Welcome to STL Contra, English Country Dance and Waltz
Wednesday There's a Calling Party every Wednesday unless we announce here otherwise.
Friday August 29 through Sunday August 31, 2014
High Tea and Sarsaparilla English/American Dance Weekend.
Chrissie Davis-Camp calls with The Ladies at Play.
Sunday August 31, 2014, Contra Dance. Music by Ragged Robin (Billy Boyer, Martha Edwards, Aileen Murphy)
Monday September 1, 2014 English Plain and Fancy Dance. POSTPONED.
Moved to next week, September 8, 2014.
Saturday September 6, 2014. Family Dance. Multiple callers with music TBA.
This dance is sponsored jointly by the Shining Rivers Waldorf School and Childgrove. All are welcome: young and old, new dancers and experienced ones! 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 at no extra charge.
Saturday, September 6, 2014 8pm Callers Choice Dance. $7 (no extra charge if you paid for the Family Dance) Multiple callers with music TBA.
Sunday, September 7, 2014. Contra Dance. Mac McKeever calls to Bill Stewart and Lindell Blackford
Monday, September 8, 2014. English Plain and Fancy Dance
(PLEASE NOTE change of date from first Monday to second Monday this month only!)
The dance from 7-8:30 features easier, community-style dances. If you are new to English, or new to dancing, this is for you! Experienced dancers are encouraged to come to help the newer dancers, then stay for some more complex dances after 8:30pm. Recorded music with several callers.
Sunday, September 14, 2014 Contra Dance. Karen Jackson calls to Ellen Gomez and Friends
Friday September 19, 2014. English Country Dance Kathy Anderson calls to the Tu'Penny Players
Saturday, September 20, 2014. Contra Dance. Kathy Anderson calls to Hoosier Uprights
Sunday, September 21, 2014 Waltz Party. 6-7 lesson with Bob Green. 7-9 Music by the Halcyon Light Orchestra
Sunday, September 28, 2014 Contra Dance. Wade Pearson calls to Charlie Walden
Childgrove, in partnership with the Shining Rivers Waldorf School, has begun holding Family Dances from 6:30-7:30pm on First Saturdays. The dance is for parents and children over the age of 6 to enjoy dancing to live music.
If you bring a child, your cost is $5, plus $3 for each child, up to a maximum of $16 per family. You are welcome to stay for the Callers Choice Contra Dance which follows, but if you are not going to stay, we ask that you carefully locate and remove all of your children and belongings quickly to make room for the later dance. :-)
Please bring a water bottle so we can protect our beautiful floor.
Where and When
When: Sundays, Wednesdays, 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 1st Mondays, 3rd Fridays - check the schedule!
Our facility can accommodate 90 dancers, so come early in the evening to ensure your spot. If you want an idea of what a typical month looks like, click on the Read More below.