Welcome to STL Contra, English Country Dance and Waltz
Wednesday There's a Calling Party every Wednesday unless we announce here otherwise.
Sunday, August 17, 2014 Flash Dance at the MO Botanical Gardens. (No Waltz party at the Monday Club.) Meet outside the Main Entrance between 5:15-5:30. We'll enter as a group at 5:30.
Watch this page or our Facebook page for updates. We will dance rain or shine.
Ever waltz in a cave? How about a treehouse? Have you tried a two tiered square in a fort? We'll even contra inside an 1850s building normally closed to the public: Henry Shaw's Library, complete with its gorgeous ceiling murals. We'll also dance around Amazon Water Lilies, Chihuly glass sculptures, and a spot where we've never danced before.
Join us for waltzes and contras inside the beautiful MO Botanical Garden. We'll have exclusive access to the facility after it closes to the public. We'll meet between 5:15-5:30 just outside the main lobby, then enter as a group. Our route is subject to change, but here's a map. At least one of our stops will include a water feature we can dance through, so you may want to dress accordingly. At each stop, we'll have a designated "parking lot" to leave any water bottles or other items, keeping clutter from our dance space. Please bring a minimal number of items.
Sunday August 24, 2014 Contra Dance. John Coffman calls to Dave Landreth.
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.
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.