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The Dance Gypsies have been hosting contra and folk dances in the Charlotte area since 1973.
Dances are held every Monday night at Chantilly Hall, 2101 Shenandoah Ave, in the Plaza-Midwood area of downtown Charlotte. A Saturday dance/potluck is held once a month, as well as Waltz Wednesdays. See our Upcoming Events page for upcoming dances.
All dances start at 8pm, and are preceded by a free beginner’s lesson at 7:30pm.
Admission is $8 ($9 for special Wednesday and Saturday dances). $6 for students and seniors over 65. All Wednesday waltzes are free.
Newcomers are welcome and you don’t need to bring a partner.
Below is a brief listing of our upcoming dances. For more information about our dances, visit our Upcoming Events page.
All dances are on Monday nights unless otherwise indicated.
Aug 1 Windmill/Clinton Ross
Aug 8 Ricochet/ Brian Hamshar
Aug 15 Groove Contraption/ Jack Mitchell
Aug 22 Dragonfly/ George Segebade
Aug 29 Gretchen & Austin / Dean Hooks, Jr.
Sept 5 Red Bud Ramblers/ Stephanie Marie
Sept 12 TBA/ Lesly Bowers
Sept 19 Bobby & Friends/ TBA
Sept 26 David White and Friends/ Dean Snipes
Oct 3 Windmill / Jack Mitchell
Special Touring Band Events with Traveling Callers
Once a month, we have a Wednesday AND Saturday dance with traveling bands and callers. It’s a real treat to experience these bands/callers from other regions.
Wednesday Night Contra Dances
Saturday Night Contra Dances
Saturday dances are accompanied by a pot luck starting at 6:30pm.
July 30 Rushfest/ Emily Rush – Black light contra dancing! This is NOT a techno dance, rather it’s a little bit of … Pop, rock ‘n’ roll, tango, oldies, jazz, all the music!
Beginner lesson from 7:30 – 8:00pm. Rushfest dance from 8:00 – 11:00pm. Note: There is no pot luck with this dance.
Aug 27 Steam Shovel/Tamara McGovern
The second Wednesday of every month is Waltz Wednesday! From 7 – 9pm, come out to practice your waltzing moves, no partner necessary. Introductory lesson included. This event is free!
Wednesday August 1o – 7:00-7:30pm Introductory Lesson
7:30 -9:00 pm Waltzing | Free!
Chantilly Hall, the home of the Charlotte Dance Gypsies, was leased by the group in 2007. Once a Catholic elementary school, the gym has been converted into a dance hall which frequently accommodates over 100 dancers. The sprung wood floor was rescued from storage in Charleston, and was laid down and refinished in Charlotte.
Chantilly Hall – 2101 Shenandoah Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205