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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