Bozeman Dance Schedule


contra dancing
Contra Season is September through May with live music and guest callers. Location is usually at the Eagles Lodge 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. This fall, they will start dancing again on Sept. 21, with the WMDs playing and Bev Young calling.


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! Here's how to access them:

  • Go to the CCD website www.ContraDance.org
  • Click on What's Contra Dancing? 
  • Scroll down to one of their 9 videos. 

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


WeatherwoodBozeman Contra Schedule

Contra Dances are generally the 1st Friday and 3rd Saturday of each month (except January when we break for Wintergreen). Our first dance of the 2013-2014 season will also be an exception, so that people can join in the festivities at Weather Rock Barn on the third Saturday.

Beginner's workshop 7:30-8:00 pm. // Dancing 8:00-11:00 pm.
Admission: $7 members, $9 non-members.

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 upstairs at the Eagles Hall, at 316 East Main Street in Bozeman.

Family Dances:
Several are scheduled throughout the year (see below). Dress up for the theme, dance to recorded music and a live caller, stay for the potluck. Except for the first family dance, these dances (and the evening contra dance) will be held at the Senior Center, rather than the Eagles Hall, which has a great wood dance floor now!Family Dance fun

  • Dancing: 5 to 6:15 PM
  • Potluck: 6:15 to 7 PM. Bring a dish to share.
  • Admission is $15 per family. (Pay for the evening dance seperately if you wish to stay.)
  • All children MUST be accompanied by an adult.
Date Band Caller Location
Sept. 14, 2013 (Sat.) Bebe LeBoeuf Morna Leonard Eagles - 316 East Main Street
Oct. 4, 2013 (Fri.) Weatherwood Janet Grove Eagles
Oct. 19, 2013 (Sat.)
w/ Halloween Family Dance
Bebe LeBoeuf Bev Young Eagles
Nov. 1, 2013 (Fri.) Out of the Wood Rosanna Finley Eagles
Nov. 16, 2013 (Sat.) Broken String Band David Mogk Eagles
Dec. 14, 2013 (Sat.)
w/ Holiday Family Dance
Skippin' a Groove

Rab Cummings (family dance)
Morna Leonard (evening dance)

Senior Center
Dec. 31, 2013 (Tues.)
New Year's Eve
Weatherwood Amy Letson Eagles
Jan. 10, 2014 (Fri.) Sassafras Stomp Rab Cummings Eagles
Jan. 24-26, 2014 - WINTERGREEN! Retrospectacles & Out of the Wood David Kaynor Emerson Cultural Center
Feb. 15, 2014 (Sat.)
w/ Valentine's Family Dance
Skippin' a Groove TBD Senior Center
Mar. 7, 2014 (Fri.) Fiddle Dundee Amy Letson Eagles
Mar. 22, 2014 (Sat.) Weatherwood Morna Leonard Eagles
Apr. 4, 2014 (Fri.) Weatherwood Amy Letson Masonic Temple  14 S. Tracy, upstairs
Apr. 19, 2014 (Sat.)
w/ Spring Family Dance
Fiddle Dundee Bev Young Senior Center
May 2, 2014 (Fri.) WMDs Eagles
May 17, 2014 (Sat.) Bebe LeBoeuf Janet Grove Eagles

For more information regarding contra dances contact Ellen at 406-581-3444.


International Folk Dancing every Tuesday evening at 7 p.m.
Cost is $3.00 donation.  Call 585-2287 for location.
No experience is required and no partner is needed. Everyone is welcome.

Every Tuesday at 8 p.m.
Call 585-2287 for location.

May 9-11   Scandinavian Dance Workshop with Roo Lester! in Salt Lake City

May 23-26 Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle

June 28-29 Stamp & Camp IFD Weekend in Kalispell/Flathead Valley

July 11-13   Montana Folk Festival in Butte

Sept. 5-7    Bear Hug Mountain Festival Contra Dance Camp at Rollins on Flathead Lake

Sept. 20-21 Dancing in the Country at Weather Rock Barn near Wilsall

Feb. 28, 2015 Steam & Stomp at Boulder Hot Springs

Helena IFD -  Fridays 7-9 pm at TangoHelena. For info, contact Bill Bucher at 442-7591
Kalispell IFD - Saturdays 7-10 pm, Salvation Army gym. http://montanafolkdance.org/flathead/
Missoula IFD - Select Fridays. 7:30 pm lessons. Contact Mike at MTinternationalfolkdance@gmail.com

Local Scottish dancers Scenes from Steam and Stomp

scenes from Steam & Stomp
scenes from Steam & Stomp 2012

Scenes from Steam & Stomp 2012



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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