Calendar for all Central Ohio Contra Dances

There are two contra dance organizations in Columbus, Big Scioty Contra Dance and All Soles Contra and Squares. We have combined both schedules here so you don’t miss a dance!

Summer 2019

Saturday August 17 – All Soles – SUMMERTIME POTLUCK at 6:00
The Pegheads with Liz Burkhart calling

Fall 2019

Saturday, September 7 – Big Scioty
The Wild Ones and Barry Dupen

Friday, September 13th  – All Soles
Wild Rumpus and Richard Ades

Saturday, September 21 – Big Scioty
Firefly Trace and Liz Burkhart

Saturday, September 28 – Special dance at Clinton Heights Lutheran Church
15 Clinton Heights Ave.
(one block S. of the intersection of N. High & N. Broadway)

“The Old Grey Cats” (Dave Notman and Harold Cheney)
Caller: Open Mic
Beginner session 7:30, Dancing 8:00 – ll:00

Saturday, October 5 – Big Scioty
Wild Rumpus and Frank Buschelmann (look for one techno contra number – previewing the techno contra set at Winter WarmUp)

Friday, October 11th – All Soles
The Brickersons and  Dave Notman

Saturday, October 19 – Big Scioty
The Big Four and Kathy Anderson

Saturday, November 2 – Big Scioty
Wizard Walk and Darlene Underwood

Saturday, November 16 – Big Scioty
The Contrarians and Dale Shirer

Saturday, November 30th – All Soles
Rocky Fork String Band and Kate Power
(note that it’s a Saturday instead of our usual Friday)

Friday, December 6 – Sunday December 8 – WINTER WARMUP

Friday, December 13th – All Soles
Jeanie & the Dreamers and Gaye Fifer

Winter/Spring 2020

Saturday,  January 4 – Big Scioty
Changeling and Kim Thompson

Friday, January 10th – All Soles
Firefly Trace and Andy Shewmon

Saturday, January 18 – Big Scioty
Trillium and Richard Ades

Saturday, February 1 – Big Scioty
Jeanie and the Dreamers and Margaret Goodman

Saturday, February 8th – All Soles
Changeling and Margaret Goodman
(note that it’s a Saturday instead of our usual Friday)

Saturday, February 15 – Big Scioty
The Brickersons and Dave Notman

Saturday, March 7 – Big Scioty
Hot Coffee Breakdown and Stephanie Schlie

Friday, March 13th – All Soles
The Pegheads and  Joe Burdock & Sean Fen calling

Saturday, March 21 – Big Scioty
Boys of the Hock (caller TBA)

Saturday, April 4 – Big Scioty
Jeanie and the Dreamers and Jan Phillips

Friday, April 10th – All Soles
Trillium and Kim Thompson

Saturday, April 18 – Big Scioty
Big Fun and Gaye Fifer

Saturday, May 2 – Big Scioty
The Rosenthorns and Susan McElroy-Marcus

Friday, May 8th – All Soles
Jeanie & the Dreamers and Stephanie Schlie

Saturday, May 16 – Sunday May 17 – Mayapple Stomp, at Lake Logan, OH

Summer 2020

Saturday, June 20th – All Soles
Wild Ones and Jan Phillips
Saturday, July 25th – All Soles
Animusiacs; caller TBD
Saturday, August 22nd – All Soles
The Pegheads and Open Mic


Past Bookings at Big Scioty and All Soles



Big Scioty Contra Dance

Big Scioty

First Congregational Church
444 East Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43215


Beginners’ instruction at 7:30 PM
Contra Dance 8:00-11:00 PM
Adults $8.00 (Members $7.00)
Ages 12-26 $4.00 (Members $3.00)
Children under 12 free

All Soles Contra & Square Dance

First Unitarian Universalist Church
93 W. Weisheimer Rd.
Columbus OH 43214

Beginners’ instruction at 7:30 PM
Contra Dance 8:00-10:30 PM
Adults $8.00
Ages 12-26 $4.00
Children under 12 free
Child care available

All Soles website