South Florida Contra Dances
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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!


                      Upcoming Dances and Events

 Sunday October 22  2-5 pm at our NEW LOCATION !     

The Hollywood Women's Club     

featuring a natural wood dance floor 

501 North 14th Ave, Hollywood Fl 33020

Anita Calling and Cornbread cooking up foot-stomping music

Next Pending  Hollywood dance: November 12

Note: only smooth, non-marking dance shoes may be worn to maintain the 1927 floor.


Unfortunately, the Barnacle 4th Sunday Miami Dances are on hold until repairs are made to the pavilion floor, damaged by hurricane Irma

Pending Alternate Miami dance location:  John Martin's Irish Pub and Restaurant in Coral Gables 3-6 pmSunday afternoons  

253 Miracle Mile Coral Gables FL  33134 ph 305-445-3777


Don't Miss Public Radio's WLRN Feature on our 2016 summer bandshell 4-dance dances:

Dancers notice: The Hollywood 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 (7:00 - 10:30 pm)  and third Sunday( 2-5:30 pm) in Boca Raton, at Michaels Body Scenes Aerobics and Fitness Center, 5994 SW 18th st.  33433

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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