2013-14 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. Dances run from 8 to 11 pm, with a Beginner's Workshop at 7:30 pm.

Admission is $9 adults; $6 students; $2 newcomers (first time contra dancing); free for children under 12; family maximum $20.

Member rates: $7 adults; $4 students.

CAUTION: 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. Wear comfortable clothing for active movement.

Find us on Facebook

2013-2014 Dance Schedule

September 21, 2013 Barry Dupen (Columbia City, IN) with the Spy Run String Band (Fort Wayne)
October 19, 2013 Barry Dupen with the Spy Run String Band
November 16, 2013 Marlin Whitaker (Ann Arbor, MI) with the Hoosier Tones (Indianapolis)
December 21, 2013 Special Holiday Party Contra Dance - please dress festively and bring finger food and snacks to share

Thos Lankston (South Bend, IN) with the Band O'Goshen (Goshen, IN)

January 18, 2013 Barry Dupen with Old Clay Fields (South Bend, IN)
February 15, 2014 Ken Gall (Indianapolis) with the Root Cellar String Band (Bowling Green, OH)
March 15, 2014 2nd Annual Appleseed Allemande all-day dance event: Relative Harmony with Judy Greenhill (Guelph, ON), and Old Clay Fields with Barry Dupen. The dance is at the Town Life Center, North Manchester, IN...not at our usual Fort Wayne location.

Cosponsored by Goshen Community Contra Dancing (GO Dancing) and the Fort Wayne Traditional Music & Dance Society

April 19, 2014 Karin Neils (Grand Haven, MI) with the Spy Run String Band
May 17, 2014 Mark Richardson with Entwyned (all from Bloomington, IN)
June 21, 2014 Barry Dupen with the Spy Run String Band


Dance Location

After 5 years at the University of St. Francis, we MOVED to a new location in Fall 2013. 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.

View Larger Map

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.