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Contra Dances

Our contra dances 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 general information about our dances, click Dance Overview

Recommended Donations

Unless otherwise noted, the recommended donation is $15 per person; $12 for Living Tradition members and full-time students.  Children under 18 FREE with paid adult. 


For additional information, contact Lynn_Ricketts@yahoo.com.

Our Covid-19 Policy

Our Covid protocols are intended to promote the health and safety of our community.  As of July 1, 2023, masking is optional but is encouraged at all our events.  In addition, a Covid vaccination and booster are not required, although they are recommended.  Attendees at our events must:

Click here to view our Covid Policy webpage.

Our Schedule

5:30 PM  Doors open
5:30 PM  Potluck
6:10 PM  Contra dance lesson
6:30 to 9:20 PM  Contra dance
9:20 PM  Final Waltz
Clean-up. Volunteers welcome!

Feb. 24, 2024

Our February dance in Anaheim has been cancelled.

Consider attending the Fiddling Frog Dance Festival, in Pasadena, which starts on Friday evening, Feb. 23, and runs through Sunday afternoon, Feb. 25.  This event is sponsored by the California Dance Co-Operative.  In addition to the Fiddling Frog contra dance weekend, there is a public contra dance on Sunday evening from 6:10 pm to 10:30 pm at the Pasadena Masonic Temple.


Visit the Fiddling Frog Dance Festival webpage for details about the dance weekend, including a link to the registration form.


Click here for additional information about the Sunday (2/25) evening public dance at the Pasadena Masonic Temple.

Mar. 23, 2024

Caller:  Andy Shore
Contra Capers (Belinda Thom, James Flaherty, and Cheryl Ooten)

Potluck starts at 5:30 PM

Apr. 27, 2024

aller:  Andy Shore
Band:  Interfolk (Kriss Larson on accordion, Jim Garner on fiddle & mandolin, and Aimee Aul on flute)

Additional 2024 Dances

Our dances continue on the 4th Saturdays of 2024 Information will be added as it becomes available. 

May 25, 2024

June 22, 2024

July 27, 2024

Aug. 24, 2024

Sept. 28, 2024

Oct. 19, 2024

Our October dance will moved to the 3rd Saturday to avoid the annual Anaheim Halloween parade congestion around the venue.

Nov. 23, 2024

Dec. 2024 - DARK.  No dance in Dec.


The schedule is subject to change.