Dances and Events

NOTE: Subject to change. Check here and on the homepage to confirm dances before you go!

DateTimeEventWhoCallerMusicLocation
Friday 2024-06-287:00 pm – 10:30 pmContra DanceOpen to all!TBDWind That Shakes the Barley (Dade City, Palmetto, Tampa):
Bill Dudley – guitar;
Sarah Mitchell – flute/tinwhistle, hammered dulcimer, concertina, foot percussion; 
Kathie Aagaard – fiddle
Winter Park Ballroom Dance Co., 6904 Aloma Ave., Winter Park, FL
Friday 2024-06-147:00 pm – 10:30 pmContra DanceOpen to all!TBDTBDWinter Park Ballroom Dance Co., 6904 Aloma Ave., Winter Park, FL
Friday 2024-05-247:00 pm – 10:30 pmContra DanceOpen to all!TBDTBDWinter Park Ballroom Dance Co., 6904 Aloma Ave., Winter Park, FL
Friday 2024-05-107:00 pm – 10:30 pmContra DanceOpen to all!TBDMcIntyre (Orlando): Lisa McIntyre – guitar, George Houston – percussion, Terry Henson – bass, Sharon Hartmann – fiddleWinter Park Ballroom Dance Co., 6904 Aloma Ave., Winter Park, FL
Friday 2024-04-267:00 pm – 10:30 pmContra DanceOpen to all!Angela DeCarlis (Gainesville)Kahootz (Palmetto, Tampa, Gulfport and Bradenton)
Sarah Mitchell – flute/tinwhistle, hammered dulcimer, concertina, foot percussion 
Kathie Aagaard – fiddle
Wes Maluk – tenor banjo, guitar, percussion
Sherry Mattos – keyboard
Winter Park Ballroom Dance Co., 6904 Aloma Ave., Winter Park, FL
Friday 2024-04-127:00 pm – 10:30 pmContra DanceOpen to all!Timothy Klein (Knoxville, TN)TBDWinter Park Ballroom Dance Co., 6904 Aloma Ave., Winter Park, FL
Friday 2024-03-227:00 pm – 10:30 pmContra DanceOpen to all!TBDTBDWinter Park Ballroom Dance Co., 6904 Aloma Ave., Winter Park, FL
Friday 2024-03-087:00 pm – 10:30 pmContra DanceOpen to all!Kenny Greer (Berea, KY)McIntyre (Orlando): Lisa McIntyre – guitar, George Houston – percussion, Terry Henson – bass, Sharon Hartmann – fiddleWinter Park Ballroom Dance Co., 6904 Aloma Ave., Winter Park, FL
Friday 2024-02-237:00 pm – 10:30 pmPop-Rock Contra Dance with Joe Harrington Honoring Kim YertonOpen to all!Joe Harrington (Orlando)Joe Harrington will DJ a mix of Pop-Rock and Contra Fusion tunes, featuring Great Bear and pop and rock mixes from Claire Wright, Grant Yost, and Emily Rush!Winter Park Ballroom Dance Co., 6904 Aloma Ave., Winter Park, FL
Friday 2024-02-097:00 pm – 10:30 pmValentine’s Contra Dance with Rob and Amanda Setili and the McKenzies!Open to all!Rob & Amanda Setili (Atlanta, Georgia)The McKenzies (Roanoke, Virginia):
Marcia – whistle, guitar, banjo, keyboard, bodhran, vocals;
Woody – fiddle, guitar, tenor banjo;
www.mckenziemusic.com
Winter Park Ballroom Dance Co., 6904 Aloma Ave., Winter Park, FL
Friday 2024-01-197:00 pm – 9:30 pmFREE! Pop-Rock Contra Dance at First Unitarian Church of Orlando1U members and Orlando Contra DancersJoe Harrington (Orlando)RecordingsFirst Unitarian Church of Orlando,
330 North Hampton St., Orlando, FL
Friday 2024-01-127:00 pm – 10:30 pmContra Dance with Katie Zanders and the Rafter RingersOpen to all!Katie Zanders (Tampa)Rafter Ringers (Orlando): David Moffit – bass, Greg Baldwin – accordion and guitar, Jason Von-Steenwyk – fiddleWinter Park Ballroom Dance Co., 6904 Aloma Ave., Winter Park, FL
