LBDA would like to announce a return to in-person dancing! Jill Allen will be calling to the music of The Interstate Tune Consortium featuring Jessie Graber, Steve Goeke, Gail Goeke, and Melissa Atchison. Whether you’re excited to get back to dancing or just wanting to enjoy an evening of music and community, come join us!

The Vinland Fairgrounds Barn

Saturday, May 21st
Contra Dance is from 7 to 10pm
There will be no beginner lesson.
Vinland Fairgrounds Barn (1736 N 700 Rd, Baldwin City, KS 66006)

We are dancing in an open-air setting to minimize COVID-19 risk. However,
smiling and laughter are highly contagious. Please bring your own water bottle. Cold water and fans will be available. Air conditioned restrooms on premises.

The Vinland Fair Board has generously invited us to use their facility in exchange for volunteers at the Vinland Fair August 5-6, 2022. Please contact Julie Craig by email ( to learn more about volunteer opportunities at the Vinland Fair.

COVID-19 Safety Measures: In order to assure the safety of our community we will be requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Please be prepared to show proof of vaccination upon entry. Participants are welcome to wear masks, but they will not be required, unless Douglas County has a medium or high transmission rate. Masks will be provided if needed. You can view the current transmission rate and learn more at the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department’s website. We ask that you NOT attend if you have been exposed to COVID-19 or have experienced symptoms in the last seven days. Please plan to bring your own drinks and snacks at this time.

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.

Upcoming EVENTS:

JUNE: In-person contra dance on Saturday, June 18th. Details coming soon!

AUGUST: Support LBDA’s partnership with the Vinland Fair by volunteer attending August 4-6! Contact Julie Craig by email ( to learn more about volunteer opportunities.

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).