Helena Contra Dancers


Dance ScheduleHelena Contra Dancers

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.

Date Band Caller Notes
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.

LinksContra Swing

Here are some links to other websites or videos about contra and folk dancing.


 Contra Dancers Contact Information

If you need information about the Helena Contra Dancers, please contract Amie Butler at 4224greenacres@mt.net or 406-495-0935.