Florida
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 Florida including dance camps and weekends along with other events in Florida 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 schedule notes.

December 2018
Sunday, December 9, 2018  Dance Series: Hollywood - FL Location: Hollywood Caller(s): Anita Mason; Band(s)/Musician(s): Cornbread (Pat Mason, Anjie Skaya); Note:

Wednesday, December 12, 2018  Dance Series: Tampa - Scandinavian Location: Tampa Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, December 14, 2018  Dance Series: Jacksonville Location: Jacksonville Caller(s): Alice Raibourn; Band(s)/Musician(s): Meridian; Note: Dance is on a 2nd Friday

Friday, December 14, 2018  Dance Series: Melrose - Mossman Hall Location: Melrose Caller(s): John Rogers; Band(s)/Musician(s): Potluck Poachers; Note:

Friday, December 14, 2018  Dance Series: Tallahassee Location: Tallahassee Caller(s): JoLaine Jones-Pokorney; Band(s)/Musician(s): Long Forgotten String Band; Note:

Saturday, December 15, 2018  Dance Series: Gainesville - Saturday Location: Gainesville Caller(s): JoLaine Jones-Pokorney; Band(s)/Musician(s): Possum Trot; Note:

Saturday, December 15, 2018  Dance Series: Satellite Beach Location: Satellite Beach Caller(s): Alice Raibourn; Band(s)/Musician(s): Rafter Ringers; Note:

Sunday, December 16, 2018  Dance Series: Boca Raton - Michael's Body Scene - 3rd Sunday Location: Boca Raton Caller(s): Alice Raibourn; Band(s)/Musician(s): Stepping Stones; Note:

Sunday, December 16, 2018  Dance Series: Gainesville - Waltz - Rena's Ballroom Location: Gainesville Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Wednesday, December 19, 2018  Dance Series: Tampa - Scandinavian Location: Tampa Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Sunday, December 23, 2018  Dance Series: Gulfport - Sunday Location: Gulfport Caller(s): Stan Prince; Band(s)/Musician(s): Frances and Friends; Note: 4pm to 7pm

Wednesday, December 26, 2018  Dance Series: Tampa - Scandinavian Location: Tampa Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Check ahead to confirm date

Sunday, December 30, 2018  Dance Series: Gainesville - Sunday Location: Gainesville Caller(s): Jonathan King; Band(s)/Musician(s): Category 5; Note: Advanced dance

January 2019
Friday, January 4, 2019  Dance Series: Pinellas Park - Friday Location: Pinellas Park Caller(s): Vicki Morrison; Band(s)/Musician(s): Sassafras Stomp; Note:

Saturday, January 5, 2019  Dance Series: Cocoa Beach Location: Cocoa Beach Caller(s): Vicki Morrison; Band(s)/Musician(s): Sassafras Stomp; Note:

Sunday, January 6, 2019  Dance Series: Gainesville - Sunday Location: Gainesville Caller(s): Dana Parkinson; Band(s)/Musician(s): Sassafras Stomp; Note:

Friday, January 11, 2019  Dance Series: Melrose - Mossman Hall Location: Melrose Caller(s): Andy Kane; Band(s)/Musician(s): Bucksnort Barndance Band; Note:

Friday, January 11, 2019  Dance Series: Tallahassee Location: Tallahassee Caller(s): Vicki Morrison; Band(s)/Musician(s): Florida Mountaineers; Note:

Saturday, January 12, 2019  Dance Series: Pinellas Park - Saturday Location: Pinellas Park Caller(s): Kristin Farrier; Band(s)/Musician(s): Rafter Ringers; Note:

Sunday, January 13, 2019  Dance Series: Boca Raton - Michael's Body Scene - 3rd Sunday Location: Boca Raton Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Pat Mason and the MP3s; Note: Dance is on a 2nd Sunday

Sunday, January 13, 2019  Dance Series: Hollywood - FL Location: Hollywood Caller(s): Anita Mason; Band(s)/Musician(s): Cornbread; Note:

