Dances

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.

Time

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

New Year’s Eve
8:00pm-1:00am

Cost

$8-$10 is the suggested donation to pay for the hall and performers (the band, caller, and sound).
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Special dances
$15 Adults
$10 Student
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New Year’s Eve
$15 Adults
$10 Student
12 and under Free

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Schedule

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

2016 Winter Dance Schedule:

January 9th - music by Red Crow with Howie Meltzer, Susan Burke, Chuck Pliske and Joe Michaels on fiddle, concertine, guitar and bass respectively. Caller Maureen Collier .

January 23rdBellingham Folk Festival Incognito features Brian Lindsay on fiddle, Michael Hobart on guitar, and Eileen Sterns playing everything else. Marlin Prowell calling. Dance held at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship at 1207 Ellsworth Street, Bellingham.

January 30th – GYPSIES & FLOURISHES WORKSHOP 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm  - Refine your dance skills and improve your style . Brian Lindsay and Sonya Kaufman will show you how. Beginner workshop at 7:00 as usual. Dance starts at 7:30pm  Beauty and the Beats with Steve Blum-Anderson, Mark Danielson, Brigget Le Claire, Clyde Curely on fiddle, concertina, guitar, mandolin and piano. Caller Sonya Kaufman.

February 13thThe Alpha Beats with Clyde Curley, Mike Haberman, Susan Curley, Kris Parker on fiddle, mandolin, banjo, piano and bass. Caller Morna Leonard.

February 21st - Buddy System Techno Contra featuring Julie Vailmont and Noah VanNorstrand. Calling by Michael HamiltonThis dance is on SUNDAY and runs 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm at the Fairhaven Library. 

February 27th - Open Band Night! This is your chance to come play in the band! Steve Blum-Anderson will be orchestrating musicians as the lead fiddler. Want to try calling a dance? This is your chance. Marlin Prowell will coordinate the callers! Come play music, call or just dance.

March 12thPurple Heys from Seattle includes Sean Bolton, Melissa Coffey and Doug Plummer. Caller TBD.

March 26thCountercurrent includes our very own Brian Lindsay on fiddle and Alex Sturbaum on guitar, mandolin, etc. Caller TBD.

2016 Spring Dance Schedule:

April 9thNorthern Contraband with Steve Blum-Anderson-fiddle; Mark Danielson-concertina; Eileen Sterns-banjo and a whole lot of other things; Greg Sherman-bass; and Michael Hobart on guitar. Calling by Suzanne Girardot

April 23rdRyan McKasson, Dave Bartley, George Paul on fiddle, mandolin, piano plus plus. Caller TBD.

April 30thHeliotrope will rock the dance featuring Robin Brown, Michael Hobart, and Paul Englesberg. Karen Marshall from Anacortes calling