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).

Saturday, October 15 - Contra Dance
Sue Gola calls to music by a trio of veteran players, the Rhythmajigs: Walter Hojka (fiddle), Patti Reum (flute) and Jack Maus (piano).
Friday, October 21 - 333 Coffeehouse
Get ready for a fun and thought-provoking show with West Virginia songwriter Todd Burge. Todd is many things, but he's never boring! 7:30 PM; $12/$10. More info
Saturday, October 29 - English Country Dance
Anna Rain will call the figures, with music by Edith Coakley Stowe, fiddle; Carrie Rose, flute; and the redoubtable Dave Wiesler, piano.
Friday, November 18 - 333 Coffeehouse
We're thrilled to be bringing the unique Bing Futch to 333. 7:30 PM; $12/$10. More info
Saturday, November 19 - Contra Dance
Another big new local ensemble makes their Annapolis debut: Emil's Fling is Jack Brumbaugh, Sharon Brewer, Bob Dowd, Joanne Murphy, and Romey Pittman. Kappy Laning calls.
Saturday, December 3 - English Country Dance
Our last English dance of the year features top-shelf players Elke Baker (violin), Susan Brandt (flute) and Paul Oorts (guitar and harp guitar). Diane Schmit will call the figures.
Friday, December 16 - 333 Coffeehouse
Program TBA.
Saturday, December 17 - Contra Dance
Tom Hinds will call dances to a "Band To Be Named Later."
Friday, January 20, 2018 - 333 Coffeehouse
We welcome back Dana and Susan Robinson, who put on a great show when they appeared at 333 back in 2014. They have a new album out. 7:30 PM; $12/$10.
Saturday, January 21 - Contra Dance
Devine Comedy are stalwarts of the DC/B dance scene and always great. DeLaura Padovan calls and Steve Hickman (fiddle), John Devine (guitar), and Marty Taylor (concertina, woodwinds) play the tunes.

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, occasional swing dances, and also sponsors dancers' and callers' workshops. 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. We sponsor or co-sponsor special dance events, so contact us if you have an event you want to organize.

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