2014-15 Officers:

Joe Wilder, President

Stacey Kuster, Vice President

Jordan Stroup, Treasurer

Barry Dupen, Secretary

Contra Dances in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Contra Dances are on third Saturdays, September through June, except for the October 25 dance (4th Saturday). Dances run from 8 to 11 pm, with a Beginner's Workshop at 7:30 pm.

Admission is $9 adults; $6 students; free for children under 12; family maximum $20.

Member rates: $7 adults; $4 students.


  1. The dance floor is not sealed, and is very sensitive to grit and debris...be sure to carry in soft-soled dance shoes, or wear socks. Street shoes are NOT ALLOWED on the dance floor.
  2. You don't need to bring a partner.
  3. Our liability insurance policy does not allow alcohol at the dance.
  4. Wear comfortable clothing for active movement.

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2014-2015 Dance Schedule

September 20, 2014 Barry Dupen (Columbia City, IN) with the Spy Run String Band (Fort Wayne)
October 25, 2014 Lisa Olinger (South Bend, IN) with Old Clay Fields (South Bend). Note: this dances is on a FOURTH SATURDAY!
November 15, 2014 Marlin Whitaker (Ann Arbor, MI) with Band O'Goshen (Goshen, IN)
December 20, 2014 Barry Dupen with Root Cellar String Band (Bowling Green, OH)
January 17, 2015 Thos Lankston (South Bend, IN) with Possum Spawn (Columbus, OH)
February 21, 2015 Barry Dupen with Spy Run String Band
March 21, 2015 3rd Annual Appleseed Allemande all-day dance event: Evening dance led by Karin Neils (Grand Haven, MI) with the Heather Malyuk & Dan MacDonald band (Chicago). Afternoon contra dance led by Barry Dupen with Spy Run String Band.
April 25, 2015 Alan Simpson-Vlach (Cleveland, OH) with Prairie Fire String Band (Fort Wayne) Note: this dances is on a FOURTH SATURDAY!
May 16, 2015 Mark Richardson (Bloomington, IN) with Toraigh (Toledo, OH)
June 20, 2015 Barry Dupen with Spy Run String Band


Dance Location

The dance is at the Fort Wayne Dance Collective, 437 East Berry St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802. It's in the same building as Cinema Center, on the second floor. Park in the gravel lot to the east, across Clay St. Enter on the south side of the building along Berry St. and proceed up the stairs to the second floor.

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Bad Weather

In the event of BAD WEATHER CANCELLATION you will be notified by e-mail, if you are on the e-mail list. (Send a note to barry.dupen@gmail.com to get on this list.) Otherwise, please call (260) 244-1905.