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Fall Season Dances (September – December):

This fall, we’ll be dancing on the third, fourth, and (if there is one) fifth Fridays of the month at the Wightman School — 5604 Solway St, Pittsburgh, PA 15217.

We’ll also be dancing occasionally at other locations — make sure to check the schedule!


Pittsburgh’s contra dance has experienced some financial challenges this year. If you can help support the dance, and keep us viable in the long-term, we’d really appreciate it!

CDSS of Pittsburgh is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and your donation may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes.



Welcome to the Pittsburgh Contra Dance Network. We currently dance on the third, fourth, and (if there is one) fifth Friday nights, and our main location is the Wightman School (5604 Solway St., Pittsburgh, PA 15217). 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. If you have any questions, comments, or concerts please contact us at contracouncil@googlegroups.com or give us a call at (412) 945-0554.

Contra dance is a fun, social activity. We welcome people from all backgrounds, genders, races, abilities, 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. Our dances are pay what you can. Our recommended contribution is $15, but we don't want the cost to keep you away; you can pay what works for you.

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

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 at contracouncil@googlegroups.com

Pittsburgh Contradance Hotline: (412) 945-0554

Caller Bookings: David Adamson
Band Bookings: Lauren Connolly
Rides:  Ride Coordinators

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