Arizona
Contra Dance, Square Dance, and Waltz
Schedule

This page tries to keep track of all contra dances, traditional square dances (but not Modern Western Square Dances), traditional waltz sessions and Scandinavian dances in Arizona including dance camps and weekends along with other events in Arizona which include contra dancing and these other forms. Because most of the information is gathered from web sites and the listings are not updated as frequently as the web sites, dancers should visit the web sites for up-to-date information. If you are aware of any dances, dance series or other events that should be included on this list, please e-mail me.

Note: The dance in Tucson scheduled for April 19 has been canceled.

April 2014
Friday, April 25, 2014  Dance Series: Phoenix - 4th Friday Location: Phoenix Caller(s): Michael Barraclough; Band(s)/Musician(s): Jumping Chollas; Note:

Friday, April 25, 2014  Dance Series: Tucson - Casa de Los Ninos Location: Tucson Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Privy Tippers; Note: Location: First United Methodist Church, 915 E. 4th Street, Tucson, AZ

Saturday, April 26, 2014  Dance Series: Prescott Location: Prescott Caller(s): Judy Zeidel; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Privy Tippers; Note:

May 2014
Saturday, May 3, 2014  Dance Series: Flagstaff Location: Flagstaff Caller(s): Kari Usher; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Location: Flagstaff Federated Church

Saturday, May 3, 2014  Dance Series: Tucson Location: Tucson Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Jumping Chollas; Note:

Saturday, May 10, 2014  Dance Series: Phoenix - 2nd Saturday Location: Phoenix Caller(s): Tavi Merrill; Band(s)/Musician(s): Grrrl Band; Note:

Friday, May 16, 2014  Dance Series: Clarkdale - May Madness Location: Clarkdale Caller(s): Lisa Greenleaf and Bob Isaacs; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Groovemongers and Notorious - The Quartet; Note: Dance and music weekend; register in advance; event ends on May 18, 2014

Saturday, May 17, 2014  Dance Series: Clarkdale - May Madness Location: Clarkdale Caller(s): Lisa Greenleaf and Bob Isaacs; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Groovemongers and Notorious - The Quartet; Note: Dance and music weekend; register in advance; event ends on May 18, 2014

Saturday, May 17, 2014  Dance Series: Cottonwood - AZ Location: Cottonwood Caller(s): No dance today; Band(s)/Musician(s): No dance today; Note:

Sunday, May 18, 2014  Dance Series: Clarkdale - May Madness Location: Clarkdale Caller(s): Lisa Greenleaf and Bob Isaacs; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Groovemongers and Notorious - The Quartet; Note: Dance and music weekend; register in advance; event ends on May 18, 2014

Saturday, May 24, 2014  Dance Series: Prescott Location: Prescott Caller(s): Kari Usher; Band(s)/Musician(s): Chupacabras; Note:

Friday, May 30, 2014  Dance Series: Phoenix - 4th Friday Location: Phoenix Caller(s): Judy Zeidel; Band(s)/Musician(s): Traditional Blend; Note: Dance is on a 5th Friday

June 2014
Saturday, June 7, 2014  Dance Series: Flagstaff Location: Flagstaff Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Just Desserts; Note: Location: Flagstaff Federated Church

Saturday, June 7, 2014  Dance Series: Prescott - Sharlot Hall Folk Arts Fair Location: Prescott Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Weekend of folk activities including a little dancing; event ends on June 8, 2014

Sunday, June 8, 2014  Dance Series: Prescott - Sharlot Hall Folk Arts Fair Location: Prescott Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Weekend of folk activities including a little dancing; event ends on June 8, 2014

Saturday, June 14, 2014  Dance Series: Phoenix - 2nd Saturday Location: Phoenix Caller(s): Seth Levine; Band(s)/Musician(s): Updraft; Note:

Friday, June 27, 2014  Dance Series: Phoenix - 4th Friday Location: Phoenix Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, June 28, 2014  Dance Series: Prescott Location: Prescott Caller(s): J. P. Thom-Gronachan; Band(s)/Musician(s): Scrub Oak; Note:

July 2014
Saturday, July 5, 2014  Dance Series: Flagstaff Location: Flagstaff Caller(s): Susan Michaels; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Privy Tippers; Note: Location: Flagstaff Federated Church

Saturday, July 12, 2014  Dance Series: Phoenix - 2nd Saturday Location: Phoenix Caller(s): No dance today; Band(s)/Musician(s): No dance today; Note:

