Contra in the Southeastern US

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Contra in the Southeastern US

Alabama Birmingham Birmingham Country Dance Society is a well established dance community. Huntsville North Alabama Country Dance Society holds dances on odd Saturdays at Faith Presbyterian Church.
The Fayetteville Traditional Dance Society dances on the third Saturday of each month.
Little Rock
The Arkansa Country Dance Society dances odd Friday nights most of the year.

State schedule courtesy of the Gainesville Old-Time Dance Society
Cocoa Beach/Melbourne
Cocoa Beach Contra dances first Saturday and third Fridays each month.
The GODS dance on the first Sunday of each month.
Jacksonville Florida Country Dance and Song Society hosts contra dances on the third Friday of each month.
The Orlando Double Dance features an afternoon of English Country Dance followed by an evening of contra.
The Suncoast Contra Dance moved from Venice to Sarasota.
Tallahassee Community Friends Of Old-Time Dance dance on the second and fourth Fridays of each month.
Tampa Friends of Old-Time Dance dance 2-3 times per month.
South Florida
South Florida Contra Dance has the schedule for dances in south Florida, including monthly dances in Broward County (2nd Saturday), Boca Raton (1st Saturday and 3rd Sunday), Miami/Dade (4th Sunday except for summer), Long Key (1st & 3rd Fridays), Marathon Key (2nd Fridays), and Key West (4th Saturdays).

Georgia Atlanta The Chattahooche Country Dancers have regular dances each Friday and odd (1st, 3rd and 5th) Tuesdays, as well as an annual dance weekend. Athens Athens Contra Dances dance monthly on the first or second Saturday of the month.
@gaga host a monthly contra dance and concert. Sautee Nacoochee The Sautee Nacoochee Dances are held monthly in the mountains of north Georgia at the Sautee Nacoochee Center on fourth Saturdays. Savannah Savannah Folk Music Society dances monthly at Notre Dame Academy.
Kentucky Berea Oh Contraire, Contra in Berea dances on fourth Saturdays and third Fridays. Lexington Lexington Dance has 2-3 dances per month on Friday or Saturday evenings. Louisville Louisville Country Dancers host a dance every Monday, with occasional Friday or Saturday dances.
Baton Rouge
The Louisiana Contras & Squares Facebook Page and Facebook Group Page gives info on dances around Louisiana, including Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Arnaudville, and Metairie.

North Carolina
Asheville area Asheville has an amazingly alive and varied dance culture. There are several wonderful weekends either dedicated to, or including, dance, and even some week long events.
The Old Farmers Ball is a regular dance series. Their page includes a local schedule of most of the area dances.
Asheville Contra Dancers have a dance one Saturday a month at the Jewish Community Center. They also sponsor the yearly Summer Soiree weekend.
Weekends and festivals include the Lake Eden Arts Festival, Summer Soiree, and Swannanoa Gathering (with two full dance weeks).
Boone Country Dancers host a contra dance most every second Saturday. Brasstown is the home of the John C. Campbell Folk School, a major center for preservation of the art and heritage of Appalachian culture. Dances about twice a month, plus various events.
Charlotte Dance Gypsies dance every Monday night, and one Saturday night a month.
Triangle Area (Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh) Dancing in the Triangle includes dances sponsored by Carolina Song and Dance Association, Fiddle and Bow, Pinecone Council of Traditional Music, and Triangle Country Dancers Greenville Folk Arts Society of Greenville hosts a 3rd Saturday dance. Wilmington Cape Fear Contra Dancers usually dance on 2nd Saturdays of the month, and on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays. Winston-Salem & Greensboro The Fiddle and Bow Contra Dancers have dances in Winston-Salem and in Greensboro. The also hold the annual Feet Retreat weekend.
South Carolina
Columbia Columbia Traditional Music and Dance dances monthly. The Lake Murray Contra Dance is also monthly, in Leesville. Charleston Charleston Folk Contra Dance is normally on odd Fridays. Greenville/River Falls Harvest Moon Folk Society hosts regular dances in Greenville and at the lovely River Falls dance hall that’s about halfway between Greenville and Asheville. They also host Moondance, their weekend festival.
Flat Creek
Jim and Inge Wood host the Flat Creek Contradance on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month in the country sort of between Tullahoma, Shelbyville, and Fayetteville. Memphis The Memphis Country Dancers dance on the second, fourth and fifth Friday of each month. The also host the yearly Memfest dance weekend in the spring. Nashville The Nashville Country Dancers dance each Friday. They also have a Fall Dance Weekend and a Playford Ball each year. Chattanooga The Chattanooga Traditional Dance Society is dancing in downtown Chattanooga once a month. Knoxville The Knoxville Country Dancers have frequent dances as well as a lovely weekend each year. Johnsborough The Historic Johnsborough Dance Society dances the first and third Saturdays every month in the auditorium of the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center
Two Dog Waltz holds a dance in Blacksburg on the third Saturday of each month.
Charlottesville and Central Virginia
Central Virginia contra dances share a schedule page for dances in Charlottesville, Greenwood, Staunton, Dayton, and Harrisonburg.
The Floyd Contra Dance is the second Saturday of each month.
The Traditional American Dance and Music Society (TADAMS) dances second and fourth Saturdays of each month.
The Roanoke Contra Dancers hold a monthly dance on the fourth Saturday.

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