time & location

Wichita, Kansas

Unless noted otherwise, all dances take place on the first Saturday of the month. An introductory lesson begins at 6:30 p.m.

We dance in the Cafeteria, to the east of the Gym on the Oaklawn campus.

A typical evening follows this schedule:
Lesson for beginners: 6:30-7:00 (This is helpful if you’re new to contra.)
First Session: 7:00-8:15 (3+ musical sets, depending on the crowd)
Second Session: 8:30-9:30 (3+ musical sets, depending on the crowd)

All dances are “two sessions” unless otherwise noted. We sometimes have a caller and band who are willing to stay a little later to keep the fun going. If that’s the case, it will be noted on the events page as “three sessions”.

Dance Admission

Adults: $7
Students and Seniors: $5
Under 16 and “just here for the music” get in free
Member discounts apply

Cash or check only

Memberships: $15 for adults; $10 for students and seniors. Benefits include $2 off admission to every dance, and free admission the night you join.


Complimentary childcare is available from 6:30 to the end of the evening.


➤ WHERE TO go (click to enlarge image)

The Oaklawn Cafeteria is the southernmost of the two buildings on the east side of the gym. Parking is available on both sides of the campus.

Oaklawn Activity Center
4904 S Clifton Ave
Wichita KS 67216