Sunday, April 16, 2017

Next Contra Dance - Saturday, May 20, 2017

The band in May will be The Contrarians from Charleston, WV. The Contrarians are an extraordinary group of talented and fun musicians that have been enchanting dancers for decades. Please visit their website to learn more about them and play some of their fantastic tunes! The Contrarians, however, as their name implies, are not restricted by genres: Celtic, French Canadian, Swing, Gypsy, as well as Appalachian and original tunes are woven together and spiced with Afro-pop, Reggae, blues, and other grooves.

Our caller will be Dean Snipes from Charlotte, NC. Dean is a fun, entertaining, and masterful caller and dance choreographer that has been delighting Contra dancers for as long as one can remember. He will have you traveling the streets of Contra dances and greeting your neighbors with his well known "Yes, you betcha!" 

It will be a "mighty fine" evening with Dean Snipes and The Contrarians!

Sound by John Wetzel!

Monthly Dance

  • New Dancer's Workshop from 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM. Learn Contra dance basics for a more enjoyable experience.
  • Dance from 7:30 PM. – 10:30 PM


Emerald Ballroom
1333 Omarest Drive
Columbia, SC 29210

Please bring clean, soft-soled, non-marking shoes. Thanks!


Please see our page for available places to park at or near Emerald Ballroom. Please help us prevent problems with EB neighbors!


  • Adults = $8.00
  • Students with school ID = $5.00

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Dance Schedule

Please refer to our "Previous Events" page for older dates.

8/20/2016 Groove Contraption George Segebade
9/17/2016 Foot Spring Kenny Greer
10/15/2016 Contra Force Victor Gascón
11/19/2016 Cabin Fever Natalie Weston
12/17/2016 Wolf Moon Clinton Ross
1/21/2017 Bonne Terre Dean Hooks
2/18/2017 The Battleaxe Band Stephanie Marie
3/18/2017 Cabin Fever Victor Gascón
4/15/2017 Good Foot Stephanie Marie
5/20/2017 The Contrarians Dean Snipes
6/17/2017 Bonne Terre Kenny Greer
7/15/2017 Techno Contra Victor Gascón
8/19/2017 TBA TBA
9/16/2017 TBA TBA
10/21/2017 Wolf Moon TBA
11/18/2017 Bonne Terre TBA
12/16/2017 Cabin Fever Dean Hooks
1/20/2018 TBA TBA
2/17/2018 TBA TBA
3/17/2018 Cabin Fever TBA
4/21/2018 TBA TBA
5/19/2018 Bonne Terre TBA
6/23/2018 TBA TBA
7/21/2018 TBA TBA