Village Contra

NYC's Gender Free Contra Dance

Dance whichever role you want with whomever you want!
Our dances are held monthly and are open to everyone, regardless of sexual orientation, dance experience, or number of left feet.
Beginners welcome. No partner necessary. Admission $15.
Refreshment contributions graciously accepted!

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Upcoming Events


Will Mentor and Free Raisins

LOCATION: Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue, Room 1214

Friday, January 9, 2015, new time: 7:30pm!

CALLER: Will Mentor

MUSIC: Free Raisins
Audrey Knuth (fiddle), Jeff Kaufman (octave fiddle, mandolin), Amy Englesberg (piano)


Ron T Blechner and Coracree

Friday, Feb 20, 2014

CALLER: Ron T Blechner

MUSIC: Coracree
Jane Rothfield (fiddle, banjo), Bill Quern (fiddle, concertina, banjo), Sarah Gowan (guitar, concertina), Allan Carr (guitar, bass), Joe DePaolo (percussion)


Carl Levine and Vampire Voltage

Friday, March 13, 2014

CALLER: Carl Levine

MUSIC: Vampire Voltage
Bill Christophersen (fiddle), Barry Mitterhoff (mandolin, guitar), Larry Unger (guitar, banjo)

Friday Night Dance Schedules

  • 7:30 - 8:00PM Workshop for beginners and "Contra Schmooze"
  • 8:00 - 10:45 pm - Contra Dance
  • 10:45 - 11:00 PM Help band pack up and load car - we *must* be out of the building by 11PM.
  • 11:00 PM Traditionally, people walk to a diner after the dance. At the moment, this is Stage Door Deli

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