Wisconsin
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 Wisconsin including dance camps and weekends along with other events in Wisconsin 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
Saturday, October 18, 2014  Dance Series: Brooklyn - WI Location: Brooklyn Caller(s): Mike Mossman; Band(s)/Musician(s): The BriarPickers (Paul Klenitz, Brian Ray); Note: Potluck at 5:30pm; dance at 7:00pm

Saturday, October 18, 2014  Dance Series: Madison - Saturday Location: Madison Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Suite for the Feet; Note:

Saturday, October 18, 2014  Dance Series: Mount Horeb - Hawley Auctions Location: Mount Horeb Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, October 18, 2014  Dance Series: River Falls Location: River Falls Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Rush River Ramblers; Note:

Saturday, October 18, 2014  Dance Series: Spring Green - UW Madison Agroecology Location: Spring Green Caller(s): Jesse Downs; Band(s)/Musician(s): Kettle Creek String Band; Note:

Saturday, October 18, 2014  Dance Series: Sturgeon Bay - Institute Saloon Location: Sturgeon Bay Caller(s): Tim Jenkins; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Annual fundraiser

Tuesday, October 21, 2014  Dance Series: Madison - Tuesday Location: Madison Caller(s): Open mic; Band(s)/Musician(s): Madison Open Band; Note:

Friday, October 24, 2014  Dance Series: Dodgeville - Swedish Music and Dance Weekend Location: Dodgeville Caller(s): Larry Harding and Roo Lester; Band(s)/Musician(s): Ivares Pojkarna (Daniel Dahlin, Paul Dahlin, Bruce Johnson), Char Bostrom, lydia ievins, Kerstin Ivares, Mary Londborg and Jennifer Olsen; Note: Register in advance for a discount; Event ends on October 26, 2014

Saturday, October 25, 2014  Dance Series: Dodgeville - Swedish Music and Dance Weekend Location: Dodgeville Caller(s): Larry Harding and Roo Lester; Band(s)/Musician(s): Ivares Pojkarna (Daniel Dahlin, Paul Dahlin, Bruce Johnson), Char Bostrom, lydia ievins, Kerstin Ivares, Mary Londborg and Jennifer Olsen; Note: Register in advance for a discount; Event ends on October 26, 2014

Sunday, October 26, 2014  Dance Series: Dodgeville - Swedish Music and Dance Weekend Location: Dodgeville Caller(s): Larry Harding and Roo Lester; Band(s)/Musician(s): Ivares Pojkarna (Daniel Dahlin, Paul Dahlin, Bruce Johnson), Char Bostrom, lydia ievins, Kerstin Ivares, Mary Londborg and Jennifer Olsen; Note: Register in advance for a discount; Event ends on October 26, 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014  Dance Series: Madison - Tuesday Location: Madison Caller(s): Open mic; Band(s)/Musician(s): Madison Open Band; Note: Open waltzing at 7pm

November 2014
Saturday, November 1, 2014  Dance Series: Delafield Location: Delafield Caller(s): Steve Pike; Band(s)/Musician(s): Patt & Possum; Note:

Tuesday, November 4, 2014  Dance Series: Madison - Tuesday Location: Madison Caller(s): Open mic; Band(s)/Musician(s): Madison Open Band; Note:

Friday, November 7, 2014  Dance Series: Ashland - WI - Northland College Location: Ashland Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Tuesday, November 11, 2014  Dance Series: Madison - Tuesday Location: Madison Caller(s): Open mic; Band(s)/Musician(s): Madison Open Band; Note:

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

Saturday, November 15, 2014  Dance Series: River Falls Location: River Falls Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Gritpickers; Note:

Saturday, November 15, 2014  Dance Series: Sturgeon Bay - Institute Saloon Location: Sturgeon Bay Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Sunday, November 16, 2014  Dance Series: Dodgeville - Barn Dance Location: Dodgeville Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Tuesday, November 18, 2014  Dance Series: Madison - Tuesday Location: Madison Caller(s): Open mic; Band(s)/Musician(s): Madison Open Band; Note:

Tuesday, November 25, 2014  Dance Series: Madison - Tuesday Location: Madison Caller(s): Open mic; Band(s)/Musician(s): Madison Open Band; Note: Open waltzing at 7pm

December 2014
Tuesday, December 2, 2014  Dance Series: Dodgeville - Barn Dance Location: Dodgeville Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Tuesday, December 2, 2014  Dance Series: Madison - Tuesday Location: Madison Caller(s): Open mic; Band(s)/Musician(s): Madison Open Band; Note:

Friday, December 5, 2014  Dance Series: Ashland - WI - Northland College Location: Ashland Caller(s): Kevin McMullin; Band(s)/Musician(s): Duck for the Oyster; Note:

Saturday, December 6, 2014  Dance Series: Delafield Location: Delafield Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Noise of the Boy; Note:

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

Tuesday, December 9, 2014  Dance Series: Madison - Tuesday Location: Madison Caller(s): Open mic; Band(s)/Musician(s): Madison Open Band; Note:

