All Soles Contra Dance at First UU

Intergenerational, beginner-friendly, welcoming contra dance. No partner needed! New dancers are welcome!

Cost: $8 ($4 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. ‘Potluck’ snack table, free
childcare, and warm, welcoming dancers. Children who are able to join in the dancing are welcome.

Dances are from 8:00 to 10:30. If you’re new to contra, come

at 7:30 for a brief introductory group session. All dances are walked-through and cued by the caller. No experience needed, you will be warmly welcomed into our dance community.



2019 All Soles Contra & Square Dance Schedule

During fall, winter and spring we dance (mostly) on the second Friday evening of each month. In summer months we dance one Saturday evening of each month. Potlucks occur occasionally.

  • Saturday, June 22nd – Sandy Tar Brothers, calling by Kathy Anderson
  • Saturday, July 27th – Trellis, calling by Richard Ades
  • Saturday, August 17th – The Pegheads, calling by Liz Burkhart

All Soles Contra & Square Dances are sponsored by First Unitarian Universalist Church, and attract from 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!

No partner is required, and all dances will be taught — no special dance skill or background needed.

More information about contra dance

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

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

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

Questions: Call Jan Phillips at 614.886.2166 or email Jan at

Directions to the Church