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: No current notes

May 2015
Tuesday, May 19, 2015  Dance Series: Phoenix - Squares - Dusty Boot Location: Phoenix Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, May 23, 2015  Dance Series: Prescott Location: Prescott Caller(s): Archie Maclellan; Band(s)/Musician(s): Chupacabras; Note:

Friday, May 29, 2015  Dance Series: Phoenix - 4th Friday Location: Phoenix Caller(s): Peg Hesley; Band(s)/Musician(s): ClusterFolk; Note: Dance is on a 5th Friday

Saturday, May 30, 2015  Dance Series: Tucson Location: Tucson Caller(s): Tavi Merrill; Band(s)/Musician(s): ClusterFolk; Note:

June 2015
Saturday, June 6, 2015  Dance Series: Flagstaff Location: Flagstaff Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Little Table Band; Note:

Saturday, June 6, 2015  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 7, 2015

Saturday, June 6, 2015  Dance Series: Tucson Location: Tucson Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Sunday, June 7, 2015  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 7, 2015

Saturday, June 13, 2015  Dance Series: Phoenix - 2nd Saturday Location: Phoenix Caller(s): Michael Barraclough; Band(s)/Musician(s): Grrrl Band; Note:

Saturday, June 20, 2015  Dance Series: Tucson Location: Tucson Caller(s): Stuart Moody; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Out of Kilters; Note:

Friday, June 26, 2015  Dance Series: Phoenix - 4th Friday Location: Phoenix Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Updraft; Note:

Saturday, June 27, 2015  Dance Series: Flagstaff - Folk Festival Location: Flagstaff Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Open Band led by Just Desserts; Note: Weekend mostly music festival with a little dancing; event ends on June 28, 2015; dance on Saturday

Saturday, June 27, 2015  Dance Series: Prescott Location: Prescott Caller(s): Michael Barraclough; Band(s)/Musician(s): Updraft; Note:

Sunday, June 28, 2015  Dance Series: Flagstaff - Folk Festival Location: Flagstaff Caller(s): No dance today; Band(s)/Musician(s): No dance today; Note: Weekend mostly music festival with a little dancing; event ends on June 28, 2015; dance on Saturday

July 2015
Saturday, July 4, 2015  Dance Series: Flagstaff Location: Flagstaff Caller(s): No dance listed; Band(s)/Musician(s): No dance listed; Note:

Saturday, July 11, 2015  Dance Series: Phoenix - 2nd Saturday Location: Phoenix Caller(s): No dance today; Band(s)/Musician(s): No dance today; Note:

Saturday, July 18, 2015  Dance Series: Tucson Location: Tucson Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, July 18, 2015  Dance Series: Tucson Location: Tucson Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, July 24, 2015  Dance Series: Phoenix - 4th Friday Location: Phoenix Caller(s): No dance today; Band(s)/Musician(s): No dance today; Note:

Saturday, July 25, 2015  Dance Series: Prescott Location: Prescott Caller(s): Kari Usher; Band(s)/Musician(s): Scrub Oak; Note:

August 2015
Saturday, August 1, 2015  Dance Series: Flagstaff Location: Flagstaff Caller(s): Peg Hesley; Band(s)/Musician(s): Just Desserts; Note:

Saturday, August 1, 2015  Dance Series: Tucson Location: Tucson Caller(s): Claire Zucker; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Privy Tippers; Note:

Saturday, August 8, 2015  Dance Series: Phoenix - 2nd Saturday Location: Phoenix Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, August 15, 2015  Dance Series: Tucson Location: Tucson Caller(s): J. P. Thom-Gronachan; Band(s)/Musician(s): Tucson Mighty Open Band; Note:

Saturday, August 22, 2015  Dance Series: Prescott Location: Prescott Caller(s): Archie Maclellan; Band(s)/Musician(s): Chupacabras; Note:

Friday, August 28, 2015  Dance Series: Phoenix - 4th Friday Location: Phoenix Caller(s): Judy Zeidel; Band(s)/Musician(s): Steam (Alice Boyle, Dave Firestine, Robert Rosenberg, Claire Zucker); Note:

