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 10:00 pm (Orientation session at 7)

Where:  The Great Hall of the Silver Spring Civic Building.  801 Ellsworth Dr. There is free 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 1 event. 

  • Masks (N95 / KN94 or equivalent) are required at all times.
  • All participants must be vaccinated with at least one booster. 
  • If you have not checked in at a previous FND/FSGW dance, your vaccination status will be checked at the door, please bring your card or a digital photo of your card and a government issued photo ID.
  • To read FSGW's COVID-19 policy, click here

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