Contra events

February 2023
Thu 9 8:00 pm–10:00 pm The Round club night £2-2.50 Cambridge, UK Playford contra English ceilidh
Fri 10–Sun 12 Bayou Bedlam $40 Houston, USA W contra
Stomp Rocket Mary Wesley
Fri 10 7:45 pm–10:45 pm Alcester Contra £4-£10 Alcester, UK contra
Matt Paul & Vic Nicola Scott
Fri 10 8:00 pm–10:15 pm Cambridge Contra Dance £2 Cambridge, UK contra
Sat 11 8:00 pm–11:00 pm London Barndance £5-£15 London, UK contra
Contrasaurus Lynne Render
Sun 12 2:30 pm– 5:30 pm Englefield Green contra dance Egham, UK contra
English Contra Dance Band Lynne Render
Thu 16 8:00 pm–10:00 pm The Round club night £2-2.50 Cambridge, UK Playford contra English ceilidh
Fri 17–Sun 19 Flurry Festival Saratoga Springs, USA W contra Playford scandi balfolk
Sat 18 2:30 pm– 4:45 pm Scratch contra £5 Lancaster, UK contra
Wed 22 8:00 pm–10:30 pm Solent Contra Dance £5 Bishops Waltham, UK contra
Thu 23 8:00 pm–10:00 pm The Round club night £2-2.50 Cambridge, UK Playford contra English ceilidh
Fri 24 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Bristol Contra Dance £6-£15 Bristol, UK contra
Ali & Mollie Rhi Davies
Fri 24 8:00 pm–10:15 pm Cambridge Contra Dance £2 Cambridge, UK contra
Fri 24 7:00 pm–Sun 26 10:30 pm Fiddling Frog $85-$190 Pasadena, USA contra
Root System Dam Beavers Gaye Fifer Jeremy Korr
Sat 25 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Contrabridge £7-£15 Cambridge, UK contra
Contrary Faeries Adam Hughes
Sat 25 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Exeter Contra-Ceilidh £4-£8 Exeter, UK English ceilidh contra
English Contra Dance Band
March 2023
Thu 2 8:00 pm–10:00 pm The Round club night £2-2.50 Cambridge, UK Playford contra English ceilidh
Fri 3 7:45 pm–10:45 pm Alcester Contra £4-£10 Alcester, UK contra
Vertical Expression Mark Elvins
Sat 4 7:30 pm–10:30 pm Sytchampton Saturday dance £8 Sytchampton, UK Playford contra
Vicki Swan and Johnny Dyer Victoria Yeomans
Mon 6 4:00 pm–Fri 10 10:00 am Contra & Square Dance Week £225-£400 Halsway, UK W contra
English Contra Dance Band Geoff Cubitt
Thu 9 8:00 pm–10:00 pm The Round club night £2-2.50 Cambridge, UK Playford contra English ceilidh
Fri 10 8:00 pm–10:15 pm Cambridge Contra Dance £2 Cambridge, UK contra
Sat 11 8:00 pm–11:00 pm London Barndance £5-£15 London, UK contra
Vertical Expression Mark Elvins
Sat 11 4:00 pm–Fri 17 12:00 pm Hawaii Contra Dance Week $1420-$3100 Pahoa, USA contra
Tangent Gaye Fifer Claire Takemori
Sun 12 2:30 pm– 5:30 pm Englefield Green contra dance Egham, UK contra
English Contra Dance Band Victoria Yeomans
Thu 16 8:00 pm–10:30 pm The Round end of term party Cambridge, UK Playford contra English ceilidh
Thu 23 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Bristol Contra Dance £6-£15 Bristol, UK contra
Benjamin Rowe & Adam Rich-Griffin Charlotte Rich-Griffin
Fri 24 8:00 pm–10:15 pm Cambridge Contra Dance £2 Cambridge, UK contra
Sat 25 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Contrabridge £7-£15 Cambridge, UK contra
Contrasaurus Charlotte Rich-Griffin
Fri 31 7:00 pm–Sun 2 April 6:30 pm Epicenter $90-$175 Mill Valley, USA contra
The Latter Day Lizards The Figments Cis Hinkle Lindsey Dono
April 2023
Sat 1 5:00 pm–10:00 pm American Contra Dance in Paris €5-€10 Paris, France W contra
Nozzy
Fri 7 7:45 pm–10:45 pm Alcester Contra £4-£10 Alcester, UK contra
Stringrays Lynne Render
Sat 8 8:00 pm–11:00 pm London Barndance £5-£15 London, UK contra
Stringrays Rhodri Davies
Sun 9 2:30 pm– 5:30 pm Englefield Green contra dance Egham, UK contra
Stringway Mark Elvins
Fri 14 4:00 pm–Sun 16 4:00 pm Halsway Contra Dance Weekend £175-£285 Halsway, UK W contra
Nozzy Rhi Davies Charlotte Rich-Griffin
