Most Wednesdays - 7:30-10:30
Beginners Lesson at 7pm - bring your friends!

Newcomers and beginners ALWAYS welcome!
Intro lesson at 7pm at every dance

FREE ADMISSION for new dancers who attend Intro Lesson!

Masonic Lodge 99 Main Street - Amherst, MA

(near the Black Sheep Deli and the Police Station)

Admission: $10-12, Students: $8, High School: $6

Please bring water and clean, soft-soled shoes to protect the wood floor.

This is a Fragrance-Free and Substance-Free event. Please refrain from wearing scented products. Dances are smoke, drug and alcohol free.

Dance Schedule

June 29, 2016

Music: Elixir

Calling: Nils Fredland

July 6, 2016

Music: Gretchen Koehler & Daniel Kelly (plus guest percussionist, Mark Seymour)

Calling: Clinton Ross (NC)

July 13, 2016

Music: Polaris (Rose  Jackson, Marta Bartholomew, Sam Zakon-Anderson, Jesse Ball)

Calling: Eric Black (from Palo Alto, CA)

Come see this very exciting new band of very talented young musicians. There were a big hit in Greenfield for their debut gig and I’m sure will light up the house for this dance. Polaris is:

Jesse Ball - acccordion, guitar, hammered dulcimer and feet

Sam Zakon-Anderson - piano

Rose Jackson - fiddle

Marta Batholomew - fiddle

July 20, 2016

Music: Sassafras Stomp

Calling: Mary Wesley

July 27, 2016

Music: Cedar Stanistreet, Marko Packard, Rebecca Bosworth-Clemens

Calling: Dereck Kailish

August 3 & 10 2016


August 17, 2016

Music: Tempest with special guest Matt Kenney on percussion

Calling: Rich Goss (Portland, OR)

August 24, 2016

Music: Atlantic Crossing

Calling: Ron Blechner

August 31, 2016

Music: Maivish with special guest Cedar Stanistreet

Calling: Steve Zakon-Anderson

September 7, 2016

Music: Stuart Kenney & Friends

Calling: Will Mentor

September 21, 2016   6th Anniversary Dance!!!

Music: Ed Howe & Bennett Konesni

Calling: Bob Isaacs

September 28, 2016

Music: Julie Vallimont, Rachel Bell, Audrey Knuth

Calling: Michael Karcher (Seattle, WA)

October 5, 2016

Music: Chimney Swift

Calling: Hilton Baxter

October 19, 2016

Music: Noodles (Seattle, WA)

Calling: Jacqui  Ann Grennan (CA)

October 26, 2016

Music: Cedar Stanistreet, Corey DiMario, Marko Packard

Calling: Jean Gibson-Gorrindo (CA)

November 2, 2016

Music: Julie Vallimont, Rachel Bell, Audrey Knuth

Calling: Will Mentor

November 16, 2016

Music: Turning Stile (Aaron Marcus & Joanne Garton)

Calling: TBA

November 23, 2016

Music: TBA

Calling: TBA

November 30, 2016

Music: Pete’s Posse

Calling: Adina Gordon

December 7, 2016

Music: Buddy System (Techno Dance)

Calling: George Marshall

Julie Vallimont - keyboard, accordion, loops, synths, effects

Noah VanNorstrand - fiddle

December 21, 2016

Music: Bartieni Street (David Cantieni, Cedar Stanistreet, Kate Barnes)

Calling: Lisa Greenleaf

December 28, 2016

Music: Everest Witman & Friends

Calling: TBA

January 4, 2017

Music: Blackjack Grove

Calling: Rachel Shapiro Wallace

January 11, 2017 - No Dance

January 18, 2017

Music: TBA

Calling: TBA

January 25, 2017

Music: Pete’s Posse

Calling: Lisa Greenleaf

Click here to download a PDF of the current Amherst flyer

Dances organized by Amherst Area Contradances, a group of local dance enthusiasts. For information, Click HERE

This dance series is funded in part by the New Leaders, Good Leaders Fund of the Country Dance and Song Society


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