Roanoke Contra Dances are held on the first Saturday of every month at the Kirk Family YMCA located in downtown Roanoke, Virginia. (Please check our Calendar for rare exceptions.) A beginners lesson starts at 7:00 pm and the dance runs from 7:30 pm until 10 pm.  An $9 donation is suggested for those attending ($6 for students). No partner or previous contra dance experience necessary. All dances are taught by the caller. Contra dances are family-friendly, smoke-free, alcohol-free events.

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Upcoming Dances

   Date
September     3rd
   2016



7 - 7:30 p.m.
Beginner's Contra Lesson

7:30 - 10 p.m.
Contra Dance

$9 ($6 students)
 Caller
Clinton Ross

 Band
Blue Ridge Rounders with Amy and Bob Buckingham

    Date

August      6th
 2016



7 - 7:30 p.m.
Beginner's Contra Lesson

7:30 - 10 p.m.
Contra Dance

$9 ($6 students)
 Caller 
 Valerie Helbert

 Band     
 Copious Notes with Mara Shea and Julie Gorka

   Date
July 7th
 2016
AT THE ROANOKE MOOSE LODGE #284
ROUTE 311 SALEM,VA



 7:30 p.m.
Beginner's Contra Lesson

7:30 - 11 p.m.
Contra Dance

$ 15
 Caller              AT THE MOOSE LODGE ON 311
 Beth Molaro


 
 Band                  AT THE MOOSE LODGE ON 311
Toss The Possum with Rob Zisette, Laura Zisette and Bonnie Insull

  Date
June 4th
 2016



7 - 7:30 p.m.
Beginner's Contra Lesson

7:30 - 10 p.m.
Contra Dance

$9 ($6 students
  Caller
Eileen Thoros

  Band
Rip The Calico

  Date
May 7th
2016

7 - 7:30 p.m.
Beginner's Contra Lesson

7:30 - 10 p.m.
Contra Dance

$9 ($6 students
 Caller
 Warren Doyle
 

  Band
 
Go Figure

 Date
April 2
2016


7 - 7:30 p.m.
Beginner's Contra Lesson

7:30 - 10 p.m.
Contra Dance

$9 ($6 students)
 Caller
 Connie Carringer

 Band
Wheelhouse

 Date
 March 5
2016

7 - 7:30 p.m.
Beginner's Contra Lesson

7:30 - 10 p.m.
Contra Dance

$9 ($6 students)
 Caller
George Lester Segebade


 Band
Contrarians

 Date
 February
6, 2016



7 - 7:30 p.m.
Beginner's Contra Lesson

7:30 - 10 p.m.
Contra Dance

$9 ($6 students)
 Caller
Emily Abel

 Band
Ricochet
Date
 
January 2, 2016



7 - 7:30 p.m.
Beginner's Contra Lesson

7:30 - 10 p.m.
Contra Dance

$9 ($6 students)
Caller
Marcia McKenzie

Band
The Ones Improper


December   5, 2015

7 - 7:30 p.m.
Beginner's Contra Lesson

7:30 - 10 p.m.
Contra Dance

$9 ($6 students)
Phoebe Williams
 

The McKenzies