Friday 2023-12-087:00 pm – 10:30 pmLIVE MUSIC! Contra Dance with Alice Raibourn and McIntyre!Open to all!Alice Raibourn (Orlando)McIntyre (Orlando): Lisa McIntyre – guitar, George Houston – percussion, Terry Henson – bass, Sharon Hartmann – fiddleWinter Park Ballroom Dance Co., 6904 Aloma Ave., Winter Park, FL
Friday 2023-11-107:00 pm – 10:30 pmLIVE MUSIC! Contra Dance with John Rogers and Loco-motion!Open to all!John Rogers (Melbourne)Loco-motion (Tampa):
Sarah Mitchell – dulcimer, flute, pennywhistle and feet,
Kathie Aagaard – fiddle,
Sherry Lowe – keyboard,
Joe DePaolo – percussion
Winter Park Ballroom Dance Co., 6904 Aloma Ave., Winter Park, FL
Thursday 2023-11-093:30 pm – 6:30 pmCampus Contra Dance and Club MeetingStudents and Under 30sStudent callersRecordingsUCF Student Union room SU 218 (Key West Ballroom)
Friday 2023-10-277:00 pm – 10:30 pmLIVE MUSIC! Halloween Contra Dance with Katie Zanders and Sandy Back Porch!Open to all!Katie Zanders (Tampa)Sandy Back Porch (Orlando):
Freddy Burky – fiddle & guitar,
Ted Strauss – fiddle & guitar,
Sandy Holdeman – Bass
Winter Park Ballroom Dance Co., 6904 Aloma Ave., Winter Park, FL
Friday 2023-10-274:30 pm – 6:30 pmCampus Contra Dance and Club MeetingStudents and Under 30sStudent callersRecordingsUCF Student Union room SU 218 (Key West Ballroom)
Friday 2023-10-206:00 pm – 8:00 pmCampus Contra Dance and Club MeetingStudents and Under 30sJoe Harrington (Orlando)RecordingsUCF Live Oak Center (Magnolia Room)
Friday 2023-10-138:00 pm – 10:00 pmCampus Contra Dance and Club MeetingStudents and Under 30sStudent callersRecordingsUCF Student Union room SU 218 (Key West Ballroom)
Friday 2023-10-137:00 pm – 10:30 pmLIVE MUSIC! Bad Luck Costume Contra Dance with Gadabouts!Open to all!Joe Harrington (Orlando)Gadabouts (Tampa, Gainesville):
David Massey – keyboard,
Bill Paine – mandolin and percussion,
Kathie Aagaard – fiddle
Winter Park Ballroom Dance Co., 6904 Aloma Ave., Winter Park, FL
Thursday 2023-09-288:45 pm – 10:45 pmCampus Contra Dance and Club MeetingStudents and Under 30sJoe Harrington (Orlando)RecordingsUCF Student Union room SU 221 (Garden Key Ballroom)
Friday 2023-09-227:00 pm – 10:30 pmLIVE MUSIC! Contra Dance with McIntyre and Joe HarringtonOpen to all!Joe Harrington (Orlando)McIntyre (Orlando): Lisa McIntyre – guitar, George Houston – percussion, Terry Henson – bass, Sharon Hartmann – fiddleWinter Park Ballroom Dance Co., 6904 Aloma Ave., Winter Park, FL
Thursday 2023-09-218:45 pm – 10:45 pmCampus Contra Dance and Club MeetingStudents and Under 30sJoe Harrington (Orlando)RecordingsUCF Student Union room SU 221 (Garden Key Ballroom)
Thursday 2023-09-148:45 pm – 10:45 pmCampus Contra Dance and Club MeetingStudents and Under 30sJoe Harrington (Orlando)RecordingsUCF Student Union room SU 221 (Garden Key Ballroom)
