St. Louis Dance Schedule - Contra, English, Waltz and More

All Childgrove Country Dances are on this page. Click here for just EnglishWaltzCallers ChoiceFamily Dances or Calling Parties.

LOCATION: Unless otherwise indicated, all of our dances are at The Monday Club at 37 S. Maple Street, Webster Groves, MO.

We dance contra every Sunday except one. One of our contra dances is on the third Saturday, and the Waltz Party is the next day.

About once a month we have a three-dance weekend. Look for it!

See the Get the Google Calendar of Childgrove Eventsversion of this schedule. Click on events to see details!

Upcoming Dances

Note: admission for contra dances is $8, with a half-off discount for students ($4). Kids under 10 get in free

Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 7pm - Waltz Party $10
      FREE workshop in Turning Waltz and Cross-Step Waltz from 6-6:50pm

band: Halcyon Light Orchestra (Billy Boyer, keyboard, Matt McKeever, clarinet, Martha Edwards, violin)
workshop leader: Bob Green

Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band: Lucas Simpson, Nathan McAlister, Kim Landsford, Kathy Gordan & Karl Eggers
caller: Wade Pearson

Friday, August 30 thru Sunday September 1, 2019 - High Tea English Country Dance Weekend (The weekend is sold out, but sometimes we get last-minute cancellations. You should definitely sign up for the waiting list if you'd like to come.)

band: Dave Wiesler on piano, Martha Edwards and Amanda Ramey on violin
caller: Joanna Reiner

Sunday, September 1, 2019 at 2:30pm Calling Party at the Monday Club. Quite a few good callers from around the country come to High Tea - this is their chance to show off to the rest of us!  It's an open dance, so even if you missed getting a ticket to the sold-out High Tea Weekend, you can enjoy this dance!

Sunday, September 1, 2019 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

Monday September 2, 2019  Learn to Dance English (aka Plain and Fancy Dance) CANCELLED!

So sorry, but we think we'll be pretty tired from the High Tea weekend. See you on the 20th!

Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 7pm Callers Choice Dance FREE!! (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

NOTE:  This dance is being sponsored by Dan Klarmann and Karen Jackson, in honor of their 20th anniversary, and is FREE for you to attend. You are, of course, also free to donate to Childgrove's New Sound System fund if you like.

band: Boney Goat Band
callers: wonderful local callers

Sunday,  September 8, 2019 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band: Bill Stewart & Lindell Blackford
caller: Deborah Hyland

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 7pm Calling Party / Dance Party at Bob and Martha's house, directions here.

Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band: Rambling Rosies
caller: John Coffman

Friday September 20, 2019 7pm English Country Dance  $10 (ask about discounts)

band:  Alyssa Catlin, guitar, Martha Edwards, fiddle, Roger Netherton, mandolin and fiddle
caller: Missy Reisenleiter - A Night of Different English Country Dance Configurations

Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band: Mound City Slickers
caller: Kathy Coffman

Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 7pm - Waltz Party $10
      FREE workshop in some interesting dance form from 6-6:50pm

band: Halcyon Light Orchestra (Billy Boyer, keyboard, Matt McKeever, clarinet, Martha Edwards, violin)
workshop leader: Bob Green or Lauren Peckman

Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band: Roger Netherton
caller: Karen Jackson

Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 7pm Callers Choice Dance $8

band: Martha and the Troublemakers
callers: wonderful local callers

Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band: MO Possum Tamers
caller: Jim Hemphill

Monday October 7, 2019 7pm  Learn to Dance English (aka Plain and Fancy Dance) $5

music: recorded
callers: multiple

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 - we'll do some more complex dances later in the evening.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 7pm Calling Party / Dance Party at Bob and Martha's house, directions here.

Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band: Chirps, Jim & Friends
caller: Mac McKeever

Friday October 18, 2019 7pm English Country Dance  $10 (ask about discounts)

band:  TBA
caller: Sarah Kaiser

Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band: Dugout Canoe
caller: Ted Steele

Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 7pm - Waltz Party $10
      FREE workshop in some interesting dance form from 6-6:50pm

band: Halcyon Light Orchestra (Billy Boyer, keyboard, Matt McKeever, clarinet, Martha Edwards, violin)
workshop leader: Bob Green or Lauren Peckman

Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band: Hog-tied
caller: Deborah Hyland

Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 7pm Callers Choice Dance $8

band: Mound City Slickers
callers: wonderful local callers

Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band: The Short List
caller: Wade Pearson

Monday November 4, 2019 7pm  Learn to Dance English (aka Plain and Fancy Dance) $5

music: recorded
callers: multiple

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 - we'll do some more complex dances later in the evening.

Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band: The Root Diggers
Caller. Sarah Kaiser

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 7pm Calling Party / Dance Party at Bob and Martha's house, directions here.

Friday November 15, 2019 7pm English Country Dance  $10 (ask about discounts)

band: TBA
caller: Karen Jackson

Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band: Meadowhawk
caller: Lauren Peckman

Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 7pm - Waltz Party $10
      FREE workshop in some interesting dance form from 6-6:50pm

band: Halcyon Light Orchestra (Billy Boyer, keyboard, Matt McKeever, clarinet, Martha Edwards, violin)
workshop leader: Bob Green or Lauren Peckman

Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band: Sadie Hawkins Day
caller: Dale Wilson

Past dances of 2019