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.


Due to the high COVID-19 community transmission rate in Douglas County LBDA will be cancelling in person dances until further notice. We hope to resume dancing as soon as it is possible to do so while maintaining the safety of our community.

If you are on our mailing list keep an eye on your inbox for more information as we navigate returning to in-person dancing. Details will also be shared on our Facebook page.

For more information on local guidelines visit the Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health COVID-19 Guidelines for Travel and Gathering.

Interested in learning more? Read about how dance communities like the one in Belfast, Maine have adapted to social distancing requirements here.


To participate in other virtual events 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).