A couple dancing at the Saturday night dance.
Friends of Old-Time Music and Dance
(formerly Birmingham Country Dance Society)

The Friends of Birmingham Old-Time Music and Dance holds dances on the second Saturday of every month -- and some 4th Sunday afternoons -- at the YWCA in downtown Birmingham. We invite everyone -- young and not-so-young, experienced and new -- to come join us for hours of live music, dancing, fun, and friends. We have low admissions fees, with discounts for members, students, and children.

Saturday night dances begin with warm-ups and teaching at 7:00 p.m.  We suggest you bring your own water bottle. 

For more information, explore this website, or call (205) 822-0505.

Dance the Weekend Away

Have you sent in your application for our MENTONE DANCE WEEKEND yet?

The fun begins on Friday August 21st, but YOU MUST REGISTER BEFORE THEN. We can only take 300 people, and with Perpetual e-Motion, Red Mountain White Trash, The Yahoos, Mick Kinney, and Jambiance playing tunes AND Cis Hinkle, Susan Davis, Scott Russell, and Gary Nelson calling the calls, you cannot miss this!

You can learn all about the Mentone Dance weekend right here: https://sites.google.com/site/bfootmad/mentone-dance-weekend.

YouTube Video

Caller: Naomi Anderegg

How Do We Dance?

Never been to one of our dances? Don't be intimidated! We have a beginners session before each Saturday night dance, so come on down and we'll show you what to do. But if you want to get an introduction to what contra dancing is like, visit the How We Dance page

So When is the Next Dance?

Check out our calendar of events to find the date and location of the next dance.

Most of our dances are held at the YWCA in downtown Birmingham. It's a large, friendly space with plenty of secure, well-lit parking. 

Valentines 2015

Caller: Gary Nelson