All are welcome at our contra dances, where we always have live music in the styles of Irish, old-time, swing, and newly composed music.

Contra dancing is a social dance. Contra is purely for fun and not for competition or performance. It requires no experience and focuses on community, making friends and dancing to live music. You don’t need to bring a partner – part of the tradition is switching partners for each dance!  A caller teaches each dance, so no lessons are needed; just show up and have fun!


  • Starting Tuesday, November 26th, 2019, repeats every week on Tuesday until Thursday, January 30, 2020 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm


Riolo Dance Studio

502 N Capitol Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46208