The Fall 2016 schedule (downloadable PDF) is available here.
(both located in the red panel on the right).
Next Regular Contra Dance:
Saturday, February 18th
(scroll down for more info)
Monster Band Dance
to benefit the Monterey YMCA
Join us on Saturday, February 18th, when we will dance to the fine fiddle tunes of
(Seth, David, Betz & Graham Richards
from North Idaho)
with calling by
Erik Hoffman from the Bay Area!
All the fun starts at the
(600 Camino El Estero, Monterey)
Hambo Workshop: 4:45pm-6pm
Potluck Dinner: 6pm-7pm
(Bring something yummy to share!)
Beginners' Session: 7:10pm
Contra Dancing: 7:30pm-10:30pm
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):
- $5 for the Hambo Workshop
- $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!!!!