Helena Contra Dancers


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 4224greenacres@mt.net or David at helenacontradancers@gmail.com.

2017-18 Dance ScheduleHelena Contra Dancers

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.

Date Band Caller Notes
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.

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 or David at at helenacontradancers@gmail.com.