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We have limited resources to devote to this website – it may be out-of-date when you visit.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 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!