Join Us for Weekly Contra Dances; Donations for Performers Welcomed
(Updated October 2021)
Starting in November, our dances are 7:30-9 p.m., at Harmony School, 909 E 2nd St. in Bloomington, IN. Dances are typically on Wednesdays, but please check our calendar to be sure. 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!).
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 week 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 week since the group started in 1972.