Friday, January 18, 2019  Dance Series: Daytona Beach - Orange Blossom Ball Location: Daytona Beach Caller(s): Lisa Greenleaf, Bob Isaacs and Andy Shore; Band(s)/Musician(s): Giant Robot Dance, Seabreeze High School Jazz Band, Sound Traveler Band and The Moving Violations; Note: Dance weekend; registration required; event ends on January 20, 2019

Friday, January 18, 2019  Dance Series: Jacksonville Location: Jacksonville Caller(s): Tony De Palo; Band(s)/Musician(s): Possum Trot; Note:

Saturday, January 19, 2019  Dance Series: Daytona Beach - Orange Blossom Ball Location: Daytona Beach Caller(s): Lisa Greenleaf, Bob Isaacs and Andy Shore; Band(s)/Musician(s): Giant Robot Dance, Seabreeze High School Jazz Band, Sound Traveler Band and The Moving Violations; Note: Dance weekend; registration required; event ends on January 20, 2019

Saturday, January 19, 2019  Dance Series: Gainesville - Saturday Location: Gainesville Caller(s): Joe De Paolo; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Dunehoppers; Note:

Saturday, January 19, 2019  Dance Series: Satellite Beach Location: Satellite Beach Caller(s): No dance today; Band(s)/Musician(s): No dance today; Note: See you at the Orange Blossom Ball?

Sunday, January 20, 2019  Dance Series: Daytona Beach - Orange Blossom Ball Location: Daytona Beach Caller(s): Lisa Greenleaf, Bob Isaacs and Andy Shore; Band(s)/Musician(s): Giant Robot Dance, Seabreeze High School Jazz Band, Sound Traveler Band and The Moving Violations; Note: Dance weekend; registration required; event ends on January 20, 2019

Friday, January 25, 2019  Dance Series: Florida Snow Ball Location: Gulfport Caller(s): Beth Molaro and Dana Parkinson; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Mean Lids (Miriam Larson, Ben Smith, Matt Turino) and Wake Up Robin (Amy Englesberg, Audrey Knuth, Andrew VanNorstrand, Noah VanNorstrand); Note: Dance weekend; pre-register in advance; event ends on January 27, 2019

Friday, January 25, 2019  Dance Series: Tallahassee Location: Tallahassee Caller(s): Tom Greene; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Chestnuts (Gordon Scott, Lindsey Smith); Note:

Saturday, January 26, 2019  Dance Series: Florida Snow Ball Location: Gulfport Caller(s): Beth Molaro and Dana Parkinson; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Mean Lids (Miriam Larson, Ben Smith, Matt Turino) and Wake Up Robin (Amy Englesberg, Audrey Knuth, Andrew VanNorstrand, Noah VanNorstrand); Note: Dance weekend; pre-register in advance; event ends on January 27, 2019

Sunday, January 27, 2019  Dance Series: Florida Snow Ball Location: Gulfport Caller(s): Beth Molaro and Dana Parkinson; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Mean Lids (Miriam Larson, Ben Smith, Matt Turino) and Wake Up Robin (Amy Englesberg, Audrey Knuth, Andrew VanNorstrand, Noah VanNorstrand); Note: Dance weekend; pre-register in advance; event ends on January 27, 2019

February 2019
Friday, February 1, 2019  Dance Series: Pinellas Park - Friday Location: Pinellas Park Caller(s): Donna Hunt; Band(s)/Musician(s): Gadabouts; Note:

Saturday, February 2, 2019  Dance Series: Cocoa Beach Location: Cocoa Beach Caller(s): Donna Hunt; Band(s)/Musician(s): The McKenzies; Note:

Sunday, February 3, 2019  Dance Series: Tallahassee - Squares - Junction at Monroe Location: Tallahassee Caller(s): Local Callers; Band(s)/Musician(s): Lilac Gin; Note: Old time dance

Friday, February 8, 2019  Dance Series: Tallahassee Location: Tallahassee Caller(s): Rachel Fleming; Band(s)/Musician(s): Long Forgotten String Band; Note:

