Other Local and Regional Dances

Check the website or Facebook pages for dances and weekends to see if dancing has resumed

Nearby Contra dances

Nearby Contra Dance Weekends

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!
Please check websites to see if details have changed!

  • 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
    (Contact them to see if events have resumed)
  • 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.
    (Contact them to see if events have resumed)
  • 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. (Sunday parking lot dances continue at Agudas Achim synagogue, E. Broad St. & Roosevelt; contact Mim (614-236-5486) or Adit)
  • Whetstone International Folk Dancers
    Thursdays 7:30-10 pm
    Whetstone Recreation Center 3923 N. High St.
  • Irish Set Dancing
    Various Sundays, 4-6 pm, live music.
    Riverside United Methodist Church, 2701 Zollinger Rd., Upper Arlington OH
    (Contact them to see if events have resumed)
  • Balkan Dance
    Monthly, last Saturday 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    (Contact Leslie Scott – ljsdancer@gmail.com – events have resumed but location changes)
  • 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
  • English Country Dancing – Wooster
    Fourth Saturdays 7-9 pm winter only
    VALLEY COLLEGE GRANGE, 2411 Shreve Road, Wooster, OH 44691 (Routes 226 & 3)
    Wooster Third Annual Jane Austen Ball
    Saturday, March 25, 2023, 7-10 pm

Music and Dance Festivals