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                 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, children, students, seniors- the perfect mixer.

Dance Instruction and Calling by Anita Mason for: Barn Dances, Hoedowns, Old Time, Contra, Mixers, Wedding Receptions, 

Birthday and House Parties

Live Music by guitarist Patrick Mason  aka Cornbread  Dance Band PM3

              Anita Mason, Caller, Bodhran                  

              Pat Mason  guitar and foot bass, live melodies

               Fiddlers Jennifer Jurado, Anjie Skaya

                 Guest musicians        Terry Brysman Percussion




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

Dance detail Calendar at     http://www.southfloridacontradance.com  

2023 Schedule  Calling by Anita and Music by Pat aka PM3



New Miami Venue!   Earth 'n Us Farm,    Dance 3-5 pm   

February 5th

March 5th

7630 NE 1st ave Miami 33138  Contact  Leslie Chasser 786-282-3000 



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

Saturday March 14th   TBA

6 pm  Saint Patrick's Day Dance (and Dinner)

at Palm Beach Sailing Club  4600 N Flagler Dr, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

contact Linda Green  772-708-7381, email  lindagreen1000@gmail.com,

No Snacks necessary--Irish & Vegan dinners & drinks available for purchase


Sunday Feb 26 Boca  Private Dance    Pat/PM3 and Anita play Boca, 

Sunday March 5 Earth'n Us Farm  3-5 pm

Sunday April TBA

Sunday April TBA  Earth'n Us Farm dance 2-4

Sunday May TBA   Earth'n Us Farm


Sunday May TBA

Saturday June TBA


Monthly South Florida Contra Dances


Boca dances rotate callers and Bands, sign up for newsletter  email

Alternate Sundays in Miami  Dances 2-4 at Earth 'n Us Farm 

 Calling by Anita Mason 954-260-0938

PM3 Dance Music Pat Mason 954-431-0690


Boca/Michaels Fitness  Terri Hunt 561-777-3575 tmhunt444@yahoo.com

 Callers B. Kushner 561-306-3620

check http://www.southfloridacontradance.com for current dance calendar


Michaels Body Scenes and Fitness 5994 SW 18th Street Boca Raton 33433

Palm Beach/Boca Dances --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


Note: The historic Hollywood Women's Club Sunday Contra Dance is on hold as they renovate the building.

The original 1927 wood dance floor will be kept intact.

Directions To Hollywood WC  Dance:

address   501 North 14th Ave, Hollywood Fl 33020 

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

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

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.)


other Dance Venues Available for  Parties

Star Ballroom 2305-2309 E Atlantic Blvd

Pompano Beach FL 33062  954-782-7760   visit             http://www.starballroomdance.com   

 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

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:



Ongoing dances are insured put on by the non-profit  SF Contradance Society (SFCDSS) and the National Country Dance and Song Society. Volunteers hours are available for students.



 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 musician and familiar with contradance music, please contact Pat at  customsportsservices@gmail.com 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. 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 

If you have related websites, let us know and we will add them.

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