Contra Dance Suspended Until Further Notice; Donations for Performers Welcomed
(statement released Mar 24, 2020)
The weekly Wednesday dance has been suspended until further notice, in the interests of everyone’s health and safety.
We miss you all. We’re experimenting with a virtual Zoom event; please see the BOTMDG newsletter or our Facebook page for details. If you don’t have access to either of those, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please consider contributing to a fund to help pay our callers and musicians who were signed up to perform at our canceled dances. Thank you for helping us let them know how important they are to us!
Weekly dances are normally in the Harmony School Gym. The gym is on the west end of the school. Enter from the parking lot which can be accessed from Hunter Street (a block south of Atwater St.), just east of Woodlawn St.
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 contradance 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 contradances, 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.