Saturday, February 9, 2019  Dance Series: Pinellas Park - Saturday Location: Pinellas Park Caller(s): Rona Wiener; Band(s)/Musician(s): Yazoo Kickstarters; Note:

Sunday, February 10, 2019  Dance Series: Hollywood - FL Location: Hollywood Caller(s): Anita Mason; Band(s)/Musician(s): Cornbread; Note:

Friday, February 15, 2019  Dance Series: Jacksonville Location: Jacksonville Caller(s): John Rogers; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Dunehoppers; Note:

Saturday, February 16, 2019  Dance Series: Gainesville - Saturday Location: Gainesville Caller(s): Tom Greene; Band(s)/Musician(s): Mourning Glories; Note:

Saturday, February 16, 2019  Dance Series: Satellite Beach Location: Satellite Beach Caller(s): Rona Wiener; Band(s)/Musician(s): Bill Dudley and Laura Lengnick; Note:

Friday, February 22, 2019  Dance Series: Gainesville - Dancing with the GODS Location: Gainesville Caller(s): Seth Tepfer and Roni Wiener; Band(s)/Musician(s): Chimney Swift (Cecile Leroy, Zoë Madonna, Daniel Raine, Yaron Shragai) and The Stringrays (Stuart Kenney, Rodney Miller, Max Newman); Note: Dance and music weekend; register in advance; event ends on February 24, 2019

Saturday, February 23, 2019  Dance Series: Gainesville - Dancing with the GODS Location: Gainesville Caller(s): Seth Tepfer and Roni Wiener; Band(s)/Musician(s): Chimney Swift (Cecile Leroy, Zoë Madonna, Daniel Raine, Yaron Shragai) and The Stringrays (Stuart Kenney, Rodney Miller, Max Newman); Note: Dance and music weekend; register in advance; event ends on February 24, 2019

Sunday, February 24, 2019  Dance Series: Gainesville - Dancing with the GODS Location: Gainesville Caller(s): Seth Tepfer and Roni Wiener; Band(s)/Musician(s): Chimney Swift (Cecile Leroy, Zoë Madonna, Daniel Raine, Yaron Shragai) and The Stringrays (Stuart Kenney, Rodney Miller, Max Newman); Note: Dance and music weekend; register in advance; event ends on February 24, 2019

March 2019
Friday, March 1, 2019  Dance Series: Pinellas Park - Friday Location: Pinellas Park Caller(s): Diane Silver; Band(s)/Musician(s): Jenny and the Stray Dogs; Note:

Saturday, March 2, 2019  Dance Series: Cocoa Beach Location: Cocoa Beach Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Sunday, March 3, 2019  Dance Series: Tallahassee - Squares - Junction at Monroe Location: Tallahassee Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Runaway Biscuits; Note: Old time dance

Friday, March 8, 2019  Dance Series: Tallahassee Location: Tallahassee Caller(s): JoLaine Jones-Pokorney; Band(s)/Musician(s): Greasy String Band; Note:

Saturday, March 9, 2019  Dance Series: Pinellas Park - Saturday Location: Pinellas Park Caller(s): Joe De Paolo; Band(s)/Musician(s): Kumquats at Large; Note:

Sunday, March 10, 2019  Dance Series: Hollywood - FL Location: Hollywood Caller(s): Anita Mason; Band(s)/Musician(s): Cornbread; Note:

Friday, March 15, 2019  Dance Series: Jacksonville Location: Jacksonville Caller(s): Vicki Morrison; Band(s)/Musician(s): Florida Mountaineers; Note:

Sunday, March 17, 2019  Dance Series: Hollywood - FL Location: Hollywood Caller(s): Anita Mason; Band(s)/Musician(s): Cornbread; Note: Special St. Patrick's Day dance

Friday, March 22, 2019  Dance Series: Tallahassee Location: Tallahassee Caller(s): Vicki Morrison; Band(s)/Musician(s): Fish Camp Cut-Ups; Note:

Sunday, March 24, 2019  Dance Series: Gulfport - Sunday Location: Gulfport Caller(s): Alice Raibourn; Band(s)/Musician(s): Wind That Shakes the Barley (Kathie Aagaard, Bill Dudley, John McEwen, Sarah Mitchell); Note: 4pm to 7pm

