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.

We have a new Samboni ® for cleaning our dance floor. Video (5 seconds) on Antal's site (works in Chrome and Safari) or Facebook.

Thursday
Apr 28
Jim Kitch
with local callers
Coracree Jane Rothfield (fiddle, banjo) Bill Quern (mandolin, banjo, melodeon) Allan Carr (bass) Sarah Gowan (guitar, feet)
Pirates vs. Ninjas Themed Dance
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May 5 Rick Mohr
with local callers
Brew Full Lager Steve Epstein (clarinet and sax), Josh Burdick (fiddle), Bill Quern (banjo, mando, melodeon, harmonica), Adlai Waksman (accordion and melodica), Jo Anne Rocke (keyboard)
May 12 Dave Rupp
with local callers
Hot Wasabi Chris Carpenter--banjo, mandolin, clarinet; Roberta Goren--flute; Adlai Waksman--piano, & Dave Miller--fiddle
May 19 Jan Alter
with local callers
SPUDS Philly's Phabulous Pick-Up Band!
Bad Prom Night Themed Dance
SATURDAY
May 21
Jan Alter Pieces of Eight Location: Summit Church
May 26 George and Tim Swallowtail George Marshall, Ron Grosslein, Tim Van Egmond, Timm Triplett, David Cantieni
June 2 Jacqui Grennan Gravel Hill Gambolers Derek Austin (guitar), Joralyn Glenn (upright bass), Thane Glenn (mandolin), Greg Synnestvedt (fiddle, banjo, mandolin)
June 9 Maia McCormick Dr. Twamley's Audio SnakesMike Rovine (fiddle) Jill Smith (piano) Wes Steenson (guitar, mandolin, banjo)
June 16 Jim Kitch
with local callers
Hot Feat Mat Clark (fiddle, mandolin), Dave Wiesler (piano, guitar)
Crazy Hair Themed Dance
June 23 Ridge Kennedy
with local callers
Tom Krumm++ Tom Krumm (fiddle, mandolin, guitar), Ben Kennedy (keyboard), TBA
June 30 Clinton Ross Anadama Amelia Mason (fiddle), Emily Troll (accordion), and Bethany Waickman (guitar)
July 7 Sue Gola
with local callers
SPUDS Philly's Phabulous Pick-Up Band!
July 14 Quena Crain Long Pond Rounders Jonah Sidman: Fiddle, Corey Walters: Flute & Mandolin, Ross Harriss: Saxophone & Guitar, Michael Friedman: Piano & Foot Percussion, Doug Schaefer: Percussion
July 21 Donna Hunt
with local callers
Ross/Daniel/Bob Ross Harriss (Saxophone) Daniel Hawkins (Cello) Bob Pasquarello (Piano)
July 28 Anna Rain Matt/Ben/Judy Mat Clark - fiddle Ben Kennedy - piano Judy Minot - accordian
Aug 4 Bob Isaacs
with local callers
Herd of Cats Craig Newberger, hammered dulcimer Adlai Waksman, piano Enid Diamante, fiddle Kirsten Erwin, flute and penny whistle
Aug 11 Sam Rotenberg
with local callers
Mr. Darcy Adam Oleksa (violin), Josh Burdick (violin), Kirsten Erwin (flute, whistle), Wes Steenson (guitar)
Aug 18 Melissa Taggart Groovemama Donna Hebert (violin), Jane Rothfield (violin), Max Cohen (guitar), Julie Sorcek (flute, horns), Alex Bell()

Want to Know More?

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.

Weather Related Cancellations
In case of inclement weather please check this website or our Facebook page.
Interested in Carpooling?

Contact our Carpool Coordinator

SPUDS

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.

Links

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
Mostly Waltz
ContraCopia
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PATMAD

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 foundationcenter.org.


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