* In case of inclemete weather: If the contra is canceled, it will be posted here by 3:00 p.m. day of dance
Come dance with us every 3rd Saturday (except July)


                      Next Dance:
                     March 21st
7pm to 10pm
6:15pm: New Dancer Practice  
 
St. John's Episcopal Church
321 W. Chestnut St.
Lancaster, PA 17603

Caller: DeLaura Padovan
Band: Devine Comedy
Steve Hickman: fiddle
Marty Taylor: whistle, concertina
John Devine: guitar



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

               Admission
 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:
April 18th*
Special event April 18th, for our last indoor dance before we move to the park: English Country Dance lesson and dance at St. John's 3:30 -5:00pm by donation, 
7pm to 10pm
6:15pm: New Dancers Practice
St. John's Episcopal Church
321 W. Chestnut St.
Lancaster, PA 17603

Caller: Tom Hinds
Band: Wild Wombats of the Chesapeake
Carl Friedman: fiddle
Robin Wilson: flute, concertina, sax
Ralph Barthine: guitar
Janina O'Brien: keyboard, accordion, whistle
May 16th
7pm to 10pm

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

Caller: Mark Hillegonds
Band: Lovely Lane String Band
Shane Knudsen: fiddle
Brenda Hogan: fiddle
Jay White: banjo
John Sauer: guitar
Art Abrams: bass
 June 20th
7pm to 10pm

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

Caller: Susan Taylor
Band: Raise the Roof
           Mat Clark:  fiddle                               Kathy Talvitie: guitar
     Judi Stellar: hammered dulcimer
Bob Pasquarello: bass
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