Our Special First Friday Event was a SUCCESS!
Free Contra Dancing @ Performance Square Helena Downtown Walking Mall on Aug 4, 2017.
If you attended and enjoyed this event, let us know. If you'd like to see us do more events like this, let us know. The success of the Helena Contra Group depends on the input of our dancers as well as your help and assistance. Thanks to all dancers who helped make our August First Friday Event a success.
For more contra dance information contact Aime at 438-5819 or email@example.com or David at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Helena Contra Dancers generally meets on the second Saturday of each month beginning in October 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 Sept 2017 Dance scheduled|
|October 14, 2017||WMD's, Helena||Bev Young, Missoula|
|November 11, 2017||Helena Handbasket||Derek Gallagher, Helena||Family Dance before regular dance|
|November 11, 2017||Helena Handbasket||Roy Curet, Missoula||Regular dance|
|December 9, 2017||WMD's||Derek Gallagher|
|January 13. 2018||Sassafras Stomp||Amy Letson, Billings||
|February 10, 2018||Helena Handbasket||Derek Gallagher||Family Dance before regular|
|February 10, 2018||Helena Handbasket||Derek Gallagher||Regular dance|
|March 10, 2018||Skippin' a Groove, Missoula||Rosanna Finley, Helena|
|April 9, 2018||Skippin' a Groove||Morna Leonard, Missoula||Morna is very sensative to fragrances; please avoid anything with fragrances please.|
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 $25 per familyd (includes at lease one parent with 2 or more children); 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 email@example.com or 406-495-0935 or David at at firstname.lastname@example.org.