Desert Spring Contra Weekend


Desert Spring  2021

Contra Dance Weekend
Phoenix – Mesa, AZ


The Free Raisins The Latter Day Lizards

Cis Hinkle         Will Mentor

Spring 2020: We’re in the middle of the global pandemic. But we’re also optomistic that we’ll be able to get together for a contra dance weekend a year from now. So . . .

We hope you’ll plan to join us for the Desert Spring contra dance weekend, the weekend of April 16, 17, & 18, 2021 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.