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

October 10, 2018 - No Dance

October 17, 2018

Music: Transcontranental

Calling: Sue Gola

Transcontranental is Dave Bartley, Rebecca McCallum, and David Kaynor

Stylish Contras

October 24, 2018

Music: Kingfisher

Calling: Lisa Greenleaf

Jeff - mandolin, feet
Cecelia - fiddle

Halloween Contra

October 31, 2018

Music: Casey Murray, Donal Sheets, Eric Boodman

Calling: Bob Isaacs

Eric - fiddle
Casey - cello, guitar
Donal - cello, guitar, piano

Techno Contras

November 7, 2018

Music & Calling: Chuck Abell

November 14, 2018 - No Dance

November 21, 2018 - No Dance

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 28, 2018

Music: Cedar Stanistreet, Jesse Ball, Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin

Calling: Daniel Friedman

Cedar Stanistreet - fiddle
Jesse Ball - guitar, mandolin, feet
Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin - accordion, piano

December 5, 2018

Music: Cedar Stanistreet and Donal Sheets

Calling: Luke Donforth

Cedar - fiddle
Donal - cello, guitar, feet

December 12, 2018 - No Dance

December 19, 2018

Music: Bartieni Street

Calling: George Marshall

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

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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