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Upcoming Dance Opportunities and Events...

Third Saturdays of every month (except June 2023) * Cancellations due to hazardous weather conditions will be posted here by noon on the day of the dance.

Time: 7:00-10:00 p.m. New dancer lesson: 6:15 p.m.

Location October - May: St. John's Episcopal Church, 321 W. Chestnut St., Lancaster, PA 17603 (June - September : Lancaster County Central Park Pavilion #11, 733 Williamson Rd. Lancaster, PA 17602)

October 15, 2022 Caller: Bruce Young Band: Contra Intuitive - Ryck Kaiser (fiddle) and Peggy Shutes Kaiser (keyboard)

November 19, 2022 Caller: Melissa Chatham Band: Strings On Wings - Todd Clewell (fiddle, mandolin) and Barb Schmid (fiddle)

December 17, 2022 Caller: Caroline Barnes Band: Ladies in the Parlor - Barb Schmid - fiddle, Freya Qually - guitar, Sharon Sacks - banjo, Suzanne Gates - bass

January 21, 2023 Caller: Bruce Young Band: Unbowed with Henry Koretzky (mandolin) and Mike Henry (guitar)

February 18, 2023 Caller: TBA Band: Strings On Wings - Todd Clewell (fiddle, mandolin) and Barb Schmid (fiddle)

March 18, 2023 Caller: TBA Band: TBA

April 15, 2023 Caller: TBA Band: The Faux Paws with Andrew, Noah, and Chris

COVID Precautions: * Masks are welcomed but not required for Lancaster Contra dances.

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


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

Admission

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!

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.


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