Tuesday, December 16, 2014  Dance Series: Madison - Tuesday Location: Madison Caller(s): Open mic; Band(s)/Musician(s): Madison Open Band; Note:

Saturday, December 20, 2014  Dance Series: Madison - Saturday Location: Madison Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Briar Pickers; Note:

Tuesday, December 23, 2014  Dance Series: Madison - Tuesday Location: Madison Caller(s): Open mic; Band(s)/Musician(s): Madison Open Band; Note: Open waltzing at 7pm

Sunday, December 28, 2014  Dance Series: Dodgeville - Festival of Christmas & Midwinter Traditions Location: Dodgeville Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Sonia Dion and Cristian Florescu; Note: Mix of craft, outdoors, music and dance; register in advance; event ends on January 1, 2015

Monday, December 29, 2014  Dance Series: Dodgeville - Festival of Christmas & Midwinter Traditions Location: Dodgeville Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Sonia Dion and Cristian Florescu; Note: Mix of craft, outdoors, music and dance; register in advance; event ends on January 1, 2015

Tuesday, December 30, 2014  Dance Series: Dodgeville - Festival of Christmas & Midwinter Traditions Location: Dodgeville Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Sonia Dion and Cristian Florescu; Note: Mix of craft, outdoors, music and dance; register in advance; event ends on January 1, 2015

Tuesday, December 30, 2014  Dance Series: Madison - Tuesday Location: Madison Caller(s): Open mic; Band(s)/Musician(s): Madison Open Band; Note:

Wednesday, December 31, 2014  Dance Series: Dodgeville - Festival of Christmas & Midwinter Traditions Location: Dodgeville Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Sonia Dion and Cristian Florescu; Note: Mix of craft, outdoors, music and dance; register in advance; event ends on January 1, 2015

January 2015
Thursday, January 1, 2015  Dance Series: Dodgeville - Festival of Christmas & Midwinter Traditions Location: Dodgeville Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Sonia Dion and Cristian Florescu; Note: Mix of craft, outdoors, music and dance; register in advance; event ends on January 1, 2015

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

Tuesday, January 6, 2015  Dance Series: Madison - Tuesday Location: Madison Caller(s): Open mic; Band(s)/Musician(s): Madison Open Band; Note:

Tuesday, January 13, 2015  Dance Series: Madison - Tuesday Location: Madison Caller(s): Open mic; Band(s)/Musician(s): Madison Open Band; Note:

Saturday, January 17, 2015  Dance Series: Madison - Saturday Location: Madison Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Last Gaspé; Note:

Saturday, January 17, 2015  Dance Series: River Falls Location: River Falls Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Kinni Creek Boys; Note:

Tuesday, January 20, 2015  Dance Series: Madison - Tuesday Location: Madison Caller(s): Open mic; Band(s)/Musician(s): Madison Open Band; Note:

Friday, January 23, 2015  Dance Series: Madison - Folk Ball Location: Madison Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Folk dance weekend with including a contra dance; event ends on January 25, 2015

Saturday, January 24, 2015  Dance Series: Madison - Folk Ball Location: Madison Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Folk dance weekend with including a contra dance; event ends on January 25, 2015

Sunday, January 25, 2015  Dance Series: Madison - Folk Ball Location: Madison Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Folk dance weekend with including a contra dance; event ends on January 25, 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015  Dance Series: Madison - Tuesday Location: Madison Caller(s): Open mic; Band(s)/Musician(s): Madison Open Band; Note:

February 2015
Saturday, February 7, 2015  Dance Series: Delafield Location: Delafield Caller(s): Carol Ormand; Band(s)/Musician(s): Ladies of the Lake (Amy MacFarland, Maria Terres); Note:

Saturday, February 21, 2015  Dance Series: Madison - Saturday Location: Madison Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, February 21, 2015  Dance Series: River Falls Location: River Falls Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Barn Cats; Note:

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

Saturday, March 21, 2015  Dance Series: Madison - Saturday Location: Madison Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Ladies of the Lake (Amy MacFarland, Maria Terres); Note:

Saturday, March 21, 2015  Dance Series: River Falls Location: River Falls Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Rush River Ramblers; Note:

April 2015
Saturday, April 4, 2015  Dance Series: Delafield Location: Delafield Caller(s): Jo Mortland; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Cosmic Otters; Note:

Wednesday, April 8, 2015  Dance Series: River Falls Location: River Falls Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Poor Benny; Note:

Saturday, April 18, 2015  Dance Series: Madison - Saturday Location: Madison Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Patt & Possum; Note:

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

Saturday, May 16, 2015  Dance Series: Madison - Saturday Location: Madison Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Thirsty Roots; Note:

June 2015
Saturday, June 6, 2015  Dance Series: Delafield Location: Delafield Caller(s): Steve Pike; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Funky formal

Friday, June 26, 2015  Dance Series: Brule - Brule River Barn Dance Weekend Location: Brule Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Dance and other activities weekend; register in advance; event ends on June 28, 2015

Saturday, June 27, 2015  Dance Series: Brule - Brule River Barn Dance Weekend Location: Brule Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Dance and other activities weekend; register in advance; event ends on June 28, 2015

