Community Dance for All

Third Friday Waltz

Upcoming Dances

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).

Fall 2017

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


​​Friday // September 8 - Contra dance

Reel McCoy
Caller Russell Johnson

Monday // September 11
Waltz  - note date change from Friday

Recorded music. 6:30-8:00pm


Friday // September 22 - Contra dance

The EarthQuakers
Caller Angela Schneider


Friday // September 29 - Contra dance

Reel McCoy
Caller Jason Sullivan


Friday // October 13 - Contra dance
Celtic World
Caller Russell Johnson

Friday // October 20
Third Friday Waltz 
Recorded music. 6:30-8:00pm


Friday // October 27 - Contra dance

Reel McCoy

Caller Jason Sullivan

Friday // November 10 - Contra dance

The EarthQuakers
Caller Jason Sullivan

Friday // November 17
Third Friday Waltz 
Recorded music. 6:30-8:00pm

Friday // November 24 - Contra dance

Reel McCoy

Caller Angela Schneider

Friday // December 8 - Contra dance

The Earthquakers
Caller Russell Johnson


Friday // December 15
Third Friday Waltz 
Recorded music. 6:30-8:00pm

Friday // December 22 - Contra dance

(band to be announced)

Caller Angela Schneider


Friday // December 29 - Contra dance
Reel McCoy
Caller
Jason Sullivan

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

Memphis Contra Dancers