Welcome back to real, live, in-person contra dancing!

WhooHoo! Our first indoor Thursday Contra dance in two years was on Thursday, March 17th, 2022. We are now dancing every week on Thursdays at the Commodore Barry Club (the Irish Center).

The Thursday Contra dance is fully mask-optional. Masks will continue to be welcome.

The board made this decision, taking effect in June 2024, after carefully reviewing the available data from the CDC and local counties on COVID-19 transmission and hospitalizations, as well as the community survey in May 2024. This policy is subject to change. The board will continue to monitor COVID data, and we may update this policy in the future to ensure a safe and healthy contra community.

COVID Safety:

Please carry in clean soft-soled shoes (not used outside) to avoid damage to the floor.

HELP IS NEEDED for our dances to run smoothly! Volunteers are needed for set-up, the admission table, and clean-up. Contact Jennie Walsh, who is coordinating volunteers, on Facebook or at if you are able to help.

Please note that Third Saturday and Allons Danser may have different COVID precautions.

Please write to if you have any questions.

We are looking forward to dancing with you!