Monterey Country Dance Community

Contra Dancing (and much more) in Monterey, California

              Current Schedule of Dances

Upcoming Contra Dances in Monterey
(All dances are at the Monterey YMCA unless otherwise noted.)


Click here for our 2017 Winter Schedule of events.

 For more upcoming dances, please visit our Calendar





February 4, 2017


 Contra Dance

 Music by Adrianna Ciccone and Daniel Steinberg

 Caller tbd 


February 18, 2017






  Contra Dance

 Music by In-Tent-City

 (Seth, David, Betz & Graham Richards from Idaho)

  Calling by Erik Hoffman

  Hambo Workshop with Erik Hoffman

  Potluck Dinner

  Beginners' Session 

  Contra Dance 


 March 4, 2017


 Annual Monster (Open) Band Dance to Benefit the  YMCA Youth Scholarship Program!!

  Music by The Monster Band, 
  anchored by the Crabapples (Marta Lynch, 
  Norm Cotton, Teresa Fife & Bob Silberstein) 

 Calling by Kelsey Harman and Warren Blier


 March 18, 2017


 Contra Dance

  Music by Adrianna Ciccone & Daniel Steinberg

 Calling by Mavis McGaugh


 April 8, 2017






 April 9, 2017




  Music by Dynamix (Larry Unger, Elizabeth Desquine
  & Sean Wood)
  along with local favorites the Crabapples 
  (Marta Lynch, Norm Cotton, Teresa Fife & Bob

 Calling by Warren Blier


  Music by Larry Unger & Sean Wood,




 April 22, 2017


 Contra Dance 

 Music by Magic Reelism
  (David Wright, Cheryl McKInney, Sue Jones & Del Eckles)
 Calling by Susan Petrick


Monterey YMCA, 600 Camino El Estero, Monterey, 7:30pm - 10:30pm
1st and 3rd Saturdays - most months of the year
(unless otherwise noted).  

 All dances are taught and prompted.  There is a "free" beginners' orientation 20 minutes before each dance, which is highly recommended for new dancers. 

Come alone or bring a friend!  Dances include a dessert potluck; please bring snacks and drinks to share!

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 (membership is renewable each calendar year)
  • $5 for full-time students and active military (please have ID, in case)
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!!!!


Monterey Contra Dance information email:

  Music by Distant Cousins 

 (Lee Anne Welch, Elizabeth Todd & Corey Welch)



 Calling by Kelsey Hartman

 December 17, 2016



 Special FREE Wedding Contra Dance!!


  Music by Continental Drift 
               (Eileen Nicholson & Eric Anderson)


 Calling by Andy Shore


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Upcoming Events

Saturday, Jul 22 at 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday, Aug 5 at 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday, Aug 19 at 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday, Sep 2 at 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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