Dances are usually the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Saturdays of the month, September through May or June.

The schedule is on our home page for easy access.


7:00pm to 10:30pm
(workshop 7:00, dance 7:30)

New Year’s Eve


$8-$10 is the suggested donation to pay for the hall and performers (the band, caller, and sound).
Special dances
$15 Adults
$10 Student
New Year’s Eve
$15 Adults
$10 Student
12 and under Free

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Unless otherwise noted, dances are held upstairs in the Fairhaven Library at 1117 12th Street, Bellingham, Washington.


July 15th - Ferry Boat Contra Dance! Music by The Intoxicators featuring Rodney Miller, Marni Rachmiel, and Dave Bartley with calling by Lindsey Dono. Purchase your ticket ($15) from us in the parking lot near the ferry terminal building which includes both the dance and foot passenger ferry ticket. Ferry departs from Anacortes at 4:45, goes to Friday Harbor and returns early evening.

We board the boat at 4:15. ARRIVE by 3:15 to allow for parking, walking to the terminal and purchasing your tickets!
CARPOOLING: Facebook Bellingham CONTRA Dance! or contact your city’s local dance community social networking.
Please Refrain from Wearing Fragrances
Bring your reusable water bottle for hydration

Check Facebook and this page for updates as we get closer to the date. Sailing time can change at the last moment due to boat changes.  This is one of the Most Fun contra dances of the year!!