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Norfolk Contra Dancers (TRADIN') meet on the third Saturday of every month to dance to live music with a caller. Contra dancing has moves similar to old-time square dancing, done with a partner and another couple in a line. No costume or partner is required and there is new dancer orientation every month. Anyone who can walk can contra dance!  New dancers are always welcome, so come out and join us.

For directions to the venue, click on the green "Pages" tab above.

If you'd like to see what contra dancing is all about, check this out:

There are other YouTube clips, too that will give you a good idea of what contra dancing looks like.

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Welcome to Contra Dancing!

  • 6 days ago · 7:15 PM

    Contra Dance and bring a friend!

    19 Contra dancers | 5.00

    Calls this month will be done by Ben Allbrandt; our tunes will be provided by "Orion" (Steve Suhring on fiddle, Ken Veazey on keyboard, Bill Hunt on guitar and Joe... Learn more
  • November 14 · 7:00 PM

    Bonus Contra Dance!

    9 Contra dancers

    Temple Emanuel is hosting a bonus contra dance this fall -- come join the fun! Brian Hamshar will travel from the Charlottesville area to call to the tunes of "Ricochet"... Learn more
  • October 17 · 7:00 PM

    Contra Dance and bring a friend!

    17 Contra dancers | 5.00

    Our music this month will be provided by Rhythmajigs (Walter Hojka on fiddle, Patti Reum on whistles and flutes, and Jack Maus on keyboard). April Blum will come to us... Learn more
  • September 19 · 7:00 PM

    Contra Dance and bring a friend!

    27 Contra dancers | 4.50

    Join us for the first contra dance of the fall season.  Music will be provided by Cutie and the Hot Wings, with Gwyn Williams calling. Come about 7:00 for an... Learn more
  • July 31 · 7:00 PM

    Blue Moon Contra Dance!

    27 Contra dancers | 5.00

    July 31 is actually a "blue moon" (second full moon of the month.) So, let's dance!! Ben Allbrandt will call to the lively tunes of "Orion." This celestial event will be... Learn more
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  • Judy McDowell founded Norfolk Contra Dance

    on September 10

Founded Sep 10, 2011

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