Downtown
Amherst
Contradance
Most Wednesdays - 7:30-10:30
Beginners Lesson at 7pm - bring your friends!
 
 

Adults: $10-15 — Students: $8 — High School: $6
First-timers who attend our 7pm Beginner's Lesson: FREE

Our Regular Venue (above) is the
Masonic Lodge, 99 Main St, Amherst, MA
Between the Black Sheep Deli and the Police Station



Our Summer Venue is the
UU Church, 121 N. Pleasant St, Amherst, MA
Our June, July, & August dances will be held here. Please enter through the right-side door. Our dance returns to the Masonic Lodge in September!


Please bring water and soft soled shoes. This is a fragrance-free and substance-free event. Please refrain from wearing scented products. Dances are smoke, drug and alcohol free.


The Downtown Amherst Contra Dance prides itself on being a very safe and welcoming community. If you ever have physical or emotional safety concerns at our dance, please reach out to a committee member and we will attend to the issue as quickly as possible. Committee members are identifiable by our buttons, which say "committee" and have a ribbon around them. Help us make our dance as safe as it possibly can be for you and everyone else!



Dance Schedule


At the Masonic Lodge

March 21, 2018

Music: Larry Unger and George Wilson

Calling: Carl Levine

George - fiddle
Larry - guitar, banjo, jaw harp





At the Masonic Lodge

March 28, 2018

Music: Cosmic Otters

Calling: Gaye Fifer

Jonathan Whitall - fiddle & piano
Eric Schedler - accordion, piano & banjo
Meg Dedolph - guitar & percussion





At the Masonic Lodge

April 4, 2018

Music: Wry Bred

Calling: Rich Sbardella

Julie Sorcek - flute, saxophone
Mickey Koth - fiddle
Robert Messore - guitar





April 11, 2018 - No Dance




At the Masonic Lodge

April 18, 2018

Music: REELation

Calling: Woody Lane

Carol Bittenson - Fiddle
Alex Cumming - Accordion/Piano
Steve Bittenson - Frets
Rick Kaufman - Bass





At the Masonic Lodge

April 25, 2018

Music: Shindy

Calling: TBA

Randy Miller - fiddle
Roger Kahle - guitar





At the Masonic Lodge

May 2, 2018

Music: Swallowtail

Calling: George Marshall and Tim VanEgmond

David Cantieni - flute, sax
Ron Grosslein - fiddle, mando
George Marshall - concertina, bodhran
Timm Triplett - piano
Tim VanEgmond - hammered dulcimer





May 9, 2018 - No Dance




At the Masonic Lodge

May 16, 2018

Music: The Dam Beavers

Calling: Jacqui Grennan

Ben Schreiber - fiddle
Scotty Leach - piano





At the Masonic Lodge

May 23, 2018

Music: Chicks N’Sync

Calling: Alison Stevens

Julie Sorcek - flute, saxophone
Robin Reid - guitar
Britt Goodman - hammered dulcimer, concertina




At the Masonic Lodge

May 30, 2018

Music: Polaris Light

Calling: Steve Zakon-Anderson

Marta Bartholomew - fiddle
Jesse Ball - mandolin, guitar, accordion
Sam Zakon-Anderson - piano




At the UU Church

June 6, 2018

Music: Joy Compass

Calling: Dela Taylor Murphy

Jamie Oshima - piano, whistle
Clara Stickney - fiddle




June 13, 2018 - No Dance




At the UU Church

June 20, 2018

Music: Jon Cannon and Mike Sokolovsky

Calling: Susan Petrick




At the UU Church

June 27, 2018

Music: Wild Rumpus

Calling: Darlene Underwood

Deborah Clark Colon - fiddle
Karl Colón - guitar
Bobby Douglas - percussion




At the UU Church

July 4, 2018

Music: Organic Family Band

Calling: Chuck Abell




July 11, 2018 - No Dance




At the UU Church

July 18, 2018

Music: Autumn Rose Lester and Jim Fownes

Calling: Melanie Axel-Lute




At the UU Church

July 25, 2018

Music: Shandy

Calling: Abigail Hobart

Eileen Kalfass - fiddle
Rebecca McCallum - fiddle
Jane Knoeck - piano




At the UU Church

August 1, 2018

Music: Tempest

Calling: Ron Blechner

Tim Ball - fiddle, vocals
Chuck Abell - guitar, vocals
Harry Aceto - bass





August 8, 2018 - No Dance




August 15, 2018 - No Dance




At the UU Church

August 22, 2018

Music: Polaris

Calling: TBA

Rose Jackson - fiddle
Marta Bartholomew - fiddle
Jesse Ball - guitar, accordion, feet
Sam Zakon-Anderson - piano





At the UU Church

August 29, 2018

Music: Audrey Budington and Clayton Clemetson

Calling: Dugan Murphy




At the Masonic Lodge

September 5, 2018

Music: Cloud Ten

Calling: Jean Gorrindo

Cedar Stanistreet- fiddle
Donal Sheets - cello, guitar
Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin - accordion, piano




September 12, 2018 - No Dance







Click here to download a PDF of the current Amherst flyer


Dances organized by Amherst Area Contradances, a group of local dance enthusiasts. For information, Click HERE


This dance series is funded in part by the New Leaders, Good Leaders Fund of the Country Dance and Song Society

 







Beginners
Welcome!
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All Dances
Taught!
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No Partner
Needed!
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Please
Bring Clean,
soft-soled
Shoes!
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Download the
current Flyer
Here
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