Sunday, June 28, 2015  Dance Series: Brule - Brule River Barn Dance Weekend Location: Brule Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Dance and other activities weekend; register in advance; event ends on June 28, 2015

July 2015
Friday, July 3, 2015  Dance Series: Pewaukee - IndepenDance Weekend Location: Pewaukee Caller(s): Bev Bernbaum and Jo Mortland; Band(s)/Musician(s): Euphor and The Mean Lids; Note: Dance weekend; pre-registration encouraged; event ends on July 5, 2015

Saturday, July 4, 2015  Dance Series: Pewaukee - IndepenDance Weekend Location: Pewaukee Caller(s): Bev Bernbaum and Jo Mortland; Band(s)/Musician(s): Euphor and The Mean Lids; Note: Dance weekend; pre-registration encouraged; event ends on July 5, 2015

Sunday, July 5, 2015  Dance Series: Pewaukee - IndepenDance Weekend Location: Pewaukee Caller(s): Bev Bernbaum and Jo Mortland; Band(s)/Musician(s): Euphor and The Mean Lids; Note: Dance weekend; pre-registration encouraged; event ends on July 5, 2015

Wednesday, July 8, 2015  Dance Series: Sister Bay - Door County Festival Location: Sister Bay Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Five-day festival with music and dance (some contras); register in advance for a discount; event ends on July 12, 2015

Thursday, July 9, 2015  Dance Series: Sister Bay - Door County Festival Location: Sister Bay Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Five-day festival with music and dance (some contras); register in advance for a discount; event ends on July 12, 2015

Friday, July 10, 2015  Dance Series: Sister Bay - Door County Festival Location: Sister Bay Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Five-day festival with music and dance (some contras); register in advance for a discount; event ends on July 12, 2015

Saturday, July 11, 2015  Dance Series: Sister Bay - Door County Festival Location: Sister Bay Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Five-day festival with music and dance (some contras); register in advance for a discount; event ends on July 12, 2015

Sunday, July 12, 2015  Dance Series: Sister Bay - Door County Festival Location: Sister Bay Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Five-day festival with music and dance (some contras); register in advance for a discount; event ends on July 12, 2015

Thursday, July 30, 2015  Dance Series: St. Croix Falls - Polk County Fair Location: St. Croix Falls Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: A dance on Saturday may be part of the Fair; event ends on August 2, 2015

Friday, July 31, 2015  Dance Series: St. Croix Falls - Polk County Fair Location: St. Croix Falls Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: A dance on Saturday may be part of the Fair; event ends on August 2, 2015

August 2015
Saturday, August 1, 2015  Dance Series: St. Croix Falls - Polk County Fair Location: St. Croix Falls Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: A dance on Saturday may be part of the Fair; event ends on August 2, 2015

Sunday, August 2, 2015  Dance Series: St. Croix Falls - Polk County Fair Location: St. Croix Falls Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: A dance on Saturday may be part of the Fair; event ends on August 2, 2015

January 2016
Friday, January 29, 2016  Dance Series: Madison - Folk Ball Location: Madison Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Dates are tentative; Folk dance weekend with including a contra dance; event ends on January 31, 2016

Saturday, January 30, 2016  Dance Series: Madison - Folk Ball Location: Madison Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Dates are tentative; Folk dance weekend with including a contra dance; event ends on January 31, 2016

Sunday, January 31, 2016  Dance Series: Madison - Folk Ball Location: Madison Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Dates are tentative; Folk dance weekend with including a contra dance; event ends on January 31, 2016

Venue and dance information

Amery - Swedish Club Midsommar: Afternoon of music, dance, food and other activities from 1pm to 5pm. Web site: http://www.foreverswedish.net/.

Amery - Congregational Church: Join the Amery Congregational Church (201 Harriman Ave. N. Amery, WI 54001) Block Party. Food, games, and (of course!) dancing for everyone! All dances are taught beforehand, no experience is necessary, all ages are welcome. Music starts at 3:00 pm. Web site: http://www.ameryucc.org/.

Amherst: Tomorrow River Chautauqua presents a country dance at the Jensen Center, 487 N Main St. The dance will start at 7:30 and go until 10:00. The cost will be $7 per person. Kids to the age of 12 are free and young adults, 12-17 are $2. Individuals do not have to dance but it sure is fun. Web site: http://tomorrow-river-chautauqua.com/.

Antigo - North Country Contra: (4th Friday); 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.; Casual dress; Antigo United Methodist Church, 2034 W. 5th Ave., Antigo, WI; Information: Pat Kelm 715-623-4523 or promn8@newnorth.net. Web site: http://www.newnorth.net/~promn8/contradances.htm.

Ashland - Folk Festival: Folk festival in early mid-May. Web site: http://ncsanorthland.org/special-events/folkfest/the-43d-annual-folk-festival.

Baileys Harbor: The Door County Folk Alliance sponsors a dance at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall from 7:00pm to 9:30pm. Donations accepted to pay for the caller and hall. Web site: http://www.dcfolk.com/index.htm.

