Contracopia - Dance o' Plenty

Saturday, November 30, 2024 - 2:00pm until 11:00 pm


9 hours of contra dances, squares & waltzes
3 AWESOME bands and 3 AMAZING callers

Work in progress; details subject to change


Ice Cream Truckers
Noah Van Norstrand (fiddle, feet), Kelsey Wells (fiddle), and Helen Kuhar (guitar)

Stove Dragon
Oliver Scanlon (fiddle), Sam Zakon-Anderson (keyboard), Rose Jackson (fiddle), and Helen Kuhar (guitar)

Imogen Mills (fiddle, vocals), Cecily Mills (cello, didgeridoo, vocals), Janet Mills (fiddle, percussion, vocals), Robert Mills (piano, accordion), Grant Yost (guitar, octave mandolin), Rohan Weeden (accordion)


Gaye Fifer (Pittsburgh, PA)

Alex Deis Lauby (New York, NY)

Ben Sachs Hamilton (Northampton, MA)

Role terms will be Larks and Robins. 

Waltz Breaks

Bob Pasquarello

Ellen Tepper (unconfirmed)



Regular admission

Sliding scale
$30 -$40 - $55

$25 for students with ID

Combo ticket with
ValleyCopia Friday


$40 for students  



Location:  6815 Emlen St. (The Commodore John Barry Arts and Cultural Center) Philadelphia, PA

Parking: Street parking is widely available for free. The nearby train station also allows parking. 

Out-of-town visitors: Make a weekend of your trip to the Philly area and witness this incredible talent at other dances this weekend!

ValleyCopia: Friday November 29th, Bethlehem PA at the ____ [venue] Time: TBD

Arden Contra: Sunday December 1st, Park Avenue Community Center, Time: TBD

Food: Healthy food for sale on site. Past food included pizza, sandwiches, chili, and soup. Snacks will be potluck style, with anyone welcome to donate to the snack table. 

FYI: Please bring soft soled shoes to protect the floor. Please bring your own bottle. Some cups will be provided. 

Covid: Given the uncertainty of the pandemic, we will decide on our masking policy closer to the weekend. 

Safety: Please read our safety policy prior to attending this dance. 

Look at updates on our Facebook group

Sponsored by Philadelphia Area Traditional Music and Dance