Adult & Senior Programs

Introduction to Contra Dancing contra

with the Missoula Folklore Society


This 6-week series of classes will introduce participants to a community style of social dance that has its roots in American traditional music and dance. If you can walk you can definitely contra dance, and there will be lots of dancing. Each week the instructors from the Missoula Folklore Society will guide participants through basic figures and moves for a fun evening of dancing. All ages welcome, partners not required, enroll a group of friends, family-friendly.
Intro To Contra Dance
  Thursdays, Jan. 12 – Feb. 16
 7-8 pm, doors open at 6:45 pm
 At Missoula Senior Center Ballroom, 705 S Higgins Av.
 $30 per couple or $15 single* 

Complicated Contras


This series takes experienced contra dancers on a journey through some unique and challenging contras. Each week the instructors will guide participants through these dances for a fun evening of dancing. Prior contra dancing experience required. Partners not required. 

 Complicated Contras
 Thursdays, Mar. 2 - Apr. 13 (no class March 23)
 7-8 pm, doors open at 6:45 pm
 At Missoula Senior Center ballroom, 705 S Higgins Av.
 $30 per couple or $15 single*

*Special note for Contra classes: Please bring clean, indoor, soft-soled shoes to dance in. Outdoor shoes and heels can damage the ballroom floor.
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Yoga in the Parks


New! Fall Indoor Classes


Join Missoula Parks and Recreation and local yoga instructors for a continuation of our popular Yoga in the Parks series. Enjoy yoga indoors the fall in the Headwaters Conference Room in Currents Aquatics Center in McCormick Park. 

Skilled instructors from the Missoula community will teach the basics to all ages and abilities. Yoga is a great way to move and be active while improving strength and flexibility. Please bring your own equipment. A limited number of yoga mats, towels, and blocks will be available for use each session. Suitable for ages 12 and up.

Tuesdays, 6-7pm

Session Dates
Nov. 15 - Dec. 20
$24/$19 with CityCard Resident Discount