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  

 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

2018 Schedule (always check this page for latest information)  

        March    11   The  Hollywood Women's Club 

        John Rogers of Melbourne calling, Cornbread playing  

         April 8th      The  Hollywood Women's Club 

featuring an original natural 1927 wood dance floor 

address   501 North 14th Ave, Hollywood Fl 33020

Anita Mason Calling with Cornbread dance band  

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

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


First Saturday and third Sunday Contra dances are in Boca

March 3 Saturday 7-10:30 pm Cornbread at Michael's Fitness,

 Boca  Raton 5994 SW 18th Street , minutes off 95 at Hillsboro Blvd 




The fourth Sunday Miami Old Time Dance is looking for new locations. 

 We require at least 20 dancers.

John Martin's Irish Pub and Restaurant in Coral Gables 

is available 3-6 pm Sunday afternoons-- 

if you can put a group together, please contact us

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 (when available)

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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