Minnesota
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 Minnesota which include contra dancing. 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.

August 2014
Saturday, August 2, 2014  Dance Series: Minneapolis - Tapestry Location: Minneapolis Caller(s): David Kirchner; Band(s)/Musician(s): Moonlight Trio; Note:

Thursday, August 7, 2014  Dance Series: Richmond - MN - Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Festival Location: Richmond Caller(s): Terrence Smith and Pop Wagner; Band(s)/Musician(s): Fiddler Nelson, Hogwire, Mike in the Wilderness, The Nordic Bess and The Volo Bogtrotters; Note: Music (mostly) and dance festival; event ends on August 10, 2014

Friday, August 8, 2014  Dance Series: Richmond - MN - Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Festival Location: Richmond Caller(s): Terrence Smith and Pop Wagner; Band(s)/Musician(s): Fiddler Nelson, Hogwire, Mike in the Wilderness, The Nordic Bess and The Volo Bogtrotters; Note: Music (mostly) and dance festival; event ends on August 10, 2014

Saturday, August 9, 2014  Dance Series: Minneapolis - Tapestry Location: Minneapolis Caller(s): David Kirchner and Robin Nelson; Band(s)/Musician(s): Toss the Possum; Note:

Saturday, August 9, 2014  Dance Series: Minneapolis - Tapestry - Family Location: Minneapolis Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, August 9, 2014  Dance Series: Richmond - MN - Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Festival Location: Richmond Caller(s): Terrence Smith and Pop Wagner; Band(s)/Musician(s): Fiddler Nelson, Hogwire, Mike in the Wilderness, The Nordic Bess and The Volo Bogtrotters; Note: Music (mostly) and dance festival; event ends on August 10, 2014

Sunday, August 10, 2014  Dance Series: Minneapolis - Scandinavian - 2nd Sunday Location: Minneapolis Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Recorded music; Note:

Sunday, August 10, 2014  Dance Series: Richmond - MN - Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Festival Location: Richmond Caller(s): Terrence Smith and Pop Wagner; Band(s)/Musician(s): Fiddler Nelson, Hogwire, Mike in the Wilderness, The Nordic Bess and The Volo Bogtrotters; Note: Music (mostly) and dance festival; event ends on August 10, 2014

Thursday, August 14, 2014  Dance Series: Minneapolis - Tapestry Location: Minneapolis Caller(s): David Kirchner; Band(s)/Musician(s): DJ Anne-Marie Schwakl Hoolihan; Note: Techno contra from 7:00pm to 10:30pm

Saturday, August 16, 2014  Dance Series: Lanesboro - MN Location: Lanesboro Caller(s): Pop Wagner; Band(s)/Musician(s): Bob Bovee and John Plomondon; Note: Dance begins at 8pm at the Sons of Norway Hall

Saturday, August 16, 2014  Dance Series: Minneapolis - Tapestry Location: Minneapolis Caller(s): Beau Farmer; Band(s)/Musician(s): Greenwood Tree; Note:

Saturday, August 23, 2014  Dance Series: Minneapolis - Tapestry Location: Minneapolis Caller(s): Ted Hodapp; Band(s)/Musician(s): Light of the Moon; Note:

Sunday, August 24, 2014  Dance Series: Minneapolis - Tapestry - Waltz Location: Minneapolis Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, August 30, 2014  Dance Series: Minneapolis - Tapestry Location: Minneapolis Caller(s): Open mic; Band(s)/Musician(s): Community Band; Note:

September 2014
Saturday, September 6, 2014  Dance Series: Lanesboro - MN Location: Lanesboro Caller(s): Corey Mohan; Band(s)/Musician(s): Bob Bovee and Anni Spring; Note: Dance begins at 8pm at the Sons of Norway Hall

Saturday, September 6, 2014  Dance Series: Minneapolis - Tapestry Location: Minneapolis Caller(s): Robin Nelson; Band(s)/Musician(s): Light of the Moon; Note:

Saturday, September 13, 2014  Dance Series: Minneapolis - Tapestry Location: Minneapolis Caller(s): Beau Farmer; Band(s)/Musician(s): Erin O'Neil, Bob Walser and TBA; Note:

Saturday, September 13, 2014  Dance Series: Minneapolis - Tapestry - Family Location: Minneapolis Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Sunday, September 14, 2014  Dance Series: Minneapolis - Scandinavian - 2nd Sunday Location: Minneapolis Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Recorded music; Note:

Saturday, September 20, 2014  Dance Series: Minneapolis - Tapestry Location: Minneapolis Caller(s): David Kirchner; Band(s)/Musician(s): Ken Steffenson and friends; Note:

Saturday, September 20, 2014  Dance Series: Pine City - MN Location: Pine City Caller(s): Kevin McMullin; Band(s)/Musician(s): Duck for the Oyster; Note:

Saturday, September 27, 2014  Dance Series: Minneapolis - Tapestry Location: Minneapolis Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Sunday, September 28, 2014  Dance Series: Minneapolis - Tapestry - Waltz Location: Minneapolis Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

October 2014
Friday, October 3, 2014  Dance Series: St. Paul - Minnesota Country Dance Weekend Location: St. Paul Caller(s): Kalia Kliban; Band(s)/Musician(s): Coleraine, Krazy Kats and Pete's Posse; Note: Dance weekend with dances and workshops; event ends on October 5, 2014

