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We have limited resources to devote to this website – it may be out-of-date when you visit.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.
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 Saturday December 14 (tentative, to be confirmed in early December) Saturday January 25 Saturday February 29 Saturday March 21 Saturday April 25 Saturday May 23
We also occasionally hold special event dances – 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!