Morgantown Friends of Old-Time Music and Dance is a group of musicians and dancers who organize family-oriented Appalachian traditional music and dance events for the greater community of Morgantown, West Virginia. Our community square and contra dance information and upcoming dances are posted on our public Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/morgantownfootmad/. You do not need to be on facebook to see this public group; you can access it from the web.
All are welcome. Come experience the joy of Square and Contra dancing. It’s fun and easy to learn!
No partner or experience is necessary. If you have never done contra or square dance, we will help you learn the basic steps. You won’t feel lost or alone as a caller will walk you through each dance. Once the music starts everything will fall into place. You can’t help but smile and enjoy moving to the music. You will leave with your heart filled and a wonderful fiddle tune (or two) singing in your head for the ride home.
Contra and Square dancing is energetic and you will get warm so wear comfortable clothes. Causal dresses, jeans, t-shirts or shorts are common attire. We provide refreshments during the break to keep you energized. Bring your water bottle to keep hydrated.