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!

 

Welcome to St Louis Contra Dancing

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Upcoming events

Friday - Monday May 27 - 30, 2016 - Meet Me in St Louis Dance Weekend

         Join us in a beautiful park setting for great music, calling and dancing.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 7pm Calling Party at Bob and Martha's Read more...

Sunday June 5, 2016 7pm (Workshop in the Basics at 6:30pm) Contra Dance $7

       band: Marc Rennard
       caller: Jim Hemphill

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 7pm Calling Party at at Bob and Martha's Read more...

Sunday June 12, 2016 7pm (Workshop in the Basics at 6:30pm) Contra Dance $7

       band: Root Diggers
       caller: Dale Wilson

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 7pm Calling Party at at Bob and Martha's Read more...

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:

  • 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.