Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance


Contra Dancing in Ann Arbor

There's a contra dance in Ann Arbor almost every Saturday night. Some are AACTMAD events. Some are put on by other organizations. All are fun. Most dances begin at 7:30 or 8:00pm.

Beginners are welcome: Unless otherwise noted in an annoucement, beginners are always welcome. Often there is an introductory session 30 minutes before the dance, so first-timers come early. Come alone or bring a friend. Anyone can ask anyone else to dance; experienced dancers are happy to help new people. It's a common practice to change partners after each dance sequence, and it works well while you're learning the basics; after that, it's up to you. Wear cool, comfortable clothes and flat shoes that aren't sticky.

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There's plenty of contra dance and all kinds of dance all over Michigan. For the most complete listing of Contra, Squares, English Country Dancing, Scottish, and a smattering of other dance types, check out the Events Calendar .

Regular Contra Dance Events

AACTMAD First Saturday Contra at Pittsfield Union Grange - Click for coming events
AACTMAD 2nd Saturday Contra Dance Party at Concourse Hall - Click for more info and coming events
2nd Saturday Contra Dance Party brings you Contra and more, with special afternoon dances and pre-dance potlucks sometimes being held. See the coming events.
Pittsfield Union Grange Third Saturday Contra Dance - Click for coming events

Yearly Contra Dance Events

There are three big yearly contra dance events in Ann Arbor:

Ann Arbor Dawn Dance Weekend
Tree Town Stomp
Dancing in the Streets

Other Dances in Michigan

Check out the complete events listing - Click for coming events


Concourse Hall - 4531 Concourse Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48108 .

Pittsfield Union Grange - 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 .

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