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                 South Florida Contra Dances
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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 PM3

              Anita Mason, Caller, Bodhran and Percussion                   

              Pat Mason  guitar and foot bass, backing tracks

               Jennifer Jurado on fiddle

 

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

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

2020 Schedule  Calling by Anita and Music by Pat aka PM3

 

Atttention!!         Please Note

As of March 12 all SF Dances listed below are being cancelled until the Coronavirus subsides

New Miami Venue!   Earth 'n Us Farm,    Dance 2-4 pm   

Potluck and Volleyball to follow

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     cancelled

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

All Dances cancelled until Coronavirus subsides

Sunday March 15th  Boca  Pat/PM3 and Anita play Boca, John Rogers calls

Sunday March 22  Earth'n Us Farm  cancelled  

Sunday April 19      Anita and Pat call and play Boca, JJ on fiddle

Sunday April 26  Earth'n Us Farm dance 2-4

Sunday May 10 Earth'n Us Farm

                           Mothers Day Family dance 2-4

Sunday May 17  Boca    Anita calls with Steppingstones

Saturday June 6 and Sunday 17  Boca  Anita calls, Pat and Jennifer

 

Monthly South Florida Contra Dances

1st Saturday Boca Dance  Michael's Fitness 7 to 10:30 pm

3rd Sunday  Boca Dance  Michael's Fitness  2-5:30 pm

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

Boca Bands A. Fisher 702-493-3032 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, expected to reopen March 2020. The original 1927 wood dance floor will be kept intact.To Hollywood 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.)

 

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:

http://wlrn.org/post/leave-your-stillettos-home-miami-beachs-contra-dance-nights

 

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

 

http://www.southfloridacontradance.com

 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  customsports@bellsouth.net  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 

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

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