All Soles Contra Dance at First UU!!

Cost: $10 ($5 for age 12-25).  All money goes to pay musicians and callers.

Please bring your own refillable water bottle, and dress in lightweight, loose clothing.

Snacks will be available in the kitchen area.  Contributions to the snack table are welcome.

New to dancing?  A beginners’ session, from 7:30 to 8:00 PM, will get you started.  You will learn some basic figures that will be repeated in the evening’s dances.  All dances will be taught and no partner is needed. 

Dances are from 8:00 to 10:30

2023-2024 All Soles Contra & Square Dance Schedule


We dance monthly (see schedule below); potlucks are held, occasionally.





Saturday, June 22nd
Caller: Rick Szumski
Band: The Hollertones

Saturday, July 27th (Summer Potluck & Dance)
Caller: Liz Burkhart
Band: Old Grey Cats

Saturday, August 24th
Caller: Open Mic
Band: Root Cellar String Band

Saturday, September 28th
Caller: Susan English
Band: Roscommon Sessions

Saturday, October 26th
Caller: Beth Mast
Band: Carter Scratch Band

Saturday, November 23rd
Caller: Margaret Goodman
Band: Corwin and Grace

Saturday, December 14th
Caller: Kenny Greer
Band: Upriver

Saturday, January 18th (2025)
Caller: River Rainbowface Abel
Band: Firefly Trace

Contra Dances at First Unitarian Universalist Church

All Soles Contra & Square Dances are sponsored by First Unitarian Universalist Church, and attract between 40 to 90 dancers of varying experience and skill levels — new dancers are ALWAYS welcomed. Contras and squares are highly social and connecting forms of early American folk dance in which partners change frequently (no need to bring a partner), no special dress is required (but wear lightweight clothing since things will heat up!). Please wear clean, non-marking shoes to protect the wooden dance floor. Almost all ages can learn. It is said about this type of dancing that by the end of the evening, you will have danced with everyone in the room!

More information about contra dance:

If you’d like to know more about contra dance, follow this link

NPR did a GREAT story: “Youth Flock to Contra Dancing

Central Ohio Dance Calendar : don’t miss any local contra dance events!

Questions: Contact/email Jan Phillips at

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