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Dance Schedule

Contra Dance at the Elks Lodge

1st and 3rd Saturdays, October - May
See Contra Dance Calendar below!
English Country Dances happen on the 2nd Friday of every month.  More info here.

College students and MFS members are $5!  High School students and kids under 18 are FREE!  Regular admission is $10. Elks Lodge (2nd floor),
112 N Pattee St (
except Mar 2 dance.)


No experience necessary -- dances are taught from scratch and prompted by a "caller" to live fiddle music!  


Singles, couples, students (K - college), and families are all welcome! 

MFS members receive discounted admission; join today and support Missoula contra dancing.   Please bring soft soled, indoor shoes to dance in and protect the beautiful wood floor.  (Full vaccinations are requested; masks are suggested but neither is required.)
Next Contra @ UM Ballroom on March 2 (not Elks!)
Contra Dance Cal

Contra Dance Calender

Please bring smooth, soft-soled, non-marking shoes to wear at the dance, i.e. not your outdoor shoes.  Shoes with a leather sole work well because they slide easily.

There are folks in our community that are scent-sensitive.  Please avoid heavy perfumes and heavily scented products when you are preparing for the dance.

Parents: Children are welcome at this family friendly venue but they must be supervised as we do not have dedicated childcare. Contra dancing is an activity for adults and children (6 and older) who are able to dance independently and follow the caller's instructions. For the safety and enjoyment of all, please ensure that your children under the age of 6 stay off the dance floor and remain in the designated area. We encourage you take turns with other parents to provide supervision so that all get a chance to dance some of the time.

LOCATIONS  (Note: March 2nd dance will be in the University Ballroom on campus)


Elks Lodge, 112 N Pattee St (corner of Pattee and Front)

  • 2nd floor Lodge room (up left staircase)

  • Parking is free at the large parking garage across Front Street

COST (contras, in town)

College students/MFS members: $5
General Admission: $10

SCHEDULE (contras, in town)

1st and 3rd Saturdays, Oct - May

HS students/kids under 18 = FREE!

Last updated February 18, 2024

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