Next Event: Saturday Oct 14, 2023

Bob Isaacs Calling to Raise the Roof

Mat Clark, Judi Stellar, Kathy Talvitie, Bob Pasquarello

Welcome to Valley Contra Dance!
We dance twice a month, 2nd and 4th Saturdays

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Our location is West Side Moravian Church - 402 3rd Ave.
in downtown Bethlehem (zip 18018) with lots of parking!

Please carry in clean soft-soled shoes for dancing, to protect the floor.
Sneakers are usually fine. FREE large socks with treads are provided to cover your street shoes if necessary.

We have eased our COVID protocols, all are welcome
*Vaccinations are recommended, Masks are optional.*

Check out our May dance with the Last Chance Saloon House Band with Dave Rupp calling - Tunes: Hotel California and Wizard's Walk (Thanks Jim Rice)

Last Chance Saloon House Band- Dancing at 2.5 minutes


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Dance Dates are usually:

Second and fourth Saturdays of the month unless otherwise noted.


7:30 - 10:30 PM
Dance instruction at 7:00 PM


West Side Moravian Church
402 Third Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18018
Corner of Prospect Street in downtown Bethlehem - Use Prospect Street door

Prices, Cost for regular dance: $15.00

Age 13-21, students: $5.00, children 12 and under accompanied by an adult FREE

Cost for Double Dances: Afternoon $12.00, Evening $15, Both $27 (members$25)

Age 13-21, students: $8.00 each dance
Member discount $2 on regular dances

No partner or experience needed!
The moves in the dances are called by a caller, and the music is always live.

Please carry in clean soft-soled shoes for dancing, to protect the floor (and our reputation).

PARKING ALERT: Parking is available right next to the church or on the street. Please enter on Prospect St.

What to Expect

Pictures of our dance

Facebook Video of our dance

YouTube Video of our Anniversary dance

My Sweet Valley Contra Home Our Song by Diane Hartzell with permission from Bill Staines

Volunteer Information