Thursday, May 30, 2024

Our next dance!

  • Date: Saturday, June 22, 2024
  • Music: Lagomorph Trio
  • Caller: Gretchen Caldwell
Schedule:
  • 6:30pm New Dancers' Workshop
  • 7:00pm First contra
  • 10:00pm End
Where: Lake Murray Contra Dance Hall. See details in our short list of dance locations, below.
Price: $10 (details below)


Contra dancing is a great way to get some exercise, meet new people, and enjoy live music in a family-friendly environment. No partner necessary. Every dance is taught before you do it and has only a few, easily learned movements. If you can walk, you can contra dance!

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!

Dance Format

  • New Dancers' Workshop 30 minutes starting 1/2 hour before the dance is reserved for learning contra dance basics for a more enjoyable experience.
  • Dance for 3 hours with a short break in the middle.

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

Price

Admission is $10 per dancer - pay by cash or check. Or use Venmo and pay $10.50 to @contracola-sc. Children age 12 and under, accompanied by a paying adult, dance for free.

Children 12 and under must be supervised by an adult at all times. Children who are not participating in the dance must stay off the dance floor.

Dance Locations

We currently dance at one of two dance locations, depending on hall availability:
 
LMLake Murray Contra Dance Hall ("Lake Murray")
640 Devil's Backbone Rd., Batesburg-Leesville, SC 29070
Columbia Music Festival Association ("CMFA")
914 Pulaski Street, Columbia, SC 29201

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