Ashland - Northland College: All dances are taught beforehand, no experience is necessary, all ages are welcome. It is smoke and alcohol free. The dancing starts at 7:00 pm. For more information, call: 715-373-5013. Location: Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, on the Northland College Campus. Web site: http://www.northland.edu.

Baraboo - Spring String Gathering: Mostly music weekend with jamming, workshops, performances and one dance. Main site is the Clarion Convention Center. Web site: http://stringgathering.org/.

Beloit: Dance at Beloit College Hendricks Center for the Arts: Corner of East Grand Avenue and Pleasant Street, Beloit, WI from 7:30pm to 10:00pm (lesson at 7pm). $5 suggested donation. This event is free and open to the campus and community. No experience necessary. Street shoes are not allowed in the studio - make sure you bring a spare! Web site: http://beloitcontra.wordpress.com/event-schedule/.

Brooklyn: Barn Dance at the O'Brien Barn, 552 Glenway Rd, Brooklyn, WI. Dance begins at 7pm. Web site: http://sprott.physics.wisc.edu/dances.htm.

Brule - Brule River Barn Dance Weekend: Dancing, camping, swimming, paddling, jamming, kids activities. Register in advance. Location: 4996 S County Rod H, Brule, Wisconsin. Web site: http://tamarackdance.org.

Danbury - Yellow River Folk Music Festival: Day-long event at the Fort Folle Avoine Historical Park, 8500 County Road U, Danbury, WI 54830 and sponsored by the Burnett County Historical Society. Includes music and dance events. Web site: Deerfield: Fiddles, banjos and dancin' shoes! Caddie Woodlawn Community Barn Dance fundraiser from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. at the Deerfield Rod and Gun Club Hall, 4372 Rod and Gun Rd, at the intersection of Hwy 73 and BB, just north of Deerfield, WI. A laid-back, laughter-laden evening of reels, squares, contras, polkas, etc. All dances are taught - no experience necessary. If you can walk, you can dance! Or sit with your cider and hoot 'n holler! All ages, kids to grandparents, are welcome. Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. All proceeds go to benefit First Wing Family Theatre's production of "Caddie Woodlawn", June 28-29 in Lake Mills, WI Suggested donation: $5 or $25 family. Y'all come! for more info, contact 608-764-5267 or firstwingfamilytheatre@gmail.com - Web site: https://www.facebook.com/firstwingfamilytheatre.

Deerfield - CIAS: CIAS (Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems) is celebrating its anniversary and is throwing a celebratory barn dance at Schuster's Farm, 1326 Hwy 12/18, Deerfield. We hope that past and present friends of CIAS, and everyone who supports sustainable food and farms, will join us for this memorable evening. In addition to dancing, the evening will feature refreshments, a silent auction and the beauty of our host farm. The event will take place from 7:00-10:30pm; dancing starts at 7:30pm. Tickets cost $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Kids’ tickets (ages 5-12) cost $5 in advance or at the door, and children under 5 attend for free. Advance tickets are available at cias25.brownpapertickets.com or at the CIAS office (call 608-262-8018 or email cecarusi@wisc.edu for hours). All proceeds from this barn dance will benefit CIAS research, outreach and education on sustainable agriculture, and will ultimately further our vision of sustainable farms and food systems that contribute to ecological, economic and social well-being. Web site: http://www.cias.wisc.edu.

Delafield: Prairie Hill Contra Dances - All dances are held at the Prairie Hill Waldorf School, N14 W29143 Silvernail Rd, Pewaukee, WI on the first Saturday of the month. Time: 8:00 - 11:00 pm (teaching 7 - 8 pm). Cost: Adults $8.00; Students $5.00; Children under 12 $5.00. Please help us protect this great floor by bringing clean shoes to change into for the dance. Street shoes should not be used for dancing. Web site: http://www.delafieldcontra.com/.

Dodgeville - Squirrel Moon Dance Weekend: Annual dance weekend held in mid-September at Folklore Village (3210 County BB). Register in advance. Web site: http://www.squirrelmoon.org.

Dodgeville - Barn Dance: We welcome all ages and experience levels to our Barn Dances and Saturday Night Socials in a friendly, encouraging atmosphere where you can learn the steps, dance to your hearts content or simply sit and enjoy the music and camaraderie! $7 adults, $6 members, $5 seniors and teens (65+), $4 kids. We ask that you only wear shoes with non-marking soles on our beautiful wooden dance floor. Thank you! Folklore Village Barn Dances are fun-filled evenings of traditional American dances, including old-time squares, New England contras and Appalachian big circles. No experience or special costume required. Families and beginners are always welcome! Old-Time Music Jam 5:30-6:30; 6:30 pm potluck. Dancing follows. Web site: http://www.folklorevillage.org.

