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Dance Schedule

Dance Calendar


Full vaccinations are requested and masks are suggested.  The evolving COVID-19 situation may require the cancellation of some events.

Summer Contra Dances at Lubrecht Forest


UM Folklore & Missoula Folklore are partnering to offer summer contra dances at UM’s Lubrecht Forest on First Fridays.  Our rental includes dance pavilion & & access to bathhouse / restrooms which we have from 10 am Friday to 10 am Saturday.  Due to recent rise in COVID cases -- there are these changes from the previous dance: 

  • No potluck, and no use of dining hall. 

  • BYO-DS & WB: Bring your own DS (Dance Snacks) WB (Water Bottle) (water is available)

  • Be BEAR aware and store any food appropriately.


Lubrecht Forest is located 30 miles east of Missoula on Hwy 200.  For directions from Missoula, please click here.

Carpool: A sign-up page has been set up for those offering or looking for a ride.  Click here.


Costs for the venue and band/caller are about $500, so we ask that attendees donate $10 each to help with these costs.  


Can you HELP with set up/tear down? Picnic tables must be moved out/back in. Email Julie Kahl.


  • 10:00am to 7:00 pm – Enjoy the area (hiking, music jams!) & set up for sound system, etc.

  • Note: NO POTLUCK

  • BYO-DS & WB: Bring your own DS (Dance Snacks) WB (Water Bottle) (water is available)

  • 7:00pm - 9:30 pm - Dance in the Pavillion.

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Saturday morning (for those who stay overnight)

  • Breakfast on your own.  No use of dining hall. We must be gone by 10 am.  After a good cleaning! 

Lodging (optional):

Tent & RV camping spaces are $10/person (pay at the dance). 


A few cabins & boxcars have been reserved.  

  • 3-person cabins cost $54; 6-person boxcars cost $65 . Beds are twin beds & bunk beds.  

  • Bedding is not included – bring your own sleeping bag & pillow.  

  • If interested in renting one of our reserved cabins, contact . Payment required to hold reservation.  

  • Gather some friends to fill a cabin or boxcar.  


More cabins/boxcars may be available from Lubrecht Facilities if not yet rented by others. 

Email to rent one of these if available.  

Last updated 7/14/22

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