Thursday Night Contra Dance in the Mt. Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA 19119

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Contra Dance in Mt Airy PA
Every Thursday night at the Commodore Barry Club
Third Saturdays at Summit Church
8 to 11 pm every Thursday Night ~ Instruction at 7:30pm
Local bands: $8, $5 students with ID
Out-of-town bands: $10, $7 students with ID
Free admission for children 12 and under.

We dance every Thursday night (except Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve) in Mt. Airy at the Commodore Barry Club, 6815 Emlen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19119 (directions). The Third Saturday Contra Dance is at Summit Church, also in Mt. Airy. We thank the staff of Glenside Memorial Hall for supporting our dances for nearly 20 years.

Nov 26
No dance on Thanksgiving.
Nov 28
Contracopia 3 great bands, 3 great callers, 9 hours of dancing
Raise the Roof, Pete's Posse, and Frost and Fire
Dec 3
Dugan Murphy Blackjack Grove Bethany Waickman (guitar), Glen Loper (mandolin), Julie Metcalf (fiddle)
Dec 10
Sue Gola
with local callers
SPUDS Philly's Phabulous Pick-Up Band!
Dec 12
PATMAD Community Meeting 11:00am to 1:00pm. Click here for details.
Dec 17
Melissa Taggart
with local callers
Instant Ensemble Roberta Goren, flute Dave Miller, fiddle Adlai Waksman, piano
Dec 19
Bob Isaacs Winter Cotillion Location: Summit Church
The Elftones Mara Shea & Roger Gold
Dec 24
No dance on Christmas eve.
Dec 31
TBA New Years Eve special dance at the Commodore Barry Club - save the date

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See Welcome Information for more about the Thursday Night Dance and general information about Contra Dancing. See also Video Clip #1 or Video Clip #2. Steve Blum was interviewed and video taped by WHYY at the January 15, 2015, contra dance. See our contact page to get answers to your questions or to volunteer.

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The Summit Pick Up Dance Society (SPUDS) is open to all musicians who wish to participate, and has musicians of different levels of ability among its members. Since it is a contra dance band, the tunes range from reels and jigs to waltzes. We play for the Thursday night dance about seven times a year and occasionally for other events. For more information on how you can take part, including jams and rehearsals, visit the SPUDS website or contact SPUDS Coordinators Kim Neubauer and Bill Quern.


Third Saturday Contra Dance at Summit Church in Mt. Airy
The Seven Day Dance Guide for links to dances in the Philadelphia region
Ted Crane's Dance Database
Contra Dance Links
Germantown Country Dancers
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The Thursday Night Contra Dance is sponsored by Philadelphia Area Traditional Music and Dance (PATMAD), a Pennsylvania non-profit corporation that is an affiliate of the Country Dance and Song Society. PATMAD also sponsors the Third Saturday Contra Dance, SPUDS, and Allons Danser. PATMAD's non-profit filings are available from

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