Beginners welcome!

We have a beginner’s lesson every time, from 7:30 – 8:00 and you will be dancing that night! No need to bring a partner; we change partners at the end of every dance (about every 12-15 minutes) and you will find many friendly people to dance with.



Great exercise!

Wear cool and comfortable clothes  (you will get warm) and clean dry shoes that will let you move easily on our nice wooden floor.



Live music!

We work hard to bring talented musicians and callers who will create a lively experience for our dancers. Read our blog post at the bottom of the page for details on our next dance’s talent.



Friendly atmosphere!

We are a multi-generational community and all are welcome to join us. We welcome new dancers and look forward to meeting you!



For more information read our “About Contra Dance” and “What to Expect” pages.

Feb. 16 – Devilish Merry w Jan Philips

Feb. 16 – Devilish Merry w Jan Philips

Three musicians from Pittsburgh and one from Athens will provide the tunes at Saturday’s Big Scioty dance. Known as Devilish Merry, the band produces a layered, driving sound that improvises on traditional and contemporary forms of Appalachian and Celtic music. The...

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Jan 19 – Big Scioty – Trillium & Kathy Anderson

 For a preview of their  lively acoustic music, check out this video clip: At Big Scioty's first gathering of 2019, we were thrilled when a  large number of new dancers hit the dance floor, apparently having resolved to try something fun and healthful in the new year....

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Big Scioty Contra Dance

First Congregational Church, 444 East Broad St. Columbus, OH 43215
Beginners’ Contra Dance Instruction at 7:30 PM, Contra Dance 8:00-11:00 PM
Walk-ins $8.00, Members $7.00, Ages 12-26 $4.00; Children under 12 free

All Soles Contra and Squares

First Unitarian Universalist Church, 93 W. Weisheimer Rd., Columbus OH 43214
Beginners’ Contra Dance Instruction at 7:30 PM, Contra Dancing 8:00 to 10:30 PM
$8.00 Adults, $4.00 ages 12-24, Children under 12 free. Child care provided

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