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In-Person Contra Dances

Because of the continued high Covid transmission rates in Allegheny county, the December 17th dance is cancelled, as per our Covid-19 safety protocols.
 
We will be having a Zoom gathering on Friday, January 21st, from 8–9pm.  More details to follow!


Welcome to the Pittsburgh Contra Dance Network. We’ve traditionally danced on the third, fourth, and (if there is one) fifth Friday nights at Wightman School (5604 Solway St., Pittsburgh, PA 15217), although we haven’t been holding indoor dances during the Covid pandemic.  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

Band & Caller Bookings: Deb Byrum and Susan Waggoner
Rides:  Ride Coordinators

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