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, June 15 - 333 Coffeehouse
The Skylark Celtic Band is a trio of top-notch players: Elise Kress on vocals and wooden flute, Zan McLeod (Ocean Orchestra, Touchstone) on guitar and bouzouki, and young fiddle star Seán Heely (2016 US National Scottish Fiddle Champion). 7:30 PM; $12/$10. (Advance tickets $10.75)
Saturday, June 16 - Contra Dance
Ted Hodapp will be the caller as we welcome the trio NOVA, from Vermont: Kathleen Fownes (fiddle), Everest Witman (guitar), and Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin (accordion and piano). 7 PM; $10/8/5 (price details).
Friday, July 20 - No 333 Coffeehouse
No concert - we're taking a breather in July, but 333 will be back with a great fall schedule!
Saturday, July 21 - Contra Dance
April Blum will call the dances as we laugh all the way to the break with the music of Devine Comedy - Steve Hickman (fiddle), Marty Taylor (woodwinds and concertina, and John Devine (guitar). 7 PM; $10/8/5 (price details).
Friday, August 17 - 333 Community Music Night
Our fifth sort-of-annual evening in which we, the 333 community, get to share our musical talents and enthusiasm. There will be a few open mic slots, and maybe a special guest or two. Anyone can sign up to lead a song, or request a song for everyone to sing. We'll post more info at 333concerts.org later this summer. 7:30 PM; suggested donation $5.
Saturday, August 18 - Contra Dance
Are you coming? Are you ready? Are We There Yet? features some of the D.C. area's best known dance musicians: Charlie Pilzer on piano, Tina Chancey on fiddle, Susan Brandt on flute, and Tom Wright on mandolin. Andrea Nettleton will be our caller. 7 PM; $10/8/5 (price details).
Saturday, September 1 - English Country Dance
Caller and musicians to be announced.
7 PM; $10/8/5 (price details).
Saturday, September 15 - Contra Dance
The dynamic duo of Janine Smith and Susan Taylor will call contras (and probably some squares) to the music of the excellent Dead Sea Squirrels - Cathy Mason on fiddle, Craig Edwards on more fiddle (and banjo and other things too), and Henry Yoshimura on guitar. 7 PM; $10/8/5 (price details).
Friday, September 21 - 333 Coffeehouse
We are thrilled to kick off our fall calendar with the singer-songwriter and activist Erin McKeown, who was just starting out when she last played 333, back in the early days at UUCA. Max Ochs will be the host for this show.
We expect there will be a lot of interest in this event, and advance tickets (available soon) may be needed. To get the latest updates on availability, follow @333Concerts or sign up for the 333 Tickle list by e-mailing 333coffeehouse@gmail.com. 7:30 PM; $12/$10 at the door; advance ticket info to come.

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.

Map showing the Meeting House and surrounding area.

Alternate routes which may be useful when traffic is heavy on US 50/301 or in the downtown Annapolis 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