Friday 2023-09-087:00 pm – 10:30 pmLIVE MUSIC! Contra Dance with John Rogers and Stepping StonesOpen to all!John Rogers (Melbourne)Stepping Stones (Boca) – Robin Osgood – fiddle, Norman Rodham – guitar and percussionWinter Park Ballroom Dance Co., 6904 Aloma Ave., Winter Park, FL
Friday 2023-08-257:00 pm – 10:30 pmLIVE MUSIC! Contra Dance with JoLaine and the Rafter RingersOpen to all!JoLaine (Gainesville)The Rafter Ringers (Orlando and nearby): David Moffit – fiddle, Greg Baldwin – guitar, Tony Wickner – bassWinter Park Ballroom Dance Co., 6904 Aloma Ave., Winter Park, FL
Thursday 2023-08-248:45 pm – 10:45 pmCampus Contra Dance and Club MeetingStudents and Under 30sJoe HarringtonRecordingsUCF Student Union room SU 221 (Garden Key Ballroom)
Friday 2023-08-117:00 pm – 10:30 pmWelcome Back Contra DanceOpen to all!Joe HarringtonRecordingsWinter Park Ballroom Dance Co., 6904 Aloma Ave., Winter Park, FL
Friday 2023-06-097:00 pm – 10:30 pmAll-In Contra Dance to Trad and Pop MusicOpen to all!Joe HarringtonRecordingsWinter Park Ballroom Dance Co., 6904 Aloma Ave., Winter Park, FL
Friday 2023-05-127:00 pm – 10:00 pmAll-In Contra Dance to Trad and Pop MusicOpen to all!Joe HarringtonRecordingsWinter Park Ballroom Dance Co., 6904 Aloma Ave., Winter Park, FL
Friday 2023-04-287:00 pm – 10:00 pmAll-In Contra Dance to Trad and Pop MusicOpen to all!Joe HarringtonRecordingsWinter Park Ballroom Dance Co., 6904 Aloma Ave., Winter Park, FL
Friday 2023-04-217:15 pm – 10:30 pmEnd-of-Semester HangStudents and Under 30sCarol LambertRecordingsUCF Student Union room SU 218 (Key West Ballroom)
Friday 2023-04-147:00 pm – 10:30 pmAll-In Contra Dance to Trad and Pop MusicOpen to all!Joe HarringtonRecordingsWinter Park Ballroom Dance Co., 6904 Aloma Ave., Winter Park, FL
Friday 2023-03-317:15 pm – 10:00 pmCampus Pop-Rock Contra Dance with JoLaine and Student Callers!Students and Under 30sJoLaine from Gainesville and student callersRecordingsUCF Student Union room SU 218 (Key West Ballroom)
Friday 2023-03-247:00 pm – 10:00 pmAll-In Contra Dance to Trad and Pop MusicOpen to all!Joe HarringtonRecordingsWinter Park Ballroom Dance Co., 6904 Aloma Ave., Winter Park, FL
Friday 2023-03-107:00 pm – 10:30 pmAll-In LIVE MUSIC St. Patrick’s Contra Dance with McIntyre!Open to all!Joe HarringtonMcIntyre (Orlando): Lisa McIntyre – guitar, George Houston – percussion, Terry Henson – bass, Sharon Hartmann – fiddleWinter Park Ballroom Dance Co., 6904 Aloma Ave., Winter Park, FL
Friday 2023-03-037:15 pm – 10:30 pmCampus Pop-Rock Contra Dance and Club MeetingStudents and Under 30sJoLaine from GainesvilleRecordingsUCF Student Union room SU 218 (Key West Ballroom)
Friday 2023-02-247:00 pm – 10:30 pmAll-In Pop-Rock
Contra Dance in Our New Venue
Open to all!Joe HarringtonRecordingsWinter Park Ballroom Dance Co., 6904 Aloma Ave., Winter Park, FL
Friday 2023-02-177:15 pm – 10:30 pmCampus Pop-Rock Contra Dance and Club MeetingStudents and Under 30sCarol Lambert, Anika Christmas, Jules TredikRecordingsUCF Student Union room SU 218 (Key West Ballroom)
Friday 2023-02-107:00 pm – 10:30 pmAll-In Valentine’s Pop-Rock
