The Helena Contra Dancers generally meets on the second Saturday of each month beginning in September going through April. Dances begin at 7:30 pm with workshop for new dancers and dancing begins at 8 pm and continues until 10:30 pm.
|No September 2016 Dance|
|October 8, 2016||Second Wind||Bev Young, Missoula|
|November 12, 2016||UPDATE-Helena Handbasket||Derek Gallagher, Helena|
|December 10, 2016||Helena Handbasket||Roy Curet, Missoula|
|January 14. 2017||Sasafrass Stomp||Rosanna Finley||
|February 11, 2017||TBA||Derek Gallagher, Helena||Family Dance at 5:30 followed by light snacks|
|February 11, 2017||Balled in Burlap||Amy Letson, Billings|
|March 11, 2017||WMDs||Rosanna Finley or Roy Curet|
|April 8, 2017||Skippin' a Groove||Derek Gallagher|
We all enjoy treats during the breaks and between contras, so if you would like to bring something to share, that would be great. Also to save on paper cups, please bring your own water bottle that you can fill up from our cooler. Please avoid wearing shoes with black rubber soles that will leave scuff marks on the beautiful wooden floor at our new location. Also some people are sensitive to perfumes, so avoid or go light on wearing scented products.
The Helena Contra Dancers are dancing at a new location with a wood floor and great acoustics this year. We will be meeting at the Free Ceramics Studio Art Center, 650 Logan Street, Helena. Parking is located along the adjoining residential streets, so carpool if at all possible.
The price at the door per dance is $10. Family dances are $10 per family; price does not include regular contra dance later that evening. Students (middle school through college w/ID are $7).
Annual memberships will be offered for $20 per individual or $35 per family. Those with memberships will receive a $3 discount off the door price at each dance. Memberships will help sponsor the group as well.
Here are some links to other websites or videos about contra and folk dancing.
- What is Contra Dance?
- Information for New Dancers
- Bozeman Folklore Society, this group has contra dances Sept. through May, except in January when it holds its annual Wintergreen Festival.
- Missoula Folklore Society, this group has contra dances Oct. through May.
- Annuall Bear Hug Mountain Festival Dance Camp Website, September 2017
- Country Dance and Song Society
Contra Dancers Contact Information
If you need information about the Helena Contra Dancers, please contract Amie Butler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-495-0935.