Contra Dancing

There are regular contra dances in Oklahoma City, Norman, Stillwater, and Tulsa.

Contra dancing is American folk dance; it is related to square dancing and traditional European dance forms, and over the course of its history has incorporated elements of swing, jazz, and rock and roll. We usually dance to live music with roots in Irish and old-time American traditions, but there are as many styles of music as there are dancers!

Here’s a video one of our members made of an Oklahoma City dance:

There are hundreds more videos of contra dancing online; a quick Youtube search will give you a great idea of contra dancing’s energy and flavor.