Contra Dances in Fergus

Welcome to our website. Here you can find information about Contra Dances in Fergus and other communities that are within short driving distance. Be sure to check the calendar to see where and when dances are organized.

What's Contra Dancing?

Well, it’s a little bit like Scottish dancing, Irish Ceili and Square Dance. ( It’s all that and a little bit of magic too. ) In Contra, couples form a long set of parallel lines down the hall. Each dancers is opposite or  contra their partner. The dance begins with a sequence of moves, after which couples will move up or down the line, eventually dancing with every other couple.

In Contra dance, your feet are never asked to do more than walk in time with the music. Each dance is taught by the caller. Did I mention that we always have a live band?  No need to come with a partner or know how to dance. If you are new, we will find an an experienced dancer to be your partner for the first dances. The caller will walk you through each dance to learn it.

Dress informally in light weight clothing. Some women like to wear a twirly skirt and other’s prefer pants. Comfortable low heeled shoes are a must.

Website Links and Google Maps

Check out all the contra dance locations that are close by. Conveniently with Google Maps and website links where applicable.

Fergus Contra Dance: Friday April 27th

We hope that we are now in Spring! And if not . . . do know that Friday April 27th will still be a fabulous night! Come and join the fun!  8 - 10:30 pm in Fergus All dances are taught and then prompted by callers Tom Calwell & Myra Hirschberg (Peterborough)....

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Fergus Contra Dance, Friday February 23, 2018

St James Anglican church, 171 Queen St E, Fergus, ON 8-10.30pm Come spend a Friday evening in February forging new friendships all while dancing the night away. It's fun. It's welcoming. It's good for those brain synopses! It's intergenerational. It's community. It...

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November 24: our last dance for 2017!

Fergus Contra Dance Friday, November 24th Caller: Kris Rosar Live music by Rick Avery on keyboard and Ben Bolker on fiddle  DIFFERENT VENUE (see also below): Victoria Park Fieldhouse 160 Albert St W Fergus, ON N1M 2W5 7:15              Doors open 7:45 - 8:00  ...

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March 28, 2014 Contra Dance in Fergus

With our guests from Michigan: Aunt Lu and the Oakland County All-Stars (band) and Glen Morningstar (caller).

Contra Dance Etiquette for the Guys

Funny video!

Why Drumlin Contra Dances?

1 + 1 = 3

Combining Fergus and Guelph Contra Dances makes coordinating dances easier. And with joined forces we can accomplish even more.


Dancing is awesome! And we want to give everyone, old and young, a chance to experience what fun Contra Dancing can be in this great community. Let us spread the word!

Planting A Seed

We hope that our efforts will result in a solid Contra Dance Community and that this rich tradition will be carried on into the far future.

We Need Your Help

Do you want to be involved? Or looking for volunteer hours for school?