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 pm) in 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 http://groups.google.com/group/South_Florida_Contradance
Singles, there is a meetup group www.meetup.com/south-floridacontradanceshttp://dancefl.us/ all types of dances(Irish, Folk) across Florida
http://www.dancinglist.com/ all types of dances and venues
http://dancefl.us/contra/MiamiContra.shtml dancing in south Miami/Dade
For singles, all types of dancing http://www.datingwebsites.org/dance-guide/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128273050
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