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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Past Scheduled events


This lists some examples of the dances we’ve had over the last several years or so:
November 19thGreat Bear Trio with George Marshall calling!!! This special dance is at the EAGLES HALL 1125 N. Forest St. This dance is $15 adults, $10 students

November 26th – Open Band & Caller Dance! A big thank you to lead musicians, Dave Andrews and Sherrie Montgomery and lead caller, Marlin Prowell!

December 10th – Northern Contraband featuring Steve Blum-Anderson, Michael Hobart, Mark Danielson, Greg Sherman and Eileen Sterns. Calling by Maureen Collier. This dance is part of the Bellingham Folk Festival and will be held at the Unitarian Fellowship at 1207 Ellsworth St.. ONLY $5!

December 31st - New Years Eve Party featuring Rodney Miller Band! We’re celebrating with music by Rodney Miller, Dave Bartley and Anita Anderson with calling by Marlin Prowell. This special dance is at the EAGLES HALL at 1125 N Forest St. Dance starts at 8:00 pm and goes until 1:00 am. Bring finger food to share. Festive attire encouraged, sparkling cider, punch and noisemakers provided. Midnight hour count down – an alcohol free event. Cost is $15 adults; $10 Students

January 14, 2017 – Ms. Behavin’ is our own Eileen Sterns, Judy Laub and Pam Borso playing fiddle, mandolin, octave mandolin, banjo, hammered dulcimer and harp! Calling by Seattle’s own Emma Anderson.

January 28, 2017 – The Alphabeats featuring Clyde Curley, Mike Haberman, Dave Nerad, Susan Curley, and Kris Parker. Judy Zeidel from Bellingham calling!

February 11th – Music by Ben Schreiber & Scotty Leach! Yowza! Jacqui Ann Grennan from LA calling!

February 25th - Music by Brad & Steve Fortified which includes Jay Finkelstein with Steve Blum Anderson and Brad Reynolds. Calling will be Valerie Cohen from Seattle.

April 9th - Northern 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 23rd - Ryan McKasson, Dave Bartley, George Paul on fiddle, mandolin, piano plus plus. Caller Michael Karcher from Seattle.

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

May 14th - Larry Unger and Audrey Knuth from Boston with Woody Lane from Oregon calling.

FRIDAY May 20th - Continental Drift is Eric Anderson and Eileen Nicholson with Marlin Prowell calling.

May 28th - No Bellingham Dance. It’s FOLKLIFE! See you at the RoadHouse!

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 23rd - Bellingham 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 13th - The 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 Lindsay Dono. This 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 12th - Purple Heys from Seattle includes Sean Bolton, Melissa Coffey and Doug Plummer. Emma Anderson from Seattle calling.

March 26th - Countercurrent includes our very own Brian Lindsay on fiddle and Alex Sturbaum on guitar, mandolin, etc. Sonya Kaufman calling.