Fri 21–Sun 23 NEFFA Marlborough, USA W contra scandi balfolk
Fri 21 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Bristol Contra Dance £6-£15 Bristol, UK contra
Louise Siddons
Fri 21 6:30 pm–Sun 23 3:00 pm Hands Four Spring Dance Weekend $88-$99 Berea, USA W contra
Wild Asparagus George Marshall
Sat 22 7:45 pm–10:45 pm Harrogate Contra £10 Harrogate, UK contra
Philip & Joshua Rowe Andrew Swaine
Thu 27 8:00 pm–10:00 pm The Round club night £2-2.50 Cambridge, UK Playford contra English ceilidh
Fri 28–Mon 1 May May Heydays at Evesham £48-£97 Evesham, UK W contra Playford balfolk
Doug Eunson and Sarah Matthews English Contra Dance Band Knotted Chord Keeping Thyme The Old Boys' Network Stradivarious Brian Stanton Burt Hunter Cis Hinkle Colin Hume Denise Devonald Geoff Cubitt Kathryn and David Wright Liz Bartlett Louise Siddons Maureen Knight Nicola Scott Paula Evans
Fri 28 7:00 pm–Sun 30 4:00 pm Spring Dance Romance $120 Chapel Hill, USA contra
Engine Room Nova Will Mentor Eileen Thorsos
May 2023
Thu 4 8:00 pm–10:00 pm The Round club night £2-2.50 Cambridge, UK Playford contra English ceilidh
Sun 7 2:30 pm– 5:30 pm Sheffield Contra Dance £10 Sheffield, UK contra
Vertical Expressio Cis Hinkle
Thu 11 8:00 pm–10:00 pm The Round club night £2-2.50 Cambridge, UK Playford contra English ceilidh
Fri 12–Fri 19 Spring CDH Kingsport, USA W contra
Fri 12 7:45 pm–10:45 pm Alcester Contra £4-£10 Alcester, UK contra
Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer Cis Hinkle
Sat 13 8:00 pm–11:00 pm London Barndance £5-£15 London, UK contra
English Contra Dance Band Cis Hinkle
Sun 14 2:30 pm– 5:30 pm Englefield Green contra dance Egham, UK contra
English Contra Dance Band Cis Hinkle
Mon 15 4:00 pm–Fri 19 10:00 am American Contra Dance Week £225-£400 Halsway, UK W contra
English Contra Dance Band Cis Hinkle
Thu 18 8:00 pm–10:00 pm The Round club night £2-2.50 Cambridge, UK Playford contra English ceilidh
Fri 19 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Bristol Contra Dance £6-£15 Bristol, UK contra
Sat 20 7:30 pm–10:30 pm Friday Folk Saturday Special £10 St Albans, UK contra
Thu 25 8:00 pm–10:00 pm The Round club night £2-2.50 Cambridge, UK Playford contra English ceilidh
Fri 26–Mon 29 Chippenham Folk Festival Chippenham, UK W English ceilidh contra balfolk Irish set scandi SCD Playford
Albireo Banter Chris Dyer & Tom Evans Coldharbour Dave Yeomans, Matt Norman & Marni Rachmiel Emily & The Simons English Contra Dance Band Folk Camps Party Band Joshua & Benjamin Rowe, Ali Messer & David Ledsam Old Spot Stradivarious Vertical Expression Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer Will Allen WillPower Andrew Swaine Bob Morgan David Wright Frances Richardson Jake Wood Kathryn Wright Rhi Davies Rhodri Davies Victoria Yeomans
Fri 26 1:45 pm–Mon 29 5:00 pm Camp Sturtevant Los Angeles, USA contra
Uncle Farmer Susan Petrick
Sat 27 12:00 am–Mon 29 3:00 pm Weekend de Pentecôte au Moulin d'Andé €420-€720 Val-de-Reuil, France contra
Larry Unger & Karina Wilson Will Mentor
June 2023
Thu 1 8:00 pm–10:00 pm The Round club night £2-2.50 Cambridge, UK Playford contra English ceilidh
Thu 8 8:00 pm–10:00 pm The Round club night £2-2.50 Cambridge, UK Playford contra English ceilidh
Fri 9–Sun 11 LCFD Spring Camp Plymouth, USA W contra Playford
Sat 10 2:00 pm– 5:30 pm Lancaster contra £10 Lancaster, UK contra
Ian & Charley Roberts Rhodri Davies
Sat 10 8:00 pm–11:00 pm London Barndance £5-£15 London, UK contra
Fiddlechicks Andrew Swaine
Sun 11 2:30 pm– 5:30 pm Englefield Green contra dance Egham, UK contra
English Contra Dance Band Charlie Turner
