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

!! Summer Venue !!

Our June, July, & August 2nd dances will be held at
the Unitarian Church at 121 North Pleasant Street!

Please enter through the right-side door.

Our dance returns to the Masonic Lodge
on August 23rd with Tempest!

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: $10-15, 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

August 2, 2017

At the UU Church of Amherst

Music: Eileen O'Grady, Jesse Ball, & Gus Cantieni

Calling: Warren Doyle

Featuring a special Waltz workshop before the dance at 6pm!
Whet your appetite with this video of Warren walzing!

August 9, 2017 - No Dance

August 16, 2017 - No Dance

August 23, 2017

Back at the Masonic Lodge

Music: Tempest

Calling: David Kaynor

Tim Ball, fiddle / Chuck Abell, guitar & vocals / Harry Aceto, bass

August 30, 2017

At the Masonic Lodge

Music: Kestrel

Calling: Ron Blechner

Dave Langford, fiddle / Kate Barnes, piano

September 6, 2017

At the Masonic Lodge

Music: Ed Howe & co

Calling: TBA

September 13, 2017 - No Dance

September 20, 2017

At the Masonic Lodge

Music: Alternative Contras

Calling: Lisa Greenleaf

September 27, 2017

At the Masonic Lodge

Music: Swallowtail

Calling: George Marshall & Tim VanEgmond

October 4, 2017

At the Masonic Lodge

Music: Eileen Kalfass, Rachel Bell, & Karen Axelrod

Calling: TBA

October 11, 2017 - No Dance

October 18, 2017

At the Masonic Lodge

Music: REELation

Calling: Frannie Marr

Carol Bittenson, fiddle / Alex Cumming, accordion & piano
Steve Bittenson, frets / Rick Kaufman, bass

August 23, 2017

At the Masonic Lodge

Music: Barefoot

Calling: Lisa Greenleaf

Ed Howe, fiddle / Jamie Oshima, piano & guitar

November 1, 2017

At the Masonic Lodge

Music: Coincidance

Calling: TBA

Susan Creighton, piano / Eric Martin, fiddle, viola, & feet
Eric Buddington, fiddle / Tony Pisano, accordion & guitar

November 8, 2017 - No Dance

November 15, 2017

At the Masonic Lodge

Music: Chimney Swift

Calling: Angela DeCarlis

Zoë Madonna, accordion / Daniel Raine, cittern & guitar
Yaron Shragai, whistles & doumbek / Cecile Leroy, cello

November, 2017 - No Dance

Happy Thanksgiving!

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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