Friday, July 25, 2014  Dance Series: Phoenix - 4th Friday Location: Phoenix Caller(s): No dance today; Band(s)/Musician(s): No dance today; Note:

Saturday, July 26, 2014  Dance Series: Prescott Location: Prescott Caller(s): Archie Maclellan; Band(s)/Musician(s): Chupacabras; Note:

August 2014
Saturday, August 9, 2014  Dance Series: Phoenix - 2nd Saturday Location: Phoenix Caller(s): Michael Barraclough; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, August 22, 2014  Dance Series: Phoenix - 4th Friday Location: Phoenix Caller(s): Tavi Merrill; Band(s)/Musician(s): Updraft; Note:

Saturday, August 23, 2014  Dance Series: Prescott Location: Prescott Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Iona; Note:

September 2014
Friday, September 5, 2014  Dance Series: Phoenix - 4th Friday Location: Phoenix Caller(s): Peg Hesley; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Great Bear Trio; Note:

Friday, September 12, 2014  Dance Series: Flagstaff - Picking in the Pines Location: Flagstaff Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Weekend music festival; event ends on September 14, 2014

Saturday, September 13, 2014  Dance Series: Flagstaff - Picking in the Pines Location: Flagstaff Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Weekend music festival; event ends on September 14, 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014  Dance Series: Flagstaff - Picking in the Pines Location: Flagstaff Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Weekend music festival; event ends on September 14, 2014

Saturday, September 27, 2014  Dance Series: Prescott Location: Prescott Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Scrub Oak; Note:

October 2014
Saturday, October 4, 2014  Dance Series: Prescott Location: Prescott Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Traditional Blend; Note: Dance is on a 1st Saturday; Location: Grace Sparkes Activity Cener, 824 W. Gurley

Saturday, October 4, 2014  Dance Series: Prescott - Sharlot Hall Folk Music Festival Location: Prescott Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Weekend folk music festival with a little dancing; event ends on October 5, 2014

Sunday, October 5, 2014  Dance Series: Prescott - Sharlot Hall Folk Music Festival Location: Prescott Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Weekend folk music festival with a little dancing; event ends on October 5, 2014

Saturday, October 25, 2014  Dance Series: Prescott Location: Prescott Caller(s): Archie Maclellan; Band(s)/Musician(s): Chupacabras; Note:

Friday, October 31, 2014  Dance Series: Mesa Location: Phoenix Caller(s): Deb Comly; Band(s)/Musician(s): Larry Unger and Karina Wilson; Note: Halloween Dance; dance is on a 5th Friday;

November 2014
Friday, November 7, 2014  Dance Series: Oracle - Dance in the Desert Location: Oracle Caller(s): Wendy Graham and Cis Hinkle; Band(s)/Musician(s): Clew Bay (Stuart Kenney, Owen Marshall, Alden Robinson); Note: Dance weekend; register in advance; event ends on November 9, 2014

Saturday, November 8, 2014  Dance Series: Oracle - Dance in the Desert Location: Oracle Caller(s): Wendy Graham and Cis Hinkle; Band(s)/Musician(s): Clew Bay (Stuart Kenney, Owen Marshall, Alden Robinson); Note: Dance weekend; register in advance; event ends on November 9, 2014

Sunday, November 9, 2014  Dance Series: Oracle - Dance in the Desert Location: Oracle Caller(s): Wendy Graham and Cis Hinkle; Band(s)/Musician(s): Clew Bay (Stuart Kenney, Owen Marshall, Alden Robinson); Note: Dance weekend; register in advance; event ends on November 9, 2014

Saturday, November 22, 2014  Dance Series: Prescott Location: Prescott Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Wild Thyme; Note:

Venue and dance information

Flagstaff: The Flagstaff Friends of Traditional Music hosts a great contra dance on the first Saturday evening (usually) of the month. 7:00-7:30pm Lesson, 7:30-10:30pm Dance. Join us on the hardwood floors of the lovely Ashurst/Old Main Hall on the campus of Northern Arizona University. Contra dancing is a fine way to spend a Saturday evening. The dances are fun and the break time offers the beautiful trees and green grass of the Old Main campus. Come alone or bring a friend. Minimum donation: $6 - The real cost of the dance is $10 - We encourage you to pay what you can. No partner needed, live music is provided. Bring a smile and wear comfortable clothes. Web site: http://www.ffotm.net/contra/.

