. Experienced waltzers, please come and help. Please be there by 7 pm for the lesson- it will help ensure that you have a pleasant evening. Live music. The hall has great acoustics, so they will likely be acoustic from the middle of the floor! Mostly, you say? A few simple folk-style contras, squares, and circle dances for variety! Snacks to share are always welcome. A refillable plastic bottle of water will make your time more enjoyable. Donations will be accepted to help cover the cost of the venue and musicians. Location: Peace Lutheran Church 1801 Port Malabar Blvd NE, Palm Bay, Florida 32905. Web site: https://www.facebook.com/events/197871564026987/.

Coconut Grove: Old time dances at Barnacle Historic State Park, 3485 Main Highway, Coconut Grove from 7:00pm to 10:00pm (beginners' lesson at 6:30pm; doors open at 6:00pm). Kick up your heels to traditional American music with calls to traditional American folk dance steps. Dances such as circles, squares, contras and waltzes were all the rage in the 1800s, so come dance like it's 1891! No pets or alcohol, please. Fees: $10.00 - 10 years and older. Contact: (305) 442-6866. Web site: https://www.floridastateparks.org/park-events/The-Barnacle.

Davie - Broward Contra Dance: We dance on the Second Saturday of every month at the River of Grass Unitarian Universalist Church, 11850 West State Road 84, Davie, FL 33325. Bring a snack to share. Join us for the family dance at 7:00 and the regular dance from 8:00 till 10:30pm. Suggested donation: Adults $10, Pupils/paupers/pensioners $5, first-time dancers are free. Bring a snack to share, Bring some Friends! Singles and couples, beginners and veterans welcome. All dances taught. For more information, Patrick Mason and Anita Mason at 954-431-0690 or customsports@bellsouth.net - Web site: http://www.customsports.biz/browardcontradance.html or http://www.contradancinghollywood.com/.

Davie - New Year's Eve 2016/2017: New Year's Eve Dance from 7:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., at the Davie Woman's Club, 6551 Orange Dr, Davie, FL 33314. Admission: $15. Folks need to sign up in advance so the presenters know what kind of crowd we're going to get. Web site: http://new-years-eve-contradance.jwbsite.com/.

Davie - Women's Club: Dance at Davie Women's Club, 6551 Orange Dr, Davie, FL 33314, USA from 7:30-11pm, $10 admission, $5 for 18 and under/college students/the poverty stricken. More info: William - xwsmithx@hotmail.com - 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.

Deland - New Year's Eve: The Orlando New Year's Eve Contra Dance is held at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 319 W. Wisconsin Ave, DeLand FL. Call the DanceLine at 407 263-8394 for the most current info. Dance starts at 9:00pm. See the schedule page for directions. It would be nice if you brought a snack to share. We'll break to change callers about 10:15 and again at 11:40 or so to chow down and toast in the New Year. Then we'll dance a little more, clean up and head home to our little beds to snooze. Admission: Adults $8. Students $4. Family max $21. Our dances are family-friendly events with no smoking or alcoholic beverages. The dances are done with a partner but it's not necessary to bring one with you. Wear comfortable clothing and soft-soled shoes. Web site: http://orlandocontradance.org/.

Delray Beach - Beat Cup Cafe: Dance at 660 Linton Boulevard #109, Delray Beach, FL 33444 from 6:30pm to 10:00pm. Web site: http://www.southfloridacontradance.com/ or http://thebeatcupcafe.com/.

Dunedin - St. Mark Lutheran Church: Event at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 1120 Curlew Road, Dunedin, FL, beginning at 5pm. Our Fellowship Team is hosting a fun Fall event for the whole family of St. Mark. We'll start with a great fried chicken dinner, served up with salads, baked beans, chips, pickles and homemade pie with ice cream. Beer and wine for sale. Then we'll learn to contra dance with caller Joey Norton (also called New England Folk Dance, it's similar to square dancing). Tickets will be on sale in the narthex and office starting today. Just $5 for adults. Children 10 and under are free! Web site: https://www.facebook.com/events/1533104883595168.

Englewood: Dances on 1st Saturdays from 7pm to 10pm at Dance, Etc., 3372 N Access Rd, Engewood FL. Admission: $7. Web site: http://www.DanceEnglewood.com.

Englewood: Dances on 5th Sundays from 1:30pm-4:30pm at Dance, Etc., 3372 N Access Rd, Engewood FL. Admission: $7. Web site: http://www.DanceEnglewood.com.

