Helena Contra Dancers

Dance ScheduleHelena Contra Dancers

The Helena Contra Dancers generally meet 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
September 13, 2014 Skippin’ a Groove, Missoula Morna Leonard, Missoula
October 11, 2014 Helena Handbasket Bev Young, Missoula
November 8, 2014 Helena Handbasket Roy Curet, Missoula
December 13, 2014 WMDs Rosanna Finley, Helena
January 10. 2015 Sassafrass Stomp from Montana and Maine Janet Grove
February 14, 2015 Helena Handbasket Rosanna Finley, Helena
March  14, 2015 WMDs Morna Leonard
April 11, 2015 Skippin’ a Groove Bev Young

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 floor.


The Helena Contra Dancers will be meeting at at the Placer Hotel located at 21 North Last Chance Gulch.  Parking is located along Jackson St., in nearby city parking lots (free after 5 pm), or in the new parking garage (also free after 5 pm).


The price at the door per dance is $8.

Annual memberships will be offered for $20 per individual or $35 per family.  Those with memberships will receibe a $1 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.