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
Pacific Lodge Masonic Hall
99 Main St, Amherst, MA
Between the Black Sheep Deli and the Police Station



Our Summer Venue is the
Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst
121 N. Pleasant St, Amherst, MA

Our summer dances are held at the UU Church. Please enter through the right-side door. Our dance returns to the Masonic Hall in the fall.


Please bring a water bottle 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!

read our SAFETY POLICY



Dance Schedule


November 13, 2019 - No Dance

Go to the Hampshire College Red Barn! directions

Dancing: 7:30pm - 10pm; Beginner's Lesson: 7pm

Calling: Shari Shakti

Music: Jessie Ball

More details in their Facebook event




November 20, 2019

Calling: Kristen Planeaux

Music: Golden

Clara Stickney - fiddle
Jesse Ball - mando, piano, guitar, feet
Everest Whitman - guitar, feet




November 27, 2019 - No Dance




December 4, 2019

Calling: Dereck Kalish

Music: REELation

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





December 11, 2019 - No Dance




December 18, 2019

Calling: Liz Nelson

Music: Bartieni Street

Cedar Stanistreet - fiddle
David Cantieni - flute, sax, bombarde
Kate Barnes - piano, guitar





December 25, 2019 - 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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