Upcoming Dances

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.

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