Everyone is welcome to these community social events. The evening begins with easy dances for newcomers, and all dances are taught. You don't need experience or a partner, bring yourself, a snack, and a smile.


Join us by 6:55 to get signed in and ready for our pre-dance Workshop at 7:00 to learn the basics.

Dance starts at 7:30 and ends at 10:30.

Adults       $7
Youth       $5
Members  $5

For more info, call:
or email: springfieldcontra@hotmail.com


Springfield, Missouri Contra Dances
October – August 2018

New dance location at Boys and Girls Club, Henderson Unit,
at Grant Beach Park, 835 W Calhoun, Springfield, MO!
Link to Google Map Directions

7:00-10:30 pm

Please wear soft soled shoes


October 6th:  Music by Luke Cormier, fiddle; Julie Henigan, banjo; Kim Lansford, guitar, and caller Gloria Scarlet


October 20th:  Music by Dedo Norris and Friends:  Dedo Norris, fiddle & guitar; Jim Nelson, guitar; Nathan McAlister, banjo & fiddle*, and caller Gloria Scarlet


November 3rd:  Music by  32 Bartenders:  Tom Verdot, fiddle & banjo; Rebecca Logan, flute & tin whistle; Thom Howard, guitar & mandolin; Marcie McGuire, piano, and caller Jim Thaxter


November 17th:  Music by McAlister, Ruth & Lansford:  Nathan McAlister, fiddle; Jim Ruth, banjo; Kim Lansford, guitar*, and caller Mike Bolin


December 1st:  Music by Musky Dime; David Scrivner, fiddle & mandolin; Nathan McAlister, banjo & fiddle; Kim Lansford, guitar, and caller Gloria Scarlet


December 15th:  Music by  Dedo Against the Machine:  Dedo Norris, fiddle, bass & guitar; Tricia Spencer,  fiddle, banjo-uke, & guitar; Jim Nelson, guitar; Howard Rains, fiddle & guitar *, and caller Mike Bolin


* Consider attending square dances on the third Fridays of Oct., Nov. & Dec. at 7 o’clock at the Rock House in Reeds Spring, MO. for square dances with a live caller.  Music Oct. 19:  Dedo Norris & Friends; Nov. 16 McAlister, Ruth & Lansford; Dec. 14:  Dedo Against the Machine

SOLEFEST 2018: EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED More details on our SoleFest page.   


  Join the Traditional Dance and Music Society of the Ozarks on our Facebook page.
Join us there to get Facebook invites to all TDMSO hosted events.








Permission is required before any information on this site is quoted or utilized in any manner for publication or commercial purposes.
All rights reserved. Please email ivyandroses@juno.com to request permission. © Copyright 2002-2018