Dances are back to twice a month, but 2nd and 4th.

Please see the calendar for our most recent schedule.

Our Facebook Page is best for updates.

Dance at Faith Presbyterian Church

Enter the gym from the back door (NE corner of building, on the east side)

Free Beginners' Workshop starts 30 minutes before the dance, all skill levels welcome to join in!
*Times are shown through Google calendars, and reflect your local time zone. The normal start time is 7:00 p.m. CDT.

The North Alabama Country Dance Society (NACDS) is a nonprofit group of folks who love to dance. We put on two or three contra dances a month (on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month), and a yearly contra dance weekend. NACDS is an affiliate of the Country Dance and Song Society (CDSS)

General info

What Should I Expect?
Explains cost, suggests what to wear, and some other basics like that.
What is contra dancing?
Contra dancing is fun, simple, and social dancing. This is a collection of definitions from Gary Shapiro.
Intro to Contra Dance on YouTube
Atlanta's Chattahoochee Country Dancers made a set of videos, available from YouTube, showing the basics of contra.
Map to Dance
We normally dance in the gym of Faith Presbyterian Church, on the corner of Airport and Whitesburg.
Area schedule
Regular dances and weekends from Nashville, Birmingham, and Huntsville.
Blue Moon Weekend
Due to venue availability issues, we are not currently hosting our annual dance weekend. We hope to resume in the future.
For Bands and Callers
If you're interested in calling or playing for a Huntsville dance, contact our Producer, Jane Ewing.
Constitution and Bylaws of NACDS
The rules by which we operate, must recently updated on March 1, 2014. To summarize, we're a nonprofit, 501c3 affiliate of the CDSS. The group is run by a Board of Directors that includes the elected officers and elected committee heads. The Board is advised by the steering committee, an ad hoc group of all who are interested enough to join the Steering Committee email list. Board meeting are typically open and announced on the Steering Committee mailing list, and sometimes in dance announcement emails.

Participate in the NACDS Community!

Sign up now for 2020! Receive discounts on admission, and a membership directory for a nominal yearly fee.
It's our members and our donors that make NACDS possible. It's easy to donate, and donations are tax deductible!
NACDS on Facebook
Our Group on Facebook includes regular links to great dance pictures, local discussion, and notices of events!
There is an announcement list for everyone, a Community Group list for interactive discussion (for ride sharing discussions, out of town events, etc.), and the Steering Committee Group list for group business.
Join the NACDS Announcment Mailing List
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Newsletter Archive
We've gone all electronic now, but for a dose of history you can see the print newsletter archive, and recent e-mail announcements.