What we're about

BOTMDG is dedicated to fostering the growth and development of Old Time musicians, callers, and dancers in a nurturing and friendly atmosphere. We are a non-profit organization based in Bloomington, Indiana, that is run entirely through the efforts of volunteers — your help is always needed and welcome!

We sponsor a contradance EVERY WEDNESDAY evening (no exceptions!) and several special dances throughout the year. All dances feature live music (Old Time, New England, and Irish dance tunes). Callers lead mostly contradances, with some squares, mixers, and other dances forms as well. This type of dance has a devout and enthusiastic following around the world. BOTMDG is one of the oldest groups of its kind in the country, and has danced every Wednesday since the group started in 1972.

Upcoming events (4+)

Wednesday Night Contra Dance

Harmony School gym

Members only. ** Must be vaccinated and bring your card to prove it. ** ** Masks are required inside Harmony School at all times until further notice. **

See below for how to join (belonging to the Meetup Group is not enough - you must have paid your dues and signed up with the group directly).

Wednesday Night Dance Details
Vaccines are required. We will need to see your vaccination card, if you haven't already shared it with us. Either send a photo to [masked] by the end of Tuesday, or bring it with you to the dance.

This is a members-only dance. Becoming a member is easy - you can do so online at http://bloomingtoncontra.org/become-a-member/, or you can bring $6 (from now to the end of the year) or $15 (for membership through 2022) to the dance. Note: membership for anyone under 30 years old is only $2/year!

Dances begin at 7:30 p.m. Eastern. The last waltz will conclude by 9:00 p.m. to allow time for cleanup. You are welcome to come early to help set up or stay late to help pack up.

Events will be in-person at Harmony School, 909 E. 2nd Street, in Bloomington.

This dance is run by donation, with a suggested range from $3 to $20. We hope that everyone will give at least something, even if it's very little, because the event is sustained by the community. We will continue to give 100% of the donations to the performers. Donations may be made in person or here.

Contra Line! or pods! or listening and watching! There is plenty of space to participate at your comfort level, and we will remind people at the dance not to assume anything about what someone else might be comfortable with and to ask about and respect others' boundaries. Special wristbands will be offered for people who want to indicate that they don't want to do neighbor swings or want to do two-hand turns in place of swings. We want to be even more respectful than usual of individual boundaries and take nothing for granted about people's consent.

TONS OF FUN AND HAPPINESS • MUST BE VACCINATED • MEMBERS ONLY

Wednesday Night Contra Dance

Harmony School gym

Members only. ** Must be vaccinated and bring your card to prove it. ** ** Masks are required inside Harmony School at all times until further notice. **

See below for how to join (belonging to the Meetup Group is not enough - you must have paid your dues and signed up with the group directly).

Wednesday Night Dance Details
Vaccines are required. We will need to see your vaccination card, if you haven't already shared it with us. Either send a photo to [masked] by the end of Tuesday, or bring it with you to the dance.

This is a members-only dance. Becoming a member is easy - you can do so online at http://bloomingtoncontra.org/become-a-member/, or you can bring $6 (from now to the end of the year) or $15 (for membership through 2022) to the dance. Note: membership for anyone under 30 years old is only $2/year!

Dances begin at 7:30 p.m. Eastern. The last waltz will conclude by 9:00 p.m. to allow time for cleanup. You are welcome to come early to help set up or stay late to help pack up.

Events will be in-person at Harmony School, 909 E. 2nd Street, in Bloomington.

This dance is run by donation, with a suggested range from $3 to $20. We hope that everyone will give at least something, even if it's very little, because the event is sustained by the community. We will continue to give 100% of the donations to the performers. Donations may be made in person or here.

Contra Line! or pods! or listening and watching! There is plenty of space to participate at your comfort level, and we will remind people at the dance not to assume anything about what someone else might be comfortable with and to ask about and respect others' boundaries. Special wristbands will be offered for people who want to indicate that they don't want to do neighbor swings or want to do two-hand turns in place of swings. We want to be even more respectful than usual of individual boundaries and take nothing for granted about people's consent.

TONS OF FUN AND HAPPINESS • MUST BE VACCINATED • MEMBERS ONLY

Wednesday Night Contra Dance

Harmony School gym

Members only. ** Must be vaccinated and bring your card to prove it. ** ** Masks are required inside Harmony School at all times until further notice. **

See below for how to join (belonging to the Meetup Group is not enough - you must have paid your dues and signed up with the group directly).

Wednesday Night Dance Details
Vaccines are required. We will need to see your vaccination card, if you haven't already shared it with us. Either send a photo to [masked] by the end of Tuesday, or bring it with you to the dance.

This is a members-only dance. Becoming a member is easy - you can do so online at http://bloomingtoncontra.org/become-a-member/, or you can bring $6 (from now to the end of the year) or $15 (for membership through 2022) to the dance. Note: membership for anyone under 30 years old is only $2/year!

Dances begin at 7:30 p.m. Eastern. The last waltz will conclude by 9:00 p.m. to allow time for cleanup. You are welcome to come early to help set up or stay late to help pack up.

Events will be in-person at Harmony School, 909 E. 2nd Street, in Bloomington.

This dance is run by donation, with a suggested range from $3 to $20. We hope that everyone will give at least something, even if it's very little, because the event is sustained by the community. We will continue to give 100% of the donations to the performers. Donations may be made in person or here.

Contra Line! or pods! or listening and watching! There is plenty of space to participate at your comfort level, and we will remind people at the dance not to assume anything about what someone else might be comfortable with and to ask about and respect others' boundaries. Special wristbands will be offered for people who want to indicate that they don't want to do neighbor swings or want to do two-hand turns in place of swings. We want to be even more respectful than usual of individual boundaries and take nothing for granted about people's consent.

TONS OF FUN AND HAPPINESS • MUST BE VACCINATED • MEMBERS ONLY

Wednesday Night Contra Dance

Harmony School gym

Members only. ** Must be vaccinated and bring your card to prove it. ** ** Masks are required inside Harmony School at all times until further notice. **

See below for how to join (belonging to the Meetup Group is not enough - you must have paid your dues and signed up with the group directly).

Wednesday Night Dance Details
Vaccines are required. We will need to see your vaccination card, if you haven't already shared it with us. Either send a photo to [masked] by the end of Tuesday, or bring it with you to the dance.

This is a members-only dance. Becoming a member is easy - you can do so online at http://bloomingtoncontra.org/become-a-member/, or you can bring $6 (from now to the end of the year) or $15 (for membership through 2022) to the dance. Note: membership for anyone under 30 years old is only $2/year!

Dances begin at 7:30 p.m. Eastern. The last waltz will conclude by 9:00 p.m. to allow time for cleanup. You are welcome to come early to help set up or stay late to help pack up.

Events will be in-person at Harmony School, 909 E. 2nd Street, in Bloomington.

This dance is run by donation, with a suggested range from $3 to $20. We hope that everyone will give at least something, even if it's very little, because the event is sustained by the community. We will continue to give 100% of the donations to the performers. Donations may be made in person or here.

Contra Line! or pods! or listening and watching! There is plenty of space to participate at your comfort level, and we will remind people at the dance not to assume anything about what someone else might be comfortable with and to ask about and respect others' boundaries. Special wristbands will be offered for people who want to indicate that they don't want to do neighbor swings or want to do two-hand turns in place of swings. We want to be even more respectful than usual of individual boundaries and take nothing for granted about people's consent.

TONS OF FUN AND HAPPINESS • MUST BE VACCINATED • MEMBERS ONLY

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Wednesday Night Contra Dance

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