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


$8-$10 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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July 18, 2015 FERRY BOAT DANCE moved to Fairhaven Library

The one and only Ferry Boat with moveable chairs in the San Juan Islands this summer is the Elwha, which is the boat the Ferry Boat Dance is scheduled on for Saturday’s run from Anacortes to Friday Harbor.
Late Sunday, we learned that the Elwha was taken into dry dock for mechanical repairs.
Late Monday we learned that the Elwha is out of commission for about 6 months.
Marlin even spent an afternoon at the Anacortes Ferry Terminal assessing the afternoon/early evening boat runs to identify if any other boats could work, and found there were none.
We have no boat to dance on :-(
We spent yesterday checking availability of venues and possibilities.
I can HAPPILY say, 
We won’t be riding the Elwha across our beautiful waters, but dancing in our familiar Home – The Fairhaven Library.
Please share this news in conversation, by email, talk to anyone and everyone you know so we can get the information out to all!
Thank you – It truly does take a village, even many villages!
Bellingham Contra Dance
Andrew VanNorstrand (Great Bear Trio), Audrey Knuth and Amy Englesberg (Free Raisins)
LINDSEY DONO - from Tacoma calling!
7:00 – Workshop for Newcomers
7:00 – 10:30pm Dance
Fairhaven Library
1117 12th St. in Bellingham WA
Cost: $8 – $10

When the Ferry Boat Breaks Down – What to Do?
A NAUTICAL THEMED CONTRA DANCE at the Fairhaven Library!
Come as your Nautical Best-Self, Bring Your Nautical Fun, PFD’s Encouraged, Celebrate in Great Community, and Toast Good Health to the ELWHA!

 July 31, 2015  Orcas Dance Camp July 31 – Aug 1