Welcome!

Welcome to the New Haven Country Dancers! Contra dancing is a traditional American social dance that dates back to the 1700s. It’s fun, energetic, and welcomes people of all ages. We always dance to live music, and all dances are taught. Our events are alcohol- and smoke-free.

The caller will lead a beginners’ lesson before the dance, so arrive at 7:15pm to learn all the basics before the main dance begins. No partner necessary!

General admission is $12, and the beginners’ lesson is free. Student admission is $5.

Join us at the Twin Pines Diner at 34 Main Street in East Haven after the dance! Located about 10 minutes drive from the New Haven Friends Meeting House.

Looking for all the contra dancing in Connecticut? For the most up-to-date information, we suggest you visit CTcontra.com and, while there, subscribe to the CT Contra Calendar. The CONNtra CONNection is also a great resource.