Contra events

May 2024
Mon 20 7:30 pm–10:00 pm Monday Contra Dance $3 Nelson, NH, USA contra
Fri 24–Mon 27 FolkMADness Music & Dance Camp $175-$460 Socorro, NM, USA W contra
Toss the Possum Jeremy Korr Lo Peckman
Fri 24–Mon 27 Dancing Bear Dance Camp Wasilla, AK, USA W contra
Stringrays The Sail Away Ladies George Marshall Louise Siddons
Fri 24–Sun 26 Spring Dance Romance Carrboro, NC, USA W contra
The Mean Lids River Road Gaye Fifer Alex Deis-Lauby
Fri 24–Mon 27 Northwest Folklife Seattle, WA, USA W contra
Fri 24 11:00 am–Mon 27 11:45 pm Chippenham Folk Festival Chippenham, UK W English ceilidh contra balfolk Irish set scandi SCD ECD
Bearded Dragons Chaotic Good Confluence Contra Sutra Portmanteau The Falconers WillPower Bob Morgan Bruce Hamilton Charlie Turner Colin Hume Daisy Black Fee Lock Lynne Render Rachel Shapiro-Wallace
Fri 24 7:00 pm–Sun 26 6:00 pm Moulin d'Andé Weekend Val-de-Reuil, France W contra
Nozzy Kappy Lanning Janine Smith
Fri 24 6:00 pm–Mon 27 3:00 pm Meet Me in St Louis $50-$110 Webster Groves, MO, USA W contra
Audacious Roger Wilco Bob Isaacs
Fri 31 8:00 pm–10:15 pm Cambridge Contra Dance £2 Cambridge, UK contra
Fri 31 7:30 pm–10:30 pm Hands Across Contra $5-$15 Boulder, CO, USA contra
June 2024
Sat 1 2:30 pm– 4:30 pm AberACED £3 Aberystwyth, UK W contra ECD
Fri 7–Sat 8 Dancing Fish Melrose, FL, USA W contra
Eloise & Co. Steve Zakon-Anderson
Fri 7–Sun 9 Flamingo Fling Weekend Oklahoma City, OK, USA W contra
Playing with Fyre Seth Tepfer
Fri 7 7:45 pm–10:45 pm Alcester Contra £4-£10 Alcester, UK contra
Contra Sutra Adam Hughes
Fri 7 3:00 pm–Sun 9 4:00 pm Gender-Free Dance Camp $150-$400 Plymouth, MA, USA W contra ECD
Maia McCormick Scott Higgs
Fri 7 8:00 pm–Sun 9 3:00 pm Dance Trance Weekend $50-$115 Lexington, KY, USA W contra ECD
Hot Coffee Breakdown Dreamdance Gaye Fifer Joe Wilkie
Sat 8 8:00 pm–11:00 pm London Barndance £5-£15 London, UK contra
Contra Sutra Charlie Turner
Sun 9 2:30 pm– 5:30 pm Englefield Green contra dance Egham, UK contra
Box of Frogs Victoria Yeomans
Wed 12 8:00 pm–10:30 pm Solent Contra Dance £5 Shawford, UK contra
Fri 14–Sun 16 Summer Soiree Asheville, NC, USA W contra
Supertrad The Ice Cream Truckers Rushfest Playing with Fyre Nils Fredland Cis Hinkle Emily Rush
Fri 14–Sun 16 Swing into Summer $100-$260 Plymouth, MA, USA W contra ECD
Countercurrent Miranda Weinberg, Aaron Marcus, & Carrie Rose Gaye Fifer Adina Gordon
Fri 14 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Bristol Contra Dance £6-£15 Bristol, UK contra
Joshua & Benjamin Rowe Lousie Siddons
Fri 14 8:00 pm–10:15 pm Cambridge Contra Dance £2 Cambridge, UK contra
Sat 15–Sat 22 Dance, Music & Spice Lexington, MI, USA W contra
Will Mentor
Sat 15 1:30 pm– 4:45 pm Lancaster Contra £10-£15 Lancaster, UK contra
Chris Dixon & Philip Rowe Rhodri Davies
Sat 22 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Contrabridge £7-£15 Cambridge, UK contra
Contrary Faeries Charlie Turner
Sun 23–Sat 29 BACDS Family Week $300-$975 La Honda, CA, USA W contra ECD
Yoyo Zhou
Sun 23 3:00 pm–Sat 29 11:00 am Lady of the Lake June Week $595-$995 Harrison, ID, USA W contra
