• Fri - Oct 20 — Jacksonville: Contra
  • Fri - Oct 20 — Melbourne: Contra
  • Fri - Oct 20 — Sarasota: Contra
  • Sat - Oct 21 — Gainesville: Contra
  • Mon - Oct 23 — Gainesville: English Country
  • Tue - Oct 24 — Melbourne: English Country
  • Tue - Oct 24 — Venice Area: English Country
  • Tue - Oct 24 — Lake Worth: Irish Céilí
  • Tue - Oct 24 — Fort Walton: Contra
  • Wed - Oct 25 — Gainesville: Irish
  • Wed - Oct 25 — Tampa: Scandinavian
  • Fri - Oct 27 — Tallahassee: Contra
  • Fri - Oct 27 — Orange Park: English Country
  • Sat - Oct 28 — Pinellas Park: Contra
  • Sat - Oct 28 — McIntosh: Contra
  • Sun - Oct 29 — Coconut Grove: Contra
  • Sun - Oct 29 — Coral Gables: Contra
  • Mon - Oct 30 — Gainesville: English Country
  • Tue - Oct 31 — Melbourne: English Country
  • Tue - Oct 31 — Venice Area: English Country
  • Tue - Oct 31 — Lake Worth: Irish Céilí
  • Tue - Oct 31 — Fort Walton: Contra
  • Wed - Nov 1 — Gainesville: Irish
  • Wed - Nov 1 — Tampa: Scandinavian
  • Fri - Nov 3 — Pinellas Park: Contra
  • Fri - Nov 3 — Orange Park: English Country
  • Sat - Nov 4 — Cocoa Beach: Contra
  • Sat - Nov 4 — Boca Raton: Contra
  • Sun - Nov 5 — Gainesville: Contra
  • Mon - Nov 6 — Gainesville: English Country
  • Tue - Nov 7 — Melbourne: English Country
  • Tue - Nov 7 — Venice Area: English Country
  • Tue - Nov 7 — Lake Worth: Irish Céilí
  • Tue - Nov 7 — Fort Walton: Contra
  • Wed - Nov 8 — Gainesville: Irish
  • Wed - Nov 8 — Tampa: Scandinavian
  • Fri - Nov 10 — Tallahassee: Contra
  • Fri - Nov 10 — Melrose:
  • Fri - Nov 10 — Orange Park: English Country
  • Sat - Nov 11 — Pinellas Park: Contra
  • Sat - Nov 11 —Davie: Contra - spended
  • Sun - Nov 12 — DeLand: English Country
  • Mon - Nov 13 — Gainesville: English Country
  • Tue - Nov 14 — Melbourne: English Country
  • Tue - Nov 14 — Venice Area: English Country
  • Tue - Nov 14 — Lake Worth: Irish Céilí
  • Tue - Nov 14 — Fort Walton: Contra
  • Wed - Nov 15 — Gainesville: Irish
  • Wed - Nov 15 — Tampa: Scandinavian
  • Fri - Nov 17 — Jacksonville: Contra
  • Fri - Nov 17 — Melbourne: Contra
  • Fri - Nov 17 — Sarasota: Contra
  • Sat - Nov 18 — Gainesville: Contra
  • Sun - Nov 19 — Boca Raton: Contra
  • Mon - Nov 20 — Gainesville: English Country
  • Tue - Nov 21 — Melbourne: English Country
  • Tue - Nov 21 — Venice Area: English Country
  • Tue - Nov 21 — Lake Worth: Irish Céilí
  • Tue - Nov 21 — Fort Walton: Contra
  • Wed - Nov 22 — Gainesville: Irish
  • Wed - Nov 22 — Tampa: Scandinavian
  • Fri - Nov 24 — Tallahassee: Contra
  • Fri - Nov 24 — Orange Park: English Country
  • Sat - Nov 25 — Pinellas Park: Contra
  • Sat - Nov 25 —Davie: Contra
  • Mon - Nov 27 — Gainesville: English Country
  • Tue - Nov 28 — Melbourne: English Country
  • Tue - Nov 28 — Venice Area: English Country
  • Tue - Nov 28 — Lake Worth: Irish Céilí
  • Tue - Nov 28 — Fort Walton: Contra
  • Wed - Nov 29 — Gainesville: Irish
  • Wed - Nov 29 — Tampa: Scandinavian
  • Contra Special Events

