Dances are on 3rd Saturdays, September through June. Dances run from 8 to 11 pm, with a Beginner's Workshop at 7:30 pm.
Admission is $9 adults; $6 students; free for children under 12; family maximum $20. Bring a friend to the dance for their first time, and get $4 off admission.
Members $7 adults, $4 students.
We have moved! The dance is now at the Fort Wayne Ballroom Company, 1559 W Dupont Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46825. It's in the Northbrook Village Shopping Center on Crescent Circle, at the southeast corner of Lima and Dupont, next to the Arena Bar & Grill. Plenty of well-lit parking in full view of the dance; several restaurants in the area; easy access to I-69; no stairs!
No dance 12/21/19 (schedule conflict)
2/15/20 with caller Dwayne Johnson
3/28/20 Appleseed Allemande postponed to October 17 (see below)
4/18/20 Cancelled 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
Fill out the Registration Form and send it in before 10/1/20 for the lowest pricing.
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.