Constellation Countercurrent The Canote Brothers Susan Petrick Wendy Graham
Thu 27–Mon 1 July July Fourth Plymouth, MA, USA W contra ECD
Lisa Greenleaf
Fri 28–Sun 30 Old Songs Festival Voorheesville, NY, USA W contra
The Moving Violations Stove Dragon Dave Eisenstadter Adina Gordon
Fri 28 6:00 pm–Sun 30 4:00 pm Stegastomp £50-£110 Harbury, UK W contra
Contrasaurus Charlie Turner Andrew Swaine
Fri 28 8:00 pm–10:15 pm Cambridge Contra Dance £2 Cambridge, UK contra
Sat 29 Portland Duo in Worcester Worcester, UK contra
Portland Duo Brian Stanton
Sun 30–Fri 5 July AmWeek $320-$800 Ben Lomond, CA, USA W contra
Potent Brew Alex Deis-Lauby Chris Page
Sun 30–Fri 5 July Cumberland Dance Week Pleasantville, TN, USA W contra
The Cosmic Otters Seth Tepfer Wendy Graham Settle
July 2024
Mon 1–Fri 5 Pinewoods English-Scottish-Contra $335-$453 Plymouth, MA, USA W contra ECD SCD
River Road Michael Karcher
Thu 4–Sat 6 Dancing Fish Melrose, FL, USA W contra
The Dam Beavers Wind that Shakes the Barley Bob Isaacs Katie Zanders
Thu 4–Sun 7 Roanoke Railroader $95-$160 Salem, VA, USA W contra
Toss the Possum The Latter Day Lizards Will Mentor Gaye Fifer
Sat 6 2:30 pm– 4:30 pm AberACED £3 Aberystwyth, UK W contra ECD
Fri 12–Sun 14 River Rendezvous Coshocton, OH, USA W contra
Toss the Possum Drive Train Terry Doyle Devin Pohly
Fri 12 8:00 pm–10:15 pm Cambridge Contra Dance £2 Cambridge, UK contra
Sat 13 8:00 pm–11:00 pm London Barndance £5-£15 London, UK contra
WillPower Rhodri Davies
Sun 14–Sat 20 Ashokan Northern Week Olivebridge, NY, USA W contra
Will Mentor Susan Kevra John Krumm
Sun 14 2:30 pm– 5:30 pm Englefield Green contra dance Egham, UK contra
Linda Game Band Rhodri Davies
Fri 19–Sun 21 Summergreen Livingston, MT, USA W contra
The Dam Beavers Drovers Grove Alex Deis-Lauby Rab Cummings
Sat 20–Sat 27 American Dance & Music Week Plymouth, MA, USA W contra
Lisa Greenleaf Will Mentor
Sat 20 7:30 pm–10:30 pm Edinburgh Contra Dance £10-£20 Edinburgh, UK contra
Hoik Charlie Turner
Mon 22 4:00 pm–Fri 26 10:00 am Summer Country Dancing £240-£430 Halsway, UK W contra ECD
Ali, Jane & Meg Mark Elvins
Fri 26–Sun 28 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Goshen, CT, USA W contra
Sat 27–Mon 5 August Harmony of Song & Dance Plymouth, MA, USA W contra
Lisa Greenleaf Brooke Friendly
August 2024
Sat 3 2:30 pm– 4:30 pm AberACED £3 Aberystwyth, UK W contra ECD
Fri 9–Fri 16 Broadstairs Folk Week £164-£330 Broadstairs, UK W English ceilidh contra
Sun 11–Sat 17 Family Week Poland, ME, USA W contra
Mary Wesley
Mon 12–Sun 18 Cascade of Music & Dance Cascade, MD, USA W contra
Wendy Graham Settle Gaye Fifer
Fri 16–Sun 18 Balance the Bay San Francisco, CA, USA contra
Riptide Countercurrent Jacqui Grennan Maia McCormick
Fri 16–Sun 18 Mentone Mentone, AL, USA W contra
The Mean Lids The Yellow Dandies Cis Hinkle
Fri 16–Sun 18 Balance the Bay San Francisco, CA, USA W contra
Riptide Countercurrent Jacqui Grennan Maia McCormick
Sat 17–Sat 24 Campers’ Week Plymouth, MA, USA W contra
Sue Rosen
Sat 17 3:00 pm–Fri 23 11:59 pm Whitby Folk Week £70-£365 Whitby, UK W English ceilidh contra ECD Irish set
