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: Mixers,Weddings, Barn Dances, Hoedowns, Old Time, Contra, Birthday and House Parties

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

               featuring Anjie Skaya and 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!


              2019 South Fl DANCE SCHEDULE

See Full Calendar at                   

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

1st Sunday  Coral Gables Cong. Church, after pot luck 6-730 pm, 

  2nd Sunday Dance  Hollywood Womens Club

   Currently On hold for completion of building renovations

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

Boca dances rotate callers and Bands, sign up for newsletter

Miami and Hollywood dances feature Anita Mason Calling with Cornbread Dance Band  

 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.

address   501 North 14th Ave, Hollywood Fl 33020 

Contacts: Anita Mason and Cornbread booking  Pat 954-431-0690

Miami/ Coral Gables Congregational Church Laura Pascal 305-790-6049

Boca/Michaels Fitness  Terri Hunt 561-777-3575

Boca Bands A. Fisher 702-493-3032 Callers B. Kushner 561-306-3620



check for current dance calendar

Address   Coral Gables Congregational Church 3010 Desoto BLvd Coral Gables 33134

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



To Hollywood Dance: 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.)


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

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

New 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 (on hold

pending completion of building renovations)

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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