Roanoke Contra Dances are held on the fourth 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 7:30 pm and the dance runs from 8:00 pm until 11 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

 November 25th

7:30-8 p.m.
Beginner's Contra Lesson

8:00 - 11 p.m.
Contra Dance

$9 ($6 students)
  Caller    
 Emily Rush

AT THE MOOSE LODGE ON 311

  Band
Playing With Fyre

AT THE MOOSE LODGE ON 311
  October 28th       


7:30-8 p.m.
Beginner's Contra Lesson

8:00 - 11 p.m.
Contra Dance

$9 ($6 students)
    Caller     AT KIRK YMCA
Terry Doyle

 Band  AT KIRK YMCA
Wheelhouse

 September 23rd       


7:30-8 p.m.
Beginner's Contra Lesson

8:00 - 11 p.m.
Contra Dance

$9 ($6 students)
   Caller     AT KIRK YMCA
Liam Kelly

 Band  AT KIRK YMCA
The Bouncers


 July 6Th       


7:30-8 p.m.
Beginner's Contra Lesson

8:00 - 11 p.m.
Contra Dance

$15
   Caller
 Phoebe Williams
  Band
 Free Raisins

 June NO DANCE
 NO DANCE
  May                  27th
2017



7:30-8 p.m.
Beginner's Contra Lesson

8:00 - 11 p.m.
Contra Dance

$9 ($6 students)
 Caller
Will Martin

 Band
 Wheelhouse


 April                  22nd
2017



7:30-8 p.m.
Beginner's Contra Lesson

8:00 - 11 p.m.
Contra Dance

$9 ($6 students)
 Caller
Dean Hooks

  Band
Rule of Thumb

March                  25th
2017



7:30-8 p.m.
Beginner's Contra Lesson

8:00 - 11 p.m.
Contra Dance

$9 ($6 students)
 Caller
Joy Greenwolfe
  Band
The McKenzies
 February            25th
   2017



7:30-8 p.m.
Beginner's Contra Lesson

8:00 - 11 p.m.
Contra Dance

$9 ($6 students)
 Caller
George Lester Segebade
 Band
Rhythmajigs

  Date
January            28th
   2017



7:30-8 p.m.
Beginner's Contra Lesson

8:00 - 11 p.m.
Contra Dance

$9 ($6 students)
 Caller
 Terry Doyle

 Band
 Rythym Road

  Date
December            3rd
   2016



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

7:30 - 10 p.m.
Contra Dance

$9 ($6 students)
  Caller
 Phoebe Williams

 Band
Rule of Thumb

   Date
November             5th
   2016



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

7:30 - 10 p.m.
Contra Dance

$9 ($6 students)
 Caller
Warren Doyle

 Band
Playing With Fyre

   Date
October             1st
   2016



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

7:30 - 10 p.m.
Contra Dance

$9 ($6 students)
 Caller
 Charley Harvey




 Band
 The One's Improper
 
   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