Contra Dancing

Contra Dancing

  • 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, Emeraldcity 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. No dances schedule until further notice.
  • Open Band, Open-caller dance. Free dances are held outside at Green Lake every summer. We hope to return in the summer of 2023.

Nearby Contra Dances

  • 1st Saturdays, Ellensburg Contra Dance
  • 1st, 2nd, & 4th Saturdays, Olympia Contra Dance, at the South Bay Grange (3918 Sleater-Kinney Rd. NE; Olympia, Washington). 7:30-10:30pm, 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 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, 7:30-10:30, Tacoma Contra Dance, Christ Church Wells Hall, 310 North K St, Tacoma, visiting bands every month, workshop at 7:00, $10-$20, sliding scale, Info: Matt Temmel at 253-278-1237 or
  • 3rd Saturday Contra and 2nd Saturday squares, Port Townsend Community Dances
  • 5th Saturday, 7:30-10:30, Tacoma Contra Dance, Christ Church Wells Hall, 310 North K St, Tacoma, visiting bands, workshop at 7:00, $10.00 ($8 for seniors and students, $5 under age 18 and over 80). Info: Matt Temmel at 253-752-6483 or

  • 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
  • 2nd Friday contra in Vancover, Contra in The Couve
  • 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.

Family Dance

  • Family Dance (contras, squares, etc. for kids under 10 and their families). Not currently happening.

Other Contra Dance Information

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