Saturday, August 29, 2015  Dance Series: Tucson Location: Tucson Caller(s): Tavi Merrill and Judy Zeidel; Band(s)/Musician(s): Steam (Alice Boyle, Dave Firestine, Robert Rosenberg, Claire Zucker); Note:

September 2015
Saturday, September 5, 2015  Dance Series: Flagstaff Location: Flagstaff Caller(s): Kari Usher; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, September 12, 2015  Dance Series: Phoenix - 2nd Saturday Location: Phoenix Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, September 18, 2015  Dance Series: Flagstaff - Picking in the Pines Location: Flagstaff Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Hogslop Stringband and Just Desserts; Note: Weekend music festival; event ends on September 20, 2015

Saturday, September 19, 2015  Dance Series: Flagstaff - Picking in the Pines Location: Flagstaff Caller(s): No dance today; Band(s)/Musician(s): No dance today; Note: Weekend music festival; event ends on September 20, 2015

Sunday, September 20, 2015  Dance Series: Flagstaff - Picking in the Pines Location: Flagstaff Caller(s): No dance today; Band(s)/Musician(s): No dance today; Note: Weekend music festival; event ends on September 20, 2015

Friday, September 25, 2015  Dance Series: Phoenix - 4th Friday Location: Phoenix Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, September 26, 2015  Dance Series: Prescott Location: Prescott Caller(s): Deb Comly; Band(s)/Musician(s): Wild Thyme; Note:

October 2015
Saturday, October 3, 2015  Dance Series: Flagstaff Location: Flagstaff Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Just Desserts; Note:

Saturday, October 3, 2015  Dance Series: Prescott Location: Prescott Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Open Band; Note: Dance is on a 1st Saturday

Saturday, October 10, 2015  Dance Series: Phoenix - 2nd Saturday Location: Phoenix Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, October 17, 2015  Dance Series: Cottonwood - AZ Location: Cottonwood Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, October 23, 2015  Dance Series: Phoenix - 4th Friday Location: Phoenix Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, October 24, 2015  Dance Series: Prescott Location: Prescott Caller(s): Archie Maclellan; Band(s)/Musician(s): Chupacabras; Note:

Saturday, October 31, 2015  Dance Series: Tucson Location: Tucson Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

November 2015
Saturday, November 7, 2015  Dance Series: Flagstaff Location: Flagstaff Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, November 7, 2015  Dance Series: Phoenix - 2nd Saturday Location: Phoenix Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Dance is on a 1st Saturday

Friday, November 13, 2015  Dance Series: Oracle - Dance in the Desert Location: Oracle Caller(s): Kathy Anderson and Lisa Greenleaf; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Groovemongers and The Privy Tippers; Note: Dance weekend; register in advance; event ends on November 15, 2015

Saturday, November 14, 2015  Dance Series: Oracle - Dance in the Desert Location: Oracle Caller(s): Kathy Anderson and Lisa Greenleaf; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Groovemongers and The Privy Tippers; Note: Dance weekend; register in advance; event ends on November 15, 2015

Sunday, November 15, 2015  Dance Series: Oracle - Dance in the Desert Location: Oracle Caller(s): Kathy Anderson and Lisa Greenleaf; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Groovemongers and The Privy Tippers; Note: Dance weekend; register in advance; event ends on November 15, 2015

Saturday, November 21, 2015  Dance Series: Cottonwood - AZ Location: Cottonwood Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, November 27, 2015  Dance Series: Phoenix - Burn the Calories Location: Phoenix Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Burn the Calories Dance

Saturday, November 28, 2015  Dance Series: Prescott Location: Prescott Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Black Velvet; Note:

December 2015
Saturday, December 12, 2015  Dance Series: Phoenix - 2nd Saturday Location: Phoenix Caller(s): Heather Robinson; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Privy Tippers; Note:

Saturday, December 19, 2015  Dance Series: Cottonwood - AZ Location: Cottonwood Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Thursday, December 31, 2015  Dance Series: Phoenix - New Year's Eve Location: Phoenix Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Thursday, December 31, 2015  Dance Series: Tucson - New Year's Eve Location: Tucson Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