Contra Dance
Open to all!Joe HarringtonRecordingsThe Zebra Room, 2609 Gowen St, Orlando, FL
Friday 2023-02-037:15 pm – 10:30 pmCampus Valentine’s Pop-Rock Contra and Ballroom DanceStudents and Under 30sCarol Lambert, Anika Christmas, Jules TredikRecordingsUCF Student Union room SU 218 (Key West Ballroom)
Thursday 2023-01-267:00 pm – 10:30 pmCaller Practice (pre-Snowball)Club onlyStudent callersRecordingsUCF Student Union room SU 221 (Garden Key Ballroom)
Friday 2023-01-207:00 pm – 10:30 pmCampus Pop-Rock Contra Dance and Club Meeting (Elections)Students and Under 30sJoe HarringtonRecordingsUCF Student Union room SU 218 (Key West Ballroom)
Friday 2023-01-137:00 pm – 10:30 pmAll-In Pop-Rock
Contra Dance
Open to all!Joe HarringtonRecordingsThe Zebra Room, 2609 Gowen St, Orlando, FL
SUNDAY 2023-01-087:00 pm – 10:30 pmCampus Pre-Semester Pop-Rock Contra Dance and Club MeetingStudents and Under 30sJoe HarringtonRecordingsUCF Student Union room SU 218 (Key West Ballroom)
Friday 2022-12-097:00 pm – 10:30 pmAll-In Holiday Pop-Rock
Contra Party
Open to all!Joe HarringtonRecordingsThe Zebra Room, 2609 Gowen St, Orlando, FL
Friday 2022-12-027:00 pm – 10:30 pmCampus End-of-Classes Pop-Rock Contra Dance and Club MeetingStudents and Under 30sJoe HarringtonRecordingsUCF Engineering Atrium
Friday 2022-11-187:15 pm – 10:45 pmCampus Pop-Rock Contra Dance and Club MeetingStudents and Under 30sJoe HarringtonRecordingsUCF Student Union room SU 218ABCD (Key West Ballroom)
Friday 2022-11-117:00 pm – 10:30 pmAll-In Pop-Rock
Contra Dance
Open to all!Joe HarringtonRecordingsThe Zebra Room, 2609 Gowen St, Orlando, FL
Friday 2022-11-047:15 pm – 10:45 pmCampus Pop-Rock Contra Dance and Club MeetingStudents and Under 30sJoe HarringtonRecordingsUCF Student Union room SU 218ABCD (Key West Ballroom)
Friday 2022-10-287:00 pm – 10:30 pmHalloween Pop-Rock Contra Costume Party Open to all!Joe HarringtonRecordingsThe Zebra Room, 2609 Gowen St, Orlando, FL
Friday 2022-10-217:00 pm – 10:30 pmJoint Ballroom Knights and Contra Knights Halloween Costume Ball!Students and Under 30sJoLaineRecordings – DJ Jules TredikUCF Student Union room SU 218ABCD (Key West Ballroom)
Friday 2022-10-147:00 pm – 10:30 pmAll-In Pop-Rock
Contra Dance
Open to all!Joe HarringtonRecordingsThe Zebra Room, 2609 Gowen St, Orlando, FL
Friday 2022-10-077:00 pm – 10:30 pmCampus Pop-Rock Contra Dance and Club MeetingStudents and Under 30sJohn RogersRecordings – DJ Jules TredikUCF Student Union room SU 221 (Garden Key Ballroom)
Friday 2022-09-237:00 pm – 10:30 pmAll-In Pop-Rock
Contra Dance
Open to all!Joe HarringtonRecordingsThe Zebra Room, 2609 Gowen St, Orlando, FL
Friday 2022-09-167:00 pm – 10:30 pmCampus Pop-Rock Contra Dance and Club MeetingStudents and Under 30sJoe HarringtonRecordingsUCF Student Union room SU 218CD (Key West Ballroom)
Friday 2022-09-098 pm – 11 pmPop-Rock Contra Dance in the Zebra Room!Open to all!Joe HarringtonRecordingsThe Zebra Room, 2609 Gowen St, Orlando, FL
