Please note that our April 2020 events have been cancelled!

Upcoming Events

All events take place at Annapolis Friends Meeting, unless otherwise noted.
The Meeting House is at 351 DuBois Road, Annapolis, MD 21401 (Directions below).

Friday, April 17 - 333 Coffeehouse CANCELLED
We had scheduled a concert by Robin Bullock, with Yasmin Williams opening, but due to the ongoing covid-19 pandemic, it's cancelled. We hope to reschedule this show to a date in the fall. (More info)
Saturday, April 18 - Contra Dance CANCELLED
The April All-Starz "Fun-Raiser" dance has been cancelled due to public health concerns (Covid-19).
Saturday, May 2 - Galesville Square Dance (MAYBE)
Please note, we do not have up to date information about whether this event will take place. Please check the event web site or contact the organizers to be sure.
(Not an ATDS event.) A super fun evening, and not just squares. Bring the kids! Potluck at 5:45, family-friendly dancing at 7:00, more complex dances after 8:30. Janine Smith calls. Adults $10, age 5-17 $5, under 5's free. At Galesville Memorial Hall, 952 Main Street, Galesville, MD 20765. (More info)
Friday, May 15 - 333 Coffeehouse (MAYBE)
Bluegrass band The High & Wides are scheduled to appear, but given the ongoing public health emergency in Maryland, we may be postponing or cancelling this show. (More info-maybe!)
Saturday, May 16 - Contra Dance (MAYBE)
This dance may or may not take place, depending on official guidance about covid-19. Tentatively, Ann Fallon will call to a band led by pianist Liz Donaldson. 7 PM; $10/8/5 (price details).

Regular Dances - General Information

Directions

The Annapolis Friends (Quaker) Meeting House is located close to Rt. 50 and minutes away from downtown Annapolis. From US 50/301, take Exit 24 (Rt. 70/Rowe Blvd), and take the exit away from downtown (towards Bestgate Rd - this is a left if coming from the west, a right if from the east). The first stoplight after Rt. 50 is North Bestgate Rd. Turn right. Go for a short distance and turn left on DuBois Rd. (There is a sign for the Friends Meeting at the intersection.) Take DuBois until it ends, and turn left into the gravel parking lot.

Map showing the Meeting House and surrounding area.

Alternate routes which may be useful when traffic is heavy on US 50/301 or in the downtown Annapolis area.

About ATDS

The Annapolis Traditional Dance Society is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) Maryland corporation. ATDS has been around since 1988 and is affiliated with the Country Dance and Song Society.

Activities: ATDS holds a monthly contra and square dance, regular English country dances, and the monthly 333 Coffeehouse concert series.

We sponsor or co-sponsor special dance events, so contact us if you have an event you want to organize. We support and promote a variety of dance forms including waltz, swing and couples dancing, clogging, and Cajun.

All of our events are open to the public, and do not require any proven level of expertise.

Membership: You don't have to be an ATDS member to attend our events, but members receive a discount on admissions, and similar discounts on dances held by affiliated organizations including the Folklore Society of Greater Washington and the Baltimore Folk Music Society. Annual membership in ATDS costs $16 for an individual, $30 for a family. Ready to join? Here's a membership form.

Volunteer! ATDS is a non-profit organization run by volunteers. Why not get involved? If you'd like to be a part of putting together an exciting dance series, please join us! We can always use volunteers in roles such as:

If you have an interest in one of these volunteer positions, email Jan Scopel.

Contact Us

For general information:
annapolis.contra.dance@gmail.com
To support ATDS with a tax-deductible donation:
annapolis.contra.dance@gmail.com
or by mail to: ATDS, c/o Kim Forry, 1277 Ritchie Highway #188, Arnold, MD 21012. (Please make checks payable to "Annapolis Traditional Dance Society.")
Contra Dance Band and Caller Contact:
Charlotte Featherstone
English Dance Band and Caller Contact:
Ann Fallon, (410)-507-0934, aefallon@verizon.net
333 Coffeehouse Contact:
Tom Rhoads & Amy Ksir, (443)-333-9613, 333coffeehouse@gmail.com
Website:
http://www.contradancers.com/atds