This Sounds Like Fun

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!

Upcoming Dances

Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 7pm Contra Dance $7

band: Bony Goat String Band
caller: Lauren Peckman

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 7pm Calling Party at Bob and Martha's CANCELLED

Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 7pm Callers Choice Dance $7

band: TBA
caller: multiple

Sunday, July 2, 2017 at 7pm Contra Dance $7

band:  Mound City Slickers
caller: Gail Hintze

Monday, July 3, 2017 at 7pm Learn to dance English at the Plain & Fancy Dance CANCELLED

Enjoy this day-before-the-fourth-of-July, and we'll see you next month when four of our callers are back from their travels!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 7pm Calling Party at Bob and Martha's

Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 7pm Contra Dance $7

band: Sadie Hawkins Day
caller: Wade Pearson

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 7pm Calling Party at Bob and Martha's

Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 7pm Contra Dance $7

band: Roger Netherton
callers: Wade, Lauren & Valerie

Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 7pm Waltz Party (Free lesson in the Basics 6-6:50pm) $10

band: The Halcyon Light Orchestra
workshop leader: Bob Green and/or Lauren Peckman

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 7pm Calling Party at Bob and Martha's

Friday July 21, 2017 at 7pm English Country Dance  $10 (ask about discounts)

band:  Tu'Penny Players
caller: Jonathan Sivier

Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 7pm Contra Dance $7

band: Three Crooked  Men
caller: Karen Jackson

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 7pm Calling Party at Bob and Martha's Read more...

Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 7pm Contra Dance $7

band: 32 Bartenders
caller: Jim Hemphill

 

More dances...

 

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
Click here for a MapQuest map of 37 S. Maple, Webster Groves, MO

Directions to our regular dances at 37 S Maple in Webster Groves, MO:

  • 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.