Upcoming Events

All events take place at Annapolis Friends Meeting House unless otherwise noted. The Meeting is at 351 DuBois Road, Annapolis, MD 21401 (Directions below).

Friday, February 16 - 333 Coffeehouse
It's been several years since The Kennedys last appeared at 333 and we're excited that they're coming back! Their blend of folk and pop sounds, fine harmonies and terrific playing are non-stop fun. 7:30 PM; $12/$10. More info
Saturday, February 17 - Contra Dance
We welcome back the Rhythmajigs from Charlottesville - Michael Giordano on fiddle and mandolin, Jack Maus on piano, and Patti Reum on flutes and whistles. Melissa Chatham calls. 7 PM; $10/8/5 (price details).
Saturday, March 3 - English Country Dance
Mike Franch will call to the music of Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), Emily Aubrey (violin), and Janina O'Brien (piano). 7 PM; $10/8/5 (price details).
Friday, March 16 - 333 Coffeehouse
Lydia and Emily Martin, sisters from the noted Maryland musical family, will play an evening of old-time and Irish music. More details to come on this one. 7:30 PM; $12/$10. More info
Saturday, March 17 - Contra Dance
Broadside Kinetic are not very Irish, but play cool and diverse music: Helene Zisook (fiddle), Tom Rhoads (guitars, concertina), Amy Ksir (woodwinds, accordion, piano), and Jim Speer (bass). Kappy Laning will be our caller. 7 PM; $10/8/5 (price details).

Regular Dances - General Information


The Annapolis Friends (Quaker) Meeting House is located close to Rt. 50 and minutes away from downtown Annapolis. From US 50/301, take Exit 24 (Rt. 70/Rowe Blvd), and take the exit away from downtown (towards Bestgate Rd - this is a left if coming from the west, a right if from the east). The first stoplight after Rt. 50 is North Bestgate Rd. Turn right. Go for a short distance and turn left on DuBois Rd. (There is a sign for the Friends Meeting at the intersection.) Take DuBois until it ends, and turn left into the gravel parking lot.

Here's a map showing the Meeting House and surrounding area.

About ATDS

The Annapolis Traditional Dance Society is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) Maryland corporation. ATDS has been around since 1988 and is affiliated with the Country Dance and Song Society.

Activities: ATDS holds a monthly contra and square dance, regular English country dances, and the monthly 333 Coffeehouse concert series.

We sponsor or co-sponsor special dance events, so contact us if you have an event you want to organize. We support and promote a variety of dance forms including waltz, swing and couples dancing, clogging, and Cajun.

All of our events are open to the public, and do not require any proven level of expertise.

Membership: You don't have to be an ATDS member to attend our events, but members receive a discount on admissions, and similar discounts on dances held by affiliated organizations including the Folklore Society of Greater Washington and the Baltimore Folk Music Society. Annual membership in ATDS costs $16 for an individual, $30 for a family. Ready to join? Here's a membership form.

Volunteer! ATDS is a non-profit organization run by volunteers. Why not get involved? If you'd like to be a part of putting together an exciting dance series, please join us! We need volunteers for the following:

If you have an interest in one of these volunteer positions, email Jan Scopel.

Contact Us

For general information:
annapolis.contra.dance "at" gmail "dot" com
To support ATDS with a tax-deductible donation:
annapolis.contra.dance "at" gmail "dot" com
or by mail to: ATDS, c/o Jan Scopel, 1277 Ritchie Highway #188, Arnold, MD 21012. (Please make checks payable to "Annapolis Traditional Dance Society.")
Contra Dance Band and Caller Contact:
Charlotte Featherstone
English Dance Band and Caller Contact:
Ann Fallon, (410)-268-0231, aefallon "at" verizon "dot" net
333 Coffeehouse Contact:
Tom Rhoads & Amy Ksir, (443)-333-9613, 333coffeehouse "at" gmail "dot" com