2015-16 Officers:

Nola Katinsky and Stacey Kuster, Co-Presidents

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 24 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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2015-2016 Dance Schedule

September 19, 2015 Barry Dupen (Columbia City) with Old Clay Fields (South Bend, IN)
October 24, 2015 Karin Neils (MI) with Prairie Fire String Band (Fort Wayne). Note: this dances is on a FOURTH SATURDAY!
November 21, 2015 Marlin Whitaker (Ann Arbor, MI) with Spy Run String Band (Fort Wayne)
December 19, 2015 Barry Dupen with Spy Run String Band (Fort Wayne)
January 16, 2016 Barry Dupen with Band O'Goshen (Goshen, IN)
February 20, 2016 Barry Dupen with Spy Run String Band (Fort Wayne)
March 19, 2016 4th Annual Appleseed Allemande all-day dance event: Evening dance led by Kate Power (Columbus, OH) with the Banjo Tramps (Lansing, MI). Afternoon contra dance led by Barry Dupen & Thos Lankston with riverrun country dance band (South Bend).
April 30, 2016 Thos Lankston (South Bend, IN) with Root Cellar String Band (Bowling Green, OH)
May 21, 2016 Alan Simpson-Vlach (Cleveland, OH) with Spy Run String Band (Fort Wayne)
June 18, 2016 Clinton Ross (Greenville, SC) with Entwyned (Bloomington, IN)


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.