Saturday, October 4, 2014  Dance Series: Minneapolis - Tapestry Location: Minneapolis Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, October 4, 2014  Dance Series: St. Paul - Minnesota Country Dance Weekend Location: St. Paul Caller(s): Kalia Kliban; Band(s)/Musician(s): Coleraine, Krazy Kats and Pete's Posse; Note: Dance weekend with dances and workshops; event ends on October 5, 2014

Sunday, October 5, 2014  Dance Series: St. Paul - Minnesota Country Dance Weekend Location: St. Paul Caller(s): Kalia Kliban; Band(s)/Musician(s): Coleraine, Krazy Kats and Pete's Posse; Note: Dance weekend with dances and workshops; event ends on October 5, 2014

Saturday, October 11, 2014  Dance Series: Minneapolis - Tapestry Location: Minneapolis Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Sunday, October 12, 2014  Dance Series: Minneapolis - Scandinavian - 2nd Sunday Location: Minneapolis Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Recorded music; Note:

Saturday, October 18, 2014  Dance Series: Minneapolis - Tapestry Location: Minneapolis Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, October 25, 2014  Dance Series: Minneapolis - Tapestry Location: Minneapolis Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Sunday, October 26, 2014  Dance Series: Minneapolis - Tapestry - Waltz Location: Minneapolis Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

November 2014
Saturday, November 1, 2014  Dance Series: Minneapolis - Tapestry Location: Minneapolis Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, November 8, 2014  Dance Series: Minneapolis - Tapestry Location: Minneapolis Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Sunday, November 9, 2014  Dance Series: Minneapolis - Scandinavian - 2nd Sunday Location: Minneapolis Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Recorded music; Note:

Saturday, November 15, 2014  Dance Series: Minneapolis - Tapestry Location: Minneapolis Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, November 22, 2014  Dance Series: Minneapolis - Tapestry Location: Minneapolis Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Sunday, November 23, 2014  Dance Series: Minneapolis - Tapestry - Waltz Location: Minneapolis Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, November 29, 2014  Dance Series: Minneapolis - Tapestry Location: Minneapolis Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

December 2014
Saturday, December 6, 2014  Dance Series: Minneapolis - Tapestry Location: Minneapolis Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, December 13, 2014  Dance Series: Minneapolis - Tapestry Location: Minneapolis Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Sunday, December 14, 2014  Dance Series: Minneapolis - Scandinavian - 2nd Sunday Location: Minneapolis Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Recorded music; Note:

Saturday, December 20, 2014  Dance Series: Minneapolis - Tapestry Location: Minneapolis Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, December 27, 2014  Dance Series: Minneapolis - Tapestry Location: Minneapolis Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Sunday, December 28, 2014  Dance Series: Minneapolis - Tapestry - Waltz Location: Minneapolis Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

January 2015
Saturday, January 3, 2015  Dance Series: Minneapolis - Tapestry Location: Minneapolis Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, January 10, 2015  Dance Series: Minneapolis - Tapestry Location: Minneapolis Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Sunday, January 11, 2015  Dance Series: Minneapolis - Scandinavian - 2nd Sunday Location: Minneapolis Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Recorded music; Note:

Saturday, January 17, 2015  Dance Series: Minneapolis - Tapestry Location: Minneapolis Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, January 24, 2015  Dance Series: Minneapolis - Tapestry Location: Minneapolis Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Sunday, January 25, 2015  Dance Series: Minneapolis - Tapestry - Waltz Location: Minneapolis Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, January 31, 2015  Dance Series: Minneapolis - Tapestry Location: Minneapolis Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

February 2015
Sunday, February 8, 2015  Dance Series: Minneapolis - Scandinavian - 2nd Sunday Location: Minneapolis Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Recorded music; Note:

Sunday, February 22, 2015  Dance Series: Minneapolis - Tapestry - Waltz Location: Minneapolis Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

March 2015
Sunday, March 8, 2015  Dance Series: Minneapolis - Scandinavian - 2nd Sunday Location: Minneapolis Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Recorded music; Note:

April 2015
Sunday, April 12, 2015  Dance Series: Minneapolis - Scandinavian - 2nd Sunday Location: Minneapolis Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Recorded music; Note:

May 2015
Thursday, May 14, 2015  Dance Series: Lanesboro - MN - Bluff Country Gathering Location: Lanesboro Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Music, dance and singing multi-day event; event ends on May 17, 2014

Friday, May 15, 2015  Dance Series: Lanesboro - MN - Bluff Country Gathering Location: Lanesboro Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Music, dance and singing multi-day event; event ends on May 17, 2014

Saturday, May 16, 2015  Dance Series: Lanesboro - MN - Bluff Country Gathering Location: Lanesboro Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Music, dance and singing multi-day event; event ends on May 17, 2014

Sunday, May 17, 2015  Dance Series: Lanesboro - MN - Bluff Country Gathering Location: Lanesboro Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Music, dance and singing multi-day event; event ends on May 17, 2014

June 2015
Friday, June 19, 2015  Dance Series: Grand Marais - Wooden Boat Show Location: Grand Marais Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Multi-activity show with emphasis on the wooden boat; contra dance usually included; event ends on June 21, 2015

Saturday, June 20, 2015  Dance Series: Grand Marais - Wooden Boat Show Location: Grand Marais Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Multi-activity show with emphasis on the wooden boat; contra dance usually included; event ends on June 21, 2015

Sunday, June 21, 2015  Dance Series: Grand Marais - Wooden Boat Show Location: Grand Marais Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Music