April 2019
Friday, April 5, 2019  Dance Series: Pinellas Park - Friday Location: Pinellas Park Caller(s): Doug Singleton; Band(s)/Musician(s): Deux Francois Band; Note:

Saturday, April 6, 2019  Dance Series: Barberville - Spring Frolic Location: Barberville Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Weekend music and dance festival; event ends on April 7, 2019

Saturday, April 6, 2019  Dance Series: Cocoa Beach Location: Cocoa Beach Caller(s): Kathy Anderson; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Sunday, April 7, 2019  Dance Series: Barberville - Spring Frolic Location: Barberville Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Weekend music and dance festival; event ends on April 7, 2019

Friday, April 12, 2019  Dance Series: Tallahassee Location: Tallahassee Caller(s): Rachel Fleming; Band(s)/Musician(s): In Cahoots (Aisha Ivey and members of FSU Old Time Ensemble); Note:

Saturday, April 13, 2019  Dance Series: Pinellas Park - Saturday Location: Pinellas Park Caller(s): Joey Norton; Band(s)/Musician(s): Comes When Called (Kathie Aagard, Rich Crew, Susan Marynowski, and John McEwen); Note:

Sunday, April 14, 2019  Dance Series: Hollywood - FL Location: Hollywood Caller(s): Anita Mason; Band(s)/Musician(s): Cornbread; Note:

Friday, April 19, 2019  Dance Series: Jacksonville Location: Jacksonville Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, April 19, 2019  Dance Series: Melrose - Dancing Fish - FL Location: Melrose Caller(s): George Marshall; Band(s)/Musician(s): Wild Asparagus; Note: Part of three days of dancing; event ends on April 21, 2019

Saturday, April 20, 2019  Dance Series: Melrose - Dancing Fish - FL Location: Melrose Caller(s): George Marshall; Band(s)/Musician(s): Wild Asparagus; Note: Part of three days of dancing; event ends on April 21, 2019

Sunday, April 21, 2019  Dance Series: Melrose - Dancing Fish - FL Location: Melrose Caller(s): George Marshall; Band(s)/Musician(s): Wild Asparagus; Note: Part of three days of dancing; event ends on April 21, 2019

Friday, April 26, 2019  Dance Series: Tallahassee Location: Tallahassee Caller(s): JoLaine Jones-Pokorney; Band(s)/Musician(s): Laura Light and friends; Note:

Sunday, April 28, 2019  Dance Series: Gulfport - Sunday Location: Gulfport Caller(s): JoLaine Jones-Pokorney; Band(s)/Musician(s): Laura Light and friends; Note: 4pm to 7pm

May 2019
Friday, May 3, 2019  Dance Series: Pinellas Park - Friday Location: Pinellas Park Caller(s): Dana Parkinson; Band(s)/Musician(s): Kickstart!; Note:

Friday, May 10, 2019  Dance Series: Tallahassee Location: Tallahassee Caller(s): Vicki Morrison; Band(s)/Musician(s): Runaway Biscuits; Note:

Saturday, May 11, 2019  Dance Series: Pinellas Park - Saturday Location: Pinellas Park Caller(s): Stan Prince; Band(s)/Musician(s): Just Twistin' Hay; Note:

Sunday, May 12, 2019  Dance Series: Hollywood - FL Location: Hollywood Caller(s): Anita Mason; Band(s)/Musician(s): Cornbread; Note:

Friday, May 17, 2019  Dance Series: Jacksonville Location: Jacksonville Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, May 24, 2019  Dance Series: Florida Folk Festival Location: White Springs Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Three day festival; festival ends on May 26, 2019

Saturday, May 25, 2019  Dance Series: Florida Folk Festival Location: White Springs Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Three day festival; festival ends on May 26, 2019

Sunday, May 26, 2019  Dance Series: Florida Folk Festival Location: White Springs Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Three day festival; festival ends on May 26, 2019

