Squirrel Moon Contra Dance weekend Sept 21 - 23, 2018

Welcome to the website for the Squirrel Moon Contra Dance weekend! 

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 sell out every year.

"Of all the contra weekends I attend, Squirrel Moon is one that I would be most disappointed to miss." -- Dave H, Chicago

"It starts like a contra dance weekend and ends like a family reunion." -- Joel P, Chicago

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

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 way to do it.

If you have questions, or to get on the email list, contact SquirrelMoonReg@gmail.com.

Folklore Village is located at 3210 County Road BB, Dodgeville, WI 53533.

2018 Information

This year Squirrel Moon features Supertrad (Sam Bartlett, Eric Schedler) with Dave Langford and caller Susan Kevra.

The Band

Sam Bartlett, noted Stuntologist, currently resides in Bloomington, IN and makes most of his living gigging nationally with numerous musicians and bands. He’s played banjo and/or mandolin for, among others, Stringrays, Notorious, and Wild Asparagus.
 Eric Schedler, a world-renowned brick-oven baker residing in Bloomington, IN, plays accordion and piano for contra and English Country Dancing with, among others, the Cosmic Otters and Supertrad. Eric has performed at camps and festivals across the country. Eric
Dave Langford is an experienced and versatile fiddler and guitarist and fiddle teacher from the Boston area. A veteran of 20 years of playing for public dances, weddings, parties and late night sessions, Dave frequently tours nationally as a Latter Day Lizard. 

The Caller

Susan Kevra burst on the contra dance scene in New England in the early 1990s. She travels to call at dance camps throughