Sunday, November 17, 2019

Next Contra Dance - Saturday, December 21, 2019

Our next dance!

Our next dance will be on December 21, 2019.

Dance Information

Please come join us on the third Saturday of every month. Our next dance talent is:

  • Band: Techno music provided by Jonathan Janzen
  • Caller: Jonathan Janzen

NEW LOCATION!


Starting with our October 2019, we are moving to Lake Murray Contra Hall! We are very excited about this opportunity to dance in a hall specifically built for Contra dances! See our announcement for more details and directions!

Build Our Community

We are always grateful for all our dancers and would love to grow our community! Please bring a friend (or three) and your whole family! We welcome everyone; we love having young dancers,young-at-heart dancers, all dancers! We have a beautiful safe space for dancing and fun. Let's Contra!


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

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

Location

Starting with our October 2019, we are moving to Lake Murray Contra Hall! We are very excited about this opportunity to dance in a hall specifically built for Contra dances! See our announcement for more details and directions!

The street address is 640 Devil’s Backbone Road, Leesville, SC 29070 [Map]

Price

We normally charge only $10 for all dancers. However, our December dance will be FREE to celebrate the holidays. Of course, donations are always welcome and appreciated.

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Black light dancing at Lake Murray Contra!
Black light dancing at Lake Murray Contra!

Monday, September 23, 2019

We are moving!

Dear dancers:

Starting with our October 2019 event we will dance at a hall that is dear to many of us:

Lake Murray Contra Hall!


Lake Murray Contra Hall
Lake Murray Contra Hall


Lake Murray Contra Hall was built specifically to hold Contra dances. Many dancers in South Carolina began dancing at LM Contra. The hall has a fantastic, floating and leveled floor, lots of comfy sitting, a separate snack area, a nice stage, great sound, and an awesome surrounding. There is plenty of parking.

The street address is 640 Devil’s Backbone Road, Leesville, SC 29070 [Map]



Directions to Lake Murray Contra


From Columbia

  • Take Hwy 378 toward Lexington
  • From the Rite-Aid & Rush’s in Lexington, go west 11 miles on Hwy 378
  • Turn left onto Devil’s Backbone Road
  • Go 0.3 mile and take a slight left to stay on Devil’s Backbone (go toward St. Mark’s Church).
  • Continue 1.4 miles and turn right into driveway. (Look for signs on road)


From I-26 - Charleston

  • Take I-26 to exit 111A (Hwy 1), go west, through Lexington.
  • Turn left on West Main Street-Hwy.378-Hwy 1 (Rite-Aid & Rush’s on corners).
  • Follow Hwy 378 about 11 miles.
  • Turn left onto Devil’s Backbone Road
  • Go 0.3 mile and take a slight left to stay on Devil’s Backbone (go toward St. Mark’s Church).
  • Continue 1.4 miles and turn right into driveway. (Look for signs on road)


From I-20 - Lexington

  • Take exit #58, Hwy #1, go toward Lexington
  • Turn left at Hwy 1  & Hwy 378 (Rush’s  & Rite-Aid on corners)
  • Travel on Hwy 378 about 11 miles to Devils Backbone Road.
  • Turn left on Devils Backbone Road
  • Go 0.3 miles and take a slight left to stay on Devil’s Backbone (go toward St. Mark’s Church)
  • Drive 1.4 miles and turn right into driveway. (Look for signs on road)


From Greenville

  • Take Hwy 385 to I-26 toward Columbia
  • Follow I-26 East to exit 72 (Hwy 121 in Newberry)
  • Exit right (west) toward Newberry
  • At the intersection of Hwy 76/34, turn left onto 76/34 and follow it for about 6 miles.
  • Turn right onto Hwy 391
  • Follow Hwy 391 south for a little more than 13 miles.
  • At the traffic circle, take the third exit, Hwy 378 toward Lexington
  • Drive about 6.5 miles, and turn right onto Devils Backbone Road.
  • Go 0.3 miles and take a slight left to stay on Devil’s Backbone (go toward St. Mark’s Church)
  • Drive 1.4 miles and turn right into driveway. (Look for signs on road)


From Augusta, GA

  • Take I-20 east towards Columbia to.exit 44 (Pond Branch Road) 
  • Turn left onto Pond Branch to head north to Leesville (about 9 miles).
  • Travel on Pond Branch Road until you reach Hwy 1.  
  • Turn right onto Hwy 1.
  • Drive on Hwy 1 for about 5.5 miles.
  • Turn left onto Cedar Grove Road (at the IGA grocery store).
  • Follow Cedar Grove Road for about 3.5 miles. 
  • Turn right onto Devils Backbone Road.
  • Follow Devils Backbone Road for a bit more than 1 mile, look for signs and driveway on the left.