Dodgeville - Old Time Social: We welcome all ages and experience levels to our Barn Dances and Saturday Night Socials in a friendly, encouraging atmosphere where you can learn the steps, dance to your hearts content or simply sit and enjoy the music and camaraderie! $6 Adults (18+), $5 Members, $4 Seniors (65+) and Teens (13-17), $3 Children (5-12) We ask that you only wear shoes with non-marking soles on our beautiful wooden dance floor. Thank you! We invite you to take part in a 40 year tradition of Saturday Night Socials. A blend of the traditional rural Wisconsin "house party" and the small town community gatherings of churches and other social groups, these special evenings include dancing and games. All dances are taught and no partners are necessary. Bring the whole family and your favorite potluck dish. 6:30 pm potluck, dancing and games follow. Web site: http://www.folklorevillage.org.

Dodgeville - Swedish Music and Dance Weekend: Web site: http://www.folklorevillage.org.

Dodgeville - Norwegian Music and Dance Weekend: Web site: http://www.folklorevillage.org.

Dodgeville - Fundraising Evening: Doors open at 6:30. Program 7:30-10:30. Sponsored by the Folklore Village Board of Directors. $25 minimum donation for this extraordinary evening. Join us for a very special evening that promises and delivers a variety of experiences that make Folklore Village the center for showcasing the best of American folk music and cultural traditions. Web site: http://www.folklorevillage.org.

Dodgeville - Southern WI Old-Time Fiddlers Association Benefit for the Rockwell Mills 4-H Club Lunch and dance from noon to 3:00 PM. Lace up your dance shoes for some polkas, waltzes and hoe-downs! Lunch benefits the Rockwell Mills 4-H Club and is not included in the admission. $7 adults, $6 members, $5 seniors and teens, $4 children (Children under 5 free) Web site: http://www.folklorevillage.org.

Dodgeville - Hardanger Fiddle Association Festival: Annual event; in 2014 at Folklore Village in Dodgeville. Web site: http://www.hfaa.org/.

Dodgeville - Annual Pourparler Conference: The 2014 Pourparler Conference will be held in mid-November. Pourparler is a yearly gathering of dance and music educators from North America who are dedicated to teaching folk/ethnic/world/traditional dance in schools and/or community events. Register in advance. Web site: http://www.nfo-usa.org/.

Ephraim: The Door County Folk Alliance sponsors a dance at the Ephraim Village Hall from 7:00pm to 9:30pm. Donations accepted to pay for the caller and hall. Web site: http://www.dcfolk.com/index.htm.

Fairwater - International Folk Dance Weekend: The weekend is held at the Fairwater Civic Center near Hwy 44 and County E, in mid-October and includes a contra dance as part of the variety of participatory dances. Web site: http://sites.google.com/site/folkdanceworkshop/.

Fish Creek: Dance from 7pm to 9pm at the Gibraltar Town Hall, 4176 Maple St, Fish Creek, WI 54212. Web site: http://www.dcfolk.com/.

Gays Mills - Folk Festival of Music and Dance: Weekend festival in mid-May with family fun, dancing, picking, open stage, maypole dance, workshops, kids games, silent auction and a Friday Night Square Dance, Saturday Night Concert and Sunday Morning Gospel Sing. Web site: http://www.gaysmillsfolkfest.org.

Hayward - Farmstead Creamery and Cafe: Dance at the Creamery, 11077N Fullington Road, Hayward, WI 54843. Stage set, then dancing. All dances are taught beforehand, no experience is necessary, all ages are welcome. The music starts at 5:00 pm. Web site: http://www.northstarhomestead.com.

Hayward - HACIL: Dance at the The HACIL Center located next to Retreat Homes on Highway 77 near the Walmart Stage set, then dancing. All dances are taught beforehand, no experience is necessary, all ages are welcome. Dancing begins at 7:30 pm. $6/person $15/family. Web site: http://www.duckfortheoyster.com.

Hollandale - Folklore Village Fundraiser: Scott and Marla Lind's Folklore Village Barn Dance Fundraiser, 8920 McKenzie Lane, Hollandale from 7pm to 10pm. Goodwill donations will be taken for Folklore Village! Our sweet and good friends Scott and Marla Lind are throwing a real barn dance at their newly restored barn in Blanchardville! Lemonade and popcorn provided. Please, no alcohol or smoking allowed. Night will feature mixers, lines, contras, circles and squares and live music. Web site: http://folklorevillage.com.

Hollandale - Iowa County Humane Society Fundraiser: Dance is at 8920 McKenzie Lane, Hollandale from 6:30pm to 10:00pm. Free-will donation. Parking in pasture above the barn. Free popcorn & lemonade. Porta-potty on site. Wheelchair accessible. No alcohol or smoking please. Questions? Call Scott Lind at (608) 523-1220. ICHS will feature a Pie Auction at the break and desserts will be for sale with ALL proceeds benefiting the shelter. Web site: http://www.ichs.net/index.php.

Horeb: Potluck and Barn Dance at 2669 County Highway P, Mt Horeb, WI. Please RSVP. 5:00 eats, 6:00 family/friends jam band, 7:30ish dance - We can't do a cover charge at the sale barn, but we will have a free-will "sugar bowl" to help pay for our featured band. Web site: http://sprott.physics.wisc.edu/dances.htm.

