Dance Calendar


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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 -- June 3, July 1, Aug 5, 2022.  Our rental includes dance pavilion & dining hall & access to bathhouse / restrooms which we have from 10 am Friday to 10 am Saturday.


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



  • 10:00am to 5:30pm – Enjoy the area (hiking, music jams!) & set up for potluck, lodging, sound system, etc.   

  • 5:30pm to 7:00pm – Potluck in the dining hall.

  • 7:00pm - Dance Workshop in the pavillion.

  • 7:30pm -  Dance, dance, dance!

Saturday morning (for those who stay overnight)

  • Breakfast on your own.  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 5/27/22

Volunteers needed!  Contact vicki.watson[at]