Traditional Square Dancing in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Always with Live Old-Time Music!
The dance series referred to below was discontinued as of March 2014. However, we are still anticipating new square-dance opportunities, and are pleased to report the emergence of a "subversive square dance" old-time music scene, organized primarily via the Facebook page of the Ann Arbor Subversive Square Dance Society. Follow that page to stay informed of their activities.
This series of participatory dances is held on six afternoons on the first Sunday of the month. Drawn from various regional square-dance traditions, the dances are those that fit well to the "southern-style" old-time music that is featured. In addition to four-couple squares, we sprinkle in some big-set circle dances and Appalachian flatfoot (clogging) solo dancing.
Everyone is welcome. No experience is necessary, and you do not need to bring a partner with you. All dances are taught, although it is recommended that new dancers arrive early for the easiest dances and most complete instructions. No special attire is required; simply wear clothing that is comfortable for dancing. (Our hall is air-conditioned.) Please bring a pair of clean, non-marking shoes to help preserve our dance floor.
We participate in AACTMAD's New Dancer Program.
If this kind of dancing is new to you, print out a coupon, and bring it with you for a $4 discount.
This series is sponsored by AACTMAD and funded in part by the Mary Kay Friday Fund of the Country Dance and Song Society.
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