Due to COVID-19 pandemic, we hope you are staying home and staying safe. Please check below for updates.  

Usually every 3rd Saturday (except July)...

                      Next Dance:
        We are sad to announce that  
      our April, May, and June
         dances are canceled.
Please keep dancing at home, perhaps in your kitchen!  May you find time to listen to music, and stay in touch with friends until we can meet again.
* keep an eye out for information
on upcoming July 4th White Chimneys event (see below)
        please stay safe!        


All ages are welcome! 
ring the whole family, or come on your own!
 No partner or prior dance experience necessary!

 Adults: $10.00
 Students: $6.00
     Children (under 16): FREE

(Please bring cash, we can't
 accept check or credit card)

Bringing a water bottle is encouraged. Other tips and information can be found on our "About the Lancaster Contra Dance" tab above.

FREE dance lessons! A New Dancers practice lesson takes place before each dance. If you can count to 4 and walk,
 you can do this dance!  

Contra Dance is a social dance with roots in English country dancing. We dance to live music that has influences from bluegrass to old-time Appalachian and from Irish to French Canadian and swing.

Lancaster Youth Contra Dance 2009 - Dog Branch Reel.

Upcoming Dances: 
Subject to change as per covid19 precautions, check for updates...
JULY 4th 2020!
Pending on updates due to covid19: 
We are invited to contra dance at the Historic White Chimneys 300th Anniversary Gala scheduled from 12 noon to our finale/fireworks at 9 pm on Saturday July 4, 2020!

7:30- 9:00 p.m. Contra Rebels plays with Bob Nicholson calling

At least 800 people are expected at this historic event which will include speakers, musicians, food, house tours, crafts, carriage rides/display, dancers, an encampment, fireworks and even William Penn and other historic characters will make an appearance! See updates at this link:  

       August 15th
      7pm to 10pm

    6:15pm: New Dancers Practice
Lancaster County Central Park Pavilion 11 
733 Williamson Rd, 
Lancaster, PA 17602

Caller: Bob Nicholson 
Band: Sprout
           Eileen Kalfass: fiddle 
Jill Smith: piano
September 19th 
7pm to 10pm

6:15pm: New Dancers Practice
St. John's Episcopal Church
321 W. Chestnut Street 
Lancaster, PA 17603

Caller: Donna Hunt
Band: Wild Wombats of the 
        Carl Friedman: fiddle                          Robin Wilson: flute, concertina,sax       Ralph Barthine: guitar                              Janina O'Brien: keyboard, accordion,                                 whistle
October 17th
7pm to 10pm

6:15pm: New Dancers Practice
St. John's Episcopal Church
321 W. Chestnut Street 
Lancaster, PA 17603

Caller: Shane Knudsen
Band: Run of the Mill String Band
         Palmer Loux: fiddle                                   Greg Loux: guitar                               Paul Sidlick: banjo                                     Mat Clark: bass

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