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 the Wil-Mar Center.
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.
If you are interested in calling or sitting in with the band, please contact us and introduce yourself. The music for the co-op band (MadCoCo) is available here.
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.
Held at a private home in Monona.
Required RSVP: Space is limited. For everyone's safety and comfort, we are capping the number of dancers at 24.
Please send your reservation request before noon on the day of the dance to 608-213-1618.
• Your Name
• The names of all the people in your party
• Affirmation of everyone's COVID-19 vaccination status
The address will be sent with your confirmation.
When: 7 pm on the following dates:
12/17/22 Caller: Marilee Standifer
1/21/23 Caller: Noah Natzke
2/18/23 Caller: Marilee Standifer
3/18/23 Caller: Marilee Standifer
4/22/23 Caller: Marilee Standifer
5/20/23 Caller: Marilee Standifer
The band is Harmonium (Kevin Clark, Amy McFarland, Jan Murphy, and Carol Ormand).
Cost: Please contribute as you are comfortable between $3 and $12
COVID Protocols: the same as the Tuesday night dances:
• You must be vaccinated against COVID-19.
• Do not come if you have any respiratory or other COVID-like symptoms
• Either wear a mask or take a rapid-antigen test (with a negative result) after 5:00 pm on the day of the dance
Shoes: Please bring shoes that are not worn outside to limit wear on the wood floors. There will be a cleaning station available to remove any grit from your shoes.
After a great dance in 2022, we hope to see you September 22-24, 2023! Usually held around the 3rd weekend in September at Folklore Village in Dodgeville, WI