Contra Dancing
in the northern Sierra Nevada foothills

Dance Schedule

All regular dances are on Saturdays from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm (first Saturdays in Nevada City and third Saturdays in Newcastle). The Newcastle dance takes a summer break for July, August, and September.

A newcomers' workshop precedes each dance; it usually begins around 7:30 pm. For more information about a particular dance or dance venue, email us or call 530-273-3934 (Nevada City) or 530-346-0099 (Newcastle).

Month Day Venue Caller Band Additional info
April 1 NCOF Talib Huff Hot Cider  
April 15 NPH Joyce Miller Magic Reelism  
May 6 NCOF Celia Ramsay The Crabapples  
May 20 NPH Talib Huff Starthistle  
June 3 NCOF Kelsey Hartman Angell Brothers  
June 17 NPH Mavis McGaugh Starthistle  
July 1 NCOF Jean Gibson-Gorrindo Hot Cider  
July 15 NPH -- -- dance cancelled: summer break
August 5 NCOF Joyce Miller Wild Goose Chase  
August 19 NPH -- -- dance cancelled: summer break
September 2 NCOF Celia Ramsay Starthistle  
September 16 NPH -- -- dance cancelled due to Echo Summit conflict
September 15-17 CS Cis Hinkle, Luke Danforth The Syncopaths & The Free Raisins Echo Summit Dance Camp! Registration opens around March 31. Info at
October 7 NCOF Andy Shore Hot Cider  
October 21 NPH Jean Gibson-Gorrindo Starthistle  
November 4 NCOF Susan Petrick Hot Cider  
November 18 PAH Kelsey Hartman Starthistle  
December 2 NCOF Jean Gibson-Gorrindo Hot Cider  
December 16 NPH Susan Petrick Starthistle