Madison Contra Dance

Upcoming Dance CHANGES (usual time and format):

Dec. 17 dance will be at Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center

953 Jenifer St, Madison, WI

Dec. 31 dance will be at Grace Episcopal Church

116 W. Washington Ave, Madison WI (same venue as 3rd Saturday, 12/21 dance)

[Due to 12/10 water main flooding of Gates of Heaven and pending repairs. No dance 12/24.]


Tuesday Dances


Almost every Tuesday, year-round, from about 7:45 to 9:45 pm, at Gates of Heaven Synagogue in James Madison Park. See the Dance Halls page for directions and parking information.

Your donations are the sole source for our hall rentals. Please give what you can — many folks give about $5. For students, $3 is typical. If you're coming regularly, you could consider paying $50 for four months of dancing.

Open band and calling. If you want to join the band, the Madison Open Band (aka the MOB) has links to all the music played at the dances.

Madison's Tuesday Night Dances: Fostering Talent for More Than Twenty Years, Published in CDSS News, spring 2014.

Saturday Dances


Dances happen:

Admission for Saturday dances is $8, or $5 for students and children.

Dance Weekends


Friday, June 26 to Sunday, June 28, 2020 at Prairie Hill Waldorf School in Delafield, WI

Callers: Cis Hinkle and Steve Pike

Bands: Mean Lids and Rare Privilege

Contact: Pam - (608) 697-4021


Friday, September 18 to Sunday, September 20, 2020 at Folklore Village in Dodgeville, WI

Caller: Gaye Fifer Band: Turnip the Beet