Monday, December 18, 2017

Next Contra Dance - Saturday, January 20, 2018

Happy New Year! May 2018 be your best year ever!

Our dance in January brings us the exciting new duo of Tea & Whiskey, with Gretchen Caldwell calling.

Tea & Whiskey is one of the newest bands in the Contra community, and it comes with great experience and talent. Tea & Whisky is made up of the talented Karin McQuade (remember her from Good Foot?) and the (also) talented Andrae Raffield (from that Charleston band called ContraForce). We can't wait to dance to Tea & Whiskey!

Gretchen Caldwell from Charlotte, NC., is a master caller who always has clear teachings and walk-throughs, high energy calling, and amazing dance programs. It is always a treat having Gretchen as our caller.

It will be a great dance with Gretchen Caldwell calling and Tea & Whiskey playing!


We will have a potluck dinner in January. We will begin setting up at 5:45 PM and eat starting around 6:15 PM. Please sign-up to bring items using this easy web page:

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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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Dance Schedule

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

7/15/2017 Techno Contra Victor Gascón
8/19/2017 Foot SpringNatalie Weston
9/16/2017 C Liakos & FriendsVictor Gascón
10/21/2017 Wolf Moon Jonathan Janzen
11/18/2017 Bonne Terre Kenny Greer
12/16/2017Bob & Amy Buckingham Dean Hooks
1/20/2018Tea & Whiskey Gretchen Caldwell
2/17/2018 Nic Coker & George Paul Victor Gascón
3/17/2018 Cabin Fever Jonathan Janzen
4/21/2018 Contra ForceVictor Gascón
5/19/2018 Bonne Terre Kenny Greer
6/16/2018UnbalancedJonathan Janzen
7/21/2018 DisContra/Techno Victor Gascón