Dances are postponed indefinitely due to COVID 19.
We are looking for a new dance hall. If you know of a reasonably inexpensive hall available on Saturday evenings in the Fort Wayne area with ample parking, please contact us below.
Dances are postponed indefinitely due to coronavirus
Appleseed Allemande is an all-day music and dance event, held at the Elkhart County Museum in Bristol, Indiana.
The afternoon contra dance features Dwayne Johnson and Hoosier Recruits
The evening contra dance features Casey Mullaney and the Spy Run String Band
About the Fort Wayne Traditional Music and Dance Society
We sponsor Contra Dances and Old-Time music jams in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Founded in 2008, FWTMDS is a registered nonprofit organization, and is a Group Member of the Country Dance and Song Society (CDSS).
Admission fees are not enough to cover the costs of the dance series. Please consider joining FWTMDS as a paid member (forms available at the dance).
FWTMDS is a registered non-profit organization, and memberships are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Code of Conduct
The Fort Wayne Traditional Music and Dance Society has adopted a Code of Conduct in order to make our music and dance events safe, fun, and comfortable for all participants.
Contra Dancing has a longstanding culture of welcoming dancers of all ages and abilities. This culture draws on a tradition of live music; clear and concise teaching; and friendliness towards new dancers. Please help maintain an environment of safety, respect, and consent by following these guidelines:
If you have any concerns that you are not comfortable addressing yourself, please speak to one of the dance organizers. We reserve the right to refuse admittance, or ask an individual to leave, if we feel that there is a need to do so. Thank you for respecting this Code of Conduct and doing your part to maintain our joyful, safe, and respectful community.
Board of Directors
FWTMDS is run by a volunteer board of directors: co-presidents Stacey Kuster and Nola Katinsky, treasurer Tom Wolf, and secretary Barry Dupen. If you would like to help organize and run these dances, please contact us.
For more information, call two six zero, five zero three, eight eight two four.