usually 2nd Wednesdays
Learn to Cajun two-step & waltz at 7:30pm, followed by dancing to live music from 8:15-10:00pm. Music provided by St Louis' Cajun Gator Baitors & occasionally a touring band will play the dances. See website below for changes of date or special band appearances.
No partner or experience necessary. Dances are at Focal Point, 2720 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood, MO.
Wednesday Jan 8: Cajun Gator Baitors, $8
Special Event: Wednesday Feb 12: **Mardi Gras Zydeco dance** with Boudin Brothers, $10
Cape Friends of Old Time Music and Dance
Usually 4th Saturdays except Nov/Dec
Dance to live old time tunes. All dances taught and called.
Everyone is welcome. No partner, costume, or experience is necessary.
Christ Episcopal Church at 101 N. Fountain St, Cape Girardeau, MO
Cost is Adults $4 Children $2
Dance from 7:00-9:30.
See website or call to confirm dates.
Childgrove Country Dancers
3rd Saturdays & 1st, 2nd, 4th & 5th Sundays
Traditional old time contra and square dances with live music at the Monday Club, 37 South Maple, Webster Groves. Free workshop at 6:30pm followed by dancing at 7 pm on Sundays; 7:30pm workshop with dancing at 8:00pm on 3rd Saturdays. Admission is $7.00. Workshops are introductory level contras; all dances are taught, and easy to learn. Singles and couples of all ages are welcome. Wooden dance floor. Air conditioned.
Contra Dancing in Carbondale, IL
1st Saturday (April thru October)
Dances held at the Longbranch Coffeehouse, 100 E. Jackson St. from 4-6 p.m. No partner necessary, wear soft-soled shoes.
For information call Barb at (618)549-1595 or Roy at (618)559-7870.
CrossCurrents Contra Dance
2nd and 4th Saturdays
2 great monthly dances in the Kansas City area!
- Grinter Place Barn Dance on the 2nd Saturday of every month at Grinter Place - 1420 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kansas
at the intersection of Kaw Drive and N. 78th St.
- St. Paul's Episcopal Day School
on the 4th Saturday of every month:
4041 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri
This lively type of dancing is done to live fiddle-style music. Great
exercise and good fun, it enjoys a wide popularity around the world,
including right here in Kansas City!
It only takes a few minutes and one simple lesson to learn the basics--then
you can dance the night away! Admission: $6 (includes lesson!).
Elsah (IL) Community Folk Dance
2nd Saturdays, January thru May
Dance with us in historic Farley's Music Hall, 37 Mill Street,Elsah, IL. - all are welcome! 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Cost: $6.00 per person, $15.00 max per family, students with ID 1/2 price. Live old time music. See http://www.childgrove.org/schedules/regional-dances/elsah
Greater St. Louis Square Dance Federation
Lawrence (KS) Barn Dance Assoc.
3rd & 5th Saturdays
Dance at 7:30 pm at Woodlawn School, 508 Elm Street, in North Lawrence. (Take East Lawrence exit if arriving via I-70). Our website has specific directions. Call for other locations and times in the area.
Regular contra dances on 3rd Saturdays at 7:30pm (beginner's session at 6:45) at the Lawrence Arts Center Dance Annex, 205 W 8th in downtown Lawrence, KS.
Advanced dances (minimal walkthroughs, no beginner session) on 5th Saturdays at the same location (Dance Annex).
Family dances on second Sundays at 4:30pm, at the ECM building, 12th and Oread (at the north end of the KU campus). Potluck follows at 5:30.
Mid-Missouri Traditional Dancers
1st, 3rd, and 5th Fridays (except July and August: 3rd Fridays only)
Contra dances are held at the First Christian Church, corner of Tenth and Walnut, Columbia, MO, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Walk-through at 7:00 p.m.
Admission $7.00 ($4.00 for ages 16–25; free for children 15 and under).
All ages welcome. No partner needed. Wear clean, soft-soled shoes to protect the floor.
Traditional Dance and Music Society in Springfield, MO
Usually 1st and 3rd Saturdays
Contras, circles and squares with live music. Most dances held at at Franciscan Villa (unless otherwise noted) 620 W. Scott (Corner of Scott & North Main), Springfield) Dance 7:30pm - 10:30 pm.
Basic steps taught at 7:00 pm. Beginners always welcome! Admission $6, students $4. We usually dance one or two Saturdays a month; calendar is on website.
Urbana Country Dancers
1st & 3rd Fridays (occasional Saturdays)
The UCD dances traditional, early American contra dances and some squares to live fiddle music in an atmosphere friendly to both singles and couples. All dances are taught. Wear comfortable clothes and clean, soft soled shoes. $5.00 donation.
Dances start at 8 P.M. at the Phillips Recreation Center, 505 West Stoughton Street in Urbana, IL. Dance on Fridays, except for the second week in each month, when the dance is on Saturday.