Due to the increase of the COVID-19 infection rate in the Knox County area and in the interest of maintaining the safety of our community we reluctantly announce that we are not dancing on August 2.  We will continue to monitor the situation and send out an announcement when we feel it is safe to resume dancing. Stay safe; our day IS coming.

What is Contra Dance?

Here is a short video to help answer that question

Welcome to Knoxville Contra Dance, click for tips on technique and etiquette.  Join our Facebook Group: Knoxville Contra Dancers.

We dance to live music every Monday night, 8-11 pm, at the Laurel Theater (16th St. and Laurel Ave. [directions]) -  $8 ($5 for students & those just listening).  If this is your first time, come a few minutes early and join our new dancer workshop, where we teach the basics.

Beginners are welcome, no partner or experience required. It's easy and fun!
New dancers, click here for videos and tips!  

With very rare exceptions we dance every Monday night from 8-11 pm at the Laurel Theater at 16th Street and Laurel Avenue [directions].  

Beginners are welcome, (it helps to show up early), and no partner is required.  All dances will be taught. "If you can walk, you can contra dance." Admission for dances is $8 ($5 for students & those just listening). 

You can burn a lot of energy on the dance floor, so we recommend you wear loose fitting comfortable clothing with layers that you can remove. To save your self some time in the water line, bring a couple of bottles of water with you.

We dance in the historic Laurel Theater, to preserve our dance floor, we request that you wear or bring clean, non-marking, soft-soled or leather shoes for dancing.

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