About Us

The Chicago Barn Dance Company sponsors and supports contra dance, traditional square dance and old-time music in the Chicago area. Our dances are open to the public, with no costume, partner or experience necessary. Beginners are welcome and should arrive early in the evening, when the dances are usually easier and taught more completely.

As a community, we strive to be welcoming, respectful and kind in our interactions. Here are the links to our Dance Etiquette Policy and our Dance Etiquette Poster which outline guidelines for conduct in our community. Please take a look at these and think about ways you can contribute to building our dance community.