BRYAN/COLLEGE STATION (TEXAS) CONTRA DANCE
COVID-19 update: Our April 2020 dance has been cancelled.
We will follow local, national, and CDSS guidelines in our decision
to resume dances. Do your part to minimize the spread ot this
virus so that we can resume dancing.
We dance on the FIRST Saturday (from 7pm to 10pm).
NOTE: Starting on September 7, 2019 dance will be at a different
location: Brazos Ballroom Dance studio, 501 Graham Road, College
Station. The dance studio is located at the back of the property.
See our Schedule
for details and other dances in Texas, and our
Map for directions to our dance.
Suggested donation: adults $5, students $3,
- All dances are done to live music
- All dances are taught and called,
with additional instruction for beginners in the first half-hour
- Contra dance is suitable for singles, couples, and families, from pre-teens to seniors
- Come with a partner or family and friends, or find dance partners at the dance
- It is aerobic exercise to music,
smoke-, alcohol-, and fragrance-free setting.
- Casual dress and comfortable shoes are recommended
- If you can walk and follow directions, you can contra dance
- Join us for a fun evening and embrace the joy of contra dance!
Two dances for one deals:
Bring a new dancer, half price for each of you.
New dancer, pay and get a free pass for another dance.
Ask about our family discount.
More info: call 979-846-4504, or e-mail stan DOT 2 DOT swanson AT tamu DOT edu
You can also find us on Facebook .
BCS Contra Dance is an affiliate of the
Sam Houston Square and Round Dance Association.
Links and additional information::
Local callers (when we can't get outstanding visiting talent):
--- Lorraine Puckhaber, Rosie and Stan Swanson, Joe Barziza
We are interested in developing new local musicians and bands.
Contact us if you have any interest.
General info about contra dancing in
National information about square, round, and contra dancing
Contra dance comes from the same English country dance tradition as modern
square dancing and shares many of the same basic dance patterns.
For more information about contra dancing: see
What is Contra Dance?
and check out contra dancing on
Hear a sampling
of contra dance tunes as midi files.
A local project to make MIDI files of contra dance music:
A local project to analyse contra dances (output in spreadsheet format):