Eustis: Dance is part of the First Friday Street Fest. Enjoy live entertainment on 3 stages, Artists' Row, Kid's Parade, kids' venues, food court, soft drinks, water, beer, wine and margaritas. Visit our local restaurants and shops. Come by boat or car. 6pm-10pm. Free. Web site: http://www.eustismainstreet.org/.

Eustis - Lake County Folk Festival: Held in early-mid October, the Festival includes music (Americana, Traditional, Blues, Celtic, Bluegrass, Original and Gospel) along with a contra dance, children's programming, arts and crafts, food, etc. Web site: http://www.lakecountyfolkfest.org/.

Fort Myers: Dance will be part of the formal opening day ceremonies for the new exhibit - "Music, Movies and Dance with Edison and Ford." So, it will not be a regular full length contra dance, rather two short sessions with lessons for beginners, and we expect lots of beginners as many of the estate members will be in attendance. The tentative format is: 2.00pm - 2.30pm Beginners lesson; 2.30 - 3.25 Dance; 3.25 - 3.35 Break; 3.35 - 4.00 Beginners lesson; 4.00 - 5.00 Dance. We will be dancing indoors, in an air conditioned room. However, we will also be dancing on carpet - it's not ideal, but it's better than not dancing. So, I leave the decision of sneakers versus dance shoes to you. Publicity and refreshments will be handled by the Estates, but please pass the word along to all of your friends, neighbours, co-workers etc ... There will be an admission charge, but that is still being discussed as general admission ($20 Adults, $10 children) will also give you entry to the estates and other exhibits for the day. I may be given a block of free tickets, although the exact quantity is being negotiated. So, if you know you will definitely attend let me know ASAP as I will distribute them on a first come first served basis. I hope you can join us on this first step to bringing contra dancing back to Ft. Myers. Best wishes, Gillian - fortmyersdancers@hotmail.com. Web site: None.

Ft. Myers - Shall We Dance?: weekend in November including English, ceili and contra. Register in advance. Web site: http://chagalo.org/ecd/FtMyersECD.shtml.

Fort Walton Beach - Dance: Squares, contras, lines, and rounds from 7pm to 9pm at the Pasarda Hall, 17 Industrial Street, Fort Walton Beach, FL. $8 per person. No partner required or bring as many people with you as you like. Singles/solos welcome, families welcome, teens welcome, couples welcome! No dance experience required. If you can walk and shake hands you absolutely can dance with us!!! And there will be door prizes. Web site: http://sandspursdance.com/.

Fort Walton Beach - Dance: Beginning squares and intro to contra from 7:15pm to 9pm at the Pasarda Hall, 17 Industrial Street, Fort Walton Beach, FL. No partner required or bring as many people with you as you like. Singles/solos welcome, families welcome, teens welcome, couples welcome! No dance experience required. If you can walk and shake hands you absolutely can dance with us!!! And there will be door prizes. Web site: http://sandspursdance.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 at the Thelma A Boltin Center, 516 Northeast 2nd Avenue. Sponsored by the Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society. Web site: http://godsdance.org.

Gainesville - Florida Organic Growers Benefit: Dance is part of an afternoon/evening (5pm-9pm) benefit including supper. Tickets are $45 Adults, Chidren 12 and under free. Location: Prairie Creek Lodge outside of Gainesville. Buy tickets in advance. Web site: http://www.foginfo.org/harvesthoedown.php.

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 - Breast Cancer Awareness: Kimberly and I are so excited to announce our fundraiser dance! The Time: 2:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. for English Country Dance; 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. for a pot luck; 6:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for Conta Dance. The Place: 601 Main Street. The Reason: Breast Cancer Awareness! Kimberly and I have signed up for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for the Cure. We will be completing 60 miles in 3 days over the last weekend of October in Tampa. We have committed to raising $5,000 as a team in order to participate.The Price: A donation of $10 for English, $10 for Contra or $15 if you stay to enjoy both. $1 off each dance if you wear pink! Other Important details: Please bring a dish to share for the pot luck dinner. Web site: http://dancefl.us/ecd/ecdspec.shtml.

Gainesville - Civic Media Center: Dance at the Civic Media Center, 433 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL from 8:00pm to 10:00pm. Hat will be passed for donations to the CMC and touring bands. Bring your own snacks. Web site: http://www.civicmediacenter.org.

