Third Saturday of every month!
Cancellations due to inclement weather will be posted here by 3:00 p.m. day of the dance
Time: New dancer lesson: 6:15 p.m. Dancing from 7-10 p.m.
Location October - April: St. John's Episcopal Church, 321 W. Chestnut St., Lancaster, PA 17603
October 21, 2023 Caller: April Blum Band: Gooseberries with Rich Dodson (fiddle) and Jill Smith (keyboard)
November 18, 2023 Caller: Andrea Nettleton Band: Carl Friedman (fiddle, flute) and Janina O'Brien (piano)
December 16, 2023 Caller: Penelope Weinberger Band: Adlai Waksman - keyboard, Renee Mendenhall - accordion, Steve Epstein - clarinet and sax
1/20/2024 Caller: Caroline Barnes Band: Starling - Jared Kirkpatrick (keyboard, guitar) & Mo Brachfeld (fiddle)
2/17/2024 Caller: Rick Mohr Band: Box & String Trio - Laura Alexander (cello), Bill Quern (mando, banjo, fiddle, melodion), & Sarah Gowan (guitar)
03/16/2024 Caller: Diane Hartzell. Band: TBA
Location May - September: Lancaster County Central Park Pavilion #11, 733 Williamson Rd. Lancaster, PA 17602
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 $12-20+ cash only
Children 13 or younger dance FREE!
*Please bring cash we can not accept check or credit cards at this time.
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.