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2017 - 2018
Missoula Contra Dances · 1st and 3rd Saturdays
Schedule may change; check back for updates.
Workshop at 7:30, dancing begins at 8:00 PM
Last updated: 9/11/17
.........................................For a printable copy of the dance calendar, click here.
Date Band Caller Theme Location Oct 7 Contradictions Bev Young Oct 21 Out of the Wood (Idaho) Mark Matthews Nov 4 Barley & Sage (Bozeman) Derek Gallagher Nov 18 Swift Current Bev Young Resilience Dance Dec 2 Swing Away Roy Curet Missoula Fencing Assoc.
Dec 16 Skippin' a Groove Julie Kahl Dec 31 Skippin' a Groove Vicki Watson First Night! Jan 6 Swing Away Julie Kahl Jan 20 Sassafras Stomp Bev Young Feb 3 Contradictions Morna Leonard
Union Hall - 2nd floor
208 E. Main
Feb 17 Skippin' a Groove Derek Gallagher Mar 3 InTentCity Morna Leonard Mar 17 Skippin' a Groove Mark Matthews Mar 31 All Comers Round Robin Apr 7 Swing Away Roy Curet Apr 21 Skippin' a Groove Bev Young May 5 2nd Wind Amy Letson May 19 Out of the Wood (Idaho) Morna Leonard Union Hall - 2nd Floor
208 E. Main
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Helena Contra Dances
(Note: This schedule has not been updated for 2017-2018 dance season)
Dates: 2nd Saturdays of most months, beginning October 2012.
Cost: $8 at the door. $1 off with membership card. Family rates available.
Location: Placer Hotel Lobby, 21 N Last Chance Gulch on the Walking Mall.
7:00 - 7:30 pm: Introductory Workshop (for newcomers)
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm: Contra Dance
Check out our schedule at: http://lastchancesquares.org/helena-contra-dancers/
No partner or experience necessary. Singles and couples welcome. More info, call Amie at 495-0935.
Come join us for lively music and fun dancing. No partner or experience necessary. Beginners, singles, couples and families are welcome.
Note: (This schedule has not been updated for 2017-2018 dance season)
Top Hat Lounge, 134 West Front, downtown Missoula
Free admission - no cover! Dancing starts at 7:30.
Date Band Caller December 2nd The Beet Tops Michelle Terwilliger January 6 Balled in Burlap Bev Young February 2 Sassafras Stomp TBD March 3 TBD TBD April 7 TBD TBD
It doesn't matter if you have ever square danced before.
All dances are taught and you'll learn as you go.
Bring a partner or find one there. Traditional square dancing
is about meeting folks and having a good time
Elsewhere in Montana and the Northwest
- Helena Contra Dances (Helena, MT)
- Bozeman Folklore Society (Bozeman, MT)
- Wintergreen Dance Weekend (Bozeman, MT)
- Bitterroot Valley Bluegrass Festival (Hamilton, MT)
- Lady of the Lake Camps (Coeur d'Alene, ID)
- Northwest Folklife Festival (Seattle, WA)
- Centralia Old-Time Music Campout (Centralia, WA)
- Moab Folk Festival
Missoula Events Calendar
- Bear Hug Mountain Festival Dance Camp
- Venues (event locations)
- To list your event, contact gdecker[at-sign]shybearfarm.net
This page is maintained by Gary Decker. If you have MFS-related dances (including non-Missoula dances) that you would like to have listed here or if you have corrections/comments concerning this dance page, please e-mail -- gdecker[at sign]shybearfarm.net -- and now, did you hear about the three musicians and the accordion player who walked into a bar? And what's the difference between an accordion and a trampoline? You take your shoes off to jump on a trampoline....