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/.

Gainesville - Waltz - The Movement: Join us every 3rd Sunday from 10:30-1:30 for three solid hours of social dance and shared food. Free instruction for newcomers. No partner necessary. At Waltz Brunch, everyone learns from everyone, so this is a great opportunity for beginners especially to learn something from every dance and every partner. Bring a covered dish to share. The coffee will be on. Tell a friend. Please wear non-scuff, soft-soled shoes for dancing. Beginners welcome. Everyone dances with everyone! All help setting up a bit early helps us start on time. Help cleaning up & putting things away so we can get out on time is greatly appreciated. $5.00 students. $10.00 otherwise. Many of our waltzers will gladly give dance instructional & demonstrational help if asked to do so. It is that easy! Questions? Call Don at 352-377-1918 or Patrick at 904-403-9523. Location: The Movement, 1212 N Main St, Gainesville, Florida 32609. Web site: None.

Gainesville - Waltz - Thomas Center: An evening of waltzing as part of the opening reception for EVE :: Woman from Archetype to Abstraction from 7-10 p.m. during Artwalk Gainesville at the Thomas Center Galleries, 302 NE Sixth Ave. All are welcome; No admission fee; Free and plentiful parking. A presentation of the City of Gainesville Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs in cooperation with the Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society (GODS). Web site: https://www.facebook.com/events/184736635284416/.

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/.

High Springs - Fall Festival: The Festival is held in late October each year and includes dancing amongst a wide array of craft, entertainment, food, and other activities. Web site: http://www.highsprings.com.

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. 8 PM to 11 PM; dance basics are taught at 7:45 PM. Cost is a donation of $7; $2.00 for youngsters; 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://www.danceflorida.com/jaxcdss.html.

Jacksonville - Nocatee Farmers' Marke: The Jacksonville Country Dance and Song Society sponsors a free dance at the market. Time: TBA. Web site: http://www.danceflorida.com/jaxcdss.html.

Kendall: Old Time Dance/Traditional Contradance from 7:00 to 10:00pm at The Dice House. The Dice House is located in Continental Park in Kendall, Florida, at the corner of SW 82nd Avenue and 100th Street. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free, but a suggested donation of $5 per person is gladly accepted. Gentle instruction is available for newcomers. Parking is available in front of the Dice House, and in the parking lot behind it. More info: Albert Harum-Alvarez; email us.com@me.com; phone 305 331-1500. Web site: http://dancefl.us.

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/.

Lake Worth - 1st Saturday: Location: Palm Springs Leisure Arts Building, "The Lab", 226 Cypress Lane, Lake Worth, FL 33461. Beginners session from 7:30-8:00pm, Dancing 8-11 pm. Web site: None.

Lake Worth - Halloween Street Scene: A contra dance is one of the activities of this festival. Web site: http://www.halloweenstreetscene.com/.

Lake Worth - Infusion: Dances at Infusion Cardio Self Defense, 10101 Lantana Road, Suite M, Lake Worth - Corner of 441 (also known as State Road 7). The building is behind Dunkin Donuts. on 3rd Sundays from 2:00pm to 5:30pm with the first half hour allowing for instruction of newcomers. Contact for more info: Fran Matson - contrasf@gmail.com - Admission: $10 at the door ($5 ages 6-18). Web site: None.

Leesburg - Lake Square Mall: Contra Dance at the In His Footsteps Dance Studio - 10401 US Hwy 441 from 7pm to 9pm. Info: 352 326-2206. Web site: http://dancefl.us/contra/contraspec.php.

Long Key: Contradancing at Outdoor Resorts from 7:00 to 9:00pm. Location: 65821 Overseas Highway (MM 66). Info: Nana Lopez - 512-970-4919. Web site: http://dancefl.us/contra/contraspec.php.

Marathon - Elks Club: Currently classes of easy dances with recorded music. Musicians would be welcome. Dances from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Marathon Elks Club, 8239 Overseas Hwy. Info: Nana Lopez - 512-970-4919. Web site: http://dancefl.us/contra/contraspec.php.

Marathon - Elks Club: Easy dances with recorded music. Musicians would be welcome. Dances from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the San Pablo, 550 122nd Street, Oceanside - Mile Marker 53.5. Info: Nana Lopez - 512-970-4919. Web site: http://dancefl.us/contra/contraspec.php.

