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Contra Season is October through May with live music and guest callers. Location is usually at the Bozeman Senior Center with its beautiful wooden dance floor. This year there are several dances especially for families (see below for more info).

International and Scottish Dancing

Helena dances are held just down the road, generally on the 3rd Saturday of the month.

Billings dances are starting up too - follow the link or check out Contradance Billings on Facebook for more info.

First Dance 2009NEW TO CONTRA DANCING?

Check out the online video series created by the Chattahoochee Country Dancers (CCD) in Atlanta -- Contra Dance Training for Beginning Dancers. They have great basic information guaranteed to make your first dances more enjoyable and they are FREE! Here's how to access them:

  • Go to the CCD website www.ContraDance.org
  • Click on What's Contra Dancing? 
  • Scroll down to one of their 9 videos. 

More information for new dancers from the Gainesville community and Sound Traveler

 

WeatherwoodBozeman Contra Schedule

Contra Dances are generally the 1st Friday and 3rd Saturday of each month (except January when we break for Wintergreen). The 2017-2018 season starts on Oct. 6!

Beginner's workshop 7:30-8:00 pm. // Dancing 8:00-11:00 pm.
Admission: $8 members, $10 non-members.

Come early (especially if you're a beginner or can help a beginner) and stay late. Live music and callers - all dances are taught - all ages are welcome and partners are not required. Please wear grit free, non-marking shoes to protect the dance floor.

Most contra dances are held at the Bozeman Senior Center, located at 807 N. Tracy Ave. in Bozeman. This is a very nice community center on Bozeman's north side that features a great (and spacious) wooden dance floor, a nice stage for the band, easy access, and plenty of parking.

This is the schedule for the 2017-2018 season:

Date Band Caller Location
Oct. 6, 2017 (Fri.)

WMDs

Roy Curet

Senior Center
Oct. 20, 2017 (Fri.) InTentCity Bev Young Senior Center
Nov. 3, 2017 (Fri.) Barley & Sage Derek Gallagher / Kristen Emmet Senior Center
Dec. 16, 2017 (Sat.) Da 'Skekklers Morna Leonard Senior Center
Dec. 30, 2017 (Sat.)
New Year's Eve Eve!!
Hypergolic Amy Letson Senior Center
Jan. 12, 2018 (2nd Fri.) Catfish Nailers Derek Gallagher Senior Center
Jan. 26-28, 2018
WINTERGREEN!
Great Bear Trio & Swift Current  Sarah VanNorstand Senior Center

Feb. 10, 2018 (2nd Sat.)

Bebe le Boeuf

Amy Letson Senior Center
Mar. 9, 2018 (2nd Fri.) Catfish Nailers Will N. Able Senior Center
Mar. 24, 2018 (4th Sat.) WMDs Derek Gallagher / Kristen Emmet Senior Center
Apr. 13, 2018 (2nd Fri.) Skippin' a Groove Morna Leonard Senior Center
Apr. 28, 2018 (4th Sat.) Hypergolic Bev Young Senior Center
May 12, 2018 (2nd Sat.) Weatherwood Kristen Emmet Senior Center
 

For more information regarding contra dances contact Ellen at 406-581-3444.


INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING (IFD) NEWS

International Folk Dancing every Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m.

Cost is $3.00 donation.  Usual location is 210 South Grand. Call 585-2287 to verify.
No experience is required and no partner is needed. Everyone is welcome.

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING
Every Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. No formal teaching during the summer, but dancing will continue if you keep coming!
Usual location is 210 South Grand. Call 585-2287 to verify.

IFD AROUND MONTANA
Helena IFD - Fridays, 7 pm at TangoHelena through May. For info, contact Bill Bucher at 442-7591
Kalispell IFD - Saturdays 7-10 pm, Salvation Army gym. http://montanafolkdance.org/flathead/
Missoula IFD - Contact Mike at MTinternationalfolkdance@gmail.com

Local Scottish dancers Scenes from Steam and Stomp

scenes from Steam & Stomp
scenes from Steam & Stomp 2012

Scenes from Steam & Stomp 2012

 

HELENA CONTRA DANCES:

Questions? -- Amie Butler - 406-495-0935.

NEW Web site: http://lastchancesquares.org/helena-contra-dancers/
Where: Placer Hotel Lobby, 21 N Last Chance Gulch on the Walking Mall
When: Second Saturdays of most months. Introductory workshop starting at 7:30 pm.
Who: you all......yeah!!!!
What: GREAT contra dancing!

 


 

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