The Broward Contra Dance
                     Everyone is Welcome!

The Broward Contra Dance

Held every 2nd Saturday of the month, 7:30-11:00pm

Always friendly and a ton of fun!

Foot stompin' good Dance Music!

Traditional and modern uptempo reels, jigs and waltzs will get you moving!

WLRN Feature on our dances:

House Band is      CORNBREAD.....sweet, solid and satisfying  

 Janie Weise on violin, Pat Mason on 6, 12-string and foot bass, Jamey Kelley on grand piano, Anita Mason on Bodhran & Percussion  

at the River of Grass UU Hall

11850 West State Rd. 84 Davie, Florida 33325

(between Flamingo Rd & Hiatus)

Requested Donation: $10, $5 student, $25 family


                           Dance Workshop at 7:30pm, dancing to follow.

  •       Great exercise in a family-friendly environment.
  •       If you can walk,  you can contradance, it's not a contest!
  •       Experienced callers make it easy to learn and follow along. 
  •       Singles, couples, students, seniors, beginners – everyone welcome.

             Held Every Second Saturday of the month  (except August)

                South Florida's longest running contra dance!

                Upcoming Dances and Events

  New Dancers -- Don't miss the pre-dance workshops! It's all you need to know.

September   25    Miami--4th Sunday Season Opener at The Barnacle 

                   30     Miami-- Anita Mason and Cornbread dance at the new Sunrise School 

October     8   Broward Halloween Dance  in Davie

                       14,15    Irish, Classical and Popular Music for Leslie and Paul's Wedding on the beach

                 23   Miami Old Time Dance at The Barnacle in Coconut Grove(see previous page)

                  29   S. Miami  Anita Mason and Cornbread dance the Royal Palm Tennis Club

November     6  Anita Mason and Cornbread dance the Pembroke Falls International Dinner

                    12    Second Saturday Broward Contra Dance in Davie

                         20  Cornbread plays The Boca Sunday Contra at Michaels Fitness and Gym

                         27  Miami Old Time Dance at The Barnacle in Coconut Grove

December      10   Annual Holiday Pot Luck Dinner and Dance in Davie  6pm

                          17   Winter Old Time Dance at The Barnacle in Coconut Grove, Miami

                          18  Cornbread plays The Boca Sunday Contra at Michaels Fitness and Gym

January           14   Broward Contra Dance

                          29  Barnacle Old Time Dance in Coconut Grove


 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 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 storesThe 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

See our Dade Contradance web page on menu


Dance Websites & Links

If you want to carpool to Contradances, use "RIDES" list at 

Singles, there is a meetup group  all types of dances(Irish, Folk) across Florida  all types of dances and venues  dancing in south Miami/Dade

For singles, all types of dancing

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  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 

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