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.
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.
- Bring a new dancer (or a few new dancers!) to the dance.
- Pay the admission for both/all of you this month.
- Sign both/all names on the Get-A-Free-Dance list.
- At the following month’s dance you both/all get in free.
(Offer is good for the following month only)
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