Bozeman Folklore Society




Bozeman Folklore SocietyFind us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterThe Bozeman Folklore Society (BFS) is an all volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, preserving, enjoying and sharing the music, dance, arts, crafts, and skills of traditional cultures. It is an associate group of the Country Dance and Song Society (CDSS). Information about our board of directors and bylaws is available on the Contact page.


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We won't spam you non-stop, but we send out notices about upcoming dances, concerts, and other BFS events.

Time to renew your membership for the 2017-2018 membership season, and we'd love to hear from you! Please renew your membership or join today, and help the BFS continue its mission to preserve folk dance and music traditions! Just click the membership link up top. You can fill out a membership form online and pay through Paypal, or you can download a form and mail it in with your payment.

Members get $2 off admission to BFS dances and $3 off admission to BFS concerts. Attend 10 events during the 2017-2018 Season (October through September), have your membership card stamped and you'll get a Dance Free Card for a contra dance or Half-Off admission at a BFS concert.

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Contra Dance Intro Class


The Bozeman Public Schools Adult Community Education Department is offering a three-week course in beginning contra dance!

Contra dancing is a traditional social dance form with a rich history spanning several centuries.  It is presently undergoing a renaissance from coast to coast — because it is relatively simple to learn and lots of fun!  In this class, you will learn all the basic moves, how to navigate contra lines, dance etiquette and enough advanced moves to make it look like you’ve been doing this for years.

For ages 16 and up, no experience or partner necessary. For information call 522-6012, see the Bozeman Schools Adult Community Education web site at or visit the Bozeman Folklore Society at

Registration starts Monday, September 18th and classes begin Wednesday, September 27th.

The 2017-2018 contra dance season is upon us - the inaugural First Friday dance of the season is on Oct. 6 at the Senior Center! Check out the Dancing page for more info.

Super excited to announce that John Reischman and the Jaybirds are coming back to Bozeman on Oct. 28 - check out the Music page for details.

September is membership renewal month. But you can join any time. BFS members play an important role in preserving and promoting folk music and dancing traditions and enjoy these other benefits:

Dancing: BFS sponsors international folk dancing, Scottish country dancing and bi-monthly contra dances (October through May). BFS members receive discount admission at contra dances. See the Dance page for a current schedule.

Music: BFS concerts feature folk, bluegrass and Americana performers in a warm acoustic setting plus the occasional Irish Ceilidh. BFS members enjoy a discount for all concerts. See the Concerts page for more info on upcoming shows.

Service: BFS underwrites two KGLT radio shows...  Bluegrass Traditions (Saturdays, 9 to Noon) and The Monday Night Folk Show (Mondays, 7 to 9 pm). Information: Newsletter emails provide information on dances, concerts, workshops, and more, plus advance notice of special events.