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 afternoon3-6 pm

       Summer schedule              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


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 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 (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


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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