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Cornwall Community Contra Dance || Country Dance Stafford 3rd Saturday Barndance || Family Barn Dances
Granby Grange Square and Contra Dance || Hartford Contra Dance || Mystic Contra Dance || The New Haven Country Dancers
Quiet Corner Contra Dance || Round Hill Country Dances || Shindig at the Barn!

Cornwall Community Contra Dance
Web site: motherhouse.us/programs-events/family-events/contra-dances
Contact: e-mail (860.672.6328)
When: 1st Saturdays (except July 4th); 7:00-9:30 PM
Where: Cornwall Town Hall, 24 Pine Street, Cornwall, CT, 06753
Admission: donation: adult: $5; child: $3
Country Dance Stafford 3rd Saturday Barndance
Web site:
Contact: Rich Sbardella (860.684.3466)
When: September-May (excluding April); 7:30 PM
Where: 275 Orcutville Rd, Stafford, CT
Admission: $8
Family Barn Dances
Web site:
Contact: Patricia Campbell (203.426.5191) or Julie Sorcek (203.792.7865)
When: no dances currently scheduled
Where:
Admission: donation: adult: $6; children under 12: $3; (children under 6 must have an adult partner)
Granby Grange Square and Contra Dance
Web site: www.granbygrange.org
Contact: Carol (860.627.5053) or the Grange (860.653.6175)
When: 4th Fridays, 7-10 PM
Where: Granby Grange Hall, 212 North Granby Road, Granby, CT 06035
Directions: From Granby center take route 189 north (North Granby Road) for 1.9 miles. The Granby Grange Hall is on the right across from the First Congregational Church and commuter lot. map and directions
Admission: adult: $8; student: $5; couple: $15
Hartford Contra Dance        pictures of a Hartford Contra Dance
Web site: www.hcdance.org/contra.htm
Contact: Rob Lindauer (860.232.2504) or Christine Hale (860.233.6603)
When: 2nd Saturdays, all year; 8-11 PM; free beginners' workshop at 7:30 PM
Where: at the wood-floored American Legion Post, 275 Main St., Old Wethersfield, CT map
Directions: click here
Admission: $12; seniors 65+: $10; students 14+: $5
PLUS!: Contra Jam Sessions: 5:30-7:30 PM; 2nd Saturdays at the American Legion Post, 275 Main St., Old Wethersfield, CT just before the 2nd Saturday contra dance. (Currently on sabbatical until late spring 2014.)  Admission is free, but contributions toward the Admission of the hall gladly accepted. Contra Jam playlist (somewhat outdated)
Mystic Contra Dance
Web site: mysticdance.webs.com or on the Dance Gypsy site
Contact: Katrina (860.961.9321 or 401.487.9713)
When: 4th Saturdays; 8-11 PM, with a 7:45 beginner's workshop before each dance
Where: Frohsinn Hall, aka the German Club
Directions: I-95, exit 90; go 1 mile south on Rt. 27 (Greenmanville Ave). Frohsinn Hall is across from Mystic Seaport
Admission: $10; students: $5
PLUS!: As an all-round tasty fund raiser, Mystic offers homemade pies at their dances!
The New Haven Country Dancers
Web site: www.ctcontra.com/nhcd/
Contact: 203.776.1812
When: 1st & 3rd Saturdays, occasional 5th Saturday, all year; 8-11 PM; beginner's session held 40 minutes before each dance.
Where: Branford Community Center, 46 Church St, Branford, CT
Directions: click here
Admission: $12.00; students with ID: $5
Quiet Corner Contra Dance
Web site: quietcornercontradance.tripod.com
Contact: Marc (860.617.3227) or Dave (484.844.5203)
When: 1st Saturdays, September-June; 8-11:00 PM; instruction at 7:30 PM
Where: Storrs Congregational Church; 2 N. Eagleville Rd; Storrs, CT
Directions: junction of Rt 195 and N. Eagleville Rd
Admission: $10; members: $8; students: $5
Round Hill Country Dances
Web site: www.roundhill.net
Contact: Barry Olmezer (914.262.0653 or 203.762.5370)
When: 2nd Saturdays, September-July, and the Saturday after Thanksgiving; 8-11 PM; basics for beginners at 7:30 PM
Where: North Stamford Congregational Church, 31 Cascade Road, Stamford, CT map
Directions: click here
Admission: suggested donation $15 (minimum $12)
Shindig at the Barn!
Web site: www.sweetheartflute.com/Barn/contra.html
Contact: Ralph Sweet (860.749.4494)
When: 3rd or 4th Sundays, October through May, 7-10 PM, beginner workshop at 6:30 PM
Where: Powder Mill Barn, 32 South Maple St., Hazardville (Enfield) , CT map close-up map
Directions: click here
Admission: $10; students: $5.00


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Last modified: October 22, 2013.