Memphis Contra Dancers

Community Dance for All

About Our Dances

Memphis Contra Dances are on the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Fridays of the month. A learner's session at 7pm covers the basics of the dance. Live music and dancing starts at 7:30. Dance ends at approximately 9:40.


We do not charge admission at the door; we ask for a tip for the band. Pay what you can (most dances charge $7-$12).

Third Friday every month: We welcome individuals and couples. We waltz to some of the best recorded music, stopping to give informal lessons by request, in Idlewild's beautiful Fellowship Hall. It's free.

More about Contra Dance

Summer 2017

Contra dances include a beginner lesson at 7:00 pm,  Dance begins at 7:30 pm

​​Friday // April 28 - Contra dance
Reel McCoy
Caller Russell Johnson

Friday // May 12 - Contra dance

Reel McCoy

Caller Jason Sullivan

Friday // May 19
Third Friday Waltz

Recorded music. 6:30-8:00pm


Friday // May 26 - Contra dance

The Earthquakers
Caller Russell Johnson


Friday // June 9 - Contra dance

The Earthquakers
Caller Jason Sullivan


Friday // May 16
Third Friday Waltz 
Recorded music. 6:30-8:00pm


Friday // June 23 - Contra dance

Celtic World

Caller Angela Schneider

Friday // June 30 - Contra dance

Reel McCoy
Caller Russell Johnson

Friday // July 14 - Contra dance
Reel McCoy

Caller Erin Johnson


Friday // May 21
Third Friday Waltz 
Recorded music. 6:30-8:00pm

Friday // July 28 - Contra dance

Reel McCoy

Caller Angela Schneider

Friday // August 11 - Contra dance

The Earthquakers
Caller Russell Johnson


Friday // August 18
Third Friday Waltz 
Recorded music. 6:30-8:00pm

Friday // August 25 - Contra dance

The Earthquakers

Caller Jason Sullivan

Third Friday Waltz

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