1-24-15 dancers1 Greg Frock crop2Our Next Dance: June 22—see below!
(No dance in May)

Welcome!

Welcome to the Frederick, Maryland Contra Dance, where you dance to the finest bands and callers of the Maryland-DC-Northern Virginia region (and nearby West Virginia)—which means great music and great dances every time!

We are a community dance: The community consists of dancers, callers, presenters and musicians from our local area—among the best anywhere— combining to offer a program consistently of the highest quality. Please join us and support the performers you know best!

If you haven’t contra danced before, it is easy to learn! Beginners are welcome at the dances and it is not necessary to bring a partner. Just come early for the workshop.

Sponsored by Mid-Maryland Folk Arts Council (MMFAC) and the Frederick City Department of Recreation.

About the Dance

Dances are the fourth Saturday of each month, from 8 to 11 p.m. A free beginners’ workshop starts at 7:15 p.m.

Our location is the former Trinity Episcopal School building,
6040 New Design Rd, Frederick, MD 21703, right next to Harry Grove Stadium, where the Frederick Keys baseball team plays. Downtown Frederick is right nearby, with great restaurants and attractions. Convenient to all major routes if you are coming from DC, Baltimore, nearby VA, PA or WV or right here in Frederick County. Directions here.

Admission is $10 general, $5 students, $5 age 12 and under.
See below how to bring a new dancer and dance free next time.

To ask questions in real time, talking to a real person, call
Boe Walker at 301-694-67941-24-15 contra lines Heather Martley crop

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Our Next Dance:  June 22

Fiddle/Piano duo Laura Light and Marc Glickman. Caller TBA

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Upcoming Schedule. . .

May —  NO DANCE. Memorial Day Weekend

June 22 —  Fiddle/Piano duo Laura Light and Marc Glickman. Virginia and Maryland musicians among the best in the business. Outstanding in their field! Caller TBA

July 27 — SummerTunes returns! Day-long dance music workshops will be led by Andrea Hoag and Paul Oorts. Liz Donaldson will join them to lead the evening dance with the big SumerTunes Band. Always a grand event! For Workshop info, please contact Andrea.

August 24 — TBA

September 28 — TBA

October 26 — TBA

November 23 — TBA

December 28 — TBA

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SEE WHO HAS PERFORMED AT OUR PREVIOUS DANCES HERE.

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Want to dance for free?1-24-15 large band Heather Martley

  1. Bring a new dancer (or a few new dancers!) to the dance.
  2. Pay the admission for both/all of you this month.
  3. Sign both/all names on the Get-A-Free-Dance list.
  4. At the following month’s dance you both/all get in free.
    (Offer is good for the following month only)
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We do send you a short email the week of each Frederick dance.
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