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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

April 22, 2017

Band:  Whirled Peas with David James on fiddle and mandolin, Bob Altman on keyboard, and Patty McCollom on whistles and banjo.

Caller:  Martha Wild

Location:  Anaheim Downtown Community Center, 250 E. Center St. Anaheim, CA.

May 27, 2017

Band:  Southern Comfort with Steve Lewis on banjo, Frank Hoppe on fiddle, and Laura Osborne on guitar.

Caller:  Jeff Spero


Additional 2017 dance and jam details will be listed as information becomes available.



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