California Twirl

LA’s monthly gender-free contra dance

Join us once a month for a fun and welcoming night of dancing! Each month we have lots of great dancing to live music, and everyone is welcome to join in.

Contra is a community dance—if you can walk, you can contra! Bring your friends to the free beginner lesson and we’ll teach you everything you need to have a fun night.

Beginner Lesson: 7:30pm
Dancing: 8 – 10:30pm

American Legion
2109 Merton Ave, Los Angeles, California 90041

Sliding scale admission — no one turned away.
$12 suggested.

I’ve never danced Contra before!

That’s totally fine! Contra is an easy to learn partner dance and very forgiving—make sure you come to the lesson at 7:30 and you’ll be good to go. If you can walk, you can Contra.

What does “gender-free” mean?

It means you can dance with all of your friends! We provide a lesson and calling that are gender neutral, making it easy to try either role. Everyone is encouraged to dance with anyone they choose, in any role, regardless of their gender.

Why start this dance when there are already Contra dances in LA?

We’re taking a traditional dance and making it modern and accessible to everyone.

I love this. How can I help?

Come to our dances and invite your friends! Spreading the word about this special community helps it grow.

Email to ask about volunteering at an upcoming dance or for more information.