Traditional Dances

Traditional Dances are held in the Gladys Wernette Building at Wheatland.
Check below or on our Events Schedule for specific dance dates and other upcoming events.

These dances feature live old-time traditional music provided by local musicians and callers, in the style of Contra, Squares, Reels, and Cajun!  So come and kick up your heels; it’s dancin’ time at Wheatland!

All dances are open to the public, all dances are taught and no partner or experience is needed.  Admission is $5 at the door and those under 18 get in free.  Dances are usually the 4th Saturday of the month (Oct.-Apr.), see schedule for details.

To be added to the Traditional Dance monthly email list, please contact the office at or call 989-967-8879.

2016-2017 Traditional Dance Schedule
All Dances 7-10PM, $5 Admission, Under 18 Free

Saturday, October 22
Traditional Dance Season Kick-Off
5:30pm Hayride with Cider & Doughnuts
6:00pm Potluck Dinner with Youth Jam/Sing-along
7-10pm Squares, Reels & Contras
Music & calling by the Blue Water Ramblers

Saturday, November 26
Squares & Contras
Music by the Rhythm Billies
Calling by Carole Howard

Saturday, January 28
Contra Dance
Music by Scarlet Runner String Band
Calling by Polly

Saturday, February 4
Cajun Dance
Music and instruction by Back Bayou
Potluck Dinner at 6:15

Saturday, February 25
Contra Dance
Music by Hawks and Owls Band
Calling by Jerry Hickman

Saturday, March 25
Contras & Squares
Music by Tinkers Folly
Calling by Mark and guest callers
Potluck Dinner at 6:15

Saturday, April 22nd
Contras & Squares Dance
Music by the Rhythm Billies
Calling by Dave Goodwin