Contra Dances

GR contra dances continue on the 1st Friday

                                        See the calendar on the bottom of the Home web page.                  

                                                Friday, July 6, 2108.  contra dance, 7:00 pm
Bring a friend!  Or come alone. Lots of fun for folks age 6 to 92. Fifth Street Hall (St Adelbart's), corner of Davis, a block east of Seaward. Upstairs.  Beginners dance instruction at 7 pm.  

   We do not have one on Labor Day weekend. But that is when we all go to Ann Arbor to dance (free) in the streets.
Annual Dancing in the Streets, day before Labor Day, Ann Arbor

The following first Friday dances are:  
          July 6
August 3
Sept 2 dancing in the streets?, Ann Arbor
 October ? (Pulaski days interferes October 5. Maybe Sept 28)

Volunteers may play music, call, or join the dance.
Folks from 6-92 may twirl and swing to the great music. 

It is all about dancing and learning; this an opportunity to learn new skills and meet new people. There will be new callers, new dances, new musicians and fun for all. No partner required. 

It is traditional to change partners after every dance set. And anyone may ask anyone else to dance.

Video of a contra dance in Holland MI is here.

$ 10 General
$ 8 Folk/dance societies members   

                                       $ 20 family

                                        $ 5  Student 

                   Beginner instruction at 7;  dancing at 7:30.

Upstairs at Fifth Street Hall :

 701 5th Street NW in Grand Rapids

Corner of 5th & Davis 

What is contra dance?


If you want to call a dance, call 10 days ahead. 

Please call ahead 616 710 6841

Contra Dance etiquette Tips


Questions? Email 


Listing of contra dances, square dances and waltzes all over Michigan is here. 
And the AACTMAD (Ann Arbor & MI) listing is here