Hudson - Midwest Morris Ale: The 2013 edition of this event will take place at Camp St. Croix in Hudson in late May. Many times the event includes a contra dance but it does have an emphasis on Morris dancing. Web site: http://www.midwestmorrisale.org.

LaFarge - Kickapoo Valley Reserve and Driftless Folk School: Winter Festival - Barn Dance and Dinner, sponsored by Kickapoo Valley Reserve and Driftless Folk School. Venue: La Farge Community Center - 202 N State St, La Farge, WI 54639. Time: Dinner-4:30, Dance 5:30-8. Any questions: 413-834-1789. Price: $15/adult, $7 for 12 and under. Website link: http://www.driftlessfolkschool.org/winter-festival-family-dinner-and-barn-dance/.

LaFarge - 4th Saturdays: Dances at the La Farge Community Center - 202 N State St, La Farge, WI 54639 with instruction from 7:00-7:30pm and dances from 7:30pm-10:00pm. Any questions: 413-834-1789. Price: $5/adult, Kids free. Web site: http://www.driftlessfolkschool.org/driftless-folk-school-contra-dance-series/.

Madison - Tuesday: A dance every Tuesday, all year round (~7:45-9:45 pm) at Gates of Heaven Synagogue (302 E. Gorham in James Madison Park). Madison Contra Dance Cooperative, open band and callers. Tuesday dances are free with 4-month membership of $50, $5 for non-members, and $3 for students. Call Steve (608-238-3394). Web site: http://sprott.physics.wisc.edu/dances.htm.

Madison - New Year's Eve: Special New Year's eve Dance at Gates of Heaven Synagogue (302 E. Gorham in James Madison Park). Madison Contra Dance Cooperative, open band and callers. New Year's Eve dance will be preceded by waltzing at 7 pm. Dance from 7:45pm to 9:45pm. $5 for non-members, and $3 for students. Call Steve (608-238-3394). Web site: http://sprott.physics.wisc.edu/dances.htm.

Madison - La Fête de Marquette: Annual weekend of music from the French diaspora with some dancing. Held in the first half of July. Location: South Dickinson and E. Washington. Web site: http://www.wil-mar.org/la-fete-de-marquette/.

Madison - Folk Ball: Annual folk dance, including a contra dance, weekend in late January/early February presented by the Madison Folk Dance Club. Web site: http://www.madfolkdance.org/folk-ball-2012.

Madison - Friday: Location: Memorial Union: 800 Langdon Street, Madison, WI (At the north end of Park Street at Langdon St. overlooking Lake Mendota on the University of Wisconsin Campus). Evening dances are generally 8-11 pm except as noted and have an admission charge of typically $7. Dances are taught, partners are not required, and no experience is necessary. If you are new to contra dancing, show up early (preferably for the beginning) when dances are easier and figures are introduced. An introductory lesson is often offered at 7:30 before the dance. You will be able to step right in and dance. Each dance, of the dozen or so each evening, is taught and called. Please bring shoes with clean soles to preserve our fine wooden dance floors. In the event of bad weather, check the Mad Dancers listserver for possible cancellation. Web site: http://sprott.physics.wisc.edu/dances.htm.

Madison - Saturday: Location: Grace Episcopal Church: 116 W. Washington, Madison, WI (Church faces Capitol Square - enter the hall through the courtyard on the Washington St. side). Evening dances are generally 8-11 pm except as noted and have an admission charge of typically $7. Dances are taught, partners are not required, and no experience is necessary. If you are new to contra dancing, show up early (preferably for the beginning) when dances are easier and figures are introduced. An introductory lesson is often offered at 7:30 before the dance. You will be able to step right in and dance. Each dance, of the dozen or so each evening, is taught and called. Please bring shoes with clean soles to preserve our fine wooden dance floors. In the event of bad weather, check the Mad Dancers listserver for possible cancellation. Web site: http://sprott.physics.wisc.edu/dances.htm.

Madison - Thursday: Location: Tripp Commons at the Memorial Union: 800 Langdon Street, Madison, WI (At the north end of Park Street at Langdon St. overlooking Lake Mendota on the University of Wisconsin Campus). Evening dances are generally 8-11 pm except as noted and have an admission charge of typically $7. Dances are taught, partners are not required, and no experience is necessary. If you are new to contra dancing, show up early (preferably for the beginning) when dances are easier and figures are introduced. An introductory lesson is often offered at 7:30 before the dance. You will be able to step right in and dance. Each dance, of the dozen or so each evening, is taught and called. Please bring shoes with clean soles to preserve our fine wooden dance floors. In the event of bad weather, check the Mad Dancers listserver for possible cancellation. Web site: http://sprott.physics.wisc.edu/dances.htm.

Madison - Goodman Community Center: Dance is from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa Street, Madison, WI. Call Veena at 608-663-8390 for more information. Web site: http://sprott.physics.wisc.edu/dances.htm.

