Dancing Doctor
"Just What the Doctor Ordered"

Contra Indications, Contra Dancing in Des Moines Iowa

New Location with Wood Floor

Contra Indications is taking a break.

We hope this is temporary. We have lost or will lose serveral people who help us plan and setup. Our president is recovering from a broken ankle. We all need time to heal!

For more information on other dances in the area see
Prairie Barn Dance web site

Fun to Live Music!

Come to the return of Contra Dancing in Des Moines. Bring your friends. Let's make this a successful regular event. We can do this if you spread the word and come to the dance.


Contra-Indications include:

Rapid Heart Beat

Increased Perspiration

Hearing Live Music

Seeing & Dancing with People You Don't Know (yet)

Generalized Giddiness

Extra Spring in Your Step (sometimes followed by sore feet)

Exhaustion Followed by Wanting to Dance More

  • Next Dance:


We are restarting our Contra Dancing in Des Moines at a later date.

  • NEW Location:

Des Moines Social Club (DMSC)
900 Mulberry Street, Des Moines, IA

Free parking at Wells Fargo Ramp - Just east across 9th street

  • Time:

7:30 PM for instruction;

Start of dance at 8:00 PM.

  • Band:

Live Music by:

  • Caller:


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What the heck is Contra Dancing? click here or wikipedia!

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Contra Indications of Des Moines


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  • Cost:

Suggested admission: individual $10, family of $25, kids under 12 are free.

Updated: November 20, 2016 10:09 PM