WELCOME!

The Worcester Contra Dance has  resumed in-person dancing. All dances take place from 7:00–10:30 PM on the second Saturday of each month from September through June. A beginner's lesson is offered for all new to contra dancing starting at 7:00 p.m. The dance itself starts at 7:30 p.m. All dances are located in the gymnasium at Wesley United Methodist Church, 114 Main St. in Worcester, MA. Gymnasium access is on the left side of the building when viewed from Main Street. The admission fee is $8 to $10 for adults, $6 to $8 for students, and $20 per family.

Additional requirements for admission of all attendees are as follows:

  1. Masks are to be worn at all times by everyone inside the gymnasium (i.e the dance hall).
  2. Each attendee must provide their name, email address, and cell phone number for contact-tracing purposes.
  3. Please wear soft soled shoes such as dance shoes or clean sneakers in order to prevent damaging the hardwood floor.

The gymnasium where the dance is being held is quite large for the expected number of attendees. Regardless, the facility has been furnished with air purifiers along with several box fans equipped with MERV 13 filters . These are used during the dance to freshen and circulate air.to maintain adequate ventilation. The facility also has several ceiling fans which assist in that process.

If you have further questions regarding our dance or the admission requirements, please contact us. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you at our dances.

Dance schedule

DateBandCaller
November 13, 2021KingfisherBilly Fischer
December 11, 2021The Fiddling ThomsonsSandy LaFleur
January 8, 2022Wild NotesRich Sbardella
February 12, 2022JumpStartDon Heinold
March 12, 2022Gianna Marzilli Ericson, Rebecca Weiss & Jeff KaufmanSandy Lafleur
April 9, 2022Fiddling ThonsonsRich Sbardella
May 14, 2022DogtownJim Fownes
June 11, 2022TBATBA
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