Madison - Early Music Festival: Dance as a fundraiser for the festival at the High Noon Saloon, 701 East Washington Avenue, Madison, WI. Dance instructionm. Cost is $15. Light snacks and water provided; cash bar. Instruction at 3:30pm. Dancing from 4:15pm to 6:00pm. Web site: http://sprott.physics.wisc.edu/dances.htm or http://www.dcs.wisc.edu/lsa/memf/related-events.htm.

Madison - Squares - Wil-Mar Center: Dance at the Wil-Mar Center, 953 Jenifer Street, Madison, WI. Web site: http://sprott.physics.wisc.edu/dances.htm.

Madison - Waltz - Workshop: Waltz Workshop from 7pm to 10pm at Grace Hall, Memorial Union: 800 Langdon Street, Madison, WI (At the north end of Park Street at Langdon St. overlooking Lake Mendota on the University of Wisconsin Campus). Web site: http://sprott.physics.wisc.edu/dances.htm.

Madison - Olin Park: Dance from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Olin Park Barn. $7 adults, $6 Members, $5 seniors and teens, $4 kids. Web site: http://www.folklorevillage.org.

Madison - Heartland Farm Sanctuary Benefit: Saddle up and save the date for Heartland's Barn Dance! This family fun-filled event will take place from 4-7 pm at Full Compass Systems on Madison’s far-west side. Come dressed in country fare or a Halloween costume. Prizes will be awarded to the best Halloween costume! Barn Tour: A complimentary tour of Heartland's barn is included with your ticket. Tours will be available between 1-4PM. Come visit with our animals and then enjoy an evening of Fall fun at the Barn Dance! Tickets: VIP Adult – $50.00 (includes reserved seating); VIP Child – $20.00 (includes reserved seating); General Adult – $40.00 General Child – $15.00; Kids 4 and under – FREE. Web site: http://heartlandfarmsanctuary.org.

Madison - Midwest Morris Ale: The 2013 edition of this event will take place at Bethel Horizons Camp and Retreat Center in Madison in late May. Many times the event includes a contra dance but it does have an emphasis on Morris dancing. Web site: http://www.midwestmorrisale.org.

Manitowoc - Pinecrest Historical Village Fall Harvest Fest: A barn dance is held as part of this event held in late September. The sponsor is the The Manitowoc Historical Society. Time - 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Web site: http://www.newnorth.net/~promn8/barndance.htm.

Mercer: Spend the evening dancing at the Mercer Public Library, 2648W Margaret Street, Mercer, WI 54547. It's a community dance for everyone! All dances are taught beforehand, no experience is necessary, all ages are welcome. The dancing starts at 6:30 pm. For more information, call: 715-476-2366 or visit http://mercer.wislib.org/.

Milwaukee - Power Down Week: Dance at the Falcon Bowl, 801 E. Clarke, Milwaukee, WI 53212 from 7pm to 10pm. Web site: http://transitionmilwaukee.org.

Milwaukee - Polish Falcon: 3rd Fridays - Dance at the Falcon Bowl, 810 East Clark, Milwaukee, WI (across from Riverwest Coop). Lesson starts at 7:00. Dance at 8:00. Ends at 11:00pm. All welcome. No partner necessary. $8. Web site: https://www.facebook.com/ContraDanceMke

Milwaukee - Squares - Tamarack Waldorf School Benefit: Come line dance, square dance and kick up your heels with the whole family, in support of Tamarack Waldorf High School! Baked goods, hot cider, fresh apples... come join us for a night of laughter, song and good music. Suggested donation of $10 at the door ($15 couples / $20 families), but all are welcome: join us, even if you don't have the cash! Location: Tamarack Waldorf School, 1150 East Brady Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Web site: https://www.facebook.com/events/337399086396437/.

Minocqua: Dance at the Minocqua Public Library, 415 Menominee Street, Suite B, Minocqua, WI 54548. Spend the evening with Duck for the Oyster at the Minocqua Public Library. It's a community dance for everyone! All dances are taught beforehand, no experience is necessary, all ages are welcome. The dancing starts at 6:30 pm. For more information, call: 715-357-4437. Web site: http://minocqualibrary.org/.

Monona - Public Library Fundraiser: Help Monona Public Library celebrate its 50th Anniversary at this fun-filled fundraiser, from 4:30–8 pm at Fireman's Park Shelter in Winnequah Park. Event is from 4:30pm to 8:00pm. $20 in advance; $25 per person on day of. Ticket includes dinner, dessert, lively entertainment and a free Friends of Monona Public Library membership!Purchase tickets (cash or check preferred) in advance by calling 608-222-6127 or by coming to Monona Public Library, 1000 Nichols Road, Monona. Web site:

Mount Horeb - Hawley Auctions: Dance at Hawley Auctions, 2669 County Road P Mount Horeb, WI 53572. Time: One source indicates event is from 5pm to 8pm, another from 6:30pm to 10:00pm. Event includes Family Potluck, Barn Dance, Live Music. Info: 608-347-7880. Web site: http://hawleyauctions.com/.

