Upcoming Dances

Third Saturday of every month!  

Time: New dancer lesson: 6:15 p.m. Dancing from 7-10 p.m.  

Location May - August: Lancaster County Central Park Pavilion #11, 733 Williamson Rd. Lancaster, PA 17602

5/18/24   Caller: Greg Frock        Band: Brenna Hogan (fiddle) Shane Knudsen (fiddle) Lisa Roberts (banjo) John Sauer (guitar)

6/15/24   Caller: Caroline Barnes  Band: Raise the Roof  Mat Clark (fiddle), Judi Stellar (hammered dulcimer) Bob Pasquarello (bass), Kathy Talvitie (guitar)

7/20/24    Caller: Sunny Lawrence Band: Hey Ride: Steve Epstein (clarinet and sax), Henry Koretzky (guitar), Renee Mendenhall (accordion)

8/17/24    Caller: Alex Burka        Band: Unbowed: Henry Koretzky (mando), Mike  Henry (guitar), Aaron Blouin (bass)

*Location September- April: St. John's Episcopal Church, 321 W. Chestnut St., Lancaster, PA 17603 

*9/21/24    Caller:  Diane Hartzell  Band: Strings on Wings: Barb Schmid (fiddle), Todd Clewell -(guitar), Aaron Blouin (bass)

*10/19/24    Caller: TBA                  Band: Hey Ride: Steve Epstein (clarinet and sax), Jill Smith (Keyboard), Renee Mendenhall (accordion)

*11/16/24    Caller: Andrea Nettleton  Band: Petrichord: Bobby LaRose (keys, mandolin, bones), Colleen Holroyd (fiddle, feet), Sophie Chang (cello)

*12/21/24    Caller: Penelope Weinberger Band: Ladies in the Parlor - Barb Schmid - fiddle, Freya Qually - guitar, Sharon Sacks - banjo, Suzanne Gates - bass

COVID Precautions: * Masks are welcomed but not required for Lancaster Contra dances. Please stay home if you are not feeling well or if you have recently been around someone who was sick recently.

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

How: Bringing a water bottle is encouraged. Other tips and information can be found here: https://www.tcdance.org/contra-tips.php


Cost: sliding scale $12 to $20+ as you are able.

Children 13 or younger dance FREE!

*We are now accepting cash, card, ApplePay or GooglePay. 

Dance lessons! A New Dancers practice lesson is included in admission and takes place at 6:15 before each dance. If you can count to 4 and walk, you can do this dance!  

What: 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.

Video: See Contra Dancing here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxmSElVZcMc  from Swingin' Tern dance Hanover, NJ July 17, 2021