For over 25 years, the Annapolis Traditional Dance Society has brought monthly contra dances and
other traditional dance events to the Annapolis area.
ATDS also sponsors the 333 Coffeehouse, Annapolis' monthly listening space for folk and acoustic music.
Come dance with us!
All events take place at Annapolis Friends Meeting House unless otherwise noted. The Meeting is at 351 DuBois Road, Annapolis, MD 21401 (Directions below).
|Students with ID
|Little Kids (under 6)||Free|
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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.
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.
This page is maintained by Tom Rhoads (tom "at" broadside "dot" org).
Updated 8 June 2016.
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