Whapweasel Bedlam No Lazy Dancing Dance Band Relentless Steamchicken Bellamira Melrose Ceilidh Band The Hedgehog's Skin Frog on a Bike Contrasaurus Contrary Faeries Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer Albireo The Falconers Stradivarious Tina Morris & Graham Lee Erin Mansfield Nick Walden Pete Coe Martyn Harvey Bob Morgan Alison Rowley Joey Oliver Sue Coe Andrew Swaine Daisy Black Charlotte Rich-Griffin Rhodri Davies Orly Krasner Jerry O'Reilly Annabel Sharp Nigel Sharp
Fri 23–Sun 25 Sugar Hill Dance Weekend Bloomington, IN, USA W contra
Fri 23 2:00 pm–Mon 26 6:00 pm Shrewsbury Folk Festival £116-£222.53 Shrewsbury, UK W balfolk contra English ceilidh
Banter Club Débris Cri du Canard Crowdy-Kit EFDSS Workshop Ceilidh Band James Delarre, Saul Rose & Dave Delarre Monster Ceilidh Band Spiers & Boden Moore & Moss Steamchicken Oakstone Trio Sheena Masson Rhodri Davies Tom Kitching Prue Reilly Annie Bolt Phil Bassindale Ian Nichols Daisy Black Andrew Swaine
Sat 24 3:00 pm–Fri 30 10:00 am TradMaD $980 Plymouth, MA, USA W contra
Alex Cumming
Fri 30–Mon 2 September Rendezvous Dance Weekend Boulder, CO, USA W contra
Nova The Dam Beavers Gaye Fifer Will Mentor
Fri 30–Mon 2 September Pinewoods Labor Day Weekend $365-$415 Plymouth, MA, USA W contra ECD
Ben Sachs-Hamilton
Sat 31 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Contrabridge £7-£15 Cambridge, UK contra
Box of Frogs Lauren Catlin Sally Vernon
September 2024
Thu 5–Sun 8 Bromyard Folk Festival Bromyard, UK W contra English ceilidh
Fri 6–Sun 8 Youth Dance Weekend $105-$285 Weston, VT, USA W contra
Calico Alex Deis-Lauby Lindsey Dono
Fri 6 7:00 pm–Sat 7 9:00 pm Dancing Fish Melrose, FL, USA W contra
Kingfisher Dereck Kalish
Fri 6 6:00 pm–Sun 8 12:45 pm Bear Hug Dance Camp $130-$295 Rollins, MT, USA W contra
Contra Sutra Swiftcurrent Susan Petrick Christa Torrens
Sat 7 2:30 pm– 4:30 pm AberACED £3 Aberystwyth, UK W contra ECD
Sun 8 2:30 pm– 5:30 pm Englefield Green contra dance Egham, UK contra
Linda Game Band Ivan Aitken
Fri 13–Sun 15 Echo Summit Sacramento, CA, USA W contra
The Figments Toss the Possum Jesse Edgerton Wendy Graham
Fri 13 7:45 pm–10:45 pm Alcester Contra £4-£10 Alcester, UK contra
Bearded Dragons Louise Siddons
Sat 14 7:45 pm–10:45 pm Harrogate Contra £6-10 Harrogate, UK contra
Philip & Benjamin Charlie Turner
Sat 14 8:00 pm–11:00 pm London Barndance £5-£15 London, UK contra
Linda Game Band Adam Hughes
Fri 20–Sun 22 Squirrel Moon Contra Dance weekend Dodgeville, WI, USA W contra
Hillbilly Diaspora Alex Deis-Lauby
Fri 20–Sun 22 Chehalis Dance Weekend Surrey, BC, Canada W contra
The Syncopaths Countercurrent Will Mentor Koren Wake
Fri 27–Sun 29 Michigan Dance Heritage Fall Weekend Lexington, MI, USA W contra
Susan Kevra
Fri 27–Sun 29 Adirondack Dance Weekend Silver Bay, NY, USA W balfolk contra ECD
Fri 27–Sun 29 Cascade Contras Dance Camp Springfield, OR, USA W contra
Engine Room Contra Sutra Cis Hinkle Laurel Thomas
Sat 28 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Leeds Contra £10 Leeds, UK contra
Philip & Joshua Rowe Diane Silver
