BRYAN/COLLEGE STATION (TEXAS) CONTRA DANCE
WE ARE DANCING AGAIN! Our next dance will be
on Saturday, February 3, 2024, from 7 pm. to 9:30 pm.
Local callers. Live music by John Ivy, Matt Lewis, and Micheal Allen as the
band "Late to the Dance". This is a preview of their playing at Bayou Bedlam.
On March 2, 2024, "The Platypus and the Kiwis" (John Ivy, John Roby,
and Amy Hartman) will play.
A collection of 6 computer rendered contra dance tunes in MP3 format is available. Your feedback as to danceablity and possible improvements is solicited.
COVID-19 POLICY: You dance at your own risk. Vaccinations
and masks are encouraged, but not required. If you are feeling sick,
or have been exposed to Covid, please do not come.
We normally dance on the FIRST Saturday (from 7 pm to 9:30 pm).
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 (when we can get a band).
- 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 swanson DOT stan AT gmail DOT com.
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.
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 MP3 and MIDI files.
A local project to make MIDI files of contra dance music:
A local project to analyse contra dances (output in spreadsheet format):