Fun, enthusiastic, friendly and welcoming...

Contra Dancing is both elegant and boisterous, lively and full of grace.

Come dance with us!


Suggested donation $10 per person


** OR **



6:00 Saturday May 14 Broadway Grange membership meeting and potluck dinner




CONTRA DANCE for those who will

🎶 Band:  Contraversatile 🎶

Caller:  David Gloor

  • As with all contra dances, you do not need to come with a partner and beginners are welcome!

  • Comfortable clothes with layers are encouraged – it can get warm dancing!  Comfortable shoes with no spiked heels or black rubber soles.  We will be dancing on a wonderful wooden floor.

  • Vaccines or a negative Covid test are recommended, NOT REQUIRED.

  • There will be a table with KN95 masks and hand sanitizer for those who would like to use them. 

  • We welcome folks to participate at whatever level is right for YOU. Come out to listen to the great music and visit with friends at a distance, if you aren’t ready to dance.

  • Recognizing we are all thoughtful individuals who live in the way that feels safe for ourselves, we ask everyone to please respect and honor one another’s perspectives. Compassion, patience, and respect in our interactions with one another is a core community value and is especially important in these times.

  • Asking consent throughout the evening, for any number of things, will always stand you in good stead!  E.g., what type of swing hold will be comfortable, honoring a person’s "no" if they need more space, etc.

  • And of course, we ask that you stay at home if you have any symptoms of illness or have possible prior exposure. We understand allergy season is here, but for the comfort of others, please refrain from coming if your symptoms are active.

Note from the Broadway Grange President/Contra Dance Organizer

Now mid May, 2022, it appears as though we are moving toward our "new normal", though that is still developing. We all want to be dancing again, but want to do it safely.  We will conform to CDC guidelines and those of our local community.

In the past year, the Contra Dance group (US!!) has been responsible for keeping the Grange open, as its membership was waning to the point of near extinction. Sixty + dancers stepped up and joined the Grange to keep it open. Thank you all! The opportunity to join is still available at $43.00/year, increasing to $50.00/year January 1, 2023.

Please use the contact form below to ask any questions, offer suggestions or share ideas, and I will get back to you.

We have all had our challenges in the past 2+ years of the pandemic. If we work together taking care of ourselves and each other, we'll be able to move forward.

Stay well, stay safe, stay connected.

Shelly Jenkins





All dances:


At the Broadway Grange 909 W. Washington Ave, Yakima 98902


 From 7:30 - 10:30 p.m. with *FREE* newcomer instruction at 7:00 p.m.


 Always a live band! All dances taught!

Need more info?

Phone: 509-424-1545

or use our contact form


Thanks! We'll get back to you as soon as we can.

About Contra Dancing

Contra Dancing is a tradition born in New England and now enjoyed all over the world.
It involves simple, lively social dancing to live music.
Performed in lines with a partner, a caller teaches each dance
and cues dancers throughout, in time to live music.


Contra dancing is many forms of exercise at once, developing flexibility, grace,
coordination and aerobic conditioning. Come play, exercise and listen to traditional music.

Who knew exercise could be so much fun?


 Wear comfortable clothing.  Please, no heavy perfumes.

Everyone Welcome! Come alone or bring friends; no partner or experience necessary.
Singles, couples, families all welcome. An activity for all ages.


*All dances taught.*

New dancers always welcome regardless of experience.


See for yourself...

Contra dancing to Crowfoot in Tacoma

Courtesy Doug Plummer Productions

Contra dancing to Out of the Wood in Yakima

Courtesy Kevin Sak and Jonelle Mejica


Season Passes ON HOLD FOR NOW. Join the Grange instead!



909 W. Washington Avenue, Yakima


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Support your local CONTRA DANCE!!!


Other Local Dances


Ellensburg WA

First Saturday, November to April (except March) 7:30-10:30 p.m.

Hal Holmes Community Center, 209 North Ruby Street, Ellensburg WA


Seattle WA - Virtual Lake City Dance


Tacoma WA

Walla Walla 



Tri Cities

             WHEN: Saturday, June 4, 7 – 9:30 pm with a beginners' lesson the first 30 minutes

               WHERE: Lighthouse Church Gymnasium, 1007 Wright Avenue, Richland 

           BAND: Contraversatile               

                       COST:   $10 per person; $5 for 3RFS Members; Free for 12 and under

Before the dance, don't miss this special event!

What:  Contra Callers Workshop with Susan Michaels, from Seattle, instructing

Cost:  No charge, but there will be a "Tip Jar" for Susan, per her request.

When & Where:  Saturday, June 4

  • 1 - 4pm Workshop - Venue location TBD Stay tuned!!!!!!!

  • 5:30 pm Potluck dinner - Lighthouse Church, 1007 Wright Ave, Richland

  • 7pm Contra dance with Contrversatile and Susan Calling, Lighthouse Church

  • Contact Terri (509-308-7420) or Gretchen (509-876-1235) for more info

La Grande, Oregon

Other Contra Dance Websites:

Lady of the Lake Music and Dance Camps

Directory of Washington State Contra Dances