The Worcester Contra Dance will  resume in-person dancing for 2022-23 season beginning on September 10, 2022. All dances take place from 7:15–10:30 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 7:15 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 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.

September 10, 2022JumpstartSandy Lafleur
October 8, 2022TBABilly Fischer
November 12, 2022DogtownElwood Donnelly
December 10, 2022The Fiddling ThomsonsTBA
January 14, 2023Wild NotesDon Heinold
February 11, 2023KingfisherRich Sbardella
March 11, 2023TBATBA
April 8, 2023TBATBA
May 13, 2023TBATBA
June 10, 2023TBATBA
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