Frolic Information



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.  Winter Frolic 2020 is at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church Community Center, 2716 N Dobson Rd, Chandler, AZ 85224. You'll find easy access with plenty of parking. The hall features a large wooden floor, a great stage, tables and chairs for sitting inside the hall, and covered areas outside for relaxing with friends between dances. The floor has some give, but is not sprung; shoes with some cushioning are recommended. You'll meet a vibrant mix of local and visiting dancers.


The Frolics go from 8:00 - 11:00 pm on Friday evening and again from 1:00 - 5:00 pm Saturday afternoon, and 7:30–10:30 pm on Saturday evening. You'll have plenty of time to fully experience the exceptional talent, meet with friends, brunch, or explore on Saturday, and sight-see or travel back home on Sunday if you come from out of town. There will be an extra-long break during the dance on Saturday afternoon for a group photo. If you wish, you may come in your zaniest or finest dance duds for the picture.


Click below for a printable list of hotels. There has been a recent boom in Chandler and there are some very competitive rates on hotels, along with budget options. Some housing with local dancers may be available. If you are a local dancer and are willing to host an out-of-town dancer or two, please let us know! Email if you need a host or are willing to host.


Visit the Phoenix Valley Metro website for more detailed information about bus and light rail options from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. The dance hall is conveniently located just off the Highway 101 loop, between Elliot and Warner Roads. We encourage dancers to post ride-sharing requests and offers on our FaceBook page: Contra Dance Phoenix.


Healthy snacks will be provided at each dance. There will be a long-break on Saturday afternoon with extra tasty treats. The dance is a short drive from many amazing restaurants in Tempe, Chandler and Mesa. Click the button for a list of nearby restaurant options. You will find plenty of variety for vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores alike. Winter is the time for food in Phoenix!


Email for questions about the Frolics.