4pm to 5:30pm First-Ever Youth-only Contra Bash
Dance to the music of the Celtoids, calling by Spyder Vetter
Open only to youth between the ages of 12 and 20
Admission to Contra Bash: $5, which includes admission to the evening contra dance!
Evening Contra Dance:
6:45pm Beginners' contra dance orientation (highly recommended!)
7 to 10:00pm Contra Dance
with a 15-minute break about 8:30pm with healthy potluck snacks
Prices: $12 general / $10 sister org members / $8 MCDC members / $5 for full-time students and active military with ID
Carmel Youth Center
(4th Street, between Junipero & Torres)
Vista Lobos public parking lot
around the corner on Torres
(between 3rd & 4th Streets)
MCDC holds contra dances most first and third Saturdays (in December, our dances may vary due to the holiday season) at the Carmel Youth Center, 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 7:00pm (unless otherwise specified), with a highly recommended newcomers' orientation 20 minutes before the dance begins. Admission for regular dances is:
Check out our Calendar 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.