Friday 2022-09-027:30 pm – 11 pmLabor Day Contra Party!Students and Under 30sJoe HarringtonRecordingsUCF Student Union Pegasus Ballroom
Friday 2022-08-267:30 pm – 11 pmWeek One Contra Party!Students and Under 30sJoe HarringtonRecordingsUCF Student Union room SU 221 (Garden Key Ballroom)
Sunday 2022-08-217:30 pm – 9:30 pmOpening Knight Contra PartyStudents and Under 30sJoe HarringtonRecordingsUCF Student Union room SU 218ABCD (Key West Ballroom)
Friday 2022-07-227:30 pm – 10:30 pmContra dance party and club meetingOpen to all!Joe HarringtonRecordingsUCF Visual Arts Auditorium (VAB 132)
Saturday 2022-07-029 am – 12:30 amRoad Trip #7: Dancing FishUCF CommunityBob Isaacs and Janet ShepherdKingfisher and ReelplayDancing Fish Ballroom, Melrose, FL
Friday 2022-06-178 pm – 11 pmFirst CK dance open to all!Open to all!Joe HarringtonRecordingsUCF Engineering Atrium
Thursday 2022-04-214:30 pm – 6:30 pmOutdoor Pickup Contra for BeginnersUCF CommunityJoe Harrington and Jackie BeeryRecordingsUCF Memory Mall near HPA2 building
Saturday
2022-04-16
10 am – 1 amRoad Trip #6: Dancing FishUCF CommunityGeorge MarshallWild AsparagusDancing Fish Ballroom, Melrose, FL
Thursday 2022-04-148 pm – 10 pmContra, waltz, and club meetingUCF CommunityJoe Harrington and Jackie BeeryRecordingsUCF Physical Sciences Lobby
Thursday 2022-04-078 pm – 10 pmContra, waltz, and club meetingUCF CommunityJoe Harrington and Jackie BeeryRecordingsUCF Physical Sciences Lobby
Thursday 2022-03-318 pm – 10 pmContra, waltz, and club meetingUCF CommunityJoe HarringtonRecordingsUCF Physical Sciences Lobby
Thursday
2022-03-24
8 pm – 10 pmContra, waltz, and club meetingUCF CommunityJoe Harrington and Jackie BeeryRecordingsUCF Physical Sciences Lobby
Thursday
2022-03-17
8 pm – 10 pmSt. Patrick’s Day Contra danceUCF CommunityJoLaineRecordingsUCF Physical Sciences Lobby
Thursday
2022-03-03
8 pm – 10 pmContra, waltz, and club meetingUCF CommunityJoe HarringtonRecordingsUCF Physical Sciences Lobby
Thursday
2022-02-24
8 pm – 10 pmContra, waltz, and club meetingUCF CommunityJackie BeeryRecordingsUCF Physical Sciences Lobby
Thursday
2022-02-17
8 pm – 10 pmWaltz, pre-contras, and club meetingUCF CommunityJoe HarringtonRecordingsUCF Physical Sciences Lobby
Thursday
2022-02-03
5 pm – 7 pmFolk waltz and club meetingUCF CommunityJoe HarringtonRecordingsUCF Physical Sciences Lobby
Thursday
2021-10-14
7:30 pm – 10:30 pmInaugural Contra DanceUCF CommunityJoLaineRafter Ringers:
Bo Frazer, Greg Baldwin
UCF Key West Ballroom (SU 218ABCD)
Sunday
2021-07-25
Road Trip #5: Tampa Reopening Dance (Contra)UCF CommunityPalma SolaGulfport Casino, Gulfport
Saturday
2020-02-22
Road Trip #4: GODS Weekend (Contra)UCF CommunityDana ParkinsonThelma Boltin Center, Gainesville
Saturday
2020-02-01
Road Trip #3: Cocoa BeachUCF CommunityRecreation Center, Cocoa Beach
Saturday
2020-01-18
Road Trip #2: Satellite BeachUCF CommunityRafter RingersRecreation Center, Satellite Beach
Saturday
2019-12-07
Road Trip #1: RushfestUCF CommunityEmily RushEmily Rush DJRecreation Center, Cocoa Beach