The Traditional Dance & Music Society of the Ozarks presents two Contra Dances each month on the first and third Saturdays from 7:30 to 10:30PM at Doling Park's Northview Center, 301 E. Talmage. The second dance for May is Saturday, May 18; basic steps are taught at 7:00pm. The Shortleaf Band will play traditional and original tunes, with dance caller Debra Harpe. No partner is needed; ages 10 and up are welcome. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for students and for Traditional Dance & Music Society members. For information call VIckie Strohm at 862-8681 or visit www.springfieldcontra.org.