Madison Contra Dance

6/9/21 update

The Madison Contra Dance organizers met virtually 6/8 to review the survey results and discuss next steps. A picnic social for all will be held the 3rd Saturday, June 19 at 5 pm. We're still canceled through at least mid-July. We'll meet again in early July to discuss the latest conditions. Stay tuned... (revised 6/20)

More info at our Healthy Dancing Statement

Upcoming Dances

Tuesday Dances


Almost every Tuesday, year-round, hall open at 7:15, dancing to begin promptly at 7:30 to about 9:30 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 three 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.

News articles about Tuesday dances:

Saturday Dances


Dances happen:

Sliding scale admission for Saturday dances is $5-10+; please give what you can to support our dance community!

Dance Weekends


Tentatively scheduled (if safe) for Friday, June 25 to Sunday, June 27, 2020 at Prairie Hill Waldorf School in Delafield, WI

Callers: TBD

Bands: TBD

Contact: paulsonpam @ gmail.com - (608) 697-4021


Tentatively scheduled (if safe) for Friday, September 18 to Sunday, September 20, 2020 at Folklore Village in Dodgeville, WI

Caller: TBD

Band: TBD