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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 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!

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

July 28, 2018

Caller:  Jeff Spero
Band:  Modal Tease (Belinda Thom on fiddle, Jim Hamilton on banjo, and Doug Davis on guitar).


Aug. 25, 2018

Caller:  John Rogers.
Band:  High Strung Trio (Belinda Thom on fiddle, James Flaherty on banjo, and David Hostetler on guitar).


Sept. 22, 2018

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


Oct. 27, 2018

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


Nov. 24, 2018

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


Additional details about 2018 dances will be added as information becomes available. 

The schedule is subject to change.


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