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Here is a little bit about what we have to offer. If you like what you see, why not drop us a line. Or better yet, come out to dance.
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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 Caldwell Memorial Presbyterian Church,
1609 5th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204, in the Belk Hall building entrance off Park Dr. There is parking on the street, a small lot by the hall and directly across the street at a school.
A Saturday dance/potluck is held once a month, as well as Waltz Wednesdays. See our Upcoming Dances page for upcoming dances.
All dances start at 8pm, and are preceded by a free beginner’s lesson at 7:30pm.
NEW PRCING: Monday dances are $8 for all adults, seniors and students – $6 for teens 18 and younger. Saturday dances are $9 ALL admission. We will run specials from time to time. All Wednesday waltzes are free.
Newcomers are welcome and you don’t need to bring a partner!
Charlotte also hosts a New Years Eve dance, occasional electro- or techno-contras, and the annual Gypsy Meltdown dance weekend held in March.
Below is a brief listing of our upcoming dances. For more information about our dances, visit our Upcoming Dances page.
All dances are on Monday nights unless otherwise indicated.
July 3 Band: Windmill / Caller: George Segebade
Note: This is the first dance at the new location: Caldwell Memorial Presbyterian Church – 1609 E. 5th St. Charlotte NC 28204
July 10 Band: Red Bud Ramblers / Caller: Stephanie Marie
July 17 Band: The Stuff / Caller: Dean Hooks, Jr.
July 24 Band: TuneRider / Caller: Dean Snipes
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!
There will be no Waltz Wednesday in June while we move.
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