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Welcome to the HCD Webpage!

HCD sponsors contra, Cajun/zydeco, swing, and waltz dances in the Hartford, CT area. HCD dances are smoke and alcohol free.  Beginners are more than welcome.  You don't need a partner - Come alone or bring a friend.

Click here for a flyer of HCD events.
End of Frequent Dancer Card Program 

The HCD Board has decided to end the Frequent Dancer Card program at the end of this year (December 31, 2014).  New cards are no longer available for issue, but we will continue to stamp / redeem outstanding cards at our regularly scheduled monthly dances (not special events, like the Ari Levitt classes or the Wild Asparagus / New Year's Eve contra dances) through the end of December:  8 stamps earns free admission to the next dance (which must be in 2014).  Partial cards cannot be redeemed.  Cards will no longer be redeemable starting in 2015.

While the cards served their purpose of encouraging dancers to try multiple HCD events, card redemption has often made the difference between a dance being profitable or losing money. While HCD is not in existence merely to make a profit, individual dances cannot afford to operate in the red for long. Many of our dances have not increased their admission fees for several years, even as dance expenses (bands, rents, refreshments, etc.) have increased.

We know that many of you are also impacted by increased costs, and we trust that you understand the necessity of the step we are taking. If HCD admission charges are a problem for you, please remember that you can gain FREE ADMISSION to a dance simply by volunteering some of your time to help out at that dance. It's a great way to become involved, as well as meet some wonderful people.

Thank you, and we'll see you on the dance floor!

The HCD Contra Jam will return from sabbatical on Saturday, December 13, 2014!

Please plan to join us, and spread the word to other musicians. 

We must rebuild our contra jam email list, which has become outdated.  If you'd like to be on the mailing list, please notify Rob.

Bad Weather / Emergency Cancellations

Please check our webpage or toll-free number (1-888-423-0423) the day of the event - after 3pm for evening events, and after noon for Sunday waltz events

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"Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance" - Unknown

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