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 

2/17/24  Caller: Rick Mohr        Band: Box & String Trio - Laura Alexander (cello), Bill Quern (mando, banjo, fiddle, melodion),  Sarah Gowan (guitar) 

3/16/24  Caller: Diane Hartzell   Band: Hey Ride- Steve Epstein (wind), Renee Mendenhall (accordion), and Henry Koretzky  (guitar)

4/20/24  Caller: TBA         Band: Contra Intuitive - Ryck Kaiser (fiddle), Peggy Shutes (keyboard)

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

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

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

*7/20/24    Caller: TBA               Band: TBA

*8/17/24    Caller: TBA               Band: TBA

*9/21/24    Caller: TBA               Band: TBA

10/19/24    Caller: TBA               Band: TBA

11/16/24    Caller: TBA               Band: Petrichord

12/21/24    Caller: TBA               Band: TBA

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