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 at the YWCA in downtown Birmingham once, sometimes twice a month. Check our schedule for exact dates. If you sign up for our (tightly controlled) email newsletter we will notify you prior to each dance as well as keep you abreast of other events related to music and dance. 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 admission fees, with discounts for students, and children. If you use our punch card system (we make the cards available at the dances) you will get the fifth dance free.

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.

More about upcoming dances:

Check out our calendar of events to find the dates and locations of all our upcoming dances.

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. 

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

Valentines 2015

Caller: Gary Nelson