Bozeman Dance Schedule


contra dancing
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.


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). The 2014-2015 season starts on Oct. 3 - spend the weekend of Sept. 20 Dancing in the Country!

Beginner's workshop 7:30-8:00 pm. // Dancing 8:00-11:00 pm.
Admission: $8 members, $10 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 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.

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.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.

This is the schedule for the 2014-2015 season:

Date Band Caller Location
Oct. 3, 2014 (Fri.) Skippin' a Groove Rosanna Finley Senior Center
Oct. 25, 2014 (Sat.)
w/ Halloween Family Dance
Uproarious Bev Young Senior Center
Nov. 7, 2014 (Fri.) Bebe LeBoeuf Amy Letson Senior Center
Nov. 22, 2014 (Sat.) WMDs Rab Cummings Senior Center
Dec. 13, 2014 (Sat.)
w/ Holiday Family Dance
Weatherwood II Janet Grove Senior Center
Dec. 31, 2014 (Wed.)
New Year's Eve
Bebe LeBoeuf Amy Letson

Mason's Lodge
14 S. Tracy, Bozeman

Jan. 9, 2015 (Fri.) Sassafras Stomp Morna Leonard Senior Center
Jan. 23-25, 2015
The Mean Lids Diane Silver Emerson Cultural Center Ballroom
Feb. 6, 2015 (Fri.) Bebe LeBoeuf Rab Cummings Senior Center
Feb. 21, 2015 (Sat.)
w/ Valentine's Family Dance
Fiddle Dundee Will N. Able Senior Center
Mar. 6, 2015 (Fri.) TomFoolery Roy Curet Senior Center
Mar. 21, 2015 (Sat.) WMDs Will N. Able Senior Center
Apr. 3, 2015 (Fri.) Skippin' a Groove Morna Leonard Senior Center
Apr. 18, 2015 (Sat.)
w/ Spring Family Dance
Weatherwood Bev Young Senior Center
May 2, 2015 (Sat.) Fiddle Dundee Amy Letson Senior Center
May 16, 2015 (Sat.) Trade Winds Janet Grove Whittier School - 511 N. 5th Ave.

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


International Folk Dancing every Tuesday evening at 6:30 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. No formal teaching during the summer, but dancing will continue if you keep coming!
Call 585-2287 for location.

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

The Stamp & Camp dance weekend is coming up the latter part of June in the Flathead Valley.

July 10-12, the Montana Folk Festival will be back in Butte! Music, dancing, and all around goodness.

As part of this, there will be an IFD dance party Saturday morning 9-noon in Butte.

Aug. 15, the Bitterroot Valley Celtic Festival will be held in Hamilton.

Sept. 19-20, the annual Dancing in the Country weekend will take place at Weather Rock Barn, featuring Intl Folk Dancing mornings and afternoons and a Contra Dance Saturday evening.

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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