Contra Dancing in Auckland, New Zealand


* Now Booking Feature Artists for 2019 *

Are you a musician or do you know an up-and-coming musician?
Talk to us to be one of our monthly feature artists in 2019

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Next Dance: Saturday, 9 February 2019

Featuring guest musician to be confirmed

Regular Dances for 2019,
2nd Saturday of the month: Dance 7:00 to 10:00 pm,
St Lukes Anglican Church Hall, corner of New North Rd and St Lukes Rd - 704 New North Rd.

7 min walk from Morningside train station.
Free parking, with limited parking at the church and plenty of free parking next door at 702 New North Road in the empty lot.

Fantastic Live Folk Band!
No Experience Needed / No Partners Needed
Each dance is taught beforehand and called throughout
Contra dance is energetic, fun and easy to learn!

Only $10 Adults, $5 unwaged, $20 family, under 5s free!

(All proceeds go to cover hall hire and event costs)

We will be running a beginner's session from 7-7.30pm as usual, walking through some basic contra moves - so do come along if you have been meaning to give contra a go! And if you're more experienced, please come along to help the newcomers.

Here is a poster for the next dance.

For more information email Lenny.

We are a community-run charity folk dance & music group, that started in 2012. We enjoyed contra dancing so much in other countries, that we wanted to bring it to Auckland!

We welcome all ages and abilities - all you need is a sense of fun!

Come along on your own, or bring your friends for a great evening.

Experienced folk musicians always wanted to join our contra dance band to play for dances.

2019 Dance Programme

We are going to be running monthly dances in 2019 on the 2nd Saturday of the month. All regular dances are held at St Lukes Church Hall, 704 New North Road, Mt Albert. Click for Map

Sat February 9
Sat March 9
Sat April 13
Sat May 11
Sat June 8
Sat July 13
Sat August 10
Sat September 14
Sat October 12
Sat November 9

No dance in Dec or Jan.

2018 Music Programme


Music Workshops
Learn traditional American folk dance tunes and style and improv skills and techniques

Sat January 20, 7pm-9pm, 180 Manukau Rd
Saturday, February 3, 7pm-9pm, 180 Manukau Rd
Thursday, February 22, 7pm-9pm, 180 Manukau Rd
Thursday, 22 March, 16 Higgs Rd, Mount Wellington
Thursday, 19 April, 16 Higgs Rd, Mount Wellington
Thursday, 17 May, 16 Higgs Rd, Mount Wellington
Thursday, 21 June, 16 Higgs Rd, Mount Wellington
Thursday, 19 July, 16 Higgs Rd, Mount Wellington
Thursday, 23 August, 16 Higgs Rd, Mount Wellington
Thursday, 20 September, 16 Higgs Rd, Mount Wellington
Thursday, 18 October, 16 Higgs Rd, Mount Wellington

Thursday, 22 November, 16 Higgs Rd, Mount Wellington


Contra dancing in other cities

Find out more about what contra dancing is and other places where it's done in NZ.

For more great American Cultural activities

Find out more about the American Club of NZ and other American cultural actiivities.
Join us for our American Thanksgiving celebration, 24 November https://www.americanclub.org.nz/events