This Sounds Like Fun

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

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

Upcoming events:

On Wednesdays, there is a Calling Party at Bob and Martha's unless we announce otherwise here.
All dancers and callers, especially including beginning dancers, are invited to attend.

No partner or experience is needed for any of our dances.

Sunday March 1, 2015 Contra Dance
Band: Turnip the Beet from Nashville, TN
Caller: Bradley Smith from Louisville, KY

Monday, March 2, 2015 Plain & Fancy English Dance
Recorded music, open calling

Saturday March 7, 2015. Family Dance
6:30-7:30pm $7/person, or $5 if accompanied by a child; $3 per child up to a maximum of $16 per family.
Multiple callers with the Mound City Slickers. This dance is sponsored jointly by the Waldorf School of St. Louis 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, March 7, 2015. Callers Choice Dance
Multiple callers with the Mound City Slickers
7:30 Workshop 8-10:30pm Dance. $7 (no extra charge if you paid for the Family Dance)

Sunday March 8, 2015 Contra Dance
Band: Marc Rennard
Caller: Wade Pearson

Location: 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


  • 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.