 June 20, 2015  Special Glen Echo Community Club Potluck & Dance (workshop 7:00; Dance 7:30 – 10:30pm)
Address: 7694 Goodwin Rd. Everson, WA (Corner of Goodwin Rd. and South Pass Rd.)
 Northern Contraband from Bellingham
 Steve Blum-Anderson, Michael Hobart, Greg Sherman, Mark Danielson, Eileen Sterns
 Bob Rentz from Vancouver BC calling
 Bring Sweet/Savory Finger Food to share
 May 9, 2015
 Tapsalteerie plays including Jon Singleton, Clare Woolgrove, Sam Good
 Jan Martindale, and Nick Leininger
 Gwen Rousseau from Seattle calling
 May 22, 2015 No Bellingham Contra Dance
 Northwest Folklife in Seattle May 22 – 25  See You Dancing in Warren’s Roadhouse
 (Fisher Pavillion) on the Folklife Dance Floor!
 May 30, 2015
 Beauty & The Beats plays with Steve Blum-Anderson, Brigget Le Claire, Mark Danielson
 and Clyde Curley
Sonya Kauffman calling
January 24, 2015
Gypsies & Flourishes Workshop 5:45 – 7:00 pm before the dance This is a workshop to help refine skills, increase your
dance move vocabulary while maintaining the flow, etc. and is for those who have been contra dancing
Incognito Band featuring Brian Lindsay, Eileen Sterns, Michael Hobart
Cindy Holmes calling
January 10, 2015
George Paul (Avant Gardners), Ryan McKasson (Syncopaths), Dave Bartley (Contra Sutra)
Maureen Collier from Vancouver calling
December 31, 2014 NEW YEARS EVE GALA DANCE AND PARTY! (8:00 pm – 1:00 am)
Dancing, Finger food Potluck, Alcohol free, and Fun Celebration at the Eagles Hall (1125 N Forest Street Bellingham)
Party favors and beverage provided – midnight count down & other fun!
Wild Hair from Portland playing the tunes featuring Betsy Branch, Todd Silverstein, Jeff Kerssen-Griep, and Mark Douglass
Marlin Prowell calling
December 13, 2014
Beauty and the Beats featuring Steve Blum-Anderson, Mark Danielson, Brigget Le Claire, Clyde Curley
Karen Marshall calling
November 29, 2014
OPEN BAND NIGHT – Come play in the band, do some calling, and dance!
Marlin Prowell will be serving as lead caller
Dave Andrews leading the band as fiddler
November 22, 2014
Bellingham’s favorite Northern Contraband playing the music
Karen Marshall calling
November 15, 2014 Dance at the Eagles Hall (1125 N Forest Street Bellingham)
Great Bear Trio featuring Andrew and Noah VanNorstrand and Kim Yerto
George Marshall calling
$15 Adults $10 Students 12 and under Free
November 8, 2014
Music by Contra Sutra featuring Dave Bartley, Ryan McKasson, Marni Rachmeil, Russell S
Woody Lane from Roseburg, Oregon calling
October 25, 2014
Noisy Water Band featuring Judy Laub, Todd Citron, John Kulshan and Beth Beyers
Maureen Collier calling
October 11, 2014
W.B. REID AND BONNIE ZAHNOW Guitar, Fiddle, Banjo, Mandolin, Vocals
Suzanne Girardot from Seattle calling
September 27, 2014
HeliotropePaul Englesberg, Robin Brown, Michael Hobart
Cindy Holmes from Anacortes calling
September 13, 2014
Red CrowSusan Burke, Chuck Pilske, Howie Meltzer, Joe Micheals
Marline Prowell calling
June 14, 2014 Special Potluck and Dance at the Glen Echo Community Club
Address: 7694 Goodwin Rd. Everson, Washington (Corner of Goodwin Rd. and South Pass Rd.)
Northern Contraband from Bellingham
Steve Blum-Anderson, Michael Hobart, Greg Sherman, Mark Danielson, Eileen Sterns
fiddle, concertina, bass, guitar, harp, banjo
Calling by Amy Carroll
Bring Sweet/Savory Finger food to share
Workshop at 7:00, Dance 7:30 – 10:30 pm
January 25, 2014
Beauty and the Beats
Brigget LeClair, piano; Clyde Curley, fiddle/mandolin; Mark Danielson, concertina/whistle; Steve Blum-Anderson, fiddle
Caller TBA
January 11, 2014