New Berlin - Nordic Council of Wisconsin Scandinavian Festival: One day festival with music, dance, food, arts and crafts, genealogy, children's programming. Admission: Adults - $8.00, Children 4-12 $2.00, Children under 4 - Free. Location: Ronald Reagan Elementary School, 4225 South Calhoun Rd, New Berlin, WI 53151. Web site: http://www.nordiccouncil.com/.

Paoli: There will be a contra dance at Fischer Hall, Rt. 151 south of Madison. Web site: None.

Pewaukee - Delafield IndepenDance Weekend: Held in late June at the Prairie Hill Waldorf School west of Milwaukee. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required (but at-the-door is dependent on the amount of pre-registrations. Web site: http://www.delafieldcontra.com/Delafield_Contra_Weekend.html.

Pewauakee - Prairie Hill Contra Dances Contra Dances: All dances are held at the Prairie Hill Waldorf School, N14 W29143 Silvernail Road on the first Saturday of the month. Time: 8:00-11:00 pm; (teaching 7-8 pm). Cost: Adults $7.00; Students $5.00; Children under 12 $5.00. Please help us protect this great floor by bringing clean shoes to change into for the dance. Street shoes should not be used for dancing. Web site: http://www.delafieldcontra.com/.

River Falls: Dances from October to April on the 4th or 3rd Saturday of the month. Anyone, any age, and any ability level can attend these dances, and anyone can dance. The professional callers teach each dance before we dance it AND the learning is fun too. It's a great way to meet new people, to have a cheap night out, to exercise, and to frolic. Each dance is on a Saturday evening from 7 to 10 pm at the River Falls Academy. Enter on Maple Street where you see the sign. From 7 to 8:30 is "family dance"; after 8:30 the callers like to challenge us with more sophisticated dances. Cost is just $5 per person ($2.50 for each child under 12). Inexpensive refreshments are also available for sale. Web site: http://www.riverfallscab.org/communitybarndances.php.

Sarona: Community dance in the historic cedar barn at the Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary, N2384 Hunt Hill Road Sarona, WI 54870-9501. Join your neighbors, friends and family for an fabulous evening of dancing, music and revelry. All ages are welcome and it is smoke and alcohol free. Dancing begins at 7:30 pm. $6/person $15/family. For more information, call: 715-635-7641. Web site: http://www.duckfortheoyster.com.

Sister Bay - Door County Folk Festival: The Door County Folk Festival (DCFF) is one of the most fun-filled, enjoyable and educational dance weekends held in the Midwest. Each year, the DCFF attracts hundreds of participants to Door County, Wisconsin, from all around the U.S., Canada and often other countries. The Festival begins on the Wednesday following Independence Day. Each Festival continues a tradition of enjoyable, extended July weekends where you can dance (as late into the night as you wish), sing, play, learn, share experiences, eat, party and make new friends in a congenial, relaxed, community atmosphere. Register in advance for a discount. Variety of dances styles. Web site: http://www.dcff.net/.

Sister Bay: The Door County Folk Alliance sponsors a dance at the Sister Bay Village Hall from 7:00pm to 9:30pm. Donations accepted to pay for the caller and hall. Web site: http://www.dcfolk.com/index.htm.

Spring Green - Agroecology: Fall is finally here, and the UW-Madison Agroecology Program invites you to celebrate with an evening of dancing and live music. We'll be serving up spike-your-own cider and local fare for purchase, or you can BYOB. We'll also have a pie raffle to sweeten the deal. On-farm camping is available for free to those who want to make a night of it. (S'more making encouraged!) Come join us at the Cates Family Farm, 5992 County Road T, Spring Green, WI. All proceeds benefit the research projects of students in the Agroecology Program. Time: 7PM - 10PM | 6PM Doors Open. $10 Students | $15 General | $5 Kids 8 and Up | Kids under 8 Free. Web site: https://www.facebook.com/events/411202612325213/.

St. Croix Falls - Polk County Fair: A dance on Saturday at 7:30pm is on one of many events at this traditional four-day county fair. Location: 800 East Louisiana St., St Croix Falls, WI. Web site: http://polkcountyfair.com.

Sturgeon Bay - Institute Saloon: The Door County Folk Alliance sponsors a dance at the Institute Saloon, 4599 State Highway 57 Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 from 7:00pm to 9:30pm. Donations accepted to pay for the caller and hall. Web site: http://www.dcfolk.com/index.htm.

Sturgeon Bay - Knights of Columbus Hall: The Door County Folk Alliance sponsors a dance at the Sturgeon Bay Knights of Columbus Hall from 7:00pm to 9:30pm. Donations accepted to pay for the caller and hall. Web site: http://www.dcfolk.com/index.htm.

Sturgeon Bay - Team Leadership Center: The Door County Folk Alliance sponsors a dance at the Sturgeon Bay Team Leadership Center from 7:00pm to 9:30pm. Donations accepted to pay for the caller and hall. Web site: http://www.dcfolk.com/index.htm.

Williams Bay - Breaking Up Thanksgiving: is an old-time music and dance weekend held near Chicago over the weekend following Thanksgiving. The program is produced by volunteers. Web site: http://www.breakingupthanksgiving.com/.

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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 October 17, 2014