Come to the next TCD contra dance in NC's Triangle (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro) area!

Dances start at 8:00 PM with a lesson at 7:30 PM, unless otherwise noted.

Date: Thursday November 30

Location: UNC-CH Student Union

Description: UNC Chapel Hill Contra Dance Club

All dances are located in the Great Hall of the Student Union:

209 South Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Free admission with an $8 suggested donation. We take cash, card and venmo.

Parking in the Cobb Deck on Paul Green Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Music: Mara, Dean & Jared

Caller: Valerie Helbert

Dance fun!

What is contra dance?

Read more about contra dancing.

When and where can you contra dance?

The regular TCD contra dances are held:

Check the TCD schedule for more details.

TCD also sponsors community dances some Saturdays at Binkley Baptist Church in Chapel Hill. To find out more, check the community dance schedule.

Other regular contra dances in the Triangle include:

Contra dances are also scheduled at various times by these groups:

Or to stay on top the entire Triangle contra dance scene, go to our Google calendar.

We would like your feedback!

Please tell us more about what you liked or didn't like at any TCD contra dances. Your experiences will help us make our dances a better experience for everyone! To send us your opinion (anonymously if you wish) just click here.

TCD is committed to providing a welcoming, fun and safe place for all people. We urge everyone taking part to treat each other with the greatest respect and attention to everyone's comfort and enjoyment. If, however, you have had an experience TCD needs to know about, please click here.

Get involved!

Join the TCD Facebook group. Join the Triangle Contra Yahoo group. Your dance group is a volunteer organization. If you would like to get involved, click here.

Become a member!

You can become a Triangle Country Dancers member and save on dance admission. Members save $2 on each dance! Another benefit of membership is our newsletter "The Hey!" which is published 6 times a year. Read more about membership.


Carrboro Commons Documentary Video of TCD: link

NPR's All Things Considered: Youth Flock To Contra Dancing : link

To see a PBS report on contra dancing in Maine, click here.

Whoopin' It Up! Students at the Center for Documentary Studies interview Linda Cooper about contra dance:


Carrboro Century Center videos.

Reality Center videos.

Pleasant Green videos.

CulBlu's contra dance videos created by Dequan Powell