Contra Dances

Contra Dances

The FFOTM contra dances usually occur on the first Saturday of each month; there is a rare schedule change, so please check the website for accurate information.

We dance in three venues:

The Flagstaff Federated Community Church is in downtown Flagstaff, located at 400 W. Aspen Avenue in Flagstaff, across the street from the main library at the intersection of Aspen and Sitgreaves in downtown Flagstaff. Click here to access driving directions from your location. Parking is available along the street, the back church lot, and in the city lot across from the main library. Please enter the hall from the entrance on Sitgreaves.

Mountain Charter School is located by Ponderosa Trails Park off Lake Mary Road at  311 W. Cattle Drive Trail in Flagstaff. Click here to access driving directions from your location. 

Ashurst Auditorium is on the campus of Northern Arizona University, located in “Old Main” (building #11 on the NAU map). If you are searching for our dance using Google maps, search for “Ashurst Hall.” or go to:

Newcomer’s Lesson: 7:00-7:30 Dance: 7:30 – 10:30 Admission is: Minimum: $7 The real cost: $10 We encourage you to pay what you can. Email for more information

Upcoming Dance Information:

Date Music Caller Location
Aug 2nd Just Desserts Kari Usher Flagstaff Federated Church
September 6th Traditional Blend Michael Barraclough Mountain Elementary School
September 12th Just Desserts, Pick & Holler TBA, Grace Rolland Pickin’ in the Pines, Ft. Tuthill County Park

Special Events

This summer, 2014, we will practice, Thursday evenings, 7-9pm, at Church of the Epiphany. The church is on the corner of Elm and Beaver.  There is a big parking lot in the back of the church, accessed usually via Elm or Humphreys (using a little alley next to McCullough Insurance). There is a red door that will be unlocked for us to use. WE WILL BEGIN JULY 3. If you’d like to join us, call Pat Dunham (928-266-6395) or just show up at practice!

Every Thursday Evening

Just Desserts practices every Thursday evening at The Kickstand Coffee Shop, 719 N Humphreys St, Flagstaff, AZ running from 7-9pm. Just Desserts is an open band which plays for the FFOTM Contra Dances roughly 6 times a year. If you’d like to join us, call Pat Dunham (928-266-6395) or just show up at practice!

Check out some videos of our dances: