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: ALL DANCES ARE CANCELLED THROUGH THE END OF MAY. WE WILL RE-EVALUATE JUNE SOON. STAY TUNED!

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.

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

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) CANCELLED

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) CANCELLED

band:  Trad to the Bone
caller: Karen Jackson

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

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 CANCELLED

band: CCD Band
caller: MR2  (Missy Reisenleiter and Mark Rice)

Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 CANCELLED

band:  Campeau Creek Boys
caller: Lisa Harris

Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 7pm - Waltz Party $10 CANCELLED
      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 CANCELLED
        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  CANCELLED
       
(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  CANCELLED

band:  Mound City Slickers
caller: Ted Steele

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

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) CANCELLED

band:  Martha Edwards
caller: Jim Hempill

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

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 CANCELLED

band: CCD Band
caller: Courtney Cartwright

Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8  CANCELLED

band:  Lucas Simpson
caller: Bob Green

Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 7pm - Waltz Party $10 CANCELLED
      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) CANCELLED

band: Mound City Slickers
caller: Bob Green and 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! Then come join us at the Meet Me in St. Louis dance weekend.

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

Yes, I am afraid that we have had to cancel Meet Me in St Louis as well as many of our regular dances. It pains us to have to do it, but we prefer to err on the side of caution in these troubled times. Please let any friends who were planning to come know!

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

Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 7pm - Callers Choice Contra Dance $8  CANCELLED

band:  Lukas Simpson
caller: OPEN CALLING (contact Jim Hemphill to sign up)

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

Sunday, June 21, 2020 at 7pm - Waltz Party $10
      FREE workshop from 6-6:50pm

band: Halcyon Light Orchestra
workshop leader: Bob Green

* 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 Contra Dance $8
       
(free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band:  Keith Dudding
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.