Contra dance

Contra dancing is a fun activity for ALL ages. It’s healthy for the body, mind, and spirit! The South Coast Folk Scontraociety holds dances on the FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH at Bay Area Senior Activity Center from October through May and also the FIFTH SATURDAY OF THE MONTH whenever one occurs. Contra dancing is fun for the whole family – come alone or with friends; wear comfortable clothes and clean, soft-soled shoes. No experience or partner needed! The dance starts at 7:00 pm.

Bay Area Senior Activity Center is at 886 South Fourth St. (Fourth and Ingersoll) in Coos Bay.


  • Adults $7
  • Seniors (over 60) and full-time students $6
  • SCFS members $5
  • Supervised children under 6 free

Upcoming dances

December 30, Special Event! English Country Dance with Alixe Dancer and the Outstanding Open Band.

January 6, caller Stacy Rose and the Outstanding Open Band

February 3, callers Roy Ward and Paul Poresky, mudiv by the Daytimers

March 3, Open Caller night, Outstanding Open Band

       March 31 Special event! English Country Dance with Bob Farley and the Outstanding          Open Band

April 7, caller Rich Goss and Music by Treehouse

May 5, caller Karen Olson, music by Mulligatawny

June 2 TBA


SPECIAL EVENT     DECEMBER 30, English Country Dance

Click here for a fabulous video of contra dancing in New Hampshire in the 1960s. 
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