Flagstaff - Picking in the Pines: Held in mid-September with music and dance events throughout the weekend. Web site: http://www.pickinginthepines.com/.

Flagstaff - Folk Festival: The Flagstaff Folk Festival takes place at the Coconino Center for the Arts and Arizona Historical Society Pioneer Museum, and proudly showcases the best in folk and acoustic music in Arizona and beyond. We feature over 100 acts on four stages, workshops, a Saturday night dance, and more. The festival is produced by The Flagstaff Friends of Traditional Music in partnership with Flagstaff Cultural Partners and the AHS Pioneer Museum. Web site: http://flagfolkfest.org/.

Jerome - Ghost Town Chill Down Dance Weekend: Sponsored by AZ We Dance and held in late July/early August. Web site: http://www.azwedance.org.

Mesa: Dance at the East Valley Adult Resources Center, 247 N MacDonald, Mesa, AZ 85201. 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm. Web site: http://www.phxtmd.org.

Oracle - Dance in the Desert: Annual dance weekend in early November sponsored by the Tucson Friends of Traditional Music. Register in advance. Web site: http://tftm.org.

Payson - Dancing on the Edge: Dance weekend combining the joys of camping and dancing (contra and English). Held in mid-June at Camp Colley near Payson. Register in advance. Web site: http://www.dancingcampers.org.

Phoenix - 2nd Saturday: The Phoenix Friends of Old Time Music sponsor dances on the 2nd Saturday of each month at the Kenilworth School, 1210 N. 5th Avenue. Dances go from 7:30pm to 10:30pm with a free contra lesson at 7:00pm. Admission: $8 for public and members, and $5 for under 25. Web site: http://www.phxtmd.org.

Phoenix - 4th Friday: The Phoenix Friends of Old Time Music sponsor dances on the 4th Friday of each month at the Irish Cultural Center, 1106 N. Central Avenue. Dances go from 7:30pm to 10:00pm. Non-dancing children must be attended by their parents at all times. Snacks are potluck provided by the participants; water fountain available. Admission: $8 for public & members, and $5 for under 25. Web site: http://www.phxtmd.org.

Phoenix - New Year's Eve: The Phoenix Friends of Old Time Music sponsor a New Year's Eve Dance at the Irish Cultural Center, 1106 N. Central Avenue from 8:00pm to midnight with a 7:30pm lesson.‚Äč$15 Special Dance and $5 for 25 years and younger. All figures will be taught during the evening. Non-dancing children must be attended by their parents at all times. Snacks are potluck provided by the participants; water fountain available. Web site: http://www.phxtmd.org.

Phoenix - Burn the Calories: The Phoenix Friends of Old Time Music sponsor a day after Thanksgiving Day dance at the Irish Cultural Center, 1106 N. Central Avenue from 8:00pm to midnight. Dances go from 7:30pm to 10:00pm. Non-dancing children must be attended by their parents at all times. Snacks are potluck provided by the participants; water fountain available. Admission: $7.00. All figures will be taught during the evening; no formal workshop. Web site: http://www.phxtmd.org.

Phoenix - Spring Fling: The Phoenix Friends of Old Time Music sponsor a special night of contra dancing on Friday night at the Irish Cultural Center, 1106 N. Central Avenue . Dance goes from 7:30pm to 10:30pm with a free contra lesson at 7:00pm. Non-dancing children must be attended by their parents at all times. Snacks are potluck provided by the participants; water fountain available. Admission: $7.00. All figures will be taught during the evening. Web site: http://www.phxtmd.org.

Phoenix - Special: The Phoenix Friends of Old Time Music sponsor a special dance at the Irish Cultural Center, 1106 N. Central Avenue. Dances go from 7:30pm to 10:00pm. Non-dancing children must be attended by their parents at all times. Snacks are potluck provided by the participants; water fountain available. Admission: $7.00. Web site: http://www.phxtmd.org.

Phoenix - Squares: Dances at the Rhythm Room, 1019 East Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ, 85014. Doors open at 7pm, dance at 8pm, $5. Web site: http://www.rhythmroom.com.

Prescott: Folk Happens! presents contra dances on the 4th Saturday (generally) of the month at the at the First Congregation Church on 216 E. Gurley St. (& Alarcon). Introductory Contra lesson from 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM and Contra dancing from 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM. Dress is casual and smooth soled shoes work best. Cost: $8 general public; $6 members of Folk Happens! or other Arizona Contradance organizations, teachers, and students; $4 teacher and student members - Family Members after the first two are free. For information call 928.925.5210. Web site: http://www.folkhappens.org/dances.html.