    Contra Line

    Florida Folk Festival
    May 26-28, 2017, 10am - midnight each day
    Adults — $50, Children under 6 — Free
    Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
    11016 Lillian Saunders Dr, White Springs FL
    Info: 877-635-3655 Interactive Map
    June Bug Bash June 10-11, 2015 — 8-11 pm both nights
    Advanced Contra Sat 1-4 pm
    Music: TBA
    Caller: TBA
    Pinellas Park Auditorium,7690 59 St. N., Pinellas Park, FL
    - Interactive Map

    Florida State Fiddlers Convention
    Oct TBA, 2016
    Otter Springs Campground, Trenton, FL
    String Band competition, Concerts, Jams, Contra Dance
    Interactive Map
    Lake County Folk Festival
    Oct 14-16, 2017 — Ferran Park Dr & Magnolia Ave W, Eustis
    Saturday - 10 am to 7 pm; Sunday - 11 am to 5 pm
    352 357-8555 - Interactive Map

    The Fall Ball
    October 21-23, 2016
    Music: TBA
    Callers: TBA
    Pinellas Park Auditorium, 7690 59 St. N, Pinellas Park, FL
    - Interactive Map
    Barberville Fall Jamboree
    November 5-6, 2016, 9:00am-5:00pm
    Adults — $6, Children 5-12 — $4, Under 5 — free
    1776 Lightfoot Lane, Pierson, FL
    Performances — 10 - 4 both days
    Acoustic Workshops — Free
    Lots of Jams — All Instruments Welcome
    Info: Chuck Spano 386-852-5436 Interactive Map

    The Florida Snow Ball
    January 22-24, 2016
    Music: The JEMS and Syncopaths
    Callers: Cis Hinkle and Frannie Marr
    Admission: $100 - $110 after Dec 20
    Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. South, Gulfport, FL
    - Interactive Map
    Orange Blossom Ball
    January 13-15, 2017
    Music: TBA
    Callers: TB
    Gold Star Ballroom
    3110 Opportunity Ct FL (near 3100 S Ridgewood Ave)
    Interactive Map

    Dancing with the GODS
    February 26-28, 2016
    Music: Nightwatch snd Notorious
    Callers: Will Mentor and Angela DeCarlis
    Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Ave Gainesville FL
    - Interactive Map
    GODS News Year: Contra
    Dec 31 - Jan 1, 2016-17
    Music: Andama
    Caller: Angela DeCarlis
    Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Ave Gainesville FL
    - Interactive Map

    Apr 21-23 — Wild Asparagus Florida Tour with George Marshall
    Info: Joe Rush
    At the Dancing Fish Dance Barn
    Interactive Map
    Barberville Spring Frolic
    April 23-24, 2016 — Sat 9-10pm — Sun 9 am-4 pm
    Adults — $8, Children 5-12 — $5, Under 5 — free
    1776 Lightfoot Lane, Barberville
    Music starts at 10 both days
    Dance starts at 1 both days
    Acoustic Workshops — Free
    Lots of Jams — All Instruments Welcome
    Contra - Barnstyle Dance
    Info: Chuck Spano 386-672-4533 Interactive Map

    Dec 31 — Davie New Years Dance
    Davie Woman's Club 6551 Orange Dr, Davie, FL
    Caller: Pat Czar — Band: Pot Luck
    Info: William (321)402-6122
    7:30 pm - Interactive Map
    Pat and Anita Mason with Cornbread Contra
    John Martin's Irish Pub in Coral Gables
    253 Miracle Mile Coral Gables FL 33134 305-445-3777
    Dates and time: Sundays 3-6pm
    May 21, June 18, July 23, Aug. 27
    More Info: South Florida Contra Dances
    Interactive Map

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    What in the World is Contra Dancing?

    St Petersburg Times - Contra Dancing

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