Sierra Contra Dance Society

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Thanks for visiting the home page of the Sierra Contra Dance Society, located in Reno, Nevada.  Contra dancing is an old dance form combining elements of line and square dancing, done to 8/8 music.  Contra dancing is fun, sociable, aerobic, and is always done to LIVE music!  Check out our photos with the Photos link on the left and also other sites under Links showing real clips of contra dancing.  We have recently added links to a great series of instructional videos on contra dancing.
We now have a page at Meetup; please feel free to check it out!

Please click here to check out the upcoming Dance Weekend at Echo Summit in the nearby Sierra Nevada (Sept 12-14), sponsored by the Sacramento Country Dance Society.  You can find information there regarding the the event, and can sign up there to join other SCDS members attending!

Click here to watch a two-minute excerpt of our May 2014 dance!

Watch an animation of the dance, "Hay in the Barn."

DANCE SCHEDULE (every 2nd Saturday, except July and August).

Oct 11 (Sat), 7:30-10:30 PM
Music: TBD
Caller: TBD
Dance Manager: TBD

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WHERE:  Your local contra dance is at the Southside Cultural Center, 190 E. Liberty, 2 blocks east of Virginia Street.  Park in the lot surrounding the building.  Enter by rear door.  Dance is on the second floor.  The dance fee is $10.00, but SCDS members get a $2.00 discount.

Contra dances are occasionally held at other sites in Carson City, Virginia City, and elsewhere locally.  Check out the acoustic music website for lots more activities with old-time dancing, singing, and music.

New to contra dancing?  Please come at 7:15 PM for a beginners' session.