Helena Contra Dancers

THANK YOU to everyone who came and danced at 2015 USA West in the contra venue.  You helped make it a success!  If anyone has pictures please let me know, as Marty Albini could use them for our report to CDSS about the use of the grant they gave us to help pay the bands at this event. 

Kathy Johnson, Contra Chair 2015 USA West

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
No September 2015 Dance      
October 10, 2015 Helena Handbasket Mark Matthews, Missoula  
November 14, 2015 Balled in Burlap Derek Gallagher, Helena  
December 12, 2015 WMDs Marty Albini, Bozeman  
January 19. 2016 Balled in Burlap Derek Gallagher  
February 13, 2016 Sassafrass Stomp from Montana and Maine TBD  
March  12, 2016 Helena Handbasket TBD  
April 9, 2016 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 receive 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.