Welcome!

The Lawrence Barn Dance Association is a contra dance community in Lawrence, Kansas, featuring live music and spirited dancing on the 3rd Saturday of each month. We are excited to present an amazing fall and winter line-up. November will be our first time to dance in the gorgeous Lied Center Pavilion at KU. In time for the holidays, December will be the Yuletide Frolick with a whole weekend of contra fun! In January we will return to Bishop Seabury Academy for the first dance of 2023. Check the Calendar page for current details on all these events.

We are actively working to grow the community with outreach to KU and development of a Contra Dance Club on campus. If you are a KU student and have an interest in being involved in that group, please email us at: info@lawrencebarndance.org

Flexible Admission Rates for In-person Dances!
Adult admission: Pay what you can in the range $8 to $15, to help support our dances. Students: $4. Children under 16: $2.

LBDA is dedicated to providing an inclusive community. Your admission/donation helps us provide affordable monthly dances while supporting local musicians, callers, and sound technicians that provide their skills to make these events possible.

COVID-19 Safety Measures: We are also committed to providing a safe dance environment where everyone can relax and enjoy the music and fellowship. Our COVID protocols are evolving along with health department guidelines and dance community best practices. Check our COVID Policy page for the most up-to-date information. The LBDA board would like to thank our community for your understanding as we have navigated the COVID-19 pandemic. We are excited to resume dancing while maintaining the safety of our community.

To learn more about both in-person and virtual events being hosted across the country visit the CDSS Online Events page!


The Lawrence Barn Dance Association is a not-for-profit 501c3 organization and an affiliate of the Country Dance and Song Society (CDSS).