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New England Contra Dancing for the entire community. Dances are usually held on the first Saturday of the month. This season, dancing at a new time: 7pm to 10pm!
Dances are held at the Church of Christ Uniting in Kingston (directions below).

You can download and print yourself a copy of our current flyer.

A pot-luck dinner for dancers begins at 6pm. Please bring a dish to pass.

Newcomers and people of all ages, with or without a partner, are welcome and can learn the steps the first night. A short introduction to contra dancing starts at 6:45pm.

Contra dancing can be done with a walking step, so that even dancers who are not confident can be easily included. The dancing is energetic and involves mixing with the other dancers as each couple performs a short routine with another couple before progressing to the next couple and repeating the sequence (the progression).

Childcare needed? Please contact us a week in advance, and we may be able to arrange childcare. Contact us at the Email address at the bottom of the page.

Need some help in car pooling? Check with us at the dance and we will try to match you with travelers from the same neighborhood.

Need some Hospitality? If you are coming from out of town, we have some dancers who may be able to host you overnight. Write for info using the Email address at the bottom of the page.

Announcing the Wyoming Valley Contra House Band! If you or someone you know plays and instrument and would like to join the practice sessions, contact us at the email address at the bottom of the page.

Admission is "pay what you wish."

Please visit us at our Facebook page, where you can read comments from dancers and even watch videos of past dances.

Send us Email if you'd like to receive a monthly notification of the dance.

Date Caller Band Location &
Comments
September 6, 2014 No Dance
October 4, 2014 Bob Isaacs Ryck Kaiser w/ Jill Smith Church of Christ Uniting
November 1, 2014 Bob Nicholson Eileen Nicholson w/ Jill Smith Church of Christ Uniting
December 6, 2014 Ted Crane Henry Jankiewicz, Curt Osgood, John Wobus Church of Christ Uniting
January 3, 2015 Hilton Baxter Smash the Windows Church of Christ Uniting
February 7, 2015 Dave Colestock Contra Rebels Church of Christ Uniting
March 7, 2015 TBA Strings on Wings Church of Christ Uniting
April 4, 2015 No Dance, Enjoy the Easter Weekend
May 2, 2015 Ted Crane Unbowed Church of Christ Uniting


Dance Locations:
Church of Christ Uniting 190 South Sprague Avenue, Kingston, PA
(using Google Maps)
GPS location (and directions) of the parking lot (41.26352,-75.8991).
(from the Interstate)
I-81 to exit 170B, "PA-309 North".
PA-309, about 4.5 miles north to exit 4.
Merge left onto Rutter Avenue.
At 2nd right, turn onto East Bennett Street.
After one long block (about 0.3 miles), turn left onto Wyoming Avenue.
Continue on Wyoming (US-11), about 1.1 miles.
Turn right onto Market Street, church is on the left.
Parking on street, or in Church lot (entrance on Market, 1 house past church)(alternate entrance: pass church, turn left on Maple, watch for lot).
Entrance to hall is from the parking lot!
(from the West)
PA-309 to exit 5.
Turn right onto Wyoming Avenue (US-11), then follow directions above.


For further information,
phone 570.333.4007 or send Email

(you'll have to change the "<at>" to "@" in the Email address)


This page was updated 18-Jul-2011.