Madison Contra Dance

Upcoming Dances

Yep, we're dancing tonight, 1/18!!! Jan. 18 3rd Saturday dance will feature the nationally-known Cosmic Otters.

Folk Ball Contra on Jan. 24th at the Memorial Union. See calendar for details.

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.

News articles about Tuesday dances:

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