Bozeman Dance Schedule


 Contra Season is October through May with live music and guest callers. Location is usually at the Bozeman Senior  Center with its beautiful wooden dance floor. This year there are several dances especially for families (see below for  more  info).

 International and Scottish Dancing

 Helena dances are held just down the road, generally on the 3rd Saturday of the month.

 Billings dances are starting up too - follow the link or check out Contradance Billings on Facebook for more info.



 Check out the online video series created by the Chattahoochee Country  Dancers (CCD) in Atlanta -- Contra Dance Training for Beginning Dancers. They have great basic information guaranteed to make your first dances more enjoyable and they are FREE! Go to www.ContraDance.org

Others videos are available, just click the links below.

More information for new dancers from the Gainesville community and Sound Traveler

 Bozeman Contra Schedule

 Contra Dances are generally twice a month. (except January when we break for Wintergreen). Please see our schedule below for exact dates.   The 2017-  2018 season starts on Oct. 6!

 Family Dances 5:30-6:30 p.m. and Potluck 6:30-7:30 *December 16th & February 10th* 

 Beginner's workshop 7:30-8:00 pm. // Regular Dance 8:00 pm
 Admission: $8 members, $10 non-members, $5 students

 Come early (especially if you're a beginner or can help a beginner) and stay late. Live music and callers - all dances are taught - all   ages are  welcome and partners are not required. Please wear grit free, non-marking shoes to protect the dance floor.

Most contra dances are held at the Bozeman Senior Center, located at 807 N. Tracy Ave. in Bozeman. This is a very nice community center on Bozeman's north side that features a great (and spacious) wooden dance floor, a nice stage for the band, easy access, and plenty of parking.

November 18th there will be an experienced dancers contra dance at the Gallatin Valley Labor Temple.  Check our home page for more details.

This is the schedule for the 2017-2018 season:

Date Band Caller Location
Oct. 6, 2017 (Fri.)


Local Callers

Senior Center

Oct. 21, 2017 (Sat.)


Weatherwood Derek Gallagher Senior Center
Nov. 3, 2017 (Fri.) Barley & Sage Derek Gallagher / Kristen Emmett Senior Center
Dec. 16, 2017 (Sat.) Da Skekklers Morna Leonard Senior Center
Dec. 30, 2017 (Sat.)
New Year's Eve Eve!!
Hypergolic Amy Letson Senior Center
Jan. 12, 2018 (2nd Fri.) Catfish Nailers Derek Gallagher Senior Center
Jan. 26-28, 2018
Great Bear Trio & Swiftcurent  Sarah VanNorstand Senior Center

Feb. 3, 2018 (1st Sat.)

Experienced Dance

Sassafras Stomp Derek Gallagher Gallatin Valley Labor Temple
Feb. 10, 2018 (2nd Sat.) Bebe le Boeuf Amy Letson Senior Center
Mar. 9, 2018 (2nd Fri.) Catfish Nailers Will N. Able Senior Center
Mar. 24, 2018 (4th Sat.) WMDs Derek Gallagher / Kristen Emmet Senior Center
Apr. 13, 2018 (2nd Fri.) Skippin' a Groove Morna Leonard Senior Center
Apr. 28, 2018 (4th Sat.) Hypergolic Bev Young Senior Center
May 12, 2018 (2nd Sat.) Weatherwood Kristen Emmett Senior Center


International Folk Dancing every Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m.

Cost is $3.00 donation.  Usual location is 210 South Grand. Call 585-2287 to verify.
No experience is required and no partner is needed. Everyone is welcome.

Every Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. No formal teaching during the summer, but dancing will continue if you keep coming!
Usual location is 210 South Grand. Call 585-2287 to verify.

Helena IFD - Fridays, 7 pm at TangoHelena through May. For info, contact Bill Bucher at 442-7591
Kalispell IFD - Saturdays 7-10 pm, Salvation Army gym. http://montanafolkdance.org/flathead/
Missoula IFD - Contact Mike at MTinternationalfolkdance@gmail.com

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Questions? -- Amie Butler - 406-495-0935.

NEW Web site: http://lastchancesquares.org/helena-contra-dancers/
Where: Placer Hotel Lobby, 21 N Last Chance Gulch on the Walking Mall
When: Second Saturdays of most months. Introductory workshop starting at 7:30 pm.
Who: you all......yeah!!!!
What: GREAT contra dancing!



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