The Brattleboro contra dance is a twice monthly dance party featuring live music, excellent calling, and a lively group of friendly dancers. We feature talented performers from Brattleboro and the surrounding areas, where we are fortunate to live amongst some of the best dance musicians and callers in the country. We welcome new and experienced dancers and dancers of all ages. No experience is necessary, all dances are taught and called, and you don’t need to come with a partner. We’ll see you there!
Our new venue is 118 Elliot St! It fearues a lovely wooden dance floor and excellent acoustics in a convenient location. We hope you find it to your liking.
Time, Shoes, etc.
The dance starts with a workshop for beginners at 6:45 and continues with dancing for all from 7:00 to 10:00 PM. Admission is $10-$12, $8 for students. Beginners are welcome; all the dances will be taught. You don’t need to come with a partner; other friendly dancers will dance with you. Please bring a pair of clean, soft-soled, non-street shoes for dancing. This will help to protect the old wood floor and keep the hall clean. Please change your shoes in the front hall before entering the dance space. Thanks!
The Brattleboro Dance is organized by a group of local volunteers including Peter Siegel, Erich Kruger, Bre Ginty and Sean Auth. If you have questions about the dance, may be inclined to volunteer or want to inquire about booking, please email us.
Join the Brattleboro Dance group on Facebook. Get notifications of upcoming dances, post and view pictures, see who else is coming to the dance. If you would like notifications of dances throughout the CT River Valley (Greenfield, Amherst, Noho, etc) join the Pioneer Valley Contra Dance List.