Madison Contra Dance
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:
- Circle Left. Published in the Isthmus, January 2, 2020.
- Madison's Tuesday Night Dances: Fostering Talent for More Than Twenty Years, Published in CDSS News, spring 2014.
- first Saturdays from October through May at Prairie Hill Waldorf School in Delafield, WI, 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. More information available at: www.delafieldcontra.com.
- third Saturdays from October through May at Grace Episcopal Church, 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Optional lesson at 7:00 pm. See the Dance Halls page for directions and parking information.
Sliding scale admission for Saturday dances is $5-10+; please give what you can to support our dance community!
IndepenDance - Cancelled
Friday, June 26 to Sunday, June 28, 2020 at Prairie Hill Waldorf School in Delafield, WI
Callers: Cis Hinkle and Steve Pike
Contact: Pam - (608) 697-4021
Squirrel Moon - Cancelled
Friday, September 18 to Sunday, September 20, 2020 at Folklore Village in Dodgeville, WI
Caller: Gaye Fifer Band: Turnip the Beet