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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

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 7pm Calling Party at Bob and Martha's Read more...

Saturday, March 4, 2017   Callers Choice Dance CANCELLED

NOTE: The March 4, 2017 Callers Choice Dance is cancelled because so many of us want to go to Cape Girardeau for the Chance Dance Weekend. We highly recommend that you do, too!

Sunday, March 5, 2017 7pm Contra Dance $7 

band: Turnip the Beet
caller: Sarah Kaiser

Monday March 6, 2017 7pm  Learn to dance English at the Plain and Fancy Dance $5

music: recorded
caller: multiple

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 7pm Calling Party at Bob and Martha's Read more...

Sunday, March 12, 2017 7pm Contra Dance $7 

band: Dave Landreth has Friends
caller: John Coffman

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 7pm Calling Party at Bob and Martha's Read more...

Friday March 17, 2017 7pm English Country Dance  $10 (ask about discounts)

band: Tu'Penny Players
caller: Keith Tuxhorn

Saturday, March 18, 2017 7pm Contra Dance $7 

band: Paul Tyler, Jim Nelson & Friends
caller: Ted  Steele

Sunday, March 19, 2017 7pm Waltz Party (Free lesson in the Basics 6-6:50pm) $10

band: Halcyon Light Orchestra
workshop: Lauren Peckman

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 7pm Calling Party 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 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.