Squirrel Moon Contra Dance weekend, Sept 19-21, 2014

Welcome to the website for the Squirrel Moon Contra Dance weekend! 2014 will be our 23rd annual dance.

General Information

Squirrel Moon takes place in the lovely Farwell Hall at Folklore Village, a nationally recognized folk arts and culture center. It's located in the country just 45 minutes from Madison, Wisconsin.

Tenting and bunkhouses are on-site, and there are several motels within a short drive.

Please register early; we've sold out in recent years.

"Thanks again for a fabulous weekend.  The organization of your event is second to none!" -- Lori P.

If you're on Facebook, RSVP to the event to connect with other dancers and "Like" our page.  We've gotten requests from people for a way to connect with other dancers (e.g. for ride sharing), and this is an easy opt-in way to do it.

If you have questions, email SquirrelMoonReg@gmail.com.

2014 Information (2015 info coming "soon"; we'll email you when ready)

This year's Squirrel Moon dance features Notorious with caller Will Mentor. Ladies of the Lake will play for the Saturday afternoon dance workshops.

The Band: Lauded as "sparkling" and "exhilarating”, Notorious musicians Eden MacAdam-Somer and Larry Unger present a thrilling musical experience in genres that span many continents. Notorious has been a featured ensemble at such festivals as Falcon Ridge, Wheatland, Festiv
al of American Fiddle Tunes, Eastbourne International Festival, the Savannah Folk Festival, Pinewoods, and the Augusta Music Festival.
  • Eden MacAdam-Somer is one of the most exciting and versatile young violinists and singers performing today. She has been a featured soloist with symphony and chamber orchestras, jazz and swing bands, bluegrass, DAWG and American folk groups.
  • Larry Unger has been a full-time musician since 1984 and has presented a diverse range of musical performances across the United States, Europe, and Scandinavia. Titled “master guitarist” by Dirty Linen, Larry has played with many top contra dance bands. Larry’s original waltzes and fiddle tunes have been played and recorded by musicians around the world and can also be heard in the Ken Burns documentary, Our National Parks.
The Caller: Will Mentor–formerly of Iowa– is a contra and
square dance caller from Northern Vermont known for his clear teaching, upbeat wit, and relaxed stage presence. He loves to choreograph evenings with a variety of dances and tempos that at times surprise and always delight, all the while keeping intact his guiding principle as a caller: "It's about the dancers!"