Marathon - Various Locations: Easy dances with recorded music. Musicians would be welcome. Dances from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Contact Nana Lopez, 512-970-4919, sealantsby5@aol.com - Web site: http://www.southfloridacontradance.com/.

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/

Melbourne: There are dances in Melbourne on the 3rd Friday of each month at Tropical Heaven, on Eddie Allen Road, near the Melbourne Airport. Arrive at 7:30 for Contra lessons for beginners. Youngsters (17 and under) $4; Adults $8; Family (2 adults and 2 or more kids) $20. The last dance, a waltz, is usually around 11pm followed by a group clean up of the dance site. Contact Anne Carlson at (321) 536-8808 or adavies2@cfl.rr.com or Jan Harazda at 321-917-4529 or Jan@harazda.com. Web site: http://www.cocoabeachcontra.org/index.htm.

Melbourne - Callers' Workshop: Series of workshops for callers at 6200 Hall Road from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. These free dances will give beginner callers experience. We will use recorded music. Info: John Rogers 321 412-1570 or David Clay 321 728-9497. Web site: http://dancefl.us/contra/contraspec.shtml.

Melrose - Shake Rag: Dances on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month from 7:00pm to 10:00pm at the Shake Rag Art and Culture Center, 301 State Road 26 and Grove Street. Singles, couples, elders, youngers, beginners, pros - all welcome. Like walking only more fun. Suggested donation $5. Contact: Corky (352) 475-3477. Web site: http://dancefl.us/contra/MelroseContra1.php.

Melrose - Dancing Fish: Dances are at the Dancing Fish Dance Camp, 24800 NE S.R. 26, Melrose, FL. Come and support this new dance. Web site: http://dancefl.us/contra/contraspec.shtml.

Melrose - Gallery 26: Dances on 2nd Friday of each month from 7:30pm to 10:00pm at Gallery 26, 301 State Road 26 and Grove St. Singles, couples, elders, youngers, beginners, pros - all welcome. Like walking only more fun. Suggested donation $5. Contact: Corky (352) 475-3477. Web site: http://dancefl.us/contra/MelroseContra1.php.

Melrose - Arts and Culture Center: Dances on 2nd Friday of each month from 7:30pm to 10:00pm at the Melrose Arts and Culture Center, 301 State Road 26 and Grove St. Singles, couples, elders, youngers, beginners, pros - all welcome. Like walking only more fun. Suggested donation $5. Contact: Corky (352) 475-3477. Web site: http://dancefl.us/contra/MelroseContra1.php.

Melrose - Dream Centre: Dances on 2nd Friday of each month from 7:30pm to 10:00pm at the Melrose Dream Centre, 301 State Road 26 and Grove St. Singles, couples, elders, youngers, beginners, pros - all welcome. Like walking only more fun. Suggested donation $5. Contact: Corky (352) 475-3477. Web site: http://dancefl.us/contra/MelroseContra1.php.

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: Corky (352) 475-3477. Web site: http://dancefl.us/contra/MelroseContra1.php.

Melrose - Putnam Land Conservancy: Benefit dance and art auction for the Putnam Land Conservancy from 6:0pm to 10:30pm (8:00pm to 10:00pm for the dance). Location: Shake Rag Art and Culture Center, Bellamy Road Fine Arts, Melrose Bay Art Gallery (all on Route 26). Info 386 336-5400. Admission: $15 per person; $25 per couple. Web site: http://www.putnamlandconservancy.org.

Miami - Tobacco Road: Dancing at Tobacco Road Bar and Restaurant, 626 S Miami Ave Miami, FL 33130, Miami's most storied and oldest saloon - dancing upstairs on a wood floor! Admission $10, teens $6, younger kids free. Beginners walk through at 6:30pm. Dance from 7:00pm to 10:30pm. Web site: http://southfloridacontradance.com/.

Miami - Dice House: Dance from 8 to 11pm. Admission FREE. At the Historic Dice House, 10000 SW 82 Avenue, Miami, FL. Contact: Elizabeth Warriner 786-242-0766 or 305-803-7008. Web site: http://dancefl.us.

Miami - Bayfront Park: Dance in the park from 7:15pm to 10:00pm at the Tina Hills Pavilion. [Beginning in mid-June, dances move to various Thursdays starting at 6:00pm] Web site: http://contradancemiami.com/.

