A Spin on a Classic

Live music × livelier dancing × making a community




Photo by Christopher Nelson

"A contra dance is like an amusement park ride we make for ourselves." - Gary Shapiro


Western Reserve Contra Dance was started in January 2016 and hosts one dance a month at the Dublin Grange in Canfield, Ohio. Our events will begin again in September 2016. Everyone is welcome to attend these events, either to participate in the dancing or enjoy the live music! Please bring refreshments for your group and light snacks to share. Be sure to check out our calendar to see what events are coming up and connect with us on social media so you don't miss a beat! Also, a video about us and our events by the Vindicator can be viewed here.

What is contra dancing? It is a social, community dance where everyone is welcome. It's easy to learn, everything is taught, and no dance experience is necessary. There's no need to bring a partner (we typically change partners for each dance of the evening) and all of our events feature great live music. Most dances include lessons, which is all you will need to dance through the evening! You can make new friends and have fun in a friendly, welcoming environment. Contra dancing is highly energetic and aerobic. Check out Wikipedia here for more information!

Attention dancers: Please do not wear black, hard-soled shoes on the wood dance floors as they can leave costly marks. Also, please leave your fragrances at home to respect those who may be highly sensitive. Thank you!





The Dublin Grange
6571 Fairground Blvd., Canfield, Ohio 

(located behind the CVS Pharmacy off of Route 224 at 601 E Main St.). 

Oct. 1st Dance Location is Canfield Presbyterian Church located at 140 W. Main Street, Canfield, Ohio.


Check out our calendar! Certain Saturdays of the Month 7p–9:30p

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