South Florida Contra Dances
Have Dance, Will Travel!
South Florida Contra Dances
American Folk Dancing
from the Keys to the Palm Beaches
- A really fun activity in an informal, family-friendly environment.
- If you can walk---you can contradance, it's not a contest!
- Experienced callers make it super easy to learn and follow along.
- Singles, couples, students, seniors, beginners – everyone welcome.
Dance Instruction and Calling by Anita Mason for: Barn Dances, Hoedowns, Old Time Dances, Contra Dances, Childrens Dances, Mixers and Parties
Music by CORNBREAD Dance Band....sweet, solid and satisfying
Janie Weise on violin, Pat Mason on guitar and foot bass
Anita Mason, Bodhran and Percussion
Traditional and modern uptempo reels, jigs and waltzs will get you moving!
The Second Saturday Broward /UU Dance is on hold until we can find a new location:
Let us know if you have a school, Church or Hall or large space that could host contradances----have dance-will travel!
Upcoming Dances and Events
MIchael's Fitness in Boca Raton Saturday Sept 2nd
The Barnacle State Park Coconut Grove Sunday Sept 24 6:30-10pm
3485 Main Highway, Coconut Grove 33133
Don't Miss Public Radio's WLRN Feature on our 2016 summer bandshell 4-dance dances:
New Dade dance: Summer Pub Dancing at John Martin's Irish Pub and Restaurant cure those summertime blues!
May- July Sunday afternoons 3-6 pm and Barnacle rainouts
Summer schedule June 18 July 23
( Aug 27 cancelled )
253 Miracle Mile Coral Gables FL 33134 ph 305-445-3777Dancers notice: The Broward Contradance is the only insured dance in Broward County, and is a non-profit partner with the SF Contradance Society and the National Country Dance and Song Society. Volunteers hours are available for students and helpers are always welcomed.
South Florida Monthly Contra Dance schedule:
First Saturday (7:30 - 10:30pm) and third Sunday( 2-5:30 pm) in Boca Raton, at Michaels Body Scenes Aerobics and Fitness Center, 5994 SW 18th st. 33433
(Sept- April) Fourth Sunday in Coconut Grove, 6:30 - 10:00pm at The Barnacle Historic Park, Miami
May thru August we have Dine and Dance at John Martins Pub and Restaurant in Coral Gables
See our Dade Contradance web page on menu http://www.customsports.biz/dadecontradance.html
Dance Websites & Links
If you want to carpool to Contradances, use "RIDES" list at http://groups.google.com/group/South_Florida_Contradance
Singles, there is a meetup group www.meetup.com/south-floridacontradanceshttp://dancefl.us/ all types of dances(Irish, Folk) across Florida
http://www.dancinglist.com/ all types of dances and venues
http://dancefl.us/contra/MiamiContra.shtml dancing in south Miami/Dade
For singles, all types of dancing http://www.datingwebsites.org/dance-guide/
Hey MUSICIANS We want to build our numbers of contra dance players. If you are an accomplished musican and familiar with contradance music, please contact Pat at email@example.com or 954-431-0690. We have sheet music and can help you learn the style. Our goal is to get enough players to have back-up players to fill in for seasonal vacancies in our local dances. Our grand piano needs attention too! The dance must go on!
Heard on NPR's All Things Considered:
"Youth Flock to Contradancing" YJuly 2, 2010 by Marika Partridge http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128273050
If you have related websites, let us know and we will add them.
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