Miami - Rhythm Foundation: Dance is part of a series of music events at the North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL from 7pm to 10pm. Web site: http://www.rhythmfoundation.com/upcoming-shows/.

Miami - Barnacle Historic State Park: Dances from 6:30pm to 10:00pm. $10 - Ages 9 and under free. More Information: Ranger Station, (305) 442-6866. Swing your partner, do-si-do, and promenade down to The Barnacle for an outdoor contra dance held under a covered pavilion by Biscayne Bay! These fun and friendly dances are open to everyone and include a caller and a live acoustic band. The gates open at 6 p.m. Family dance at 6:30pm and the regular dance ends at 10pm. Picnics are welcome and snacks to share are encouraged. Web site: https://www.floridastateparks.org/park-events/The-Barnacle.

Miami Beach - Bandshell Summer Series: The program features a teach/happy hour 7pm to 8pm. Dancing begins at 8pm, til 10pm. It is open to the public and free (last year an optional $5 donation was requested at the door). Location: North Beach Band Shell, 7275 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33141. Web site: http://www.customsports.biz/dadecontradance.html.

Orlando - The Warehouse: Square Dancing, Contra Dancing, and most importantly Cake Walking at The Warehouse, 1300 Brookhaven Drive, Orlando, FL 32803. Donations are a sliding scale. Web site: https://www.facebook.com/events/703878749630718/.

Orlando - University of Central Florida: Please call All of your Contra Dance friends and invite them to join in on a free dance at UCF from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. Location is UCF campus in the Arboretum. It will be held outside, in a grassy area, or on a paved area Entrance is free, but the parking is $5 per car in Parking Garage C. The dance will be outside, wear sturdy shoes and dress accordingly. Web site: http://www.ucf.edu/.

Ormond Bay: Dance at the North Peninsula Baptist Church, 6 Sandra Drive, Ormond Beach. Dance is from 6pm to 9pm. Web site: None.

Palmetto Bay: Dances at the Perrine Peters Methodist Church, 18301 South Dixie Highway. Beginners orientation at 7:30pm and the dance goes from 8:00pm to 11:00pm. Requested contribution is $10 (or $5 for students). Bring finger food or drink to share Web site: http://dancefl.us/contra/MiamiContra.php.

Palm Springs - 1st Saturday: Location: Village of Palm Springs Leisure Activities Building (LAB), 226 Cypress Lane, Palm Springs, FL 33461. Beginners session from 7:30-8:00pm, Dancing 8-11 pm. $5 - age 6 - 18; $10 - age 19 or older. Web site: None.

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 atPinellas Park Auditorium: 7690 59 St. N., Pinellas Park during a fall weekend. Web site: http://www.tampabaycontra.com/.

Plant City - Sunshine State Music Festival: One-day event held in early October at the Plant City High School Community Center, 605 North Collins Street. Web site: http://www.cgmusicman.com/ssfestival/.

Royal Palm Beach - New Year's Eve: There will be an Impromptu, last minute, New Year's Eve, Contra/Irish dance, house party starting at the house of Maryanne Hazelitt, 9009 New Hope Ct, Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411. Please RSVP ASAP - She is making a list of names to give to the guard at her gated community. Email: MHazelitt@aol.com or call (310) 408-0227. Web site: None.

Sarasota - WSLR Benefit: Concert and Contra Dance. Potluck at 4 pm, Concert and Dance 5-8 pm. 525 Kumquat Avenue. $12 in advance; $15 at the door. Web site: http://wslr.org/.

Sarasota - Eat Local Week: Potluck starts at 6:00pm, dancing at 7:30. $10 admission at the door. Location: South Gate Community Center, 3145 Southgate Circle, Sarasota, FL. Web site: http://eatlocalguide.com/sarasota/week/.

Sarasota - Suncoast Contra Dance: Admission: $8. Location: 525 Kumquat Ct., Sarasota, Florida 34236. Dance Lessons: 7:30pm, dance at 8:00pm. Web site: http://www.suncoastcontradance.com/.

Sarasota - Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center: Dances at the Center, 525 Kumquat Court Sarasota, FL 34236; (941) 545-5635. All are welcome. Instructional walk-throughs at 7:30pm, dance begins at 8pm. Cost is $8. Web site: http://www.sarasotapeacenter.org.

South Daytona: Dances on 2nd Sunday of the month from 4pm to 7pm at the Gold Star Ballroom, 3100 South Ridgewood Drive. $9 adult, $7 senior (65) and $5 student. Contact Steve Chesson at steveclc@gmail.com - Web site: None.

