What we're about

Meet with local dancers of all shapes, sizes, spots and stripes to discuss and practice social dance.

Chicago has an incredible number of great places to go dance, so let's get together and have a great time dancing. Whether you just want to learn how to dance social dances like Salsa, Swing, Tango or Samba! , or just want to move those hips and gyrate in your own, sexy way, this Meetup is for you.

Do you find yourself sometimes stuck at home bored or alone when you would rather be out doing something fun?

Expand your social circle. If you'd like to go out, have fun, meet new people, and make new friends thru a non-threatening and fun environment, then you have come to the right place.

Dancing is for everyone from beginners to more experienced dancers.

We go to different dance events around town. Whether you like lindy, swing, salsa, cha-cha, etc, there is a dance event for you.

Check out our calendar (http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Social-Dance/events/) below for our next meetup event for dance lessons and dance events.

Topics:

• What is Social Dance? (http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Social-Dance/pages/What_is_Social_Dance/)

• Contra Dance (http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Social-Dance/pages/Contra_Dance/) (a fun and easy to learn style of dance)

Upcoming events (5)

Come Contra Dance to great Live Music in Northwest Indiana!

Valparaiso Family YMCA

February's caller is Paul Collins from Chicago with live music provided by the Hoosier Recruits. Expect a lively, fun evening. New to Oldtime Contra and Square Dancing? Come alone, in a group, or with a partner. All dances are taught by the caller. Arrive at 6:30 to take advantage of extra instruction. Wear clothes and shoes you like to dance in, and be prepared to shed a layer if you get hot. (Please carry your dance shoes in so we can preserve the beautiful wooden dance floor.) Get ready for an active night of dancing, music, and fun. Admission $5 per person, children under 14 with parent free. Valpo YMCA members -- no charge with id. Note: Please carry in a pair of clean shoes to wear for dancing. We care about safe dancing for everyone and preserving the beautiful wooden floor! Doors open at 6:15 pm. Lesson at 6:30 pm. Regular dance starts at 7:00 pm. All times are Central Time Zone!

Come Contra Dance to great Live Music in Northwest Indiana!

Valparaiso Family YMCA

February's caller is Paul Collins from Chicago with live music provided by the Hoosier Recruits. Expect a lively, fun evening. New to Oldtime Contra and Square Dancing? Come alone, in a group, or with a partner. All dances are taught by the caller. Arrive at 6:30 to take advantage of extra instruction. Wear clothes and shoes you like to dance in, and be prepared to shed a layer if you get hot. (Please carry your dance shoes in so we can preserve the beautiful wooden dance floor.) Get ready for an active night of dancing, music, and fun. Admission $5 per person, children under 14 with parent free. Valpo YMCA members -- no charge with id. Note: Please carry in a pair of clean shoes to wear for dancing. We care about safe dancing for everyone and preserving the beautiful wooden floor! Doors open at 6:15 pm. Lesson at 6:30 pm. Regular dance starts at 7:00 pm. All times are Central Time Zone!

Come Contra Dance to great Live Music in Northwest Indiana!

Valparaiso Family YMCA

February's caller is Paul Collins from Chicago with live music provided by the Hoosier Recruits. Expect a lively, fun evening. New to Oldtime Contra and Square Dancing? Come alone, in a group, or with a partner. All dances are taught by the caller. Arrive at 6:30 to take advantage of extra instruction. Wear clothes and shoes you like to dance in, and be prepared to shed a layer if you get hot. (Please carry your dance shoes in so we can preserve the beautiful wooden dance floor.) Get ready for an active night of dancing, music, and fun. Admission $5 per person, children under 14 with parent free. Valpo YMCA members -- no charge with id. Note: Please carry in a pair of clean shoes to wear for dancing. We care about safe dancing for everyone and preserving the beautiful wooden floor! Doors open at 6:15 pm. Lesson at 6:30 pm. Regular dance starts at 7:00 pm. All times are Central Time Zone!

Appleseed Allemande 2020 (8th Annual)

Elkhart County Historical Museum

$40.00

All Day Dance Event * 3 fabulous bands -- Spy Run String Band, Hoosier Recruits and riverrun country dance band * 2 amazing dance callers -- Casey Mullaney and Dwayne Johnson * Multiple dance and music workshops, starting at 10:00 a.m. ET * Afternoon Contra Dance, starting at 3:30 p.m. ET * Evening Contra Dance, starting at 7:30 p.m. ET * Sack Lunch and Potluck Dinner For more info and for early registration discounts, go to https://contrafortwayne.org, scroll down to print out the registration form. Or pay at the door! Full event $40, Day only $30, Evening Only $20

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