Oklahoma
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 Oklahoma including dance camps and weekends along with other events in Oklahoma 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.

October 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014  Dance Series: Stillwater Location: Stillwater Caller(s): Louise Siddons; Band(s)/Musician(s): Finnegan's Awake; Note: Dance is on a Friday

Saturday, October 25, 2014  Dance Series: Oklahoma City - 4th Saturday Location: Oklahoma City Caller(s): Sandy Knudson; Band(s)/Musician(s): Blue Moon (Wayne Cantwell, Matthew Hill, Lynn Manning, Phil Reid); Note: Last dance at Epworth

Sunday, October 26, 2014  Dance Series: Oklahoma City - Callers' Workshop Location: Oklahoma City Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Starts at 3pm

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

Friday, November 7, 2014  Dance Series: Norman Location: Norman Caller(s): Sandy Knudson; Band(s)/Musician(s): Strings 'n' Things; Note:

Saturday, November 8, 2014  Dance Series: Oklahoma City - 2nd Saturday Location: Oklahoma City Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Random Notes; Note:

Friday, November 21, 2014  Dance Series: Stillwater Location: Stillwater Caller(s): Cavalcade of Callers; Band(s)/Musician(s): Blue Moon (Wayne Cantwell, Matthew Hill, Lynn Manning, Phil Reid); Note:

Saturday, November 22, 2014  Dance Series: Oklahoma City - 4th Saturday Location: Oklahoma City Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Ladies at Play; Note:

December 2014
Friday, December 5, 2014  Dance Series: Norman Location: Norman Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Strings 'n' Things; Note:

Friday, December 5, 2014  Dance Series: Stillwater Location: Stillwater Caller(s): Louise Siddons; Band(s)/Musician(s): Blue Moon (Wayne Cantwell, Matthew Hill, Lynn Manning, Phil Reid); Note:

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

Saturday, December 13, 2014  Dance Series: Oklahoma City - 2nd Saturday Location: Oklahoma City Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Ladies at Play; Note:

Saturday, December 27, 2014  Dance Series: Oklahoma City - 4th Saturday Location: Oklahoma City Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Blue Moon (Wayne Cantwell, Matthew Hill, Lynn Manning, Phil Reid); Note:

Wednesday, December 31, 2014  Dance Series: Kingston - OK - Fiddler's Dream Location: Kingston Caller(s): Volunteers ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Volunteers; Note: All-volunteer dance and music weekend; register in advance; even ends on January 4, 2015

January 2015
Thursday, January 1, 2015  Dance Series: Kingston - OK - Fiddler's Dream Location: Kingston Caller(s): Volunteers ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Volunteers; Note: All-volunteer dance and music weekend; register in advance; even ends on January 4, 2015

Friday, January 2, 2015  Dance Series: Kingston - OK - Fiddler's Dream Location: Kingston Caller(s): Volunteers ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Volunteers; Note: All-volunteer dance and music weekend; register in advance; even ends on January 4, 2015

Friday, January 2, 2015  Dance Series: Norman Location: Norman Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, January 3, 2015  Dance Series: Kingston - OK - Fiddler's Dream Location: Kingston Caller(s): Volunteers ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Volunteers; Note: All-volunteer dance and music weekend; register in advance; even ends on January 4, 2015

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

Sunday, January 4, 2015  Dance Series: Kingston - OK - Fiddler's Dream Location: Kingston Caller(s): Volunteers ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Volunteers; Note: All-volunteer dance and music weekend; register in advance; even ends on January 4, 2015

Friday, January 16, 2015  Dance Series: Stillwater Location: Stillwater Caller(s): Louise Siddons; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

February 2015
Friday, February 6, 2015  Dance Series: Norman Location: Norman Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

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

Friday, February 20, 2015  Dance Series: Stillwater Location: Stillwater Caller(s): Louise Siddons; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

March 2015
Friday, March 6, 2015  Dance Series: Norman Location: Norman Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

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

Friday, March 27, 2015  Dance Series: Stillwater Location: Stillwater Caller(s): Louise Siddons; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

April 2015
Friday, April 3, 2015  Dance Series: Norman Location: Norman Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, April 4, 2015  Dance Series: Tulsa Location: Tulsa Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, April 17, 2015  Dance Series: Stillwater Location: Stillwater Caller(s): Louise Siddons; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

May 2015
Friday, May 1, 2015  Dance Series: Norman Location: Norman Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, May 2, 2015  Dance Series: Tulsa Location: Tulsa Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

June 2015
Friday, June 5, 2015  Dance Series: Norman Location: Norman Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

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

Friday, June 12, 2015  Dance Series: Oklahoma City - Flamingo Fling Location: Oklahoma City Caller(s): Luke Donforth; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Free Raisins (Amy Englesberg, Jeff Kaufman, Audrey Knuth); Note: Dance weekend; registration in advance recommended; event ends on June 14, 2015

Saturday, June 13, 2015  Dance Series: Oklahoma City - Flamingo Fling Location: Oklahoma City Caller(s): Luke Donforth; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Free Raisins (Amy Englesberg, Jeff Kaufman, Audrey Knuth); Note: Dance weekend; registration in advance recommended; event ends on June 14, 2015

