Welcome to the Pittsburgh Contra Dance community web page. We dance Fridays at the Swisshelm Park Community Center. See the schedule and directions pages for more details. If you need help getting to or from the dance, we can help connect you with a ride. Please contact our ride coordinator.

Contra dance is a fun, social activity. We welcome all ages and experience levels from absolute beginners to long-time dancers. Our dances feature live music and all dances are taught. Bring yourselves, bring your friends, join the fun. Dances start at 8pm, with a beginner’s lesson at 7:30pm. The cost is generally $10 for adults and $7 for students.

Still have questions? Wondering what to expect when you show up at a dance? See our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Announcement: Fall Dance Weekend 2016 Community Meeting

We will be having a community meeting to brainstorm and guide the selection of bands and callers for the 2016 Fall Dance Weekend. Everyone is welcome! The meeting will be Monday December 7, at 7pm. The location is the Panera Bread at 3401 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

We invite everyone to submit their ideas in advance so that we can compile a list before the meeting. We will make this list available so that people can do research about bands and callers they haven’t heard before. Please take a moment to give us your ideas on the form here.

Social Media Presence

Help spread the word about our dance! Like us on Facebook, or join our Meetup.com group.  You can also RSVP to dances on these sites to help organize with other dancers for shared rides or coordination with your friends.

Getting Involved

The Contra Council is the organizing body of the dance. If you are interested in seeing what’s going on off the dance floor, or finding ways to volunteer, you can visit the contra council page. There you can read about the last council meeting (and the current things we are working on), see the date of the next meeting, or send us questions or suggestions. Volunteers make our dance happen. Thank you for all you do!

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us at the emails linked below if you have any questions about the dance. For general questions, contact the current Contra Council coordinator who can either answer or find the people who can.

General Questions: Contact the contra council using the form on the contra council page.

Caller Bookings: Cindy Harris
Band Bookings: Gaye Fifer
Website Questions: Bronwyn Woods
Rides:  Ride Coordinators

Pittsburgh Contradance Hotline: (412) 945-0554

Join our Mailing List

In addition to the news posted to this site, we have a mailing list maintained as a google group. Enter your email below to subscribe or follow the links to view the group and manage your subscription.

The Weekly Reminder list sends weekly reminders about dances and occasional announcements of special events. Enter your e-mail below to subscribe, or visit this group.