June 2019
Friday, June 7, 2019  Dance Series: Pinellas Park - June Bug Bash Location: Pinellas Park Caller(s): Emily Rush; Band(s)/Musician(s): Turnip the Beet (Jeremy Lekich, Kelsey Wells); Note: Series of weekend dances; event ends on June 8, 2019

Friday, June 7, 2019  Dance Series: Pinellas Park - Friday Location: Pinellas Park Caller(s): Emily Rush; Band(s)/Musician(s): RushFest and Turnip the Beet; Note:

Saturday, June 8, 2019  Dance Series: Pinellas Park - June Bug Bash Location: Pinellas Park Caller(s): Emily Rush; Band(s)/Musician(s): Turnip the Beet (Jeremy Lekich, Kelsey Wells); Note: Series of weekend dances; event ends on June 8, 2019

Saturday, June 8, 2019  Dance Series: Pinellas Park - Saturday Location: Pinellas Park Caller(s): Emily Rush; Band(s)/Musician(s): RushFest and Turnip the Beet; Note: Afternoon and evening dances

Friday, June 14, 2019  Dance Series: Tallahassee Location: Tallahassee Caller(s): Joey Norton; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, June 21, 2019  Dance Series: Jacksonville Location: Jacksonville Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Sunday, June 23, 2019  Dance Series: Gulfport - Sunday Location: Gulfport Caller(s): John Rogers; Band(s)/Musician(s): Palma Sola; Note: 4pm to 7pm

July 2019
Friday, July 19, 2019  Dance Series: Jacksonville Location: Jacksonville Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

August 2019
Friday, August 16, 2019  Dance Series: Jacksonville Location: Jacksonville Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

September 2019
Friday, September 20, 2019  Dance Series: Jacksonville Location: Jacksonville Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

October 2019
Thursday, October 10, 2019  Dance Series: Live Oak - Suwannee Roots Revival Location: Live Oak Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Weekend music festival with some dancing; event ends on October 13, 2019

Friday, October 11, 2019  Dance Series: Live Oak - Suwannee Roots Revival Location: Live Oak Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Weekend music festival with some dancing; event ends on October 13, 2019

Saturday, October 12, 2019  Dance Series: Live Oak - Suwannee Roots Revival Location: Live Oak Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Weekend music festival with some dancing; event ends on October 13, 2019

Sunday, October 13, 2019  Dance Series: Live Oak - Suwannee Roots Revival Location: Live Oak Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Weekend music festival with some dancing; event ends on October 13, 2019

Friday, October 18, 2019  Dance Series: Jacksonville Location: Jacksonville Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

November 2019
Friday, November 15, 2019  Dance Series: Jacksonville Location: Jacksonville Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Venue and dance information

Barberville - Spring Frolic: The Spring Frolic is an annual festival held in late April. Web site: http://folkfiddle.com/barber.htm.

Barberville - Fall Jamboree: The Barberville Jamobree is an annual festival held in November. Web site: http://folkfiddle.com/barber.htm.

Barberville - Squares - Celebration of Olde Floria: A square dance is one of the activities at this day-long event celebrating the early history of Florida. Location: Barberville Pioneer Settlement. Located just West of Rt. 17 just off of Rt. 40, Barberville, FL 32105. Web site: http://www.pioneersettlement.org.

Boca Raton - Michael's Body Scenes - 1st Saturdays: Dances on 1st Saturdays at Michael's Body Scenes, 5994 Southwest 18th St., Boca Raton, FL 33433. Contact: Fran Matson - contrasf@gmail.com - Dance 7:00pm-10:30pm with the first half hour allowing for instruction of newcomers. Admission: Children through age 18 and students with ID are $5, adults $10, family $25. Web site: http://www.southfloridacontradance.com.

Boca Raton - Michael's Body Scenes - 3rd Sundays: Dances on 3rd Sundays at Michael's Body Scenes, 5994 Southwest 18th St., Boca Raton, FL 33433. Contact: Fran Matson - contrasf@gmail.com - Dance 2:00pm to 5:30pm with the first half hour allowing for instruction of newcomers. Admission: Children through age 18 and students with ID are $5, adults $10, family $25. Web site: http://www.southfloridacontradance.com.

