Southern Nevada Old Time Country Dancers
Mark your calendar for 2018's Contra Dances 

All programs will have a 6:30pm start, ending at 9pm in Boulder City, or 9:30pm at CHAC

Feb 10-Valentine's Dance at Boulder City

March 17-St Patrick's Day Dance &
April 14-Star Party Dance at CHAC

May--No Dance

June-December dance dates and venues coming!

We are dancing at the Boulder City Old Water & Power Building, or at the (newly remodeled) Charleston Heights Arts Center

All our Contra nights have live music with our local bands!
Beginner's Class starts in the first half-hour, as we walk-through Contra basics. No prior experience in Contra is required
It was love at 1st Contra
Waymen & Arlene joined us to celebrate their 5th (& now 7th-in 2013) year of marriage, having first met in 2006 at our Contra group, as the last waltz was played. Congratulations! We enjoyed your smiling faces all night long.
Contra can change lives in so many wonderful ways.

New Contra Name Tags
Want to be "spurred" along as you dance? We have new clip-on name tags for all SNOCD members. If you notice any name tag error, or as a member, you are missing a name tag, please let our cashier know.

Also, be sure to return your name tag at the end of the evening, as we will occasionally change the tags to fit one of our themes!

Contra Dance

What's Contra?

How can we best describe Contra here? Fun dances with accomplished & original callers, skillful, playful band, yummy break-time food, wood dance floor, & memorable evening of dance and after-dance gatherings of dancers and band members.

We can't forget that dancing in the company of real nice friends and acquaintances always makes for a real pleasurable evening. These are just a few of the many reasons why we look forward to those Contra dance evenings that we typically have twice monthly.

If you are new to Las Vegas Country Dancing, we'd like to welcome you to one of our Contra dance evenings. No reservations or special clothing are required; we have plenty of experienced dancers who will gladly invite you to dance with them even if you don't know what "allemande", "courtesy turn", or "Do-Si-Do like a pumpkin"-which was one of those "new" steps tried one October by one of our fairly new, accomplished and most original callers!

The cost at Boulder City for an evening of Contra dance is $5.00 for Southern Nevada Old-Time Contra Dancers, active Military personnel, & students. The non-member cost is $10.00, which includes a free dance pass to a future Contra dance.

We offer a beginner's dance lesson from 6:30-7:00pm, walking you through frequently-appearing Contra dance figures. Then the real fun begins, with dancing 'til 9:30 pm, with a mid-evening break. All
dances are called and we do have walk-throughs, to experience the dance before our bands launch (or is it charge?) with a tune. Some of us think that the music speeds up, if we don't tip the band.
From the Mail Bag:
What Should I Wear to Contra in 2017?

Jul 8 - Red, White, & Blue (or Stars & Stripes too)

We are so fortunate to be a land of liberties many people across the globe can only dream of having available in their lifetime. Let's celebrate!

Aug 19 - (Note this dance is at the Meadows Community) Hot nights and Hawaiian seem to go well together
Loud Hawaiian attire (OK Caribbean too) is acceptable

Sep 9 - Cowboy/Cowgirl theme
Remember, we live in the Southwest

Oct 14 - Something Spooktacular 
Be sure to bring along some treats to share

Nov 18 - Dress up. It's our last Contra for 2017!
Some of us were redy to dance!
Just some of our Green-horn (oops, experienced) dancers!
Above are photos from a recent Contra evening, where we enjoyed a mixer in-the-round.
Above are Dave Carroll (left) and Curt Jensen (right) of the Sagebrush Stringband, playing for us. The two-when they're not strumming for us at Contra also are playing with the Las Vegas Mandoliers
Above, members of 112 and Then Some back in '10 warm up for a hot evening of country melodies.