Welcome to Halifax Contra Dances






Hi, welcome to Halifax Contra Dances’ website.

We are a volunteer-run community group that organizes monthly folks dances to awesome live music on the Halifax peninsula, from September through May each year.

Our non-gendered dances are welcoming to beginners and experienced dancers alike.  No need to come with a dance partner. Our goal is that everyone has fun, and enjoys the movement, music, and sense of community that contra creates.

We have limited resources to devote to this website –  it may be out-of-date when you visit.  Check out our facebook page at www.facebook.com/halifaxcontradances for the most current info.

You can sign up for our e-news list here, to get notifications for each dance – and you can contact us any time with questions or for more up-to-date information at info@halifaxcontra.ca.

Our fall 2018-spring 2019 Saturday evening dance schedule is as follows:

Sep 22, Oct 20, Nov 24

Jan 19, Feb 16*, Mar 30,  Apr 27, May 25  

(* Feb 16 will commence one hour earlier, at 6:30 pm, with an hour of kid-friendly, family-oriented dancing.  Contact us for more info)

We also occasionally hold dances in Wolfville – contact us for updates.

All dances are held at All Nations church, 2535 Robie St, unless otherwise noted.

Beginner session is at 7:30, dancing goes 8:00-10:30 pm.
Dancing difficulty increases after 8:30 pm so beginners should come early.

More details about our dances (including what to bring and what to wear) can be found here.

Hope to see you soon!