Circle Left

Circle Left is a gender neutral contra dance in Oakland on the fourth Saturday of the month. Click here for our calendar.

(Sept. 2022 update: Note new location and time!)

Lake Merritt Dance Center
200 Grand Avenue
Hall 1, upstairs
(only 1/2 mile from 19th St BART)

Introductory lesson: 6:30 - 7 p.m.
Dance: 7 - 10 p.m.

$5-20 sliding scale
Or pay what you can. Everyone's welcome!
Cash only, please!

  • Drive: free parking (parking lot and street)
  • Transit: 1/2 mile from the 19th St. BART Station; or use AC Transit buses 12 or 33

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    Code of conduct

    We want all people to feel safe and comfortable at Queer Contra Dance. We value and expect consent and communication, community mindness, and physical safety. Harassment of any kind won't be tolerated. If someone's behavior is offensive or harassing during the dance, we encourage you to speak with one of the organizers.

    Please read our Values and Expectations if you would like to know more about our community norms and how we handle unwelcome behavior.

    COVID precautions

    Please wear a well fitting N95, KN95, or other high-rated mask. You will be asked to show proof of vaccination, or bring a timestamped photo of a rapid test (or the test itself) taken within the last three hours. The hall's ventilation isn't ideal, but we'll do what we can, and there are air filters.