Thursday Night Contra Dance

2021 Calendar

2020 calendar

In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, the PATMAD board canceled in-person dances from March of 2020 onwards (including this year's Medley Marathon). We will be monitoring the pandemic and city and state regulations, and deciding when it will be safe to resume dancing in person.

The dances listed here are our online virtual dances held twice a month.

SPUDS, Philly's phabulous open contradance band, has been holding online tune swaps twice a month.

Stay healthy, safe, and connected!

Date Caller Band
Jan. 7 Janine Smith John and Tom Krumm
Jan. 13 (Wednesday) Board meeting (by videoconference until further notice)
Jan. 14 Guest speaker - David Millstone presents Country Dance in Modern Times: Squares, ECD and Contras in Post-WWII America
Jan. 21 Perry Shafran Chloe, Rick, and Evan Mohr
Feb. 4 Bev Bernbaum Beverley Street: Janie Rothfield, Allan Carr, and Bill Wellington
Larks and Robins will be called for this dance. (Our virtual dance series continues the occasional trial use of gender-free role terms.)
The band will host a jam for musicians after the dance. Our usual post-dance social will take place in a breakout room.
Feb. 18 Drew Delaware
(from Toronto)
Butter Barrel: Jared Kirkpatrick and Bo Marchman
Mar. 4 Chet Gray Strings on Wings: Todd Clewell and Barb Schmid
Mar. 18 Dave Rupp Box and String Trio: Bill Quern, Sarah Gowan and Laura Alexander

(More bands TBA!)