Dancing at a Contra Dance

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Join Us for Great Contra Dances!

usually Second and Fourth Fridays of Each Month
(see schedule below)

7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
2nd Floor Ballroom
Old Armory/Tallahassee Senior Center
1400 N. Monroe St.

Beginners welcome; you don't need to bring a partner.

Those new to contra dancing are strongly encouraged to come at 7:15, when a Beginner Orientation will be taught, and as dances are taught in more detail early in the evening.

Admission cost for regular dances: 
$10 for Adults,  $9 Seniors over 50, $6 for Students,  Free
for Kids under 12
(higher prices may be charged for special dances)

Currently, Tallahassee dances are two and a half hours long, with a 10 minute breakBring snacks to share!

If you are experiencing the signs of having Covid, the flu or any other illness, please do not attend these dances.  Attendees may wear masks if they wish.

                                                    Conduct Guidelines


Dance Schedule
and other events of note

All events in Tallahassee unless otherwise noted

(Hometowns of out-of-town bands and callers
are shown in parentheses)

Dancing is back! 

Date Band Caller
May 12
Stubbs Lolley &
The Half-Baked Biscuits
Vicki Morrison
Friday - Sunday
May 26-28
No dance in Tallahassee!

See many of us at the Florida Folk Festival in White Springs, FL. (near Lake City).  There will be Contra dancing every evening.  Plus a smorgasboard of music, dancing, crafts and food throughout the weekend!
June 9
Greasy String Band
Alice Raibourne
June 23
In Cahoots
Kevin Shepherd (Starke)
and Vicki Morrison
July 14 and 28
No Dances in July.

In addition to dances in the local area, dances in the Gainesville area have resumed at the The Dancing Fish on most 1st weekends & 3rd Saturdays.  Check the schedule here.  Proof of Covid vaccination is required at The Dancing Fish.  And the regular GODS dance in Gainesville has resumed, check their schedule here.

There is Contra dancing in the Tampa area, check their schedule here;  and in the Titusville area, check their schedule here.

We suggest you come to the Old Time Jams and the Irish Jam, all at the Blue Tavern, where you can listen to fine music, get some food and drink, and maybe dance with a partner a little!  The Jams are often held outdoors on the back patio.

Old Time Jams are held on the 2nd and/or 4th Saturday of each month, and the Irish Jam is held on the 3rd Saturday of each month, all at 4:00 -6:00 pm, 1206 N. Monroe St.  For the Old Time Jam, see the Facebook page, or contact Mary at maryallgire "at" yahoo "dot" com

Last revised 5/11/23