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

April 1, 2017: Eugene Barnstormers; caller Ron Bell-Roemer

April 29, 2017: Betsy Branch and Sue Songer; caller Laurel Thomas

May 6, 2017: The Outstanding Open Band; caller Ric Goldman

Special Event June 10, 2017 – South Coast Dance Orchestra; caller Woody Lane

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Barn Dance & Quilt Show
Millicoma Middle School Gym
4th Avenue and C Street, Coos Bay, OR
Sat June 10th 7-10pm $10 per person/ $5 for 18-7yrs old/ 6 & under free

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