January 2016
Friday, January 8, 2016  Dance Series: Mesa - Winter Frolic Location: Mesa Caller(s): Adina Gordon; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Blue Ribbon Band; Note: Two-day dance weekend; register in advance; event ends on January 9, 2016

Saturday, January 9, 2016  Dance Series: Mesa - Winter Frolic Location: Mesa Caller(s): Adina Gordon; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Blue Ribbon Band; Note: Two-day dance weekend; register in advance; event ends on January 9, 2016

March 2016
Friday, March 11, 2016  Dance Series: Mesa - Spring Frolic Location: Mesa Caller(s): Susan Kevra; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Avant Gardeners; Note: Two-day dance weekend; register in advance; event ends on March 12, 2016

Saturday, March 12, 2016  Dance Series: Mesa - Spring Frolic Location: Mesa Caller(s): Susan Kevra; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Avant Gardeners; Note: Two-day dance weekend; register in advance; event ends on March 12, 2016

Venue and dance information

Bisbee: There is a barn/square/contra dance in Bisbee from 6:30-9 at the Covenenat Presbyterian Church Annex, 19 Howell Avenue. Bisbee, Arizona 85603. Web site: None.

Clarkdale - May Madness: Dance in AZ presents May Madness each May with contra dances, dance and music workshops, and singing. Register in advance. Web site: http://www.danceinaz.org/.

Cottonwood: The Cottonwood Contra Dance takes place on the third Saturday of every month, except in May, at the Cottonwood community Center, 805 N. Main Street in Old Town Cottonwood. Regular Dance Schedule: Dance instruction: 6:30 - 7:00; Evening dance: 7:00 - 10:00; Admission $9, students $7. For information call 928-774-5936 or contact by email: azwedance@gmail.com. Web site: https://www.facebook.com/groups/181038241987147/.

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 Mountain Charter School located by Ponderosa Trails Park off Lake Mary Road at 311 W. Cattle Drive Trail. Contra dancing is a fine way to spend a Saturday evening. 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.

Mesa - Winter Frolic: Two-day dance weekend sponsored by Phoenix Traditional Music and Dance at the Mesa Active Adult Center,​247 N. Macdonald St. Mesa AZ 85201 and held in January. Register in advance. Web site: http://www.phxtmd.org/frolics-main.html>

Mesa - Winter Frolic: Two-day dance weekend sponsored by Phoenix Traditional Music and Dance at the Mesa Active Adult Center,​247 N. Macdonald St. Mesa AZ 85201 and held in March. Register in advance. Web site: http://www.phxtmd.org/frolics-main.html>

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.​$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.

Phoenix - Squares - Dusty Boot: Dances at Desert Song Healing Arts Center, 3232 North 20th Street, Phoenix, AZ, from 6pm to 8pm. All dances taught. $8 (under 12 years of age, free). Web site: https://www.facebook.com/dustybootssquaredances.

Phoenix - Squares - The Lost Leaf: Square dances at The Lost Leaf, 914 N 5th Street and Roosevelt. Dances are from 8pm-11pm. Web site: http://www.thelostleaf.org.

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 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Contra Dance from 7:30 PM to 10:00 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 - 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, and 5th Saturdays of the month at the First United Methodist Church, 915 E. 4th St. Lesson at 6:30pm. Main dance 7:00 – 10:00. Dance tips and instruction 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 $10 general admission; $5 for students with ID; $5 gets you a membership button (show your button and get $1 off general admission ). 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.

Tucson - Old Pueblo Square Dance Center: Barn/Square/Contra Dance at the Old Pueblo Square Dance Center, 613 E. Delano St., Tucson, AZ from 7pm to 9pm. Suggested admission donation of $5.00 a person, $15.00 for a family. Web site: http://tftm.org.

Tucson - Armory Park: Dance at the Armory Park Sr. Center, 220 S. 5th Ave. Tucson. $7 per person – includes live music and light refreshments! 7pm to 9pm. Web site: None.


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Schedules

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South Dakota** | Tennessee | Texas | Utah* | Vermont
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 May 18, 2015