St. James City: Pine Island Contra Dance from 5 - 8pm. Admission: Adults - $10. Location: St. James City Civic Center - St. James City (Pine Island), FL 3300 4th Avenue, St. James City, FL. Contact: Paula Clegg 517-262-6052. Web site: http://dancefl.us.

St. Petersburg - Creative Clay Folkfest: The Creative Clay Folkfest is an annual arts festival weekend in late September. Web site: http://creativeclay.org/.

Stuart: Dances on 4th Fridays at the Ground Floor Farm, 100 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Stuart, FL 34994 at 8pm. Contact: jackie@groundfloorfarm.com - $5 at the door. All abilities are welcome! Craft beer and wine bar on site, as well as delicious vegan pizza wheels by CRUST Vegan Pizza Kitchen. Web site: http://www.groundfloorfarm.com.

Tallahassee: Contra Dances are held on the 2nd and sometimes the 4th or 5th Saturday of each month at several different veues. including the Tallahassee Senior Center (1400 North Monroe Street). Those new to contra dancing are strongly encouraged to come at 7:15, when a Beginner Orientation will be taught. Dance is from 7:30pm to 10:30pm Admission cost for regular dances: $10 for Adults, $9 Seniors over 50, $6 for Students, Free for Kids under 12. Web site: http://www.tallydancer.com/.

Tallahassee - Lake Ella: Contra Dance at the American Legion Hall from 7pm to 9pm. Web site: http://www.tallydancer.com/index.html.

Tallahassee - Florida State University: Hootenanny Shindig at FSU Club Downunder. Square and Contra dances and clogging Aisha Ivey and friends with caller Tom Greene. 8:00 pm - 10:00+ pm. $5 per person, free for FSU students. Web site: http://www.tallydancer.com/index.html.

Tallahassee - Squares - Mickee Faust: Square Dance at Mickee Faust Club, 623 McDonnell Dr. in Railroad Square. 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm. $8 adults, $5 students, $3 kids. Web site: http://www.tallydancer.com/index.html.

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

Tallahassee - Benefit for Relay for Life: Contra Dance Benefit for Relay for Life. FSU Union Amphitheatre on Woodward Ave. (next to Club Downunder and Subway at FSU) 7 pm - 10 pm. $5 suggested donation per person. Web site: http://www.tallydancer.com/index.html.

Tallahassee - BOF Benefit: Music, Dancing and Storytelling Benefit for the BOF from 2 pm - 6 pm, Love Offering at the Door Location: Mickee Faust Theatre in Railroad Square, 607 McDowell St. Web site: http://www.tallydancer.com.

Tampa - Friday: A Contra Dance held at Rhapsody Ballroom: 12101 N 56 St, Tampa on a Friday night. 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 $10; ages 21 and under, $5; ages 12 and under free. Some special events may cost more. Web site: http://www.tampabaycontra.com/.

Tampa - Saturday: Contra Dances are held at Rhapsody Ballroom: 12101 N 56 St, Tampa generally but not always on the 4th 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 $10; ages 21 and under, $5; ages 12 and under free. Some special events may cost more. Web site: http://www.tampabaycontra.com/.

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 - Community Stepping Stone Benefit: Dance is a fundraiser for Community Stepping Stone from 8-11 pm at 8019 Van Dyke Place, Tampa, Florida. Information: 813-932-1950 or jepter@mail.usf.edu. Web site: http://dancefl.us/contra/contraspec.php.

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.

Tavares: Dance at the Royal Harbor Rec Center, Royal Harbor Blvd. Doors open 5:30 PM; Food served at 6PM, Entertainment and Dancing at 7PM. Tickets $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Info 352-408-9800. Web site: http://dancefl.us/contra/contraspec.shtml.

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.

Wakulla Springs: Contra Dance at Wakulla Springs State Park, 465 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, Florida. 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm at the Lodge. $10 per person (includes park admission). Benefit for the Friends of Wakulla Springs. Web site: http://www.tallydancer.com/index.html.

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/park/Stephen-Foster.

White Springs - Music and Dance Fest is held in early November and includes music, dance, crafts, etc. at the Stephen Foster State Park. Web site: http://www.floridastateparks.org/StephenFoster/festival.cfm.

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*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 June 23, 2017