Dances are usually the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Saturdays of the month, September through May or June.

The schedule is on our home page for easy access.


7:00pm to 10:30pm
(workshop 7:00, dance 7:30)

New Year’s Eve


$10-$12 is the suggested donation to pay for the hall and performers (the band, caller, and sound).
Special dances
$15 Adults
$10 Student
New Year’s Eve
$15 Adults
$10 Student
12 and under Free

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Unless otherwise noted, dances are held upstairs in the Fairhaven Library at 1117 12th Street, Bellingham, Washington.


Jan 12   Northern Contra Band

Steve Blum-Anderson · Michael Hobart · Mark Danielson
Eileen Sterns · Greg Sherman
fiddle · guitar · accordion · concertina · bass · banjo
Maureen Collier from Vancouver calling

Jan 26   Incognito from Bellingham/Bow/Seattle

Brian Lindsay · Eileen Sterns · Michael Hobart
fiddle · accordion · guitar · foot percussion · vocals
Marlin Prowell calling
NOTE: This Dance will be at the Bellingham Folk Fest
Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship
1207 Ellsworth St
Bellingham WA
Admission $5

Feb 9   Dave Bartley · Kate Powers · Marni Rachmiel

Michael Karcher from Seattle calling

Feb 23   Open Band Dance

Come play in the band, call some dances, and, DANCE!
Email if you wish to play in the band for details and music. All Welcome!

WEDNESDAY Mar 6   Faux Paws

Andrew Van Norstrand · Noah Van Norstrand · Chris Miller
Lauren Kriel calling
East Coast Young Adult Band and caller!
This is the kick-off dance for the Cascade Promenade weekend!
Location TBA

Mar 9   Goldengems

Sam Vogt · Channing Showalter · Annie Schermer · Casey Connor · Clea Johnson
Bellingham Folk Festies Band meet CONTRA!
Caller TBA

Mar 23   Band TBA

Caller TBA

Mar 30   Band TBA

Caller TBA

Apr 13   Da BOMB

Marlin Prowell calling

Apr 27   Heliotrope from Bellingham

Robin Brown · Michael Hobart · Paul Englesberg
fiddle · guitar · concertina · whistles
Caller TBA

May 11   Band TBA

Caller TBA

May 24-25-26-27 NW FOLKLIFE!

See you dancing in the Roadhouse with hundreds of fabulous
contra dancers and musicians in community all weekend long!

Jun 8   Glen Echo Dance and Potluck

Glen Echo Grange · Everson · just North of Bellingham
7694 Goodwin Road · Beautiful Countryside setting!

July  Ferry Boat Dance

AND Summer Dances in Boulevard Park!

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