Brooksville - Florida Fiddlers Convention: The Florida Fiddlers Convention is held annually at the Sertoma Youth Ranch in mid-October and features some of Florida's finest callers, bands and fiddlers, concerts, dances, jams, workshops, and a String-Band Contest (home-baked pie required for entry). Phone: 850-342-3536. Web site: https://flafiddlers.wordpress.com/annual-convention/.

Cape Coral: Contra dances on each 2nd Wednesday of some month from 1:30pm to 3:00pm at the Faith Presbyterian Church Gymnasium, 4544 Coronado Parkway, Cape Coral, Fl. 33904 with contras, big circle dances, and schottishes. All dances will be taught before dancing Couples and singles are welcome. For additional information contact: Frank Dennis 239-542-2066 or Bill Morrow 239-482-7072. Web site: None.

Cocoa Beach: We meet the 1st Saturday of the month at 7:00 pm at Cocoa Beach Recreation Center 321 Ramp Road, Cocoa Beach, FL. We are just five minutes South of 520 on A1A. Arrive at 7:00 for Contra lessons for beginners. Dance from 7:30pm to 10:30pm. Admission: $10.00; under 25 years old is $5.00. The last dance, a waltz, is usually around 10:30pm followed by a group clean up of the dance site. Web site: http://www.cocoabeachcontra.org

Daytona Beach - Orange Blossom Ball: Dance weekend MLK weekend at the Gold Star Ballroom, 3100 S Ridgewood Ave, South Daytona, Florida 32119. Web site: http://orangeblossomcontra.com.

Gainesville: Contra dancing twice a month in Gainesville on first Sundays 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. and third Saturdays 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Avenue. Beginners welcome; no partner necessary. Dances are walked through and prompted. Introductory lesson 30 minutes before start. Try it for the first time and your second time is free! Soft-soled shoes please! Standard admission is $10, and 25 and under is $5 (so 25-year-olds are included in the discount), but parents are responsible for their children at all GODS events. Web site: http://godsdance.org/.

Gainesville - Dancing with the GODS: Dance and music weekend on the last weekend in February at the Thelma A Boltin Center, 516 Northeast 2nd Avenue. Sponsored by the Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society. Web site: http://godsdance.org.

Gainesville - Waltz - Rena's Ballroom: Vintage Waltz Brunch at Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23rd Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32609 from 10:30am to 1:30pm. FIRST time attendees get in FREE. Otherwise, $5.00 students. $10.00 adults. Please wear non-scuff shoes in the building. Please bring a covered dish to share. Web site: None.

Gulfport - Florida Snow Ball: Florida Snow Ball is held once a year in Gulfport in late January. It is held at the Gulfport Casino, a beautiful beach-front ballroom with a large white maple floor. Pre-registration required. Presented by Tampa Friends of Old-Time Dance. Web site: http://www.floridasnowball.com/.

Gulfport - Sunday: Dance at the Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Boulevard South, Gulfport, Florida 33707 from 4pm to 7pm. Regular admission is $10; ages 21 and under, $5; ages 12 and under free. Some special events may cost more. Web site: http://www.tampabaycontra.com/.

Hollywood: Dances at the Hollywood Women's Club, 501 North 14th Ave Hollywood, Flordia 33020 from 2pm to 5pm. The Historic building has a real wood floor, yes a sprung floor from 1927 so clean dance shoes are a must! Parking is available in a grass lot down the street. Volunteers are needed to help out. Dance Hosts Pat Mason 954-431-0690 and Anita Mason 954-260-0938. Web site: http://www.customsports.biz/browardcontradance.html.

