Thursday Night Contra Dance in Glenside PA

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Thursday Night Contra Dance in Glenside PA
Glenside Memorial Hall ~ Waverly Rd. and Keswick Ave.
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.
July 24
Dave Eisenstadter Free Raisins (MA) Audrey Knuth (Fiddle), Jeff Kaufman (mandolin, trumpet), Amy Englesberg (piano, accordion)
July 31
Jim Kitch
with local callers
Au Contraire Charles Kadyk - fiddle; Diane Kadyk - harp; Frank Reed - guitar & bass; Joe Hughes - mandolin, banjo & guitar; Kirsten Erwin - whistle & flute
August 7
Sue Gola
with local callers
SPUDs Philly's Phabulous Pick-Up Band!
August 14
Bob Isaacs Gaslight Tinkers Peter Siegel - mandolin, guitar, banjo; Garrett Sawyer - bass; ZoŽ Darrow - fiddle; Dave Noonan - drums
August 21
Ridge Kennedy
with local callers
Tarantulas as Pets Bill Nixon - fiddle Adlai Waksman - accordion, melodica Steve Epstein - clarinet, sax Chloe Maryam Maher Mohr - piano
August 28
Justin Kauker Unbowed Henry Koretzky on mando, Jamie O‘Brien on guitar, Bruce Campbell on bass
Sept 4
Fall schedule coming soon
Sept 11
Fall schedule coming soon
Sept 18
Andrea Nettleton SPUDS Philly's Phabulous Pick-Up Band!
Sept 20
Sept 25
George Marshall Wild Asparagus Ann Percival on piano, guitar, and vocals, David Cantieni on flutes, whistles, oboe, saxophone, and bombard, Becky Tracy on fiddle, George Marshall on concertina and rhythm.

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. 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

Parking Alert

To alleviate the parking crunch around the Glenside Memorial Hall and adjacent facilities, Cheltenham Township is directing all users of the Hall (that's us) to park in the Glenside Library lot, which is just across the intersection from the Hall. It is also OK to park along Waverly St. across from the Hall. The Township asks that we not park along either side of Keswick Ave. so that those spaces can be used by residents and users of the adjacent recreation facilities. See Map

To maintain good relations with our neighbors and the Township (which is kind enough to rent the Hall to us), and to help insure our continued use of the Hall, the Dance Committee urges all dancers to cooperate.


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 to jigs and 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


The Seven Day Dance Guide for links to dances in the Philadelphia region
Third Saturday Contra Dance at Glenside
Ted Crane's Dance Database
Contra Dance Links
Germantown Country Dancers
Mostly Waltz
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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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