Welcome to Ottawa Contra Dance!

Contra dancing is a joyful, energetic community dance for all ages. We dance to live music – fiddles, guitar, accordions, and more – and talented callers guide us through dance formations.

Check out our Schedule page or subscribe to our email newsletter for upcoming dances.

Beginners are very welcome – all dances are taught and no partner or previous experience needed – just bring your smile!

“It was [a] very friendly atmosphere. The instructions were good. The music was fantastic!” “Very welcoming.”

Contra Dance Season Starts Sept. 17, 2022

During the 2022-23 season, contra dances will take place on 1st and 3rd Saturday evenings at the Churchill Recreation Centre, 345 Richmond Road, Ottawa. The first dance of the season will be on September 17th. Dances will run from 8-10:30 PM, with an Introductory Session from 7:30-8 PM (highly recommended for new participants). Our local callers will be leading the dancing, and their schedule will be added when it is confirmed.

  • Saturday September 17 – Greg Brown and friends
  • Saturday October 1 – Dan Schryer and friends
  • Saturday October 15- Greg Brown, Richard Forest, Ian Clark
  • Saturday November 5 – Magia Vestis (James Stephens, Kate Weekes, Peter Andreé

For more information, check out our Schedule page.

Summer Dance Season Break 2022

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