Regular dances are cancelled, so we have moved online!

Join us live every 1st and 3rd Thursday from 8 to 9:15 pm for fun dancing with fantastic local and national bands and callers.

All you need is a computer with the popular video chat app that starts with 'Z' and ends with 'm', and some dancing energy.

Our membership drive for 2020 was announced at our online events in early September. Membership is free, but must be renewed annually. Your membership will be until Dec. 2021. Joining by September 10 lets you vote in the October elections.

NOTE: You can be on our email announcement list with or without being a PATMAD member.

Since we can't come to a physical dance, membership and nomination forms are now online:

Membership form (new or renewal)

Board nomination form

April 23 Donna Hunt Box and String: Bill Quern and Sarah Gowan
May 7 Donna Hunt Box and String
May 21 Sue Gola Box and String
June 4 Sue Gola Chloe, Rick, & Evan Mohr
June 18 Scott Higgs Mohr Family Band
July 2 Scott Higgs Tom and John Krumm
July 16 Jacqui Grennan Bethany Waickman and Glen Loper
Aug. 6 Dave Rupp Janet and Robert Mills
Aug. 20 Bev Bernbaum Tom and John Krumm
Aug. 27 Phil Jamison presents: Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics: Roots and Branches
of Southern Appalachian Dance
Sept. 3 Janine Smith Arrrrr mateys! We had some swashbuckling fun on an early Talk like a Pirate Night with Box and String Trio: Bill Quern, Sarah Gowan, and Laura Alexander
Sept. 17 Chet Gray Kathy Talvitie and Bob Pasquarello
Oct. 1 Donna Hunt Strings on Wings: Barb Schmid and Todd Clewell
Oct. 15 Scott Higgs Janet and Robert Mills
Nov. 5 Seth Tepfer Casey Murray and Molly Tucker
Nov. 19 Dave Rupp Mad Katters: Marnen Laibow-Koser, Kirsten Erwin, and Adlai Waksman
Dec. 3 Sue Gola Glen Loper and Bethany Waickman
Dec. 17 Claire Takimori The Fretful Porpentine: Kate Sanders, Paul Whiteley, Sophia & Martin Sanders-Whiteley

Registration info: Invitations to our online dance are sent to the Mt. Airy Contra Dance email list on Monday or Tuesday before each dance. To be added to our email list, send email to with your full name and the location of your local contra dance.

When you get the email announcement, click the link in the email to register. Register by 6:00pm the night of the dance to assure that you will be admitted promptly. You will get a confirmation email that includes a link and a password to join the dance.

We have a limit of 100 participants. People who dance regularly in Mt. Airy have priority. Dancers from out of town who register in advance are also admitted.

Mt. Airy Contra Dance