Silver Spring Contra Dance

co-sponsored by FSGW 


The Silver Spring Contra Dance is held in the Great Hall of the Silver Spring Civic Building, which is climate controlled. Experienced and new dancers are welcome to join us for an evening of traditional American contras and two waltzes, plus occasional squares, circle mixers, or other couple dances, to live music with experienced callers. If you've never tried contra dancing before, there's a brief orientation session starting at 7, and if this is your first time, you get in free! You don't need to bring a partner, but smooth-soled shoes that fasten securely are recommended.

When: Second Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:90 pm (Intro session at 7)

Where: The Great Hall of the Silver Spring Civic Building.  801 Ellsworth Dr. There is parking in the public parking garage across the street. 


$12.00 for members of FSGW and affiliated groups (BFMS, CDSS, ATDS) 
$15.00 for all others. 
$5.00 Students and those with no income.
First time free!

Questions? contact Bob Mathis at 301-589-7539, email, or visit the facebook page


This is an FSGW Tier 2 Event (FSGW COVID-19 Response)

    • This dance is presented by FSGW and Carpe Diem Arts with support from Montgomery County Recreation Department, the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, and the Maryland State Arts Council
    • Face Coverings are recommended but not required for participation at the Silver Spring Contra Dance. We are conforming with Montgomery County recommendations: (  "A face covering is fitted properly when it covers your nose, mouth, and chin.  It includes cloth face coverings, scarves, and bandanas. It does not include face coverings with a valve, or solely wearing a face shield."

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