Upcoming Events

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

Friday, March 16 - 333 Coffeehouse
Lydia and Emily Martin, sisters from the noted Maryland musical family, will play an evening of old-time and Irish music. More details to come on this one. 7:30 PM; $12/$10. More info
Saturday, March 17 - Contra Dance
Broadside Kinetic are not very Irish, but play cool and diverse music: Helene Zisook (fiddle), Tom Rhoads (guitars, concertina), Amy Ksir (woodwinds, accordion, piano), and Jim Speer (bass). Kappy Laning will be our caller. 7 PM; $10/8/5 (price details).
Friday, April 13 (SECOND Friday) - 333 Coffeehouse
We are excited to present Robinson & Rohe, a duo from Brooklyn with a compelling repertoire of new songs in the American folk idiom. Note the date change (not 333's usual third Friday). 7:30 PM; $12/$10. More info
Saturday, April 21 - Contra Dance
It's our annual Fun-Raiser dance featuring the Annapolis All-Starz, our community big band, with our cavalcade of local callers. If you're interested in playing in the band, contact Tom Rhoads. 7 PM; $10/8/5 (price details).
Friday, May 18 - 333 Coffeehouse
Program to be announced...
Saturday, May 19 - Contra Dance
Ann Fallon calls a dance powered by STEAM! - Alice Boyle (fiddle/viola), David Firestine (mandolin family), Robert Rosenberg (guitar/banjo), and Claire Zucker (bodhrán, concertina, clogging, vocals). Don't miss this "hot" touring band! 7 PM; $10/8/5 (price details).

Regular Dances - General Information


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 need volunteers for the following:

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

Contact Us

For general information:
annapolis.contra.dance "at" gmail "dot" com
To support ATDS with a tax-deductible donation:
annapolis.contra.dance "at" gmail "dot" com
or by mail to: ATDS, c/o Jan Scopel, 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)-268-0231, aefallon "at" verizon "dot" net
333 Coffeehouse Contact:
Tom Rhoads & Amy Ksir, (443)-333-9613, 333coffeehouse "at" gmail "dot" com