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

Click on one of the following links if you want to see just EnglishWaltz, or Callers Choice
And, for other non-Childgrove, traditional dance events near here, see the Regional Dances page.

* Note: Events on this page marked with an asterisk are non-Childgrove events generously hosted by other local organizations or members of the local dance community.

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

*Events marked with an asterisk are non-Childgrove events generously hosted by other local organizations or members of the local dance community.

Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band:  Hot Coffee Breakdown
caller: Karen Jackson

Monday, March 2, 2020 7pm Learn to Dance English (aka Plain and Fancy Dance) $5

music: recorded
caller: 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, March 4, 2020 at 7pm House Party (aka Calling Party) at Bob and Martha's house

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF WEEK THIS MONTH! First Wednesday, instead of second Wednesday, because one of our dancers turns 70 that night. Who could it be?

At House Parties/Calling Parties, we learn to call, or vet new dances, or suggest answers to the questions you may have - newcomers are especially welcome.  Directions here.

Saturday, March 7, 2020 7pm Caller's Choice - an Open Calling Contra Dance $8
         (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band: Martha and the Troublemakers
caller: Open Calling (see Jim Hemphill to sign up)

Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band:  Road Kill Ramblers
caller: Mac McKeever

Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band:  Sadie Hawkins Day
caller:  Kathy Coffman

Friday, March 20, 2020 7pm English Country Dance $10

band: CCD Band
caller: Bob Green

Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band:  Lynn Frederick, Fred Campeau, Dave Landreth, Steve Rosen
caller: Wade Pearson

Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 7pm - Waltz Party $10
      FREE workshop from 6-6:50pm - Cross-step waltz variations

band: Halcyon Light Orchestra
workshop leader: Bob Green

* Wednesday, March 25, 2020 7pm House Party at Sarah Kaiser's House
        at 6412 Ashbury, Affton, MO 63123: 7pm all are welcome.

Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band:  Mighty Hayrakes - Triia Spenser and Howard Raines
caller: Ted Steele

Saturday April 4, 2020 - NO CALLERS CHOICE DANCE - See April 26 instead!

We're moving the Open Calling (Callers' Choice) Dance to 4th Sundays! 

Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band:  3 Crooked Men
caller: Sarah Kaiser

Monday, April 6, 2020 7pm Learn to Dance English (aka Plain and Fancy Dance) $5

music: recorded
caller: 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, April 8, 2020 7pm House Party at Bob and Martha's House (aka Calling Party)

Here we learn to call, or vet new dances, or suggest answers to the questions you may have - newcomers are especially welcome.  Directions here.

Sunday, April 12, 2020 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band:  Trad to the Bone
caller: Karen Jackson

Thursday, April 16, 2020 7-9pm Gender-free Contra Dance $10 (mini lesson at 6:45pm)

band: Cambia (Roger Netherton, fiddle, Alyssa Catlin, guitar)
caller: Sarah Kaiser

This is an exciting new dance series on third Thursdays at Focal Point, where everyone is invited to dance whatever role they like, with whomever they want. Come on in and have a blast!

Friday, April 17, 2020 7pm English Country Dance $10

band: CCD Band
caller: Karen Jackson

Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band:  Campeau Creek Boys
caller: Lisa Harris

Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 7pm - Waltz Party $10
      FREE workshop from 6-6:50pm

band: Halcyon Light Orchestra
workshop leader: Bob Green

* Wednesday, April 22, 2020 7pm House Party at Sarah Kaiser's House
        at 6412 Ashbury, Affton, MO 63123: 7pm all are welcome.

Sunday,  April 26, 2020 at 7pm - Caller's Choice - an Open Calling Contra Dance $8
       
(free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band:  Rambling Rosies
caller: Open calling (contact Jim Hemphill to sign up)

Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band:  Mound City Slickers
caller: Ted Steele

Monday, May 4, 2020 7pm Learn to Dance English (aka Plain and Fancy Dance) $5

music: recorded
caller: 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, May 10, 2020 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band:  Martha Edwards
caller: Jim Hempill

*Wednesday, May 13, 2020 7pm House Party at Bob and Martha's House (aka Calling Party)

Here we learn to call, or vet new dances, or suggest answers to the questions you may have - newcomers are especially welcome.  Directions here.

Friday, May 15, 2020 7pm English Country Dance $10

band: CCD Band
caller: Courtney Cartwright

Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band:  Lucas Simpson
caller: Bob Green

Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 7pm - Waltz Party $10
      FREE workshop from 6-6:50pm

band: Halcyon Light Orchestra
workshop leader: Bob Green

Thursday, May 21, 2020 7-9pm Gender-free Contra Dance $10 (mini lesson at 6:45pm)

band: TBA
caller: TBA

This is an exciting new dance series on third Thursdays at Focal Point, where everyone is invited to dance whatever role they like, with whomever they want. Come on in and have a blast! Then come join us at the Meet Me in St. Louis dance weekend.

Friday, May 22 - Monday, May 25, 2020Meet Me In St Louis

* Wednesday, May 27, 2020 7pm House Party at Sarah Kaiser's House
        at 6412 Ashbury, Affton, MO 63123: 7pm all are welcome.

Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band:  TBA
caller: TBA

Monday, June 1, 2020 7pm Learn to Dance English (aka Plain and Fancy Dance) $5

music: recorded
caller: 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, June 7, 2020 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band:  The Root Diggers
caller: Keith Tuxhorn

*Wednesday, June 10, 2020 7pm House Party at Bob and Martha's House (aka Calling Party)

Here we learn to call, or vet new dances, or suggest answers to the questions you may have - newcomers are especially welcome.  Directions here.

Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band:  Dave Landreth has Friends
caller: Deborah Hyland

Thursday, June 18, 2020 7-9pm Gender-free Contra Dance $10 (mini lesson at 6:45pm)

band: Cambia (Roger Netherton, fiddle, Alyssa Catlin, guitar)
caller: Sarah Kaiser

This is an exciting new dance series on third Thursdays at Focal Point, where everyone is invited to dance whatever role they like, with whomever they want. Come on in and have a blast!

Friday, June 19, 2020 7pm English Country Dance $10

caller: Sarah Kaiser
band: CCD Band

Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band:  Hoosier Crackerjacks
caller: Tamara Lowenthal

* Wednesday, June 24, 2020 7pm House Party at Sarah Kaiser's House
        at 6412 Ashbury, Affton, MO 63123: 7pm all are welcome.

Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 7pm - Caller's Choice - an Open Calling Contra Dance $8
       
(free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band:  TBA
callers: OPEN CALLING (contact Jim Hemphill to sign up)

Past dances of 2020

*Events marked with an asterisk are non-Childgrove events generously hosted by other local organizations or members of the local dance community.