Join Us for Dances Every Wednesday; Donations for Performers Welcomed
(statement updated July 22, 2021)
Currently, dances are 7:30-8:15 p.m., at the Big Shelter at Marci Jane Lewis Park, 106 South Park Street, in Ellettsville – just 15 minutes from downtown Bloomington. Dances are open to vaccinated members (proof of vaccination required) and are run by donation. You can become a member or make a donation today! These dances will not be broadcast on Zoom (sorry!). Please note there are no bathrooms and alcohol is not permitted.
Our annual Sugar Hill dance weekend has been canceled for 2021. We hope to host it again in 2022!
BOTMDG is dedicated to fostering the growth and development of Old Time musicians, callers, and dancers in a nurturing and friendly atmosphere. We are a non-profit organization based in Bloomington, Indiana, that is run entirely through the efforts of volunteers — your help is always needed and welcome!
We sponsor a contra dance EVERY WEDNESDAY evening (no exceptions!) and several special dances throughout the year. All dances feature live music (Old Time, New England, and Irish dance tunes). Callers lead mostly contra dances, with some squares, mixers, and other dances forms as well. This type of dance has a devout and enthusiastic following around the world. BOTMDG is one of the oldest groups of its kind in the country, and has danced every Wednesday since the group started in 1972.