May 24, 2020 at 8 p.m. to May 25, 2020 at 7 a.m.
Brattleboro, VT, US


The Brattleboro Dawn Dances take place twice a year on the Sundays before Labor Day and Memorial Day at the Gibson-Aiken Center in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont. Each dance features contra dancing with three bands and three callers from 8pm Sunday evening to 7am Monday morning.The Brattleboro Dawn Dances are an opportunity to join hundreds of enthusiastic dancers from far and wide in dancing from dusk to dawn to some of the finest musicians and callers around.  We hope to see you on the dance floor! IMPORTANT NOTE: While the dawn dance sometimes sells out, only half of the tickets are made available online.  This means that there are always about 200 tickets available at the door at the beginning of the night.  If you try to buy tickets online and the website says they are not available, it is probably just too late to get tickets online - come buy them in person, we’d love to dance with you!

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Register for Brattleboro Dawn Dance - Memorial Day 2020

Dawn Dance General Admission

Contra all night long!

Due to increasing organizing costs and credit card fees, we had to raise ticket prices by $1.30 last year to keep up with the changes. We also added the opportunity to become an Angel Sponsor by donating $5. This helps us continue to offer subsidized tickets to keep the dance accessible to folks who may not otherwise be able to afford it.

Thank you for considering becoming an Angel Sponsor if you are able!

If you wish to buy a subsidized student or senior ticket, add the student or senior discount to your order by typing in the discount code "subsidy".

Back by popular demand: Help us fight climate change! Add 85 cents to your ticket price to enable us to offset the the carbon emitted by 250 miles of performer and dancer travel. We will be donating all funds collected this way to The Conservation Fund, which will plant trees to offset our impact on the environment and global warming.