Contra dance & English Country Dance in the Washington DC Area


Baltimore, MD (Pikesville) - BFMS English Country Dance
Harrisonburg, VA - Contra dance


Gadsby's Tavern, Alexandria, VA - Alexandria Assembly English Country Dancers
  Also, for Ball schedule & resources: Period Dancing at Gadsby's Tavern Museum


Baltimore, MD - BFMS Contra dance
Glen Echo Town Hall, MD - FSGW English Country Dance


Silver Spring, MD - Silver Spring Contra dance, Second Thursdays - Facebook page, FSGW co-sponsored


Glen Echo Park, MD - Contra dance - The Friday Night Dancers
Charlottesville, VA - MAC Contra dance - First, Third and Fifth Fridays
Sterling, VA - Old Dominion Dancers, English Country Dance - most Fridays


First Saturdays
Shepherdstown, WV - Contra dance - September through May
Greenbelt, MD - Greenbelt Contra dance - most months
Annapolis, MD - ATDS English Country Dance - March, June, September, and November
Washington, DC (Columbia Heights) - The Great American Square Dance Revival - Facebook page

Second Saturdays
Baltimore, MD - BFMS Contra dance
Dayton, VA - Contra dance
Richmond, VA - TADAMS Contra dance

Third Saturdays
Annapolis, MD - ATDS Contra dance
Bluemont dances - Hillsboro, VA - Contra dance - October through May
Great Falls, VA - The Leesburg Assembly - English Country Dance
Staunton, VA - Contra dance

Fourth Saturdays
Frederick, MD - MMFAC Contra dance
Richmond, VA - TADAMS Contra dance

Fifth Saturdays
Shepherdstown, WV - Contra dance - September through May


Glen Echo Park, MD - FSGW Contra dance
FSGW Family dance - usually at Glen Echo Park, MD, at 3 PM in the afternoon
Greenwood, VA - Contra dance - Second and Fourth Sundays - near Charlottesville


Baltimore Square Dance (Schedule on Facebook) - at varying venues in Baltimore, MD
Club Contras - Charlottesville, VA area (Contra to contemporary music)
Contra Sonic - Glen Echo Park, MD (FSGW Contra to contemporary music) - 2017: Feb, April, June
The Hot Square Babes - usually at Ballroom Blum, Adelphi, MD (Square dance)
Washington Barn Dance Society - Barn style dances in the DC area

Dance Weekends nearby

Shenandoah Shindig, Dayton, VA, near Harrisonburg - January
Springforth Ball & Dance Weekend, Richmond, VA - early April
Chesapeake, Edgewater, MD, near Annapolis - late April
Almost Heaven, at Ramblewood Camp, Darlington, MD - May 18-21, 2017 FINAL YEAR
An English Trifle, at Timber Ridge - Memorial Day weekend, 2015 - English Country dance
June Moon, near Morgantown, WV - late June
Footfall, at Timber Ridge - September, the weekend after Labor Day
Charlottesville Fall Festival - October

National Listings

Central Virginia: Charlottesville, Greenwood, Staunton, Dayton, Harrisonburg, Richmond
Ted Crane's Dance DB - for MD - for VA
Upcoming Events - Country Dance and Song Society

More Dance Information

Scandinavian dancing in the Washington area
Sunday afternoon Waltz Time at Glen Echo Park
Sunday afternoon Waltz Practicum at Glen Echo Park
Wikipedia on Contra dance