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)

Date Band Caller
April 12
Greasy String Band
Alice Raibourn
Fri. - Sun.
April 19 - 21
Wild Asparagus Weekend
at The Dancing Fish in Melrose, FL
April 26
Bunny Bread Biscuits Vicki Morrison
May 10
The Little Mercies Angela DeCarlis
Fri. - Sun.
May 24-26
White Springs, FL. (near Lake City)
Many of us will be at this festival, which includes contra dancing every evening, plus Old Time and Irish music, and much more!
June 14
Joey Norton
(St. Pete)

In addition to local dances, there are dances in the Gainesville area at the The Dancing Fish on most 1st weekends & 3rd Saturdays.  Check the schedule here.  And there is the regular GODS dance in Gainesville, 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 4/05/24