Contra dance & English Country Dance in the Washington DC Area


Baltimore, MD (Pikesville) - BFMS English Country Dance
Harrisonburg, VA - Contra dance


Gadsby's Tavern, Alexandria, VA - Alexandria Assembly English Country Dancers
  Also, for Ball schedule & resources: Period Dancing at Gadsby's Tavern Museum


Baltimore, MD - BFMS Contra dance
Glen Echo Town Hall, MD - FSGW English Country Dance


Silver Spring, MD - Silver Spring Contra dance, FSGW co-sponsored


Glen Echo Park, MD - Contra dance - The Friday Night Dancers
Charlottesville, VA - MAC Contra dance - First, Third and Fifth Fridays
Sterling, VA - Old Dominion Dancers, English Country Dance - most Fridays


First Saturdays
Shepherdstown, WV - Contra dance - September through May
Greenbelt, MD - Greenbelt Contra dance - most months
Annapolis, MD - ATDS English Country Dance - March, June, September, and November
Washington, DC (Columbia Heights) - The Great American Square Dance Revival

Second Saturdays
Baltimore, MD - BFMS Contra dance
Dayton, VA - Contra dance
Richmond, VA - TADAMS Contra dance

Third Saturdays
Annapolis, MD - ATDS Contra dance
Bluemont dances - Hillsboro, VA - Contra dance - October through May
Great Falls, VA - The Leesburg Assembly - English Country Dance
Staunton, VA - Contra dance

Fourth Saturdays
Frederick, MD - MMFAC Contra dance
Richmond, VA - TADAMS Contra dance

Fifth Saturdays
Shepherdstown, WV - Contra dance - September through May


Glen Echo Park, MD - FSGW Contra dance
FSGW Family dance - usually at Glen Echo Park, MD, at 3 PM in the afternoon
Greenwood, VA - Contra dance - Second and Fourth Sundays - near Charlottesville


Baltimore Square Dance (on Facebook) - at Mobtown Ballroom, Baltimore, MD
Club Contras - Charlottesville, VA area (Contra to contemporary music)
Contra Sonic - Glen Echo Park, MD (FSGW Contra to contemporary music) - 2017: Feb, April, June
The Hot Square Babes - usually at Ballroom Blum, Adelphi, MD (Square dance)
Upperville, VA - Piedmont Regency Dancers - monthly English Country Dance
Washington Barn Dance Society - Barn style dances in the DC area

Dance Weekends nearby

Shenandoah Shindig, Dayton, VA, near Harrisonburg - January
Chesapeake, Edgewater, MD, near Annapolis - April
Almost Heaven, at Ramblewood Camp, Darlington, MD - May 14-17, 2015
An English Trifle, at Timber Ridge - Memorial Day weekend, 2015 - English Country dance
June Moon, near Morgantown, WV - late June
Footfall, at Timber Ridge - September, the weekend after Labor Day
Charlottesville Fall Festival - October

National Listings

Central Virginia: Charlottesville, Greenwood, Staunton, Dayton, Harrisonburg, Richmond
Ted Crane's Dance DB - for MD - for VA
Upcoming Events - Country Dance and Song Society

More Dance Information

Scandinavian dancing in the Washington area
Sunday afternoon Waltz Time at Glen Echo Park
Wikipedia on Contra dance