Sat 28 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Contrabridge £7-£15 Cambridge, UK contra
Nozzy Nicola Scott
Sat 28 7:30 pm–10:30 pm Sytchampton Saturday dance £8 Sytchampton, UK ECD contra
Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer Mike Courthold
Sat 28 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Nottingham Contra Dance £10 Nottingham, UK contra
Mon 30 4:00 pm–Fri 4 October 10:00 am Autumn American Contra Dance Week £240-£430 Halsway, UK W contra
Will Allen, Rowan Pigott & Gareth Kiddier Diane Silver
October 2024
Fri 4–Sun 6 Moondance Dance Weekend Pickens, SC, USA W contra
Lighthouse Good & Plenty Bob Isaacs Seth Tepfer
Fri 4–Sun 6 Lady of the Lake Fall Camp Harrison, ID, USA W contra
3 Wheel Drive Jesse Partridge
Fri 4–Sun 6 Harvest Moon Dance Festival Santa Barbara, CA, USA W contra
The Latter Day Lizards Wild Asparagus Lisa Greenleaf George Marshall
Fri 4 7:45 pm–10:45 pm Alcester Contra £4-£10 Alcester, UK contra
Old Time Contra Band Diane Silver
Fri 4 6:30 pm–Sun 6 9:30 pm Harvest Moon $70-$185 Santa Barbara, CA, USA contra
The Latter Day Lizards Wild Asparagus Lisa Greenleaf George Marshall
Fri 11 6:00 pm–Sun 13 12:30 pm Jasan Bonuš Country Dance Weekend 890 CZK Prague, Czechia W contra
Bev Bernbaum Carol David-Blackman Meike Beyen Marcus Igla Gerhard Kamm Jörg Mehlhase David Dvořák Jitka Bonušová Jan Pumpr
Sat 12 8:00 pm–11:00 pm London Barndance £5-£15 London, UK contra
Old Time Contra Band Diane Silver
Sun 13 2:30 pm– 5:30 pm Englefield Green contra dance Egham, UK contra
Old Time Contra Band Diane Silver
Thu 17–Sun 20 Lake Eden Arts Festival - Fall Black Mountain, NC, USA W contra
Red Dog Spintuition Bob Isaacs Sarah Kaiser
Fri 18–Sun 20 Gender-Free Dance Camp Olivebridge, NY, USA W contra
Sat 19 Electric Folk Dance Party Hope, UK balfolk contra English ceilidh
Bearded Dragons Apolkalypse Portmanteau Charlie Turner
Sat 19 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Exeter Contra Exeter, UK contra
Sun 20 ContraStock Glen Echo, MD, USA W contra
Fri 25–Sun 27 Boo Camp Jemez Springs, NM, USA W contra
Panda Stomp The Cheap Shots Jacqui Grennan
Fri 25–Sun 27 Music City Masquerade Nashville, TN, USA W contra
Eloise & Co. Cis Hinkle
Fri 25–Sun 27 Pittsburgh Fall Dance Weekend Pittsburgh, PA, USA W contra
Engine Room Hot Coffee Breakdown Gaye Fifer River Rainbowface Abel
Sat 26 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Leeds Contra £10 Leeds, UK contra
Linda Game Band Andrew Swaine
Sat 26 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Contrabridge £7-£15 Cambridge, UK contra
King Kontra Rob Humphrey
November 2024
Fri 1–Sun 3 Foggy Moon Dance Weekend Monterey, CA, USA W contra
Joyride Stomp Rocket Will Mentor Jacqui Grennan
Fri 1–Sun 3 Hey Fever Dance Weekend Ottawa, Ontario, Canada W contra
Elixir Peach Jam Alex Deis-Lauby Nils Fredland
Fri 8–Sun 10 Dance in the Desert Oracle, AZ, USA W contra
Playing with Fyre Stomp Rocket Lisa Greenleaf Susan Petrick
Fri 8–Mon 11 Head for the Hills Dance Weekend $140-$240 Kresgeville, PA, USA W contra ECD
Fri 8–Sun 10 Atlanta Dance Weekend Atlanta, GA, USA W contra