Sunday, June 14, 2015  Dance Series: Oklahoma City - Flamingo Fling Location: Oklahoma City Caller(s): Luke Donforth; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Free Raisins (Amy Englesberg, Jeff Kaufman, Audrey Knuth); Note: Dance weekend; registration in advance recommended; event ends on June 14, 2015

Venue and dance information

Bartlesville: DANCE ON HIATUS - Our regular monthly dance is on the 3rd Saturday of the month at various locations, from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. with a cost of $8.00. No Partner Necessary. Please wear soft-soled shoes! All dances are taught and prompted and feature live music. Dress cool and casual - dancing is energetic activity! Most dancers switch partners throughout the evening. Look for folks sitting out on the sides who haven't had a chance to dance. They'll be happy you did! If you are new to contra dancing, please come at 7:00 p.m. for the Contradance Basics Workshop: Learn the basic steps and movement patterns you will be using during the evening. Even if you can't attend the workshops, beginners are always welcome. Please come early in the evening as we begin with comfortable dances for newcomers. The dance floor is our friend! Please help us protect the dance floor by wearing non-marking, soft-soled shoes! No cowboy boots, please! Web site: http://www.bartlesvillebarndance.com/.

Broken Arrow - Kate and Keely Fundraiser: This is contra dance is acting as a fundraiser for Kate and Keely's trip to Taiwan!! Cost is $10 for anyone over 12, $5 for anyone under 12. 5 years old and younger are free!! Dance is 7:00pm - 10:00pm in CDT. Location: Liberty Church, 7777 S Garnett Rd, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma 74012. Web site: https://www.facebook.com/events/1474523106095231/.

Kingston - Fiddler's Dream: The North Texas Traditional Dance Society sponsors the annual New Year's Eve weekend (or thereabouts) at Cross Point Methodist Camp. This ALL-VOLUNTEER event is a 3-day/3-night weekend for callers, dancers, and traditional musicians to enjoy one another's talents and company in a camp setting. The focus is contra dance and related music. Everyone has the opportunity to help provide the entertainment for this event. Space is limited. Register in advance. Web site: http://www.nttds.org/nye.html.

Norman: Dances at the FBC Family Life Center, 300 W. Commanche, Norman, OK. Students $5, members $6, non-members $8 from 7:30pm to 10:30pm. For more information contact Miranda Arana, (405) 615-2095. Web site: None.

Oklahoma City - 2nd Saturday: The Scissortail Traditional Dance Society sponsors dance every 2nd Saturday of each month at the First Unitarian Church at 600 NW 13th Street in North Downtown OKC. If you are new to contra dance, please come at 7:30pm. At about 7:40pm there is a brief review of basic moves for new dancers. The dances start at 8:00pm and last until 11:00pm. All dances are taught and called. Most of us change partners for each dance, so you need not bring one. Admission is $8.00 for non-members & $6.00 for members. Annual membership dues are $8.00 single/$12 family. We dance a combination of simple to more advanced dances. Other types of dances are sometimes included: Waltz, Hambo, English Country, Schottish, Circle Mixers, & Squares to name a few. All live music! Web site: http://www.scissortail.org/.

Oklahoma City - 4th Saturday: The Scissortail Traditional Dance Society sponsors dance every 4th Saturday of each month at Epworth Methodist Church (1901 N Douglas Ave) in OKC. If you are new to contra dance, please come at 7:30pm. At about 7:40pm there is a brief review of basic moves for new dancers. The dances start at 8:00pm and last until 11:00pm. All dances are taught and called. Most of us change partners for each dance, so you need not bring one. Admission is $8.00 for non-members & $6.00 for members. Annual membership dues are $8.00 single/$12 family. We dance a combination of simple to more advanced dances. Other types of dances are sometimes included: Waltz, Hambo, English Country, Schottish, Circle Mixers, & Squares to name a few. All live music! Web site: http://www.scissortail.org/.

Oklahoma City - Special: The Scissortail Traditional Dance Society sponsors special dances from time to time at various locations. If you are new to contra dance, please come at 7:30pm. At about 7:40pm there is a brief review of basic moves for new dancers. The dances start at 8:00pm and last until 11:00pm. All dances are taught and called. Most of us change partners for each dance, so you need not bring one. Admission is $8.00 for non-members & $6.00 for members. Annual membership dues are $8.00 single/$12 family. We dance a combination of simple to more advanced dances. Other types of dances are sometimes included: Waltz, Hambo, English Country, Schottish, Circle Mixers, & Squares to name a few. All live music! Web site: http://www.scissortail.org/.

Oklahoma City - New Year's Eve: The Scissortail Traditional Dance Society sponsors a New Year's Eve Dance. Time: 8 p.m. to midnight; Cost: $8 for members; $10 for non-members; $5 for students. Where: Daniel Hall, First Unitarian Church, 600 NW 13th Street, Oklahoma City, OK. From NW 13th Street turn South on Dewey and enter just past the church. Parking in rear and across the street (Dewey and 13th). Enter either through the front or the rear of the church. Click First Unitarian for a Google map to this location. (Set your GPS for 1362 North Dewey Avenue, this will put you right at the entrance driveway.) Web site: http://www.scissortail.org/.

