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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

Monday, December 2, 2019 7pm  Learn to Dance English (aka Plain and Fancy Dance) $5

music: recorded
callers: 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.

Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 7pm Callers Choice Dance $8

band: The Rambling Rosies
callers: wonderful local callers

Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band: Three Crooked Men
caller: Mac McKeever

* Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 7pm - Calling Party moved to Sarah Kaiser's house

6412 Ashbury, Affton, MO 63123: 7pm - all are welcome.

Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band: Trad to the Bone
caller: Karen Jackson

Friday December 20, 2019 7pm Yuletide Ball  $10 (ask about discounts)    
        You don't HAVE to dress up for this, but many people do, and you can, too!

band: Alyssa Catlin, guitar, Roger Netherton, fiddle, Tim Hirzel, flute
callers: Courtney Cartwright, Jill Horn, Karen Jackson and Peter Wollenberg

Saturday, December 21 2018 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band: Roger Netherton
caller: Jim Hemphill

Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 7pm - Waltz Party Ball $10
      FREE workshop in some interesting dance form from 6-6:50pm

band: Halcyon Light Orchestra (Billy Boyer, keyboard, Matt McKeever, clarinet)
workshop leader: TBA

Sunday, December 29, 2019 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band: Mound City Slickers
caller: Ted Steele

Tuesday, December 31, 2018 at 7pm - New Year's Eve Dance $20 (Buy tickets early - this dance sells out!)

band: Martha and the Troublemakers
caller: Great Local and Regional Callers

Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 7pm Open Calling Contra Dance (aka Callers Choice Dance) $8

band: Blind Pig (Ellen Gomez, Dave Landreth, Keith Dudding and Lukas Simpson)
callers: wonderful local callers

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

band: Rambling Rosies
caller: Dale Wilson

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

music: some recorded, some live
callers: 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, January 8, 2020 at 7pm House Party (aka Calling Party) at Bob and Martha's house

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

band: Martha & The Troublemakers
caller: Lauren Peckman

Friday, January 17, 2020 at 7pm - English Country Dance $10

band: TBA
caller: TBA

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

band: Dugout Canoe
caller: Ted Steele

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

band: Halcyon Light Orchestra
workshop leader: Bob Green or Lauren Peckman

Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band: 32 Bartenders
caller: Jim Thaxter

* Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 7pm House Party at Sarah Kaiser's house
         at 6412 Ashbury, Affton, MO 63123: 7pm all are welcome.

Saturday, February 1, 2020 7pm Open Calling Contra Dance (aka Callers Choice Dance) $8

Sunday, February 2, 2020 7pm Contra Dance $8

Monday, February 3, 2020 7pm Learn to Dance English (aka Plain and Fancy Dance) $5

Sunday, February 9, 2020 7pm Contra Dance $8

*Wednesday, February 12, 2020 7pm House Party at Bob and Martha's House

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

Saturday, February 15, 2020 7pm Contra Dance

Friday, February 21, 2020 7pm English Country Dance $10

Sunday, February 23, 2020 7pm Contra Dance $8

*Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7pm House Party at Sarah Kaiser's House

Past dances of 2019

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