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We have limited resources to devote to this website –  it may be out-of-date when you visit.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

Dance Dates:

Due to the pandemic, we have stopped hosting dances for the time being. As of spring 2022 we still have no firm plans but are considering an outdoor event in September 2022. The best way to stay informed about our dance plans is to sign up for our e-news list using the link above. If we make plans, we will also post them on facebook (see above). You are welcome to contact us directly by email as well. Thank you for your understanding – we look forward to being able to dance again some day!

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!