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We have limited resources to devote to this website –  it may be out-of-date when you visit.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 2019-spring 2020 Saturday evening dance schedule is as follows. Please note there can be last-minute changes and it’s always best to check our facebook page or contact us to be sure.

Saturday September 28
Saturday October 26
Saturday November 23
(December dance has been cancelled)
Saturday January 25
Saturday February 29
Saturday March 21
Saturday April 25
Saturday May 23 – special event at the Maritime Museum!

We also occasionally hold special event dances – contact us for updates.

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

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

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

Hope to see you soon!