South Florida Contra Dances
                    Have Dance, Will Travel!

South Florida Contra Dances

American Folk Dancing 

from the Keys to the Palm Beaches


  •       Healthy activity in an informal, family-friendly environment.
  •       If you can walk---you can contradance, it's not a contest!
  •       Experienced callers make it easy for new dancers. 
  •       Singles, couples, students, seniors- the perfect mixer.

Dance Instruction and Calling by Anita Mason for: Barn Dances, Hoedowns, Old Time Dances, Contra, Childrens Dances, Mixers and House Parties

Live Music by CORNBREAD Dance Band....sweet, solid and satisfying  

               featuring Jennifer Jurado on violin

                   Pat Mason on guitar, 12 string and foot bass

                   Anita Mason, Caller, Bodhran and Percussion

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


                     2018-19 DANCE SCHEDULE

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 Second-Sunday Dances 2-5 pm October thru April

at The historic Hollywood Women's Club  (HWC)

Anita Mason Calling with Cornbread Dance Band  

featuring an original natural 1927 wood dance floor !

address   501 North 14th Ave, Hollywood Fl 33020

Dances in Boca at Michaels Fitness

Every First Saturday 7-10:30 pm and Third Sunday 2-5:30 pm

Coming Up

December 1 Boca/Michaels Jennifer J and Pat, Anita calling

December 9th  HWC   Anita calls, and Pat and Jennifer

December 16  Boca/Michaels   Pat and Jennifer


January 13   Boca/Michaels Pat and the MPthree's

February 3 Coral Gables Pot luck dinner dance

February 10   HWC Cornbread and Anita

March 3  Coral Gables Wedding Celebration

March 10  HWC Cornbread Band & Anita

March 17  HWC St Pats Day Cornbread & Anita


To Hollywood Dance: Off I-95  From Boca   Take Sheridan St Exit eastbound, turn right/south  to US 1 

From Miami    Take  Hollywood Blvd Exit  eastbound to US 1, go around circle 3/4 to US 1 North

US 1 to Johnson St  light  Go East on Johnson  to 14th Ave, Right on 14th

(Note: only smooth soled, non-marking dance shoes may be worn

to maintain the 1927 floor. No street shoes please.)


             Monthly Contra Dances in Boca Raton

             Every First Saturday 7-10:30 pm and Third Sunday 2-5:30 pm

               Rotating Bands and Callers

To get there --just 7 minutes off I-95 at the Hillsboro Blvd West exit---

turn right/North on Military Trail--left at first light on SW 18th--

Michael's Body Scenes &Fitness is on the south side of shopping center
5994 SW 18th St

Dance Venue Available for Contra and Swing

           Star Ballroom 2305-2309 E Atlantic Avenue

           Pompano Beach FL 33062  954-782-7760   


 more info: Jody Dancer at Star Ballroom  954-383-9667 

We need just 20 dancers to RSVP and set a date!   

Miami Folk Dance Info

Contra  Dance in Miami

3D   Dinner, Dance , Dessert at CG congregational Church

5-6pm Potluck meal, 6-7pm Dancing, 7-8pm Dessert

or, Put together your own dance party-we need at least 20 people

available 3-6 pm Sunday afternoons--

 John Martin's Irish Pub and Restaurant in Coral Gables 

if you can put a party  together, we'll be there

253 Miracle Mile Coral Gables FL  33134 

Check out Public Radio's WLRN Feature on our 2016 summer Miami Beach bandshell 4-dance dances:

Dancers notice: The Hollywood Contradance is the only insured dance in Broward County,

and a non-profit partner with the SF Contradance Society and the National Country

Dance and Song Society. Volunteers hours are available for students.

South Florida Monthly Contra Dance schedule

First Saturday (7:00 - 10:30 pm)  and third Sunday (2-5:30 pmin Boca Raton

at Michael's Aerobics and Fitness Center, 5994 SW 18th st.  33433

Second Sunday 2-5pm at Hollywood Women's Club (see calendar)

S FL. Dance Calendar 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"   July 2, 2010 by Marika Partridge 

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