The Faux Paws Drive Train Will Mentor Seth Tepfer
Sat 9 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Nottingham Mixed Dance £10 Nottingham, UK contra ECD
Colin Hume
Sat 9 8:00 pm–11:00 pm London Barndance £5-£15 London, UK contra
Contrasaurus Jake Wood
Sun 10 2:30 pm– 5:30 pm Englefield Green contra dance Egham, UK contra
Box of Frogs Mark Elvins
Fri 15–Sun 17 ContraShock New York, NY, USA W contra
Fri 15–Sun 17 Catalina Dance Weekend Catalina Island, CA, USA W contra
Nova The Offbeats Will Mentor Terry Doyle
Fri 15 4:00 pm–Sun 17 4:00 pm Zesty Contra Weekend £190-£310 Halsway, UK W contra
Ali & Mollie Rhodri Davies Mark Elvins
Sat 16 1:30 pm– 4:45 pm Lancaster Contra £10-£15 Lancaster, UK contra
Edward Wallace & Heather McAslan Lisa Heywood
Fri 22 7:45 pm–10:45 pm Alcester Contra £4-£10 Alcester, UK contra
Vertical Expression Liam Binley
Fri 29–Sun 1 December Breaking Up Thanksgiving Evanston, IL, USA W contra
Sat 30 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Leeds Contra £10 Leeds, UK contra
Vertical Expression Rhodri Davies
Sat 30 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Contrabridge £7-£15 Cambridge, UK contra
Fiddlechicks Adam Hughes
December 2024
Fri 6–Sun 8 Winter Warmup Dance Weekend Worthington, OH, USA W contra
Notorious The Hollertones Will Mentor Liz Burkhart
Sat 7 Portland Duo in St. Ippolyts St. Ippolyts, UK contra
Portland Duo Lynne Render
Sun 8 2:30 pm– 5:30 pm Englefield Green contra dance Egham, UK contra
Linda Game Band Charlie Turner
Sat 14 7:30 pm–10:30 pm Sytchampton Saturday dance £8 Sytchampton, UK ECD contra
The Falconers Geoff Cubitt
Sat 14 8:00 pm–11:00 pm London Barndance £5-£15 London, UK contra
King Kontra String Band Lynne Render
Fri 20 7:00 pm–11:00 pm Joint Christmas Twmp £2 Aberystwyth, UK W Irish set balfolk ECD contra
Hywel Jones Nigel Hardy Keith Ffloyd Ian Hughes John Blanchfield
Thu 26–Wed 1 January Contradancers Delight Holiday Morgantown, WV, USA W contra
Toss the Possum Buzz Band George Paul Terry Doyle Warren Doyle
Sun 29–Wed 1 January Bash on Vashon Vashon Island, WA, USA W contra
January 2025
Fri 17 1:00 pm–Mon 20 1:00 pm Rocky Mountain Ranch Dance Buena Vista, CO, USA contra ECD
Sat 18 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Exeter Contra Exeter, UK contra
February 2025
Sat 1 1:30 pm– 4:45 pm Lancaster Contra £10-£15 Lancaster, UK contra
Chris Dixon & Arthur Capelier-Mourguy Rhodri Davies
Fri 28–Sun 2 March IVFDF 2025 Sheffield, UK W balfolk contra English ceilidh ECD Scottish cèilidh SCD
March 2025
Sat 22 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Exeter Contra Exeter, UK contra
April 2025
Wed 2 10:00 am–Wed 9 8:00 am Contra Holiday in Medieval England $1450 Ely, UK contra
Wild Asparagus Contrasaurus George Marshall Janet Shepherd Terry Doyle Charlie Turner
July 2025
Sat 5 1:30 pm– 4:45 pm Lancaster Contra £10-£15 Lancaster, UK contra
Contrary Faeries Andrew Swaine
November 2025
Sat 1 1:30 pm– 4:45 pm Lancaster Contra £10-£15 Lancaster, UK contra
Ben Farmer, Chris Dixon & Arthur Capelier-Mourguy Rhodri Davies

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