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 Nebraska including dance camps and weekends along with other events in Nebraska 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.
Blair - Halloween: You are cordially invited to a Free Halloween Barn Dance! Where:! The Old McDonald Farm in Blair, NE. Time: 7:00-10:00 pm. Clothing required but Costumes optional! Please bring a contribution for the snack table. Driving Directions: Go north on Highway 75 through Fort Calhoun and continue eight or 9 miles north to the Blair city limits sign at which point you will turn left onto County Road P 35.! P 35 is paved and goes south. Take P 35 about three quarters of a mile and turn right at your first opportunity on County Road P 33.! Continue south on P 33 which will turn into P 26 and take you west for about a quarter-mile. The address is 11861 County Rd. P 26 which is on the left side of the road. Web site: https://www.facebook.com/contradancelincoln.
Lincoln - Traditional Arts: The Lincoln Association for the Traditional Arts through the Lincoln Contra Dance sponsors Contra Dance events, on most FIRST and FOURTH Saturdays of every month, in the Auld Pavilion in Antelope Park (1650 Memorial Drive), Lincoln NE. There are short introductory lessons from 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm and then dancing from 7:30pm to 10:00pm. Bringing your own partner is not necessary but the fun is guaranteed! Live music accompanies the dance, courtesy of several local dance enthusiasts who have formed a band. Callers will direct you through the steps, which are simple and easy to learn. We suggest you wear light comfortable clothing. All ages are welcome. Suggested donation is $8.00 for Adults and $5.00 for Students, 12 and under free and $20.00 cap per family. Web site: http://www.butchnlucy.com/contradance.html.
Lincoln - First Lutheran: Dance from 7pm to 10pm at the First Lutheran Church, 1551 S 70th St, Lincoln, Nebraska 68506. Suggested donation: Students $5.00 Adults $8.00 and 12 and under are Free. Web site: https://www.facebook.com/contradancelincoln/.
Omaha: Contra Dance Omaha sponsors contras on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 7:30pm to 10:00pm at the Seymour Elementary School, 4900 S. 79th Street in Ralston. Singles & new dancers are welcome. All dances are taught or walked through beforehand! Please wear soft-soled, non-scuffing shoes. Cost is $6 per person, students half price, children under 12 free if supervised by parent! For more information, send an e-mail to email@example.com or call 334-0678. For more info about Omaha Scandinavian dances before contra dances, call Jim Solheim, 402-393-6108. Web site: http://www.singreadplay.com/OmahaContraDance.html.
Omaha - Habitat Omaha Benefit: Dance location: First United Methodist Church, 7020 Cass St., Omaha, NE 68132 from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Everyone is invited to join in the fun! The Benefit Barn Dance will feature squares, rounds, contras, polkas, waltzes and more. Suggested donation $10 (for those over 18 years old), all proceeds go to Habitat Omaha. For More Information, Contact: 402-884-7390 or firstname.lastname@example.org - Web site: http://www.habitatomaha.org/.
Omaha - Scandinavian Folkdance Workshop: Weekend event at the German American Society on 120th Street in Omaha, Nebraska featuring music, concerts, and dancing. Web site: http://singreadplay.com/OmahaScandinavianDance.html.
Omaha - Squares - ABC: This is a fun dance set up in the traditional square dance style where you do not need to know anything about square dancing to participate. We walk thru the figure before we dance it to a singing call. We use recorded music. We dance on Monday nights at the Mockingbird Hills Community Center, 102 & Mockingbird Drive (2 blocks south of L) in Omaha. Cost is $5/person. Web site: https://www.meetup.com/Omaha-ABC-Community-Square-Dancing//
Ralston - Habitat Omaha Benefit: Dance location: Trinity United Methodist Church, 8009 Q St, Ralston, NE 68127 from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Everyone is invited to join in the fun! The Benefit Barn Dance will feature squares, rounds, contras, polkas, waltzes and more. No experience needed. Homemade cookies and drinks will be available for $0.25 each. Suggested donation $10 (for those over 18 years old), all proceeds go to Habitat Omaha. Please note that this year the dance will take place at a new location: Trinity United Methodist Church in Ralston. First United Methodist Church's hall is not available as it is undergoing a remodel. For More Information, Contact: Kathy Wood, email@example.com - (402) 397-4673. Web site: http://www.habitatomaha.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.