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  

              Anita Mason, Caller, Bodhran and Percussion                   

              Pat Mason  guitar and foot bass

              Jennifer Jurado on violin and guest musicians

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

Dance detail Calendar at  

2020 Schedule    Anita and Pat Mason

SaturdayJan 4th   7:00 - 10:30 pm  in Boca Raton at Michael's Gym and Fitness Center, 5994 SW 18th st.  33433

Sunday Jan 12  Dance POSTPONED to Sun February 9th

Coral Gables 5-6 potluck, dance 6-8  

Coral Gables Congregational Church  3010 DeSoto Blvd

Contact Laura Pascal 305-790-6049

Sunday Jan 19  Star Ballroom Pompano Beach  dance  2-430 

Contact Jody Dancer 954-383-9667

Sunday Jan 26   Earth'n Us Farm,    Dance 2-4 pm   Volleyball to follow

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


Monthly South Florida Contra Dances

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

2nd Sunday  Coral Gables CoC Church, after pot luck 6-730 pm   

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

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

Miami  dances feature Anita Mason Calling with Cornbread Dance Band  

 Calling by Anita Mason 954-260-0938

Cornbread Dance Band Pat Mason 954-431-0690


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


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      

 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

Address   Coral Gables Congregational Church 3010 Desoto BLvd Coral Gables 33134

"3D"   Dinner, Dance , Dessert at CG congregational Church

5-6pm Potluck meal, 6-730 pm 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:


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.

 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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