Nearby Dances

There is contra dancing in every major city in Florida! Many of these are within about two hours’ drive of Orlando. These are listed in rough order of driving time. CHECK THEIR WEBSITES for schedule changes before going!

Space Coast Contra Dance, Cocoa, 2nd Saturday

Tampa Friends of Old-Time Dance, Tampa area, 2nd Saturday & 4th Sunday

Jacksonville Contra Dance, Jacksonville, 4th Saturday

Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society, Gainesville, 3rd Friday

Dancing Fish ballroom (private residence), Melrose, 1st Saturday & 3rd Saturday and preceding Friday

South Florida Contra Dance, Boca Raton, 3rd Saturday

Tallahassee Community Friends of Old-Time Dance, Tallahassee, 2nd & 4th Fridays

There is a big annual festival, too:

Florida Snowball, Gulfport, last weekend in January. Registration opens in October. Register early, event likely to sell out!