Other Area Dances

North Bay Country Dance Society (NBCDS)
NBCDS sponsors contra dances and English Country Dances in various North Bay Area communities, including Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Petaluma, and San Rafael.

Bay Area Country Dance Society (BACDS)
BACDS sponsors contra dances and English Country Dances in various Bay Area communities, as well as special events. Some of these are on hiatus due to the pandemic and change of venues. Dances are ongoing in Berkeley and Palo Alto.

Hayward Contra Dance
Hayward Contra is an independently hosted contra dance at the traditional venue in Hayward, the Hill & Valley Women’s Club, usually on 2nd and 4th Sunday afternoons, 4:00PM-7:00PM.

Nevada City Contra Dance
This dance is on hiatus due to the pandemic. Sponsored by the Foothill Country Dancers, this dance generally occurs on the first Saturday of every month from 8 to 11 pm at the Nevada City Oddfellows Hall, 212 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA, although dance locations may change to an alternate hall. Please visit the Foothill Country Dancers website for their schedule before traveling to the dance. For more information, call Phyllis or Barry at 530-477-8103 or email foothilldancers@aol.com

Newcastle Contra Dance (formerly the Auburn Contra Dance)
This dance is on hiatus due to the pandemic. Sponsored by the Foothill Country Dancers, this dance generally occurs on the third Saturday of every month from 8 to 11 pm at the Newcastle Portuguese Hall, 690 Taylor Rd., Newcastle, CA, although dance locations may change to an alternate hall. Please visit the Foothill Country Dancers website for the schedule before traveling to the dance. For more information, call Lonna at (530) 346-0099 or email foothilldancers@aol.com

Chico Contra Dance
This dance is on hiatus due to the pandemic. Dances generally held September through May, usually on the second Saturday of the month from 7 to 10 pm. Meet at 6:30 pm for a finger food social and information introductions at the Chico Grange, 2775 Nord Avenue at Rodeo Avenue near Henshaw in Chico, CA.  For more information, contact Grace or Mark at 530-877-2930.  If you’d like to receive their email announcements of their dances, contact Joy at mebejoyous@prodigy.net

Sonora Contra, Ceildh and English Country Dance
This dance is on hiatus due to the pandemic. Generally held third Saturday with a potluck dinner at 6:30 pm.  Dancing begins at 7:30 pm at Aronos Women’s Club, 37 East Elkin Street (at Stewart Street) in downtown Sonora, CA.  For more information, contact contradancesonora@yahoo.com

Gold Country Contra
This dance is on hiatus due to the pandemic. This dance is typically held on the fourth Saturday of each month from September through May (except December) at Gold Trail Grange (319 Highway 49) in Coloma, CA. Live music, free beginner lesson at 6:30 pm. Dance from 7 to 10 pm. Per person: $5;  family maximum: $25. For more information, email Patty Roemer (lighthouseacademy6@gmail.com),