Here are some of the great dance weekends held fairly near Toronto. Many of our local dancers travel to one or more of these events each year. Registration is limited, so if you want to go, it is wise to register early.
The Flurry (2018)
A Festival of Traditional Dancing & Music
Dance Flurry Organization
Saratoga Springs, New York
Feb 16 - 18, 2018
Dawn Dance (2018)
Contra plus English: two great dance weekends in one!
Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance
Feb 23 - 25, 2018
A weekend of Dance, Music and Food to celebrate the Spring season
Fiddlefern Country Dancers
May 4-5, 2018
Sadly for us, the Great Bear Trio is going to take a year off from hosting the Groove in 2016. They hope to bring the event back in 2017.
Great Bear Trio & Syracuse Country Dancers
Oswego, New York
This event will not happen in 2016.
June Moon Dance Weekend (2016)
Come join us for a weekend of square and contra dancing in the hills of WV.
Syracuse Country Dancers
Morgantown, West Virginia
June 24 - 26, 2016
This event is past.
Ooh La La! (2018)
One exceptional dance weekend where two cultures meet
Organized by a devoted group of volunteers spread across borders.
Richmond, Québec July 6 - 8, 2016
Dancing on the Lake Huron shore since 1986
Michigan Dance Heritage
Camp Cavell, near Lexington, Michigan
September 16-18, 2016
Registration deadline is September 10. No walk-ins accepted.
Hey Fever! (2016)
We'll have LOTS of fun, this year with a Dress Up Contra Dance on Saturday night.
Ottawa Contra Dance
November 4 - 6, 2016
Early-bird registration until Sept 19. This weekend sells out, so don't delay.
Thanksgiving Dance Weekend (2016)
See you on the dance floor!
Country Dancers of Rochester
Rochester, New York
November 25-26, 2016
Registration does not appear to be open yet (as of Aug 29).
Five nights and four full days
Warren & Terry Doyle
Morgantown, West Virginia
December 26-31, 2017
Registration opens on March 1. Sold-out early every year since 2010.
Nearby Evening Contra Dances
- Countra Dances in Fergus and Guelph (2nd and 4th Fridays, 8:00-10:30pm)
- Fiddlefern Country Dancers Owen
Sound, ON (1st Saturdays, Sept to June)
- Hamilton Contra Dances
(1st Saturdays, Oct to April, 8:00 pm)
Contra Dances (1st & 3rd Saturdays plus 4th Tuesdays, Sept to June)
- Peterborough English Country (and Contra) Dancers (3rd Saturday, Sept to April)
- Queen City Contra Dancers Buffalo, NY (1st and 3rd Saturdays, 8:00-11:00pm)
Dancing Far and Wide
Contra Dance in Canada Website: http://www.contradancelinks.com/canada.html
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