The Summer 2016 schedule (downloadable PDF) is available here.
(both located in the red panel on the right).
Our Next Regular Contra Dance
Is on Saturday, July 16, 2016
Ice Cream Social Contra Dance!
(Scroll down for more info.)
Foggy Moon 2016 Dance Weekend!!!!
Join us Friday, November 4th through
Sunday, November 6th
For nonstop fun on the dance floor from
Click here to register
(registration is online & first-come, first-in).
Join us on Saturday, July 16th
for an evening of dancing fun
At the break, we'll celebrate summer and our dance comunity with
our annual Ice Cream Social!!!!!
Bring ice cream or your favorite toppings to share with everyone!!!!
Bringing their musical magic to Monterey ...
Calling an array of fun & mischievous contra dances ...
All the fun happens at ...
(600 Camino El Estero, Monterey 93940)
Doors open at 7pm
Beginners' session starts at 7:10pm
Contra dancing starts at 7:30pm
Mark your calendars now!
MCDC holds contra dances most first and third Saturdays (in December, our dances may vary due to the holiday season) at the Monterey YMCA, unless otherwise noted in our schedules and calendars. Come alone or bring a friend – beginners are always welcome! If you'd like to support MCDC, please consider becoming a Member (a minimum $20/year sponsorship helps us to continue these wonderful dances).
Dances begin at 7:30pm (unless otherwise specified), with a highly recommended newcomers' orientation 20 minutes before the dance begins. As of January 1, 2016, admission for regular dances is (click here for more details):
- $12 for nonmembers (of any sister organization)
- $10 for non-MCDC members (you must be a member in good standing of a sister organization, including CDSS)
- $8 for MCDC members
- $5 for full-time students and active military (please have ID, in case)
Check out our Current Schedule for details and dates.
Not sure what Contra Dance is? See videos and learn more by checking out our About Contra Dance page. If you're feeling nervous about learning how to contra dance, we even have links to beginning dancers' training videos on YouTube – they are a wonderful help, though nothing replaces dancing as a way to learn.
Please be aware that some of our dancers are sensitive to fragrances – we respectfully request that everyone please be thoughtful about using products with fragrance prior to a contra dance. Thank you!!!!