Desert Spring Contra Weekend


Desert Spring  2020 


Contra Dance Weekend
Phoenix – Mesa, AZ

The Desert Spring Planning Committee is sad to announce that the Desert Spring 2020 contra dance weekend has been canceled. 

Refunds: Info on refunds has been emailed to those who registered for the weekend. Contact us if you need more info on this.

Donations to support the Desert Spring Talent:

You can help the talent that had been hired for the weekend, some of whom have become unemployed due to the long and growing list of contra dance and other events being canceled.

Donations are being accepted to support the talent. 100% of all donations received will be used to pay any non-refundable travel costs they have, and to provide a stipend to the talent.

Be sure to include a note with your name and contact info if you want your donation to be acknowledged.

Donations can be made by:
Check: Make check payable to ‘Dance in AZ’
Mail it to: Margaret Morgan, Treasurer
2225 E. Main St, Lot 11
Mesa AZ 85213

Credit / Debit Card: via PayPal (PayPal will charge a 2.9% fee)
Click the ‘Donate’ button below to make a donation. You will be
taken to a PayPal donation page. PayPal account not required.

Contact us if you have any questions / concerns about all this.  

We are already planning Desert Spring 2021.  We’ll have more on that soon.


The Figments      The Free Raisins

Lisa Greenleaf         Will Mentor  

We hope you’ll plan to join us for the Desert Spring contra dance weekend, the weekend of April 17, 18, & 19, 2020 in Mesa, Arizona, in the metro Phoenix area.  Come party with us in the desert southwest as we celebrate traditional music and dance in the Valley of Sun in central Arizona.  

Our central program for the weekend includes mostly contras in the main hall, plus : 
– Lunch provided on-site on Saturday and Sunday,
– Two concerts
– A variety of snacks throughout the weekend
– A raffle featuring crafts, goodie baskets, certificates for dance weekends, and other items
– A clothing exchange. 

​The weekend will be held in a residential resort in Mesa Arizona, 30 minutes from the Phoenix Sky Harbor airport.  The resort has a swimming pool, hot tub, and other amenities for dancers that stay in units on site.  The Phoenix area has much to offer-  nature, art, outdoor recreation (hiking, biking, etc.), and history.  You may be tempted to spend a few extra days in the area before or after the weekend, so be sure to investigate the possibilities before finalizing your travel plans. 

Additional details about the weekend will be posted on this website as the weekend approaches. You may also want to check out:
– Our Housing page (link above) has info on housing units on-site and in the area.
– Facebook page to connect on getting rides, sharing rooms or campsites, and get the latest info on the weekend. 

This event is sponsored by Dance in AZ, an affiliate of the Country Dance and Song Society, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  Desert Spring is the re-vamp of the May Madness contra dance weekend that used to be held in the Cottonwood-Clarkdale area in Northern AZ.