Wednesday, June 27, 2018

SPECIAL: Caller's Workshop - July 21, 2018

ContraCola is sponsoring a Caller's Workshop on July 21, 2018, in lieu of our regular Contra dance.

Kenny Greer, a fun and very well established Contra caller, will guide anybody interested in learning how to call in learning the basics of this fun activity.


5-6p Review of Caller Basics, Group Discussion, Q&A 
6-7p Individual Caller Practice for several mins each, with feedback from group (one selected dance callers have brought with them, or Kenny will supply some to choose from - we will have extra index cards on hand)
7p Experienced dancers show up
7-9p Callers who would like to call the dance they practiced earlier can call entire dance for the group.  We will ask group for feedback after each dance since this is a learning environment

Please note:
  • We will not have a beginner's lesson this day. We ask for experienced dancers only; if you have been to a few Contra dances, then you should be able to help new callers and have fun during the dance.
  • We will use recorded music.
  • The callers will be new at calling, so things may not always work perfectly. Be prepared for the unexpected and let's have fun as we support new callers in this great adventure.


We will have an ice cream social after the dance. Feel free to bring your own desert or other sweets.

See you on July 21st!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Next Contra Dance - Saturday, August 18, 2018

We will not have a dance in July 2018. Our next dance in Columbia will be on August 18, 2018.

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

Band: Marshall-Chris Band

Caller: Jonathan Janzen

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


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
Students (with school ID) = $5

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