California Twirl

LA’s monthly gender-free contra dance

Join us once a month for a fun and friendly 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
Refreshments at the break. Afters at Tea N’ Me.

American Legion
2109 Merton Ave

Los Angeles, CA 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 it’s very forgiving—make sure to come to the lesson and you’ll be good to go.

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.

Need a ride? Email contact@californiatwirl.com to ask about carpooling, volunteering, or for more information.


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