Eric Anderson on piano, Lee Anne Welch, fiddle, flute, winds, percussion, piano, base concertina
From Seattle & California
Marlin Prowell from Bellingham calling
July 20, 2013 – date still tentative – check back here for confirmation
July 13, 2013 - at the GLEN ECHO HALL finger food pot luck!
7694 Goodwin Rd. Everson, WA 98247
Northern Contraband with caller TBA
7:00 workshop – 7:30 dance
Call Kim Martin at 360-393-1312 for directions or more info.
May 24 – 27, 2013 Northwest Folk Life Festival
May 11, 2013 Saturday
Up In The Air
Robin Brown, Ginny Snowe, Marcia Robey, Paul Englesberg
Karen Marshall from Seattle Calling
Andrew and Noah Band from New York
Andrew and Noah VanNorstrand formerly of GREAT BEAR TRIO
Check them out here!
Explosive improvisation, deep dance grooves and a unique vision
Sarah VanNorstrand calling
April 27, 2013 Saturday
Northern Contraband from Bellingham
Steve Blum-Anderson, Michael Hobart, Mark Danielson, Greg Sherman
fiddle, guitar, concertina, bass
Caller TBA
April 13, 2013 Saturday
Orcas Rucus!
Lori Prime * Judy Laub * Eileen Sterns
Mellisa Coffey * Pam Borso * Carl Thor
Maureen Collier from Vancouver, BC calling
January 12, 2013 Saturday
Up in the Air from Bellingham
Robin Brown, Ginny Snowe, Marcia Robey, Paul Englesberg
fiddle, flute & winds, percussion, piano, bass, concertina
Marlin Prowell and Jonathan “Fish” Fisher calling
December 31, 2012
New Year’s Eve Gala Dance — Starts at 8pm
The Syncopaths
Ryan McKasson, fiddle; Ashley Broder, mandolin; Jeff Spero, piano; Christa Burch, bodhran & voice.
Marlin Prowell from Bellingham calling
Norway Hall, 1419 N. Forest St., Bellingham
Bring Finger Food to share. Alcohol free.
Party favors and beverage provided.
Exciting Midnight Countdown!
December 22, 2012 – Saturday – Solstice Celebration Dance
Wild Ginger from Bellingham
Robin Brown, Marc Leonard, Merry Teesdale
Morna Leonard from Montana calling
December 8, 2012 – Saturday
Come PLAY in the band, CALL some dances, and DANCE!
Cost: $5 – $8
November 24, 2012 – Saturday
The Toad Mountain Ramblers from Bellingham
Mike Schway, Dave Nerad, Clyde Curley: fiddle; mandolin, banjo; guitar
Laura Mé Smith from Seattle calling
November 17, 2012 – Saturday
Perpetual e-Motion from New England. $12-15
Ed Howe & John Cote: fiddle, electric violin, guitar, synthesizer,
didgeridoo, foot percussion. www.
George Marshall from Massachusetts calling
Location: Norway Hall. 1419 N. Forest St., Bellingham
November 10, 2012 – Saturday
The Brad n’ Steve Band from Bellingham
Steve Blum-Anderson, fiddle; Brad Reynolds, accordion
Cindy Holmes of Anacortes calling
October 27, 2012 – Saturday
Northern Contraband from Bellingham
Steve Blum-Anderson, fiddle; Michael Hobart, guitar; Greg Sherman, bass; Mark Danielson, concertina, mandolin.
Joe Micheals of Seattle calling
October 13, 2012 – Saturday
Group du Jour from Bellingham
Clyde Curley, fiddle; David Cahn, accordion; Bill Meyer, Piano; Jerry Gallher, banjo.
Amy Wimmer of Seattle calling
September 29, 2012 – Saturday
Noisy Waters from Bellingham
Brandy Driscoll, fiddle; Beth Beyers, woodwinds & saxophone; John Hatten, piano; Todd Citron, whistle & percussion.
Cindy Holmes from Anacortes calling
September 22, 2012 – Saturday
Special Delivery
Nor’easter members Max Newman (mandolin, guitar) and Julie Vallimont (piano) from Boston, with Rex Blazer (fiddle) from Florida, and Russell S (percussion) of Vancouver BC.
Maureen Collier of Vancouver BC calling
September 8, 2012 – Saturday
Andrew and Noah Band – a hot young New York Band
Andrew and Noah VanNorstrand of the Great Bear Trio
Marlin Prowell of Bellingham calling