Contra Dance 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 Hawai'i including dance camps and weekends along with other events in Hawai'i 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 2017
Saturday, December 16, 2017  Dance Series: Honolulu Location: Honolulu Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Whiskey Starship (Robert Bley-Vroman, Abby Brown, Kevin Craven, John Kahle, Jeff Klein, Dennis Suyeoka); Note:

Venue and dance information

Haiku: Dance at a private residence, 1401 W. Kuiaha Road, Haiku, HI from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Circles, lines, and mixers. Free admission, but donations welcome. All ages. No experience necessary. Sit-in musicians welcome. Call Kate 214-8887 for directions. Web site: https://www.facebook.com/mauicontra.

Hilo - Paradise Park: Community Contra Dance and potluck at the Hawaiian Paradise Park Activity Center, between 16th 17th & Maku'u from 6:00pm to 9:30pm. Details: Potluck from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and contra dancing 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. A caller will teach and call all the dances, no experience is necessary. Couples, singles and families are welcome, fun for all. Alcohol free event. Bring a dish to share qnd comfortable clothes and shoes for dancing. Donations accepted to cover costs. Contact: Oshi, 808-965-8685, oshi1950@gmail.com. Web site: None.

Hilo - UH Hilo Old Gym: Dance workshop at the UH Hilo Old Gym, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo at 5 p.m. Details: Learn the basics of contra dance in this introductory workshop. Contra dance is an American folk dance originating in New England in the 1700s, and has recently regained popularity on the Mainland. A fun, friendly social dancing experience, $25. Open to anyone ages 16 and up. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Contact: UHH CCECS, 974-7664, ccecs@hawaii.edu - Web site: http://hilo.hawaii.edu/academics/CCECS/.

Honolulu: For more information about the dances sponsored by The Contradancers of Hawai'i including the current schedule and venue (Paradise Park in Manoa, 3737 Manoa Road from 7pm to 9:30pm) information, visit their web site at: http://contradancehi.weebly.com or for more information, contact: Bob Crone at phone (808) 262-5277 or email bobcrone@earthlink.net

Honolulu - New Year's Eve: Special New Year's Eve Dance. For more information about the dances sponsored by The Contradancers of Hawai'i including the current schedule and venue information, visit their web site at: http://contradancehi.weebly.com or for more information, contact: Bob Crone at phone (808) 262-5277 or email bobcrone@earthlink.net

Makawao: Dance from 5pm to 8pm at the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center, 91 Pukalani St, Makawao, Hawaii 96768. If you're a musician, feel free to bring your instrument and sit in with the band! Discounts will be given for attendees who come with a friend or partner of the opposite gender. In the spirit of the holidays, we will be collecting donations for the Maui Food Bank. Web site: https://www.facebook.com/mauicontra/.

Makawao - Makawao Union Church: Dance from 7pm to 9pm at the Makawao Union Church, 1445 Baldwin Ave, Makawao, HI 96768. Web site: https://www.facebook.com/mauicontra/.

Pahoa - Tropical Dance Vacation: A dance week created and organized by caller and musician George Marshall, usually held in February or March on the Big Island. Register in advance. Web site: http://www.tropicaldancevacation.com/.

Pahoa - Special Public Dance: Evening dance held during Wild Asparagus' Tropical Vacation Week. Location: Kalani. For $10 you can attend the dance starting with a beginner's workshop at 7:00. If you are relatively new to contra dancing, it would be quite advisable to arrive by 7:00. The dancing starts at 7:30 and is followed by snacks when the dance is over - probably about 10:30 or so. Web site: None.

Pahoa - Hawaiian Sanctuary: Location: Hawaiian Sanctuary outside of Pahoa. The Sanctuary will be a wonderful venue with a wood floor and good acoustics. It is located about 1 mile south of Pahoa, the first right past the 12 mile marker. $5 charge to cover venue costs. There will be a dance workshop 6:30 to 7:00, please arrive by 6:30 if you are relatively new to contra dancing. Dancing continues 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. Please bring clean, smooth soled shoes or socks or clean bare feet to protect the dance floor. Please bring snacks to share. Questions? 965-8685. Web site: None.

Pahoa - Polestar: Dance at Polestar, 7 Noni Farm Rd., Pahoa, HI 96778. There is a vegetarian potluck and dance at Polestar outside of Pahoa. It will be an informal affair and should be fun. Potluck at 5:30 and contra dance at 6:30. Directions: Turn east at Pahoa traffic light on hgwy 132 (towards Kapoho), past 4mm turn left on Noni Farm Rd., about 1/4 mile turn right at Polestar. Alcohol and drug free event. Everyone welcome, no partner or experience necessary as all dances will be taught and called. Donation jar. Questions? 965-8685. Web site

Volcano: Dance at the Volcano Art Center Gallery, 19-4074 Old Volcano Road, Volcano, HI from 7-9:30 p.m. Bring clean soft-soled shoes or socks to wear for dancing to protect the floor. $5 admission. Everyone welcome! No experience necessary as all dances will be taught and called. Questions? Call 965-8685. Web site: None.

This page is part of the Contrdancelinks.com web site. For more information about contra dancing, visit these other site pages:

Sites and Pages

Contra Dance Links Home Page

Rehoboth, MA | New England | Mid-Atlantic
South Atlantic | South Central | Great Lakes | Great Plains
Rocky Mountains | Pacific | Canada | Rest of the World
Resources | All Bands and Musicians | All Callers | What's New
Festivals, Weekends, Camps, etc.
Waltzes and Scandinavian Dances | Traditional and Old-Time Square Dances
Community Bands and Open Bands | Open Caller Opportunities
Contra Dance Cookies


Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California
Colorado* | Connecticut | Delaware | District of Columbia | Florida
Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana
Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine*
Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi** | Missouri
Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Jersey
New Mexico* | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio
Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina
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.

Produced by Charlie Seelig
Last updated on December 15, 2017