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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

Note:  The Living Tradition newsletter will continue to be mailed, but concert fliers will be sent by e-mail.  Click here for clarification.

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 now 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 10:30 PM   Contra dance
10:30 PM                Final Waltz
                               Clean-up.  Volunteers welcome!

Our potlucks have been discontinued until further notice.

2017 Contra Dance Schedule

Feb. 24, 2018

Caller: Jeremy Korr
Band: Interfolk (Kriss Larsen & Friends).


Mar. 24, 2018

Caller: Frannie Marr
Band: Boomerang (Bonnie Insull, Frank Hoppe, and Jeff Spero).


Apr. 28, 2018

Caller: John Rogers. 
Band: Rhythm Method (Steve Shapiro, Briana Bandy, and Emil Olguin).


May 26, 2018

Caller: Darlene Hamilton. 
Band: Atlantic Crossing (Matt Tonge, Georgiana Hennessy, and Patty McCollom).


June 23, 2018

Caller: TBA. 
Band: TBA.


July 28, 2018

Caller: TBA. 
Band: TBA.


Aug. 25, 2018

Caller: TBA. 
Band: TBA.


Sept. 22, 2018

Caller: TBA. 
Band: Boomerang (Bonnie Insull, Frank Hoppe, and Jeff Spero).


Oct. 27, 2018

Caller: TBA. 
Band: TBA.


Nov. 24, 2018

Caller: TBA. 
Band: Free Fall (Ann & Jim Kosinski, Barbara Whitney, and Patty McCollom).


Additional details about 2018 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.