Prescott - May Madness: Folk Happens! presents May Madness each May with contra dances, dance and music workshops, and singing. Register in advance. Web site: http://www.folkhappens.org/dances.html.

Prescott - Sharlot Hall Folk Music Festival: The charm, emotion and energy of Arizona folk music pervade the shade-covered grounds of Sharlot Hall Museum during its annual Folk Music Festival held on the first weekend of October each year. As Arizona's oldest continual folk music festival, Sharlot Hall Museum's Folk Music Festival has stimulated the development of folk music in this state for over three decades. Web site: http://www.sharlot.org/events/folkmusicfestival/.

Prescott - Sharlot Hall Folk Arts Fair: Come to the Folk Arts Fair to see how things were once done. Watch sheep being sheared and horses shod. You'll see chair caning, basket making and antique printing demonstrations. Special activities for kids include butter churning, gold panning and cornhusk doll making. Listen to old-time fiddlers and acoustic bands. Catch some clogging and contra dancing. And yes, we'll dip candles, too. Web site: http://www.sharlot.org/.

Tucson: The Tucson Friends of Traditional Music sponsor dances on the 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th Saturdays of the month at the First United Methodist Church, 915 E. 4th St. from 7:00pm until 10:00 pm. Introductory lesson starts at 6:30pm for those new to Contra Dancing or those that need to brush up on the steps. Easy walking steps, casual clothing, and soft soled shoes. If you haven't done it before, check out the video below. Our requested donation at the door is $9 for General, $8 for TFTM members and $7 for Students [some dances are $8/$7/$6]. Web site: http://www.tftm.org/.

Tucson - Family Dance: Dances on the 1st Saturday of the month at 5:00pm at the Social Hall, First United Methodist Church, 915 East 4th Street (Park & Tyndall), with a potluck dinner to follow (please bring your own non-disposable flatware & utensils). Web site: http://www.tftm.org/.

Tucson - Benefit for Craig Tinney and Jacquie Wohl: A Celebration of Friends from 2pm to 8pm at the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Avenue. Suggested donation: $20; 16 and under: $10; 6 and under: free. A Celebration T-Shirt will be available. CD's too! Six hours of music, dance and fun with a silent auction of regional art and raffle plus contra and square dancing. For more info please contact: Jerry Weinert jrweinert@cox.net (520) 731-6001 or Beth Judd bjuddmusic@juno.com (520) 609-6167. Web site: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/craigtinney.

Tucson - Benefit Dance for Casa De Los Ninos: Dinner and dance at Old Pueblo Dance Center (OPSDA), 613 East Delano, N. 1st Avenue, 1 block south of Ft. Lowell Road. Dinner by Carrabba's Italian Grill. Dinner from 6:30pm to 7:30pm; free dance lesson from 7:30pm to 8:00pm; dance from 8:00pm to 10:30pm. Admission $20 with Dinner, $12 for Dance Only; $9 for students, dance only. Reservations for dinner are encouraged. All proceeds to be donated to Casa de Los Ninos for the prevention of child abuse. Web site: http://tftm.org.

Tucson - New Year's Eve: Dance at the Cabaret Theater, Arizona Temple of Music and Art (330 S. Scott Avenue, Tucson, Arizona) from 8:30pm to midnight. Web site: http://tftm.org.

Tucson - Tucson Meet Yourself - El Presidio Park: Tucson Meet Yourself demonstration between 4:45 and 6:45 at or near El Presidio Park (details forthcoming). Web site: http://tftm.org.

Tucson - Garden Writers Association of America Convention: Demonstration dancers needed to facilitate this event from 5pm to 8pm at the Westin La Paloma. Please call Russ at 495-9758 or Liz at 444-3914 ASAP. Web site: http://tftm.org.


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Schedules

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Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming**

*The Colorado link will bring you to Dancing on the Web. The Maine link will bring you to the Downeast Friends of the Folk Arts. The New Mexico link will bring you to the New Mexico Folk Music and Dance Society. The Utah link will bring you to Utah Contradance Information. These fine organizations and individuals already have complete listings for these states and there is no reason for me to duplicate their efforts.

**As far as I know, there are no regular dances or events in Mississippi, South Dakota or Wyoming, but I have created pages if something changes in the future.


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Last updated April 21, 2014