Jacksonville: The Jacksonville Country Dance and Song Society sponsors one contra dance a month, usually on the the third Friday. See the Dance Calendar for the next dance. Beginners welcome. Always live music. Come with or without a partner. Dances are held at Riverside Avenue Christian Church, 2841 Riverside Avenue. Jacksonville Contra dances are the 3rd Friday of each month, running from 7 pm to 10 pm. Beginner’s lesson starts approximately 20 minutes before the dance, about 6:40 pm. Admission: $8 adult, $4 student, $20 family. Bring a food or beverage item to share and take a dollar off. Contact Carole Wetzel at 904-396-1997 or email Carole Wetzel. Web site: http://jaxcontra.org/ or Facebook group.

Key Largo: Dances on 1st and 3rd Friday January through April, 6:30-8:30 pm, Key Largo Library Community Room. Calling by Laura - (305) 741-7146D. Web site: http://dancefl.us/contra/contraspec.php.

Key West: Dance from 8pm to 10pm at the Dance Factory, 906 Kennedy Dr. #C, (K-Mart Shop Center) Key West, FL. Contact Nana, 512-970-4919, sealantsby5@aol.com - Web site: http://www.southfloridacontradance.com/.

Live Oak - Suwannee Roots Revival: Weekend music festival with some dancing. Location: Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. Web site: http://www.suwanneerootsrevival.com/.

Long Key: Contradancing at Outdoor Resorts from 7:00 to 9:00pm. Location: 65821 Overseas Highway (MM 66). Info: Sylvia at 973-477-1330, or email: sylken-solutions@verizon.net - Web site: http://dancefl.us/contra/contraspec.php.

McIntosh: Dances at McIntosh United Methodist Church, 20632 8th St Ave F, McIntosh, Florida 32664 from 7pm to 10pm. (Please remember our dress code: modest, with no low-cut tops or short skirts/dresses. Guys, no baggy pants that reveal underwear.) Admission: $7; kids 8 and under, free. Web site: https://www.facebook.com/groups/marioncountycontra/

Melrose - Dancing Fish: Dances are at the Dancing Fish Dance Camp, 24800 NE S.R. 26, Melrose, FL. Usually a series of dances during one weekend each year. Web site: http://godsdance.org/.

Melrose - Mossman Hall: Dances on 2nd Friday of each month from 7:30pm to 10:00pm at the Mossman Hall, 301 State Road 26 and Grove St. Singles, couples, elders, youngers, beginners, pros - all welcome. Like walking only more fun. Suggested donation $5. Contact: Corky (352) 475-3477. Web site: https://www.facebook.com/Melrose-Second-Friday-Contra-Dance-1631846603752150/.

Pinellas Park - Friday: Contra Dances are held at Pinellas Park Auditorium: 7690 59 St. N., Pinellas Park, generally but not always on the 1st Friday of each month. If you have comments or questions about the dances, please contact Stan or Linda Prince at 727-823-2725 (tfootd@tampabaycontra.com). Our dances are 7:30-11:00pm, with a beginner's lesson at 7:30pm. No partner or experience is necessary. All ages are welcome! Regular admission is $7; ages 21 and under, $5; ages 12 and under free. Some special events may cost more. Web site: http://www.tampabaycontra.com/.

Pinellas Park - Saturday: Contra Dances are held at Pinellas Park Auditorium: 7690 59 St. N., Pinellas Park, generally but not always on the 2nd Saturday of each month. If you have comments or questions about the dances, please contact Stan or Linda Prince at 727-823-2725 (tfootd@tampabaycontra.com). Our dances are 7:30-11:00pm, with a beginner's lesson at 7:30pm. No partner or experience is necessary. All ages are welcome! Regular admission is $7; ages 21 and under, $5; ages 12 and under free. Some special events may cost more. Web site: http://www.tampabaycontra.com/.

Pinellas Park - Sunday: Contra Dances are held at Pinellas Park Auditorium: 7690 59 St. N., Pinellas Park on special Sundays. If you have comments or questions about the dances, please contact Stan or Linda Prince at 727-823-2725 (tfootd@tampabaycontra.com). Sunday dances are from 4 to 7PM, with the lesson at 3:30. No partner or experience is necessary. All ages are welcome! Regular admission is $7; ages 21 and under, $5; ages 12 and under free. Some special events may cost more. Web site: http://www.tampabaycontra.com/.

