Hello, and thanks for coming to our DMABCDF webpage.

We heard you miss dancing.  We do, too, so we are dancing together online until further notice.  We enjoy fabulous live music and fun and interesting dances as often as possible.  Join us from the safety of your home.

To see dance attendance details email: desmoinescontradance@gmail.com, &  Click, Like, and watch: DMABCD (Des Moines Area Barn & Contra Dance) on Facebook.  

Here's hoping we physically dance together again soon.


For folks who miss contra and barn dancing, here are a couple of interesting safe social disDANCING videos complete with dance notes. The dances can be done in couples and solo, and you can use a broom, mop, shovel, pet, stuffed animal, scarf, theraband, whatever, if you like, too. Hope you like them.

Thanks to Nicholas Hall and Adele Beard for sharing these dances, and to Louise Siddons for offering weekly online sessions on adapting dances. All the best.

- Reid Miller/Caller of Dances

Dance #1

- [8] Partner's Chain
- [4] Cast
- [4] Pull by Left

- [16] Balance & Swing
(End facing each other, lady on the right)

- [8] Right Allemande
- [8] Rory O' More Spin x2

- [8] Do-Si-Do
- [8] Forward & Back

Dance #2

- [8] Allemande Right
- [8] Allemande Left

- [4] Circle Back
- [12] Partner Swing
(End facing up the hall)

- [8] Gent's Lead Right Round
- [8] Courtesy Turn
(End facing down the hall)

- [4] Cast
- [4] Pull by Left
- [8] Forward & Back

Welcome to DSM Area
Barn and Contra Dance Friends!
Join the fun at Barn and Contra Dances
in the greater Des Moines area.
Live music, wonderful tunes, lively calling, and great dances.
Fun and smiles galore.
To receive dance info email: desmoinescontradance@gmail.com.
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Hello Dancers and Musicians!

You make our dances great.  Watch this page for information on dances and dance locations in and around greater Des Moines.

Check below for dance details.  Call the number or email for questions, or locating bands and callers for your events.


Questions: 608-852-4524, email desmoinescontradance@gmail.org

For videos and other dance details click:

Des Moines Area Barn & Contra Dance Friends