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Contra Dances

Our contra dances (plus potluck and music jam) are held on the 4th Saturday of most months at the Anaheim Downtown Community Center, 250 E. Center St., in Anaheim (in the heart of Orange County).  Free parking

For more information about the events, click Dance Overview

Revised Prices

Unless otherwise noted: $10 per person; $8 for Anaheim residents, Living Tradition members, seniors, and full-time studentsChildren under 18 FREE with paid adult. 

We request a $2 donation per person attending the jam.


For additional information, contact Patty McCollom at mccollomp@sbcglobal.net and (714) 267-4567, or Jocelyn Vilter at Jocelyn@vilter.us and (626) 422-4365.

Contra Dance Video

You can see Robert Unetic's short video about The Living Tradition's 4th Saturday events on YouTube: 



5 to 6:45 PM          Folk Music Jam - Bring your
                               instruments & join in!
7:10 PM                 Contra dance introduction lesson
7:30 to 10:15 PM   Contra dance
10:15 PM                Final Waltz
                               Clean-up.  Volunteers welcome!

Please feel free to bring snacks to share at our potluck break.

Sept. 28, 2019   

Caller : Jeremy Korr. 
High Strung Trio - Belinda Thom on fiddle, James Flaherty on clawhammer banjo, and David Hostetler on guitar.

Oct. 26, 2019    

Caller : John Rogers. 
Band:  Free Fall - Ann & Jim Kosinski, Barbara Whitney, and Patty McCollom.

Nov. 23, 2019    

Caller : Frannie Marr. 
Rhythm Method - Steve Shapiro, Emil Olguin, and fiddler TBA.


Additional details about 2019 dances will be added as information becomes available.

The schedule is subject to change.


Visit The Living Tradition on Facebook.

Also, we're on Meetup.com.  Search for "folk" or "dance" in Anaheim, CA.