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!
Summer Dancing at John Martin's Irish Pub and Restaurant
May- August Sunday afternoons 3-6 pm
Summer schedule May 21 June 18 July 23 Aug 27
253 Miracle Mile Coral Gables FL 33134 ph 305-445-3777
Sept-May Broward /UU Dance Workshop and /or Family Dance at 7:00pm,
at River of Grass UU Hall (in 595 Park of Commerce)11850 W S R 84, Davie FL.33325
Sept-April Barnacle State Park, Coconut Grove 6:30-10 pm
3485 Main Highway, Coconut Grove 33133
Upcoming Dances and Events
April 23 Barnacle Old Time Dance in Coconut Grove
Last Outdoor Dance until September!
May 13 Broward Barn/Contra Dance in Davie
Pre Dance BBQ and Boat at David's House 4-6pm
Dave and Peggy Notman's house on the water (2931 Myrtle Oak Circle, Forest Ridge Homes, Davie Fl 33328) is ten minutes from the dance, inviting people to bring swim or boating attire, food to grill, a side dish or dessert to share, or an instrument to jam.
call 954-609-7389 or email email@example.com to RSVP please
No Davie Dances June July August --- Sept TBA
Starting May 21 NEW Dance VENUE
John Martin's Irish Rest&Pub, Coral Gables
Miami's Oldest Irish Bar wood floor
253 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Dance Sundays 3-6 pm, stay for dinner & open mic
WLRN Feature on our 2016 summer bandshell 4-dance dances:
Dancers 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.
Directions to The Broward/Davie Contradance at River of Grass UU Hall
From I-95 and the Florida Turnpike: Take I-595 West to Flamingo Road exit, U-turn under 595 onto SR 84 heading east, go just past the white Art museum/library, turn right into first set of stores(look for "Biker" store sign). The River of Grass UU Hall is in the first suite on the left, park in front or around to the side.
From I-75 or the Sawgrass Expressway: Exit I-75 to I-595 eastbound, get off at Flamingo Road exit-- continue on SR 84 heading east, go just past Art museum/library, turn right into first set of stores. The River of Grass UU Hall is in the first suite on the left, park in front or around to the side.
South Florida Monthly Contra Dance schedule:
First Saturday and third Sunday in Boca Raton, 7:30 - 10:30pm at Michaels Fitness Factory, on SW 18th
Second Saturday in Davie, 7:30 - 11:00pm, at UU Hall, in Broward, just off of 595
(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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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