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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.

We send out occasional informational emails to our dance community. If you are not already on our email contact list and would like to join, please click here.

February 2019
Date Band Caller Notes
Monday
2/18
Queen City String Band Ryan Smith
Monday
2/25
Open Band Susan McElroy-Marcus
March 2019
Date Band Caller Notes
Monday
3/4
Rosenthorns Susan McElroy-Marcus
Saturday
3/9
Full Moon Deborah Denenfeld
Monday
3/11
Sweet Corn String Band Liz Burkhart
Monday
3/18
Erin Ways Frank Buschelmann
Monday
3/25
Barefoot in the Briarpatch Darlene Underwood
Saturday
3/29 - 3/31
Meadowhawk and Nova Alexandra Deis-Laudy and Dugan Murphy Pigtown Fling 2019
April 2019
Date Band Caller Notes
Monday
4/1
Chimney Swift Alex Deis-Lauby
Monday
4/8
Queen City String Band Steve Tossey A meeting for interested voting members regarding Larks and Ravens takes place prior to tonight's dance beginning at 6 pm. Please click here for more details.
Saturday
4/13
The Contrarians Kristen Planeaux
Monday
4/15
Matthew C. & Max C. Ryan Smith
Monday
4/22
Serendipity Mike Boerschig
Monday
4/29
Rosenthorns Frank Buschelmann
May 2019
Date Band Caller Notes
Monday
5/6
Open Band Susan McElroy-Marcus
Saturday
5/11
Berea Castoffs TBA
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 TBA This dance is on the 1st Saturday to avoid conflict with Dance Trance.
Monday
6/3
Serendipity Mike Boerschig
Monday
6/10
Ryan Smith Barefoot in the Briarpatc
Monday
6/17
Sweet Corn String Band Frank Buschelmann
Monday
6/24
Queen City String Band Susan McElroy-Marcus



Dances of the recent past:

December 2018
Date Band Caller Notes
Monday
12/3
Open Band Susan McElroy-Marcus
Saturday
12/8
Trillium (Athens) Kathy Anderson
Monday
12/10
Serendipity Steve Tossey
Monday
12/17
Rosenthorns Ryan Smith This dance will include holiday music for your dancing pleasure.
Monday
12/24
No dance - Christmas Eve
Monday
12/31
Rosenthorns with Michael Ronstadt on cello Emily Abel (Cleveland) Our annual New Year's Eve dance begins with a community potluck at 6 pm followed by dancing starting at 8 pm. The cost is only $10 and the dance will end with the traditional midnight revelry. 

Please come celebrate with us!
January 2019
Date Band Caller Notes
Monday
1/7
Sweet Corn String Band Gaye Fifer
Saturday
1/12
The Big Four Frank Buschelmann The band members are:

Taylor Shuck - banjo
RC Hampton - percussion
Andrew Taylor - fiddle
Simon Muerer - guitar
Monday
1/14
Erin Ways Mike Boerschig
Friday
1/18
Wild Rumpus Margaret Ann Goodman This is a special Larks & Ravens Contra Dance (put on by Cincinnati Gender-Free Contra Dance) at the Wyoming Fine Arts Center.

A beginners lesson starts at 7:30 and the dance runs from 8:00 - 11:00. This dance is intended to be inclusive and LGBTQ+ friendly. The requested cost is $7 but is flexible according to ability to pay.
Monday
1/21
Full Moon Liz Burkhart
Monday
1/28
Serendipity Darlene Underwood
February 2019
Date Band Caller Notes
Monday
2/4
Barefoot in the Briarpatch Frank Buschelmann
Saturday
2/9
Kelsey, Kristen, and Miriam Bradley Smith The band members are:

Kelsey Wells (Turnip the Beet) - fiddle and banjo
Kristen Planeaux - piano and percussion
Miriam Larson (Mean Lids) - flute and guitar
Monday
2/11
Riley Ceili Band Steve Tossey