Check the website or Facebook pages for dances and weekends to see if dancing has resumed
Nearby Contra dances
- Berea, KY
- Granville Barn Dance
- Lexington, KY
- Louisville, KY
- Oberlin, OH
- Yellow Springs
FOR OTHER NEARBY LOCATIONS check this Google Contra Dance Calendar for the region (note: this may no longer be accurate)
Nearby Contra Dance Weekends
- Contra Swing Shift January
- Pigtown Fling March
- Dandelion Romp April
- Whitewater Whirl May
- Contra Dancers Delight (Summer) May
- Dance Trance June
- River Rendezvous July
- Sugar Hill August
- Foot Fall Dance Weekend September
- Columbus Country Dance Weekend October
- Pittsburgh Fall Dance Weekend November
- Winter WarmUp Dance Weekend December
- Contra Dancers Delight (Winter) December
Traveling? This site lists pretty much all local dances and weekends in the country!
Local Dancing that’s not Contra
There are many other forms of social dancing available in Columbus; it’s quite possible to dance every day of the week!
Note: some of these dances are taking place either virtually or outside in parking lots.
- Square Dance Columbus
First Friday each month, 7:00 – 8:00 potluck, dancing 8:00 – 11:00 PM. Wild Goose Creative, 2491 Summit St., Columbus, OH 43202
- Recreational Folk Dancers of Columbus
A group including Big Scioty and several other area folk dance groups. A Dance Calendar is available.
- English Country Dancing
First, third and fifth Sundays at 7:30 pm.
Clinton Heights Lutheran Church, at the corner of N. High St. and Clinton Heights Avenue.
Live Music. Third Sunday only during Summer. Country Dance Weekend in October during even years.
- Columbus Folk Dancers – International folk dancing
Wednesdays 7:30-10:00 pm.
Summit on 16th United Methodist Church, 82 East 16th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201-1617
- Hillel International Folk Dancers – Israeli and International folk dancing
Tuesdays 8-11 pm, 46 E. 16th Ave.
- Whetstone International Folk Dancers
Thursdays 7:30-10 pm
Whetstone Recreation Center 3923 N. High St.
- Scottish Country Dancing
Thursdays 7:30-9:30 pm
Gates-Fourth United Methodist Church, 1234 South Fourth Street, Columbus.
- Irish Set Dancing
Various Sundays, 4-6 pm, live music.
Riverside United Methodist Church, 2701 Zollinger Rd., Upper Arlington OH
- Balkan Dance
Monthly, last Saturday 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
St. John’s Township Hall (formerly known as Sharon Township Hall)
67 East Dublin-Granville Road (State Route 161), Worthington, Ohio 43085
- Swing Columbus
Beginner lesson: 7:30 PM – 8:00 PM; DJ (or live band): 8:00 PM – 10:15 PM
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 404 South 3rd St, Columbus OH, 43215
Music and Dance Festivals