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, April 30 - English Country Dance
Laura Shultz will call the dances to music by Tina Chancey (violin), Susan Brandt (flute), and Melissa Running (piano). 7 PM.
Friday, May 20 - 333 Coffeehouse
We are thrilled to present Cassie & Maggie MacDonald from Nova Scotia, playing Celtic roots music on fiddle, piano and guitar. These sisters are rising stars - don't miss them! 7:30 PM; $12/$10. More info
Saturday, May 21 - Contra Dance
We'll have diverse music from Broadside Kinetic: Helene Zisook (fiddle), Tom Rhoads (guitars, concertina), Amy Ksir (accordion, piano, whistles), and Jim Speer (bass). Our caller will be Greg Frock.
Friday, June 17 - 333 Coffeehouse
We welcome back former 333 host Janie Meneely with her musical sidekick, guitarist Rob van Sante. 7:30 PM; $12/$10. More info to come.
Saturday, June 18 - Contra Dance
We bring out the best in local talent with Ann Fallon calling to tunes from Leah Weiss (fiddle), Gary Wright (guitar), and Neil Harpe (banjo).
Saturday, July 15 - Contra Dance
We'll get thrice as dizzy (and happy) dancing to Triple Helix - Alexander Mitchell on fiddle and mandolin, Keith Gillis on guitar, and Colleen Reed on flute and sax. April Blum will be our caller.
Friday, July 21 - No Concert
333 Coffeehouse is going on vacation, but it'll be back in August.
Saturday, July 30 - English Country Dance
Music by Becky Ross (violin), Marty Taylor (woodwinds, concertina), and Liz Donaldson (piano). Emily Aubrey will call the figures. Note that this is a slight change from the program originally announced.

Regular Dances - General Information

Directions

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
Website:
http://www.contradancers.com/atds