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What Kind of Dance is This? What Do I Need to Know?

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Contra Dance and English Country Dance are communal style folk dances that are fun and easy to learn. No partner or experience is necessary. A caller leads the dancers though a series of moves, and the pattern repeats. If you can walk, you can dance. 

Do I need to bring a partner?

No. Most people come without partners. Since it's a communal dance, most people change partners after each dance.

What if I've never done this before and have no idea what I'm doing?

You're in for a treat. You'll find a style of dance where it's more important to have fun than do it “right”, where people are friendly and welcoming and glad to help you.

A 30-minute workshop is held before the dance to introduce you to the basics. We dance simpler dances at the beginning of the evening, so coming early is the easiest way to learn!

Welcome to St Louis Contra Dancing

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Upcoming events:

Saturday August 1, 2015 6:30-7:30pm  Family Dance  $7/person, or $5 if accompanied by a child; $3 per child up to a maximum of $16 per family, with Ragged Robin, multiple callers

Bring yourself and your children or grandchildren. We'll call simple, fun dances anyone can do to live music. If you feel up to it, stay for the Callers Choice Dance at no extra charge

Saturday, August 1, 2015 8pm  Callers Choice Dance $7 (no extra charge if you paid for the Family Dance) with Ragged Robin, multiple callers

Sunday, August 2, 2015 7pm Contra Dance $7 with Marc Rennard, calling by Fred Park from North Carolina

Monday, August 3, 2015 7pm English Plain and Fancy Dance $5

Sunday, August 9, 2015 7pm Contra Dance $7 with Ellen Gomez and friends, calling by Jim Hemphill

Saturday, August 15, 2015 8pm Contra Dance $7 with the Hoosier Crackerjacks, calling by Tamara Lowenthal

Location of our Regular Dances

the Monday Club in Webster Groves, MO

Click here for a Google map of 37 S. Maple, Webster Groves, MO
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Directions:

  • Take I-44 to Elm Ave (Exit 280).
  • Go North on Elm for a little less than a mile.
  • Turn Right on Lockwood (Stoplight) and go 1 block to Maple.
  • Turn Right on Maple (Hardware Store) and go 1 block.
  • The Monday Club is on your right, at the corner of Cedar and Maple.