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Contra Dancing Schedule

  • Thursdays, 7:00-10:00 Lake City Contra/Old Time Country Dance at the Seattle Latvian Center, 11710 3rd Ave NE, Local & Touring Bands, Sliding scale $10.00-$20.00, (kids & first-time contradancers free).
  • Fridays, 7:30-10:00, Emerald City Contradance at Phinney Neighborhood Center Community Hall (Lower Building), 6532 Phinney N. $10-$20 sliding scale. Beginners workshop at 7:00pm. First time contra dancers receive a coupon for free admission to a future dance.
  • 2nd Saturdays, 8:00-11:00, Eastside Contradance at Juanita Community Club Dance Hall, 13027 100th Ave NE, Kirkland, $9 (students $5), lesson at 7:30p. Promoted by Folk Horizons
  • Open Band, Open-caller dance. Free dances are held outside at Green Lake every summer, with pick-up band and open mic for callers. 2019 dates are Wednesday, June 26, Tuesday July 16, and Wednesday, August 7. The regular (year round) monthly dance is in need of new volunteers to organize! "

Family Dance

  • Family Dance (contras, squares, etc. for kids under 10 and their families)

Nearby Contra Dances

  • 1st Saturdays, 6:30-9:30, Whidbey Contra Dance, Clinton Community Hall, 6411 Central Ave, Clinton, $10 suggested donation, lesson from 6:30-7:00.
  • 1st Saturday in Port Angeles, Sept. through May. Beginners' workshop at 7:30, dance 8:00 - 11:30. Black Diamond Community Dance at Black Diamond Community Center, 1942 Black Diamond Rd, Port Angeles. $8. Information: Erran (360)457-8421 or Tom (360)457-5667
  • 1st Saturdays, Ellensburg Contra Dance
  • 2nd & 4th Saturdays, Olympia Contra Dance, at the South Bay Grange (3918 Sleater-Kinney Rd. NE; Olympia, Washington). 7:30-10:00pm, 7:00 basics workshop.
  • 2nd, 4th and 5th Sat, 7:30-10:30, Bellingham Old Time Country Dance. Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Bellingham, WA. Beginner's Workshop 7:00 pm. For more information see the BCDS home page
  • 2nd Friday contra in Vancover, Contra in The Couve
  • 2nd Saturday, Apple Country Contra Dancers, Broadway Grange, Yakima. Contact: Shelly Jenkins, 509-966-0044
  • 3rd Friday, 8:00-10:00pm, Sallal Grange, 12912 432nd Ave. SE, North Bend. Beginner's workshop at 7:30pm. Suggested donation is $5-$10. Questions: Tim at or 206-528-3723.
  • 3rd Saturday, 8:00-10:30, Tacoma Contra Dance, Christ Church Wells Hall, 310 North K St, Tacoma, visiting bands every month, workshop at 7:30, $10-$20, sliding scale, Info: Matt Temmel at 253-278-1237 or
  • 3rd Saturday Contra and 2nd Saturday squares, Port Townsend Community Dances
  • Monthly in Anacortes, Skagit Contra Dancers, 7:00 - 9:30pm. Music by Flowing Tide band. Check web site for event calendar and venue. $8 at the door. Information: Bill or Betty 360-755-3969.
  • Monthly October through May, Saturday, Darrington Community Dance Instruction 6:30, dance 7:00. Suggested donation: $7. Mansford Grange, 1265 Railroad Rd, Darrington. Information: Matthew 206-402-8646.

Other Contra Dance Information

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Last modified 01/09/23.