The Frolics are intimate revels with one fantastic band and an outstanding caller. The mini-weekend consists of 9 hours of contra dancing over two days, with wonderful dancers in a beautiful setting. You'll have plenty of time to fully experience the talent, meet with friends on Saturday and get back home on Sunday if you come from out of town. We get a vibrant mix of inter-generational local and visiting dancers.
The dance is near the very walkable downtown of Mesa, with nearby restaurants, shopping, a very vibrant arts district and much more.
The Frolics go from 8:00 - 11:00 pm on Friday evening and again from 1:30 - 5:00 pm Saturday afternoon and 7:30–10:30 pm on Saturday evening. Both Frolics will be at the Mesa Active Adult Center, just south of downtown Mesa at 247 N MacDonald, Mesa AZ 85201 (map). The hall features a large, beautiful, wooden floor, room for tables and chairs inside the hall, great sound characteristics, and a two adjacent lounge areas for relaxing with friends between dances. To protect the floor, please read our Dance Shoe Policy. The floor is not sprung, shoes with some cushion are recommended.
Click here for a list of hotels near the Mesa Active Adult Center (interactive map). Some housing with local dancers may be available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. If you are a local dancer and are willing to host an out-of-town dancer or two, please let us know!
The Mesa Active Adult Center is three blocks from the light rail system and bus stops. Visit the Phoenix Valley Metro website for more detailed information. For those of you arriving at the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, the light rail and SuperShuttle are inexpensive alternatives to taxis to reach your lodging destination. The light rail can also be reached by the free airport skytrain. We encourage dancers to post ride-sharing requests and possibilities on our FaceBook page: Contra Dance Phoenix.
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