Mon 12 4:00 pm–Fri 16 10:00 am Summer Country Dance Week £225-£400 Halsway, UK W contra Playford
Ali, Jane & Meg Mark Elvins
Thu 15 8:00 pm–10:00 pm The Round club night £2-2.50 Cambridge, UK Playford contra English ceilidh
Fri 16–Sun 18 Lichfield Folk Festival Lichfield, UK W contra Playford
Fri 16 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Bristol Contra Dance £6-£15 Bristol, UK contra
Sat 17–Sat 24 Dance, Music & Spice $950 Lexington, USA W contra Playford
Thu 22 8:00 pm–10:30 pm The Round May Week party Cambridge, UK Playford contra English ceilidh
Fri 23 7:45 pm–10:45 pm Alcester Contra £4-£10 Alcester, UK contra
King Kontra String Band Charlotte Rich-Griffin
Thu 29 3:00 pm–Tue 4 July 10:00 am July 4th Session $383-$393 Plymouth, USA W contra Playford
Alchemy Night Watch
Fri 30–Sun 2 July Stegastomp £40-£100 Ashbourne, UK W contra
Contrasaurus
July 2023
Mon 3–Fri 7 English-Scottish-Contra session Plymouth, USA W SCD contra Playford
Sat 8 8:00 pm–11:00 pm London Barndance £5-£15 London, UK contra
Nozzy Charlie Turner
Sun 9 2:30 pm– 5:30 pm Englefield Green contra dance Egham, UK contra
English Contra Dance Band Geoff Cubitt
Sat 15–Sat 22 Family Week at Pinewoods $67-$950 Plymouth, USA W contra Playford
Sat 22–Sat 29 American Dance & Music Week at Pinewoods $950 Plymouth, USA W contra
Sat 29–Sat 5 August Harmony of Song & Dance $950 Plymouth, USA W contra Playford
August 2023
Fri 11–Sun 13 Balance the Bay San Francisco, USA contra
Nova Lisa Greenleaf
Sun 13–Sat 19 Family Week Poland, USA W contra Playford
Mon 14–Sun 20 Casdade of Music and Dance $63-$915 Cascade, USA W contra Playford
September 2023
Fri 1–Mon 4 Labor Day Dance Away Julian, USA contra
Sat 9 Portland Drive in Kendal Kendal, UK contra
Portland Drive Trevor Monson
Sat 9 8:00 pm–11:00 pm London Barndance £5-£15 London, UK contra
Contrasaurus Jake Wood
Fri 15 7:45 pm–10:45 pm Alcester Contra £4-£10 Alcester, UK contra
English Contra Dance Band Ivan Aitken
Sat 23 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Leeds Contra £10 Leeds, UK contra
English Contra Dance Band Louise Siddons
Sat 30 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Nottingham Contra Dance Nottingham, UK contra
Vertical Expression Seth Tepfer
Sat 30 7:30 pm–10:30 pm Sytchampton Saturday dance £8 Sytchampton, UK Playford contra
Chris & Julie Dewhurst Rhodri Davies
October 2023
Fri 6 7:45 pm–10:45 pm Alcester Contra £4-£10 Alcester, UK contra
Contrasaurus Seth Tepfer
Fri 13–Sun 15 Harvest Moon Santa Barbara, USA contra
Stringrays Eloise & Co. Will Mentor Jacqui Grennan
Sat 14 8:00 pm–11:00 pm London Barndance £5-£15 London, UK contra
Linda Game Band Seth Tepfer
Sat 28 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Leeds Contra £10 Leeds, UK contra
King Kontra String Band Lynne Render
November 2023
Fri 3–Sun 5 Foggy Moon Dance Weekend Monterey, USA W contra
Fri 3 5:00 pm–Sun 5 5:00 pm Skint Ashover, UK W balfolk scandi contra
Fri 3 7:45 pm–10:45 pm Alcester Contra £4-£10 Alcester, UK contra
Nozzy Rhodri Davies
Sat 11 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Nottingham Mixed Dance Nottingham, UK contra Playford
Knotted Chord Brian Stanton
Sat 11 8:00 pm–11:00 pm London Barndance £5-£15 London, UK contra
Old Time Contra Band Geoff Cubitt
Sat 18 7:30 pm–10:30 pm Friday Folk Saturday Special £10 St Albans, UK contra
Sat 25 7:30 pm–11:00 pm Leeds Contra £10 Leeds, UK contra
Ali & Mollie Geoff Cubitt
December 2023
Sat 9 8:00 pm–11:00 pm London Barndance £5-£15 London, UK contra
Bearded Dragons Rhodri Davies
Sat 16 7:30 pm–10:30 pm Sytchampton Saturday dance £8 Sytchampton, UK Playford contra
The Falconers Ivan Aitken

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