Welcome!

Lawrence Contra Dance is a folk community in Lawrence, Kansas, featuring live music and lively dancing on the 3rd Saturday of each month.

Join us for our next dance on Saturday, December 21st. Dance the night away to the calling of Otis Watson and music of Coreopsis!

Beginners welcome! Lessons begin at 7:00pm with the dance following from 7:30-10:00pm at the Community Building (115 W 11th St., Lawrence KS).

We have a flexible admission rate, asking that adults pay what you can in the range $8 to $15, to help support our dances. Students are only $4 and children under 16 are $2.

The Lawrence Barn Dance Association board would like to say thank you to all of the dancers and volunteers who made our 25th annual Pilgrims Progression dance weekend a wonderful event! We couldn’t have done it without you! Special thanks to our caller, Sue Hulsether, and bands, Short Round Stringband and the Katy Flyers for a weekend of spectacular music and calling. Also, special thanks to Ellie Grace for teaching us the fundamentals of clogging and how fun it can be! Check out our Pilgrims Progression page for a full recap and photos from this Unmistakably Lawrence event also sponsored in part by Beautiful Music Violin Shop!

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