Old Farmers Ball: Asheville, NC
Held in the Bryson Gym on campus of Warren Wilson College in Swanannoa, NC each Thursday with beginners class at 7:30 and dance from 8-11pm. Oldest contra dance in the area.
Harvest Moon Folk Society: Upstate, SC
Dances first Saturday and usually third Saturday or more often. Class for beginners at 7:30, dance from 8-11. Camping space available.
Historic Jonesborough Dance Society: Jonesborough, TN
Dance on the first and third Saturdays. Class for beginners at 7:00, dance from 7:30-10:30.
Charlotte Dance Gypsies: Charlotte, NC
Dances are held every Monday night at Chantilly Hall in the Plaza-Midwood area of downtown Charlotte. A Saturday dance and potluck is held once a month. All dances start at 8pm, and are preceded by a free beginner’s lesson at 7:30pm.
Columbia Traditional Music and Dance: Columbia, SC
Dances are held on the third Saturday of every month at Emerald Ballroom in Columbia, SC. Class for beginners at 7:30, dance from 8-10:30.
Lake Murray Contra Dance: Leesville, SC (Near Columbia)
Lake Murray Contra hosts dances on the first Saturday of the month- other times, as well. Always check Facebook for the latest dance schedules. During the fall, winter & spring dance season, beginner’s lessons start at 7:00 pm, and the dance begins at 7:30. June, July & August dance dates begin later- 7:30 PM lesson & 8:00 PM dance.
Charleston Folk: Charleston, SC
Dances are held on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month at North Charleston’s Felix Davis Community Center, 4800 Park Circle, 29405. Admission is $8 and the dancing begins at 7:30 pm with a beginners’ walk-thru.