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.


LBDA has returned to in-person dancing! Jim Thaxter will be calling to the music of 32 Bartenders. Whether you’re excited to get back to dancing or just wanting to enjoy an evening of music and community, come join us!

32 Bartenders with Jim Thaxter

Saturday, July 16th
Contra Dance is from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Beginner lesson will begin at 6pm.
Centennial Park – East Shelter (2124 W 9th, Lawrence KS 66049)

We are dancing in an open-air setting to minimize COVID-19 risk. Please bring your own water bottle. Cold water and fans will be available.

COVID-19 Safety Measures: In order to ensure the safety of our community, we will be requiring dancers and all participants to provide either proof of vaccination or a recent COVID-19 test result (within 48 hrs) from a clinic or pharmacy. Please be prepared to show proof of vaccination or recent test result upon entry. Participants are welcome to wear masks, but since this is an outdoor event they will not be required. We ask that you NOT attend if you have been exposed to COVID-19 or have experienced symptoms in the last seven days. You can view the current transmission rate and learn more at the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department’s website.

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.


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).