Pinellas Park - Special: Special contra dances at Pinellas Park Auditorium: 7690 59 St. N., Pinellas Park. If you have comments or questions about the dances, please contact Stan or Linda Prince at 727-823-2725 (tfootd@tampabaycontra.com). Our dances are 7:30-11:00pm, with a beginner's lesson at 7:30pm. No partner or experience is necessary. All ages are welcome! Regular admission is $7; ages 21 and under, $5; ages 12 and under free. Some special events may cost more. Web site: http://www.tampabaycontra.com/.

Pinellas Park - Fall Ball: Series of contra dances at Pinellas Park Auditorium: 7690 59 St. N., Pinellas Park during a fall weekend. Web site: http://www.tampabaycontra.com/.

Pinellas Park - June Bug Bash: Series of contra dances at Pinellas Park Auditorium: 7690 59 St. N., Pinellas Park in early June. Web site: http://www.tampabaycontra.com/.

Satellite Beach: Dances on 3rd Saturdays at The David R. Schechter Community Center, 1089 S. Patrick Dr. Satellite Beach, FL 32937 with a lesson at 7:00 and the dance from 7:30 to 10:30. Admission is $10.00, under 25 is $5.00. Web site: http://www.cocoabeachcontra.org/.

Tallahassee: Contra Dances are held on the 2nd and usually 4th Friday of each month at the Tallahassee Senior Center, 1400 North Monroe Street. Beginner lesson at 7:15, dance from 7:30-10:30. $10 for Adults, $9 Seniors over 50, $6 for Students, Free for Kids under 12. Web site: http://www.tallydancer.com/.

Tallahassee - Squares - Junction at Monroe: Square Dance at The Junction at Monroe, 2011 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, Florida 32301 from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm. $10 Adults $6 Students. Web site: http://www.tallydancer.com/index.html.

Tallahassee - Callers Workshop: The first half of the workshop will consist of discussing the details of calling and the second half will give attendees the opportunity to practice calling with a band and dancers. Cost is $15. To ensure that sufficient copies of handouts are available, please let Vicki Morrison know if you will be attending the workshop, tallygal007@yahoo.com - Location: The Junction at Monroe, 2011 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, Florida 32301 from 10am to 1pm. Web site: https://www.facebook.com/events/312506532630946/.

Tampa - Special: Contra Dances are held at Rhapsody Ballroom: 12101 N 56 St, Tampa on a special day at a special time. If you have comments or questions about the dances, please contact Stan or Linda Prince at 727-823-2725 (tfootd@tampabaycontra.com). No partner or experience is necessary. All ages are welcome! Regular admission is $10; ages 21 and under, $5; ages 12 and under free. Some special events may cost more. Web site: http://www.tampabaycontra.com/.

Tampa - Scandinavian: Elegance and rhythm in rapport with a partner - what a concept! Wednesdays from 7pm to 9pm at the Kate Jackson Recreation Center, Hyde Park Village, 821 South Rome Avenue, Tampa. Phone: 813 259-1608. Admission: Free. Singles and couples welcome - wear leather soles for smooth turning. Information - email to Judith Baizan at judithbaizan@verizon.net or call 813 254-3359. Web site: http://dancefl.us/scandi/index.php.

Trenton: As part of the monthly Farmers' Market Block Party, there is dancing, sometimes contra, sometimes something else. The Party (and the dance) are generally held on the 4th Saturday of the month, but it can vary. The Market goes from noon to 5pm with the dance generally starting at 2pm. Historic Trenton Train Depot, Nature Coast Train and Main Street. Web site: http://www.localharvest.org/farmers-markets/M17375.

White Springs - Florida Folk Festival: The Florida Folk Festival is an annual three-day celebration of the music, dance, stories, crafts and food that make Florida unique. From Irish fiddle tunes and kumquat pie, to the wide varieties of music brought by immigrants, the state's cultural heritage reflects the lives of generations of Florida families and communities. The event is held in the first half of November at the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park.Web site: https://www.floridastateparks.org/FloridaFolkFestival.

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*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 on December 7, 2018