Thursday Night Contra Dance in the Mt. Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA 19119

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Contra Dance in Mt Airy PA
Every Thursday night at the Commodore Barry Club
Third Saturdays at Summit Church
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.

We dance every Thursday night (except Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve) in Mt. Airy at the Commodore Barry Club, 6815 Emlen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19119 (directions). The Third Saturday Contra Dance is at Summit Church, also in Mt. Airy. We thank the staff of Glenside Memorial Hall for supporting our dances for nearly 20 years.

We have a new Samboni ® for cleaning our dance floor. Video (5 seconds) on Antal's site (works in Chrome) or Facebook.

Thursday
Feb 11
Rick Mohr
with local callers
Jovial Beggars Craig Newberger (hammered dulicmer) Helene Zisook-Speer (fiddle) Jo Anne Rocke (keyboard) Peggy Leiby (recorder, feet) Rachel Hall (concertina)
Valentine Dance
Thursday
Feb 18
Chuck Abell New Caledonia Laura Light (fiddle), Janet Muse (piano)
SATURDAY
Feb 20
Sue Gola Pieces of Eight Location: Summit Church.
Thursday
Feb 25
Sue Gola
with local callers
SPUDS Philly's Phabulous Pick-Up Band!
Thursday
March 3
Bob Isaacs Nor'Easter Julie Vallimont (piano), Max Newman (mandolin), and Cedar Stanistreet (violin)
Thursday
March 10
Ridge Kennedy
with local callers
Live Wire Josh Burdick (Violin), Sarah Gowan (Guitar, concertina, feet), Ben Kennedy (Piano), Bill Quern (Mandolin, banjo)
Thursday
March 17
Sarah VanNorstrand Seaglass Andrew VanNorstrand (guitar) Eileen Nicholson (fiddle) Rachel Bell (accordion)
SATURDAY
March 19
Medley Marathon Contra Dance
4 awesome bands, 6 great callers, 3 hours of NON-STOP dancing!
Location: Summit Church.
Thursday
March 24
Donna Hunt
with local callers
Beyond the Ale Kirsten Erwin (flute, whistle), Josh Burdick (fiddle), Steve Epstein (clarinet, sax), Doug Healy (guitar)
Thursday
March 31
Dave Rupp
with local callers
Finger Pyx Enid Diamante (fiddle), Wes Steenson (Guitar and Banjo), Jo Anne Rocke (Piano), Jansen Wendell (Fiddle and Mandolins)
Thursday
Apr 7
Chart Guthrie SPUDS Philly's Phabulous Pick-Up Band!
Thursday
Apr 14
Sam Rotenberg
with local callers
ATKB Kirsten Erwin (Whistles, flute), Thane Glenn (Mandolin), Ben Kennedy (Piano), Adam Oleksa (Violin)
Thursday
Apr 21
Ron Blechner Itsy Bitsy Spiders Bill Nixon (fiddle), Steve Epstein (clarinet, sax), Adlai Waksman (keyboard)
Thursday
Apr 28
Jim Kitch
with local callers
Coracree Jane Rothfield (fiddle, banjo) Bill Quern (mandolin, banjo, melodeon) Allan Carr (bass) Sarah Gowan (guitar, feet)

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. Steve Blum was interviewed and video taped by WHYY at the January 15, 2015, contra dance. 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

SPUDS

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 and jigs to 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.

Links

Third Saturday Contra Dance at Summit Church in Mt. Airy
The Seven Day Dance Guide for links to dances in the Philadelphia region
Ted Crane's Dance Database
Contra Dance Links
Germantown Country Dancers
Mostly Waltz
ContraCopia
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PATMAD

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 foundationcenter.org.


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