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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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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 bsd7.org or visit the Bozeman Folklore Society at bozemanfolklore.org.

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

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~ Annual Member Party ~

We will be holding our annual membership get-together on Friday, Sept. 22, at the Beall Park Center. There will be a potluck starting at 6:00, and a brief member meeting at 6:45, followed by a showcase featuring some of the music and dancing that BFS promotes. More info about the showcase will be forthcoming, but we do have an agenda for the business meeting:

  1. Election of officers. This year, we are electing the vice president and the treasurer.
  2. Vote to adopt modifications to the bylaws. The complete updated bylaws on which we will be voting are available here.

We invite all members past and present, and all prospective members, to attend the event. We guarantee a good time!

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~ Fall Equinox Dance ~

~ September 23rd, 2017~

Gallatin Labor Temple (422 E. Mendenhall St. on the corner of N. Rouse)

Music: Weatherwood

Caller: Derek Gallagher

$10 at the door ($8 with folklore society membership)

This dance will be geared toward experienced dancers so there will be minimal instruction and maximum enjoyment.  

See you there!

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.