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Cincinnati Contra Dancers


Cincinnati Contra Dance Schedule

Our Monday schedule is subject to change without notice. Our bands and callers are free to trade with each other as needed.

The current schedule follows. Saturday and "special" dances are a different color than the Monday dances. Please click here to see the archive of recent dances. Monday dances usually run from 8-10 pm, and Saturday dances typically run from 8-11:30 pm. A free Intro Session is held prior to Monday dances at 7:30 pm.

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July 2019
Monday
7/22
Erin Ways Mike Boerschig Mike will be calling tonight's dance using gendered language, mostly "Men and Women".
Monday
7/29
Full Moon Beth Mast Beth will be calling tonight's dance using Ladies and Gents for the dancer roles.
August 2019
Monday
8/5
Open Band Liz Burkhart
Saturday
8/10
Euphor Cary Ravitz
Monday
8/12
Serendipity Steve Tossey
Monday
8/19
Erin Ways Frank Buschelmann
Monday
8/25
Laughing Lizards Mike Boerschig
September 2019
Monday
9/2
Sweet Corn String Band Darlene Underwood
Monday
9/9
Full Moon Nicholas Rockstroh
Saturday
9/14
Barefoot in the Briarpatch Doug Singleton
Monday
9/16
Serendipity Frank Buschelmann
Monday
9/23
Queen City String Band Beth Mast
Monday
9/30
Open Band Liz Burkhart
October 2019
Monday
10/7
Barefoot in the Briarpatch Darlene Underwood
Saturday
10/12
Pigtown Alley Kathy Anderson
Monday
10/14
Sweet Corn String Band Steve Tossey
Monday
10/21
Laughing Lizards Mike Boerschig
Monday
10/28
Snaps for Sinners Frank Buschelmann
November 2019
Monday
11/4
Serendipity Beth Mast
Saturday
11/9
Hot Coffee Breakdown Darlene Underwood
Monday
11/11
Full Moon Liz Burkhart
Monday
11/18
Barefoot in the Briarpatch Nicholas Rockstroh
Monday
11/25
Rosenthorns Steve Tossey
December 2019
Monday
12/2
Erin Ways Beth Mast
Monday
12/9
Sweet Corn String Band Mike Boerschig
Saturday
12/14
Mean Lids Gaye Fifer
Monday
12/16
Queen City String Band Darlene Underwood
Monday
12/23
Rosenthorns Frank Buschelmann
Monday
12/30
Open Band Steve Tossey



Dances of the recent past:

May 2019
Date Band Caller Notes
Monday
5/6
Open Band Susan McElroy-Marcus
Saturday
5/11
Berea Castoffs Chet Gray
Monday
5/13
Full Moon Liz Burkhart
Monday
5/20
Erin Ways Darlene Underwood
Monday
5/27
Laughing Lizards Steve Tossey
June 2019
Date Band Caller Notes
Saturday
6/1
Big Fun Bradley Smith This dance is on the 1st Saturday to avoid conflict with Dance Trance.
Monday
6/3
Serendipity Mike Boerschig
Monday
6/10
Beth Mast Barefoot in the Briarpatch
Monday
6/17
Sweet Corn String Band Frank Buschelmann
Monday
6/24
Queen City String Band Susan McElroy-Marcus The next meeting regarding gender free dances precedes tonight's dance at 6:30 pm. All voting members are encouraged to attend. Please see the Announcements page for links to the pertinent documents.
Saturday
6/29
Queen City Consort Waltz Evening The flyer for this waltz event can be viewed by clicking here. Waltz lessons begin at 7 pm and the dance starts at 8 pm. An optional Hambo beginner lesson is also available at 6:30 pm if requested (please see the flyer for details).
July 2019
Monday
7/1
Barefoot in the Briarpatch Liz Burkhart Liz is planning to call 2 or 3 gender free dances this evening.
Monday
7/8
Laughing Lizards Darlene Underwood The members voted on 6/24 for one Monday dance each month (for the time being) with gender free roles, also known as Larks and Ravens. Darlene will be calling tonight's dance with gender free roles.
Saturday
7/13
Contra Mantra (Nashville, TN) Joe Wilkie (Berea, KY) The band members are:
  Beadle - fiddle, feet and guitar
  Becca Darling - fiddle, guitar, melodica and mandolin
  Nick Bergin - keyboard

Joe will be calling tonight's dance using Ladies and Gents for the dancer roles.
Monday
7/15
Queen City String Band Steve Tossey Steve will be calling tonight's dance using Ladies and Gents for the dancer roles.