Oklahoma City - Flamingo Fling: Dance weekend in mid-June at Epworth United Methodist Church, 1901 N. Douglas. Registration in advance recommended. Sponsored by the Scissortail Traditional Dance Society. Web site: http://www.scissortail.org/.

Oklahoma City - Wayward Hall: Partners Barn Dance at 6608 NE 63rd Street (Wayward Hall), Oklahoma City, OK. Suggested donation $2 per person. We will dance to recorded music, and some live music if musicians show up. Contra, ECD, ballroom, waltz, hambo, shottische, swing, Latin, Scottish, or any partner dance. Bring some to teach if you've got'em. Bring a partner, family, or friends, and something for the dinner potluck at 5pm. Partners are *always* available. Children must be accompanied at all times, in the pool or elsewhere. Mark Cashion, 370-4403. Web site: http://www.scissortail.org.

Oklahoma City - Food Cooperative: Dance at the Farmers' Market, 311 S Klein Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK from 4pm to 6pm. Web site: http://www.oklahomafood.coop.

Oklahoma City - Wayward Paw Farm: Mark Cashion is hosting a work party, potluck and barn dance at his farm (see map below). Come for any or all: 4 p.m. or earlier for the work party, 6 p.m. for the potluck, and 7 p.m. for the barn dance. If you cannot work this time, come party anyway. Open mic for any callers including new callers, open band for musicians, and if we're short on musicians, we will dance to recordings (your favorites or Pandora) Contra, English Country, swing, ballroom, couples dances. Work party items are listed at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Au-0t_CU9ciodEJySkp3YXVFbUpiejR4bFp1M0p3cWc#gid=0 Hope you can join us at one or both! Map: http://www.scissortail.org/images/wayward.pdf. Site: Wayward Paw Farm: 6608 NE 63rd Street, Oklahoma City, OK. Web site: http://www.scissortail.org.

Oklahoma City - Callers' Workshop: Are you a potential caller? Interested in learning more about how calling works? Or just curious about how we callers do what we do to maximize the fun at a dance? We're starting a series of caller workshops -- monthly gatherings to develop calling skills at all levels (and in both contra and English). Location: Wayward Hall (Mark Cashion's dance barn, in OKC) from 4-6pm. Unlike our regular dances, these workshops will be an opportunity for callers to practice unfamiliar dances, to get feedback about specific calling questions, and to discuss dance management techniques and strategies -- among other things! If you participate as a dancer, expect to have a lot of down time, some repetition, starting and stopping, etc. Speaking as a caller, I can promise that we will be grateful for your presence and your patience! If you are interested in participating as a caller or potential caller, please RSVP to Louise Siddons louise@eden2.com - If you are interested in participating as a dancer, feel free to RSVP or just show up! Participation in any capacity is free. Feel free to ask me if you have any questions! Web site: None.

Ponca City: There will be a barn dance in Ponca City from 7pm to 9pm at 1202 West Ponca (United Steel Workers Union Hall). There will be contras, square dancing, line dancing, and who knows what else. So come on down! No admission charge, but donations welcome. Web site: None.

Stillwater: Dance at Stillwater Community Center, Duck St at 9th Ave, Stillwater, OK. Schedule: Beginner Lesson 7:30pm-8:00pm, Dance 8:00pm-11:00pm. Live music. No partner needed, no experience needed, all dances will be taught. Bring clean shoes for dancing, water. $5 admission, $4 students; $3 for children under 12. Contact: lesiddons@gmail.com - Web site: https://www.facebook.com/groups/acontraaffair/.

Tulsa: Contra and square dances on the first Saturday of each month from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Diva Girlz Studio on the corner of 15th and Evanston, (2908 E. 15th Street). All dances are taught and called to LIVE MUSIC! $7 per person; $5 for students (through college level). Come and Dance! Beginners Welcome! Bring a partner or come alone! Email: g_wesley@yahoo.com. Web site: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TulsaContraDance.

Tulsa - Wesley Brown Memorial Dance: Wesley Brown touched so many of our lives. Help us celebrate his life by participating in one of his favorite activities! This dance will be a benefit dance with proceeds being donated to the family. The dance will run from 7:00 to 11:00 PM. Location - VFW in Tulsa, 1109 E 6th Street, Tulsa, OK 74120. During the two breaks, after the waltz, we will be playing recorded music for those enjoy International Folkdancing. This will be an all volunteer event, i.e. callers, musicians, etc. If you are a caller and would like to call a dance that night, please send me an email at callersusandowns@gmail.com. If you are a musician and would like to play that night, please send an email to tulsacontradance@gmail.com. Also, be thinking about the possibility of offering hospitality. There will be a lot of out of town folks coming in for this dance and we want to be hospitable! If you need hospitality send an email to tulsacontradance@gmail.com - Web site: https://www.facebook.com/events/108951439253723/.


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**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 October 23, 2014