Dates & Times
Dance Intro: 7:30 pm
Dance: 8:00 - 11:00 pm
Ages 13-19: $5
Ages 12 and under: Free!
Members of HACDA save a dollar on admission at each dance. Membership costs only $20 per year.
5501 Locust Lane
Harrisburg, PA 17109
Upcoming Dances, Bands and Callers
November 28: No Dance. Happy Thanksgiving!
December 12: Ann Fallon calling to the music of Barb Schmid and Jill Smith.
December 26: Techno Contra!! DJ Brian Hamshar with caller Dave Colestock.
|Just for this dance...|
|Time:||7:30-10:30 PM (Beginner Workshop starting at 7:00)|
|Location:||Silver Spring Presbyterian Church|
|444 Silver Spring Rd|
|Mechanicsburg, PA 17050|
Dances returning to Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church at 8 PM for:
January 9: Contra Intuitive (Ryck Kaiser, Peggy Shutes, and Steven Epstein).
January 23: The music of Ryck Kaiser and Jill Smith.
January 30: Sue Gola calling to Smash the Windows (Bruce Young, Peggy Shutes, and Ryck Kaiser).
February 13: Contra Rebels (Todd Clewell, Barb Schmid, Henry Koretzky).
February 27: Donna Hunt calling to Dr. Twamley's Audio Snakes.
Future dances are currently being scheduled. Check back soon for further details.
5501 Locust Lane
Harrisburg, PA 17109
From PA Turnpike and Lancaster (Route 283):
From the PA Turnpike, take Exit 19, the Harrisburg East exit. After paying the toll, continue straight - the road becomes Route 283 North. From Route 283 from Lancaster, follow the signs for "283 North to Harrisburg", which is just before the expressway ends. From either origin, follow 283 North for about 2 miles, then take exit 3B, following the signs to "83N to 81, West 322". After passing through the Eisenhower Interchange at this exit, go for about 2 miles to Union Deposit Road, (Exit 48). From here, follow the "From South" directions below.
From South of Harrisburg:
Take I-83 North to the Union Deposit exit (Exit 48). Turn right from the exit ramp onto Union Deposit Road. Go about 1 mile to Rutherford Road (at a traffic light, with Turkey Hill store on the left). Turn left onto Rutherford Road, and go about 1 mile to Locust Lane (the next traffic light). Turn right onto Locust Lane, then follow the directions "To the Church."
From North, East, or West of Harrisburg:
Take 322 East to I-81 North to I-83 (Exit 70). Take I-83 South for 1/2 mile to the Colonial Park exit (Exit 50A) which is U.S. 22 East. Take U.S. 22 East (Jonestown Road) 8/10 of a mile to Prince Street (the third traffic light). Turn right onto Prince Street and go 7/10 of a mile to Locust Lane (the first traffic light). Turn left onto Locust Lane, then follow the directions "To the Church."
To the Church:
On Locust Lane, travel 6/10 of a mile to the church, which is on the right. Turn at the sign for Locust Lane Dental Group, then immediately bear right again onto the church driveway. Note that the church sits back from the road and is not easily visible from Locust Lane. It is only 2-3 blocks past the ABC North Bowling Lanes.
Note: We usually have signs out on Locust Lane that say "Contra Dance" where you turn to go back to the Church.
Who Are We?
HACDA is an all-volunteer, non-profit, CDSS affiliate dance organization formed in the summer of 1999, whose primary mission is to maintain traditional American contra dancing in the Harrisburg area.
HACDA is the successor to the Locust Lane Contra Dance, which was started in 1991 by Joan Bare as a monthly dance series. We now have two dances a month, on the second and fourth Fridays, year-round.
- President: Dave Felix
- Vice President: Steve Epstein
- Treasurer: Sherry McLain
- Secretary: Kate Bright
- Directors: Evan Kaiser, David Spear
We need your help. Please consider volunteering on the board and supporting your local dance community.
P.O. Box 61023
Harrisburg, PA 17106-1023
How to Donate
There are numerous ways to support your local contra dance and keep it alive and flourishing...Help with a one-time donation:
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information to...
- Sponsor a caller: Want to invite a specific caller who may be out of our price range? Make a donation, and we will make the invitation.
- Sponsor a band: Want to invite an awesome band that may be of our price range? Make a donation, and we will try to hire them.
- Sponsor a dance: Celebrate your birthday, anniversary, or special event by underwriting the entire cost of the dance. Invite as many guests as you wish. Any additional donations during the dance will be divided among the band, caller, and HACDA.
- Underwrite a dance: Keep the dance active by making a contribution of $500. Dancers will receive a $2 discount that night, and all additional monies will support the work of HACDA.