Next Event: Saturday Feb 11, 2023

Michael Karcher Calling to Pieces of Eight

Kathy Talvite - guitar/piano
Mat Clark - fiddle
John Krumm - fiddle/mandolin
Bob Pasquarello - piano/guitar
Bob Stein - accordian
Judi Stellar - hammered dulcimer

Welcome to Valley Contra Dance!
Starting this fall 2022, we will dance once a month on the 2nd Saturday

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Note that we have a NEW LOCATION at
West Side Moravian Church - 402 3rd Ave
still in downtown Bethlehem and lots of parking!
Please carry in clean soft-soled shoes for dancing, to protect the floor.

We will continue a cautious COVID protocol this fall
You must show proof of being fully vaccinated and boosted.
***Boosters are now required if you are eligible.***
You can email an image of proof to us before the dance at
We will be wearing masks
We will not require waivers but you must give us contact information for possible tracing
Here is our COVID Policy

In case you missed it, check out the

Soup for the Soles 20th Anniversary Concert on YouTube. See it here


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Dance Dates are usually:

For Fall 2022 we will dance on the Second Saturday of the month.


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 Blue Moon 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