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 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

January 16, 2019

Music: David Cantieni, Cedar Stanistreet, Jesse Ball, and Ann Percival

Calling: Abigail Hobart

January 23, 2019

Blacklight Contras!

Specially-edited Music & Calling: Lisa Greenleaf

January 30, 2019

Music: Free Association

Calling: Ron Blechner and Yaron Shragai

Amy Larkin - fiddle
Deborah Knight - piano
Carol Bittenson - fiddle

February 6, 2019

Empowerment Contras!

Music: Chimney Swift

Calling: Dela Murphy

Zoe Madonna - accordion
Daniel Raine - cittern, guitar
Yaron Shragai - whistles, doumbek
Cecile Leroy - cello

February 13, 2019 - No Dance

February 20, 2019

Music: Larry Unger and George Wilson

Calling: Steve Zakon-Anderson

February 27, 2019

Music: Rachel Bell and Karen Axelrod

Calling: Dereck Kalish and Hannah Johlas

March 6, 2019

Music: Jesse Ball and Elizabeth Davidson-Blythe

Calling: George Marshall

March 13, 2019 - No Dance

March 20, 2019

Music: Carol Bittenson and Alex Cumming

Calling: Alex Deis-Lauby

March 27, 2019

Music: TECHNO CONTRA! with DJ Luminous

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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