Please note: THE ELEVATOR IS OUT OF SERVICE. We hope to see you at the dance, but know that there is no elevator service at the hall this week. (A lightning strike damaged the elevator, and the replacement part is out of stock. We currently expect the elevator to be repaired in late August.)

Yes, there is a full flight of stairs to climb. We hope you can make it.

Welcome back to the Thursday Contra! WhooHoo! We're back to in-person contra dancing, every two weeks for now, while COVID numbers stay low, at the Irish Center. See the schedule of upcoming bands and callers below.

Doors open: 7:00pm to check vaccination cards (photos ok) and sign waivers.
Beginner lesson: 7:30pm
Dance: 8:00pm to 11:00pm

Admission: sliding scale for local bands $5-15+.

Our dances require

(If you test positive for COVID a few days after a dance, please send email to so we can alert others to a potential exposure. Thanks.)

The evening may include extra breaks that can be taken outside to get fresh air.

Please read the full details if you plan to attend. We're looking forward to dancing with you!


More dances are listed in the full calendar.

Date Caller Band Notes
July 7 Donna Hart coordinating Jump Fingers: Palmer Loux (fiddle) Greg Loux (guitar) Bob McCluskie (fiddle and viola) Carolee Rand (Banjo, tenor banjo, tenor guitar, mandolin) Mat Clark (bass) Larks & Robins
July 21 Dave Rupp coordinating SPUDS: Philly's phabulous open contradance band! Gents & Ladies
Aug. 4 Rick Mohr coordinating Alias: Adam Oleksa (violin), Kirsten Erwin (flute, whistle), Adlai Waksman (piano) Larks & Robins
Aug. 18 Bob Isaacs coordinating Sleigh for Four: Steve Epstein (clarinet, sax), Thane Glenn (mandolin), Laura Alexander (cello), Adlai Waksman (keyboard) Gents & Ladies
Sep. 1 Sue Gola coordinating Raise the Roof: Mat Clark (fiddle), Bob Pasquarello (bass), Judi Stellar (hammered dulcimer), Kathy Talvitie (guitar) Larks & Robins

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