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 UU Church

June 20, 2018

Music: Wholesome Codgers

Calling: Susan Petrick

Jon Cannon - fiddle
Mike Sokolovsky - guitar

At the UU Church

June 27, 2018

Music: Wild Rumpus

Calling: Darlene Underwood

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

Photo credit: Kira Plumer

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

Jim Fownes photo credit: Kiqe Bosch

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: Alex Deis-Lauby

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
Arthur Davis - piano, banjo, trumpet
Ness Smith-Savedoff - percussion

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


All Dances
No Partner
Bring Clean,
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