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

Newcomers and beginners ALWAYS welcome!
Intro lesson at 7pm at every dance

FREE ADMISSION for new dancers who attend Intro Lesson!

Masonic Lodge 99 Main Street - Amherst, MA

(near the Black Sheep Deli and the Police Station)

Admission: $10-12, Students: $8, High School: $6

Please bring water and clean, soft-soled shoes to protect the wood floor.

This is a Fragrance-Free and Substance-Free event. Please refrain from wearing scented products. Dances are smoke, drug and alcohol free.

Dance Schedule

October 19, 2016

Music: Noodles (Seattle, WA)

Calling: Jacqui  Ann Grennan (CA)

October 26, 2016

Music: Cedar Stanistreet, Corey DiMario, Marko Packard

Calling: Jean Gibson-Gorrindo (CA)

November 2, 2016

Music: Julie Vallimont, Rachel Bell, Audrey Knuth

Calling: Will Mentor

November 16, 2016

Music: Turning Stile (Aaron Marcus & Joanne Garton)

Calling: Dave Eisenstadter

November 23, 2016     NO DANCE THIS WEEK!

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!

November 30, 2016

Music: Pete’s Posse

Calling: Adina Gordon

December 7, 2016

Music: Buddy System (Techno Dance)

Calling: George Marshall

Julie Vallimont - keyboard, accordion, loops, synths, effects

Noah VanNorstrand - fiddle

December 21, 2016

Music: Bartieni Street (David Cantieni, Cedar Stanistreet, Kate Barnes)

Calling: Lisa Greenleaf

December 28, 2016

Music: Everest Witman & Friends

Calling: Ron Blechner

January 4, 2017

Music: Blackjack Grove

Calling: Rachel Shapiro Wallace

January 11, 2017 - No Dance

January 18, 2017

Music: DownCellar

Calling: TBA

DownCellar is an exceptionally talented trio of local musicians: Cedar Stanistreet on fiddle, Marko Packard on flute and guitar, and Donal Sheets on guitar and cello.

January 25, 2017

Music: Pete’s Posse

Calling: Lisa Greenleaf

February 1, 2017

Music: TBA

Calling: TBA

February 15, 2017

Music: TBA

Calling: TBA

February 22, 2017

Music: Free Association

Calling: TBA

March 1, 2017

Music: The Figments

Calling: TBA

March 15, 2017

Music: TBA

Calling: TBA

March 22, 2017

Music: Wry Bred

Calling: TBA

March 29, 2017

Music: Frost & Fire

Calling: TBA

We’re delighted to have this great Northern Vermont band return, multi-instrumentalists all AND Pipes!  Hollis East (flute, border pipes, whistle, guitar, mandolin), Peter Macfarlane (fiddle, low whistle), Viveka Fox (fiddle, bodhran, djembe), Aaron Marcus (piano, concertina, feet, banjo)

April 5, 2017

Music: Audrey Knuth & Friends

Calling: Melanie Axel-Lute

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
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