Sunday, January 22, 2017

Next Contra Dance - Saturday, February 18, 2017

The band in February will be Battleaxe Band from the beautiful Upstate of South Carolina. The Battleaxe Band is an all-female string band with Amy Buckingham on fiddle and guitar, Lucy Allen on guitar, Brooke Lauer on banjo and fiddle, and Nancy Hamilton on upright bass. The band loves to play hard-driving Old-Time dance tunes, original songs, and much more. You will love dancing to them!

Our caller will be Clinton Ross from Greenville, SC. Clinton's relaxed demeanor helps new dancers get comfortable quickly. His clear instructions, energetic calls, and imaginative programs will have all dancers happy and light on their feet.

It will be a wonderful February dance with Clinton Ross and The Battleaxe Band!

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, January 21, 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 Clinton Ross
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 TBA TBA
8/19/2017 TBA TBA
9/16/2017 TBA TBA
10/21/2017 TBA TBA
11/18/2017 TBA TBA
12/23/2017 TBA TBA
1/20/2018 TBA TBA
2/24/2018 TBA TBA
3/24/2018 TBA TBA
4/28/2018 TBA TBA
5/26/2018 TBA TBA
6/30/2018 TBA TBA
7/28/2018 TBA TBA