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American Folk Dances (Contra, squares)
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American Folk Dances (Contra, squares)
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Anglo, Irish, and Scottish Dances
Other European Dances
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Cajun 'n Zydeco ('n French Creole) dancing around town to live music!
L'ESPRIT CREOLE @ St. Louis' Old Courthouse Rotunda
WHY? 1764 Twelfth Night Ball (in the afternoon)
WHEN? Saturday, January 6, 2018
TIME? noon-4PM
COVER? Free. DONATE to the band's tip jar.
Dennis Stroughmatt et l'Esprit Creole will play authentic traditional French Creole music from our Missouri and Illinois region. Waltzes and 'round' dances are terrific fun! Learn a few words in our area's dialect, 'la française assimine' or Paw-Paw French.

WHERE? Farmington, MO! Yep, true dat!
LOCATION? Alexander's 200 W. 1st St. Farmington, MO 63640
DATE 'N TIME? Friday, January 19, 2018 from 7:30-9:30 pm
COVER? $10 each

DATE 'N TIME? February 3, 2018 from 1-3:30 pm
COVER? Free! BUY a sammie 'n beverage & DONATE to the band's tip jar!

WHEN? February 8, 2018, 6-8 pm
COVER? Free! BUY a sammie 'n beverage & DONATE to the band's tip jar!

BOUDIN BROTHERS @ Focal Point on Sutton Ave, Maplewood, MO
WHEN? Sunday, March 11
TIME? 2:30-4:30 pm (Lesson @ 2 pm)
COVER? $15
Childgrove Country Dancers
3rd Saturdays & 1st, 2nd, 4th & 5th Sundays
Traditional old time contra and square dances with live music at the Monday Club, 37 South Maple, Webster Groves. Free workshop at 6:30pm, dancing at 7 pm on Sundays. (7:30pm workshop, dancing at 8:00pm on 3rd Saturdays.) Admission is $7.00. Workshops are intro level contras; all dances are taught and easy to learn. Singles and couples of all ages are welcome. Wood dance floor; AC. For more information, or email

Sunday Jan 14
Band. Netherton, Hobbs, & Dudding
Caller. Lauren Peckman

Saturday Jan 20
Band. Meadowhawk/Matt Trurino
Caller. Sarah Káiser

Sunday Jan 28
Band. The Roadkill Ramblers
Caller. Deborah Hyland

Sunday Feb 4
Band. 32 Bartenders
Caller Dale Wilson

Sunday Feb 11
Band. Sadie Hawkins Day
Caller. Kathy Coffman

Saturday Feb 17
Band. Dugout Canoe
Caller. Mac McKeever

Sunday Feb 25
Band. MO Possum Tamers
Caller. Ted Steele
Call Mac McKeever at 636-537-1643 or Visit
Contra Dancing in Cape Girardeau
Traditional Old Time contra and square dances to live music at Christ Episcopal Church at 101 N. Fountain St, Cape Girardeau, MO. Dance from 7:00-9:30pm.
See website or call to confirm dates.
For more info call John or Kathy Coffman at (573) 334-4706 or visit
Contra Dancing in Carbondale, IL
1st Saturday (June through October)
Dances held in Carbondale, IL at Longbranch Coffeehouse, 100 E. Jackson St. from 4-6 p.m. Wear soft-soled shoes. A donation is taken.
For info call Barb at (618)549-1595 or Roy at (618)559-7870 or email
CrossCurrents Barn Dances in Kansas City
4th Saturdays
Workshop at 7pm, dance at 7:30pm at St. Paul's Episcopal Day School gymnasium, 4041 Main Street, Kansas City, MO. Cost $8.
For info call (816) 516-1876 or visit
Elsah (IL) Community Folk Dance
2nd Saturdays, January thru May
Dance with us in historic Farley's Music Hall, 37 Mill Street,Elsah, IL. - all are welcome! 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Cost: $6.00 per person, $15.00 max per family, students with ID 1/2 price. Live old time music. See for schedule.
For more info, contact Eric Schreiber at 618-374-2024 or email
Greater St. Louis Square Dance Federation
various, always
Many groups listed by
Visit for schedules
Lawrence (KS) Barn Dance Assoc.
3rd & 5th Saturdays
Dance at 7:30 pm at Woodlawn School, 508 Elm Street, in North Lawrence. (Take East Lawrence exit if arriving via I-70). Our website has specific directions. Call for other locations and times in the area.
Regular contra dances on 3rd Saturdays at 7:30pm (beginner's session at 6:45) at the Lawrence Arts Center Dance Annex, 205 W 8th in downtown Lawrence, KS.
Advanced dances (minimal walkthroughs, no beginner session) on 5th Saturdays at the same location (Dance Annex).
Family dances on second Sundays at 4:30pm, at the ECM building, 12th and Oread (at the north end of the KU campus). Potluck follows at 5:30.
Visit, email, or call 913-865-FOLK or 785-749-1356
Mid-Missouri Traditional Dancers
1st, 3rd, and 5th Fridays (except July and August: 3rd Fridays only)
Contra dances are held at the First Christian Church, corner of Tenth and Walnut, Columbia, MO, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Walk-through at 7:00 p.m.
Admission $7.00 ($4.00 for ages 16–25; free for children 15 and under).
All ages welcome. No partner needed. Wear clean, soft-soled shoes to protect the floor.

