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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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October 2019
Date Band Caller Notes
Monday
10/28
Snaps for Sinners Frank Buschelmann Frank will be calling tonight's dance using "Jets and Rubies" calling language.
November 2019
Date Band Caller Notes
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
Date Band Caller Notes
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:

August 2019
Date Band Caller Notes
Monday
8/5
Open Band Liz Burkhart Liz will be calling tonight's dance using gender-free terms.
Saturday
8/10
Euphor Cary Ravitz Cary will be calling tonight's dance using Ladies and Gents for the dancer roles.
Monday
8/12
Serendipity Frank Buschelmann Frank will be calling tonight's dance using gender neutral language.
Monday
8/19
Erin Ways Steve Tossey Steve will be calling tonight's dance using Ladies and Gents for the dancer roles.
Monday
8/26
Laughing Lizards Mike Boerschig A meeting for voting members precedes tonight's dance at 6:30 pm. The focus will be on deciding procedures to implement Process E, which was chosen at the 6/24 member meeting. Background information and the agenda for the meeting is available here.

Mike will be calling tonight's dance using gendered language, mostly "Men and Women".
Saturday
8/31
Queen City Consort Waltz Evening The flyer for this waltz event can be viewed by clicking here.

Waltz lessons, both beginner and intermediate, begin at 7 pm and the dance starts at 8 pm. Tonight's dance has a tropical beach theme.
September 2019
Date Band Caller Notes
Monday
9/2
Sweet Corn String Band Darlene Underwood Darlene will call the first half of tonight's dance using the terms "Larks and Robins". In the second half she'll use the terms "Gents and Ladies".
Monday
9/9
Full Moon Nicholas Rockstroh A board meeting precedes tonight's dance at 6:30 pm. Please click here to view the tentative agenda.

Nicholas will be calling tonight's dance using positional calling with the terms "First Corner and Second Corner".
Saturday
9/14
Special Waltz Workshop Rich Albanese (Reno, NV) The doors open at 3:45. Please arrive early so we can start on time. The workshop will run from 4-6 pm and will focus on beginning/intermediate waltz. Some advanced waltz may also be included. The cost is only $5.00 and no partner is needed. Please click here to view the workshop flyer.
Saturday
9/14
Barefoot in the Briarpatch Doug Singleton This regular 2nd Saturday dance is separate from the special waltz workshop earlier in the day.

Doug will be calling tonight's dance using "Ladies and Gents" calling language.
Monday
9/16
Serendipity Frank Buschelmann Frank will be calling tonight's dance using "Jets and Rubies" calling language.
Monday
9/23
Queen City String Band Beth Mast Beth will be calling tonight's dance using "Ladies and Gents" calling language.
Monday
9/30
Open Band Liz Burkhart Liz will be calling tonight's dance using "Larks and Robins" calling language.
October 2019
Date Band Caller Notes
Monday
10/7
Barefoot in the Briarpatch Darlene Underwood Darlene will be calling tonight's dance using "Ladies and Gents" calling language.
Saturday
10/12
Changeling Kathy Anderson and Beth Mast Please attend the member meeting and potluck prior to tonight's dance. The schedule can be found here.

Kathy and Beth will be calling tonight's dance using "Ladies and Gents" calling language.
Monday
10/14
Sweet Corn String Band Mike Boerschig Mike will be calling tonight's dance using "Ladies and Gents" calling language.
Monday
10/21
Laughing Lizards Steve Tossey Steve will be calling tonight's dance using "Ladies and Gents" calling language.