Madison Contra Dance

Madison Contra Dances cancelled until further notice.

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


IndepenDance - Cancelled

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


Squirrel Moon - Cancelled

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

Caller: Gaye Fifer Band: Turnip the Beet