Visit or Phone 573-874-2792 for information and directions.
Singles & Doubles Square Dance Club
Wednesday, starting January 4, 2017
ATTENTION BABY BOOMERS and all who want to try Square Dancing in Webster Groves.
Singles & Doubles Square Dance lessons begin on Wednesdays, JAN. 4, 2017

FREE on January 4 class only, no obligation. Subsequent classes, $5 per person.
Where: Christ Lutheran Church, One Selma Ave (at Lockwood near Webster Groves Webster Groves).
When: 7:00 PM - 9:00 pm.

COUPLES and SINGLES are welcome. No experience required. Wear casual clothes and expect good exercise, mental stimulation, and fellowship.
Contact: Contact Gen at 314-351-4283 or email
Web site:
Traditional Dance and Music Society in Springfield, MO
Usually 1st and 3rd Saturdays
Contras, circles and squares with live music. Most dances held at at Franciscan Villa (unless otherwise noted) 620 W. Scott (Corner of Scott & North Main), Springfield) Dance 7:30pm - 10:30 pm.
Basic steps taught at 7:00 pm. Beginners always welcome! Admission $6, students $4. We usually dance one or two Saturdays a month; calendar is on website.
Visit or Email or call 417-683-7544.
Urbana Country Dancers
1st & 3rd Fridays (occasional Saturdays)
The UCD dances traditional, early American contra dances and some squares to live fiddle music in an atmosphere friendly to both singles and couples. All dances are taught. Wear comfortable clothes and clean, soft soled shoes. $5.00 donation.
Dances start at 8 P.M. at the Phillips Recreation Center, 505 West Stoughton Street in Urbana, IL. Dance on Fridays, except for the second week in each month, when the dance is on Saturday.
For the current schedule visit
or call Jonathan at 217-359-8225.
West County Spinners Square Dance Club
Regularly scheduled: 1st and 3rd Mondays
Today’s square dancing...It’s not what you think!
Experience fun, fellowship, great exercise and mental stimulation!
If you enjoy walking, you will enjoy square dancing; no experience is necessary. Couples and singles of all ages are welcome.

NEW CLASSES BEGINNING! FOR FREE ON SEPTEMBER 12 and 19, 2017 introducing Modern Western Square Dance!
WHO? West County Spinners Square Dance Club offers two 'introductory classes'.
WHEN? Tuesday, September 12 and 19, 2017 from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m.
WHERE? Trinity Lutheran Church, 14088 Clayton Rd., Chesterfield, MO 63017 (southeast corner of Clayton Rd. and Hwy 141).
AND.. the square dance program continues for 12 more weeks on Tuesdays!
COST? $60 per person for the 12 week program.

Children ages 8-18 are free when accompanied by a paying adult. Wear casual clothes and be prepared to have fun square dancing!
You can just show up for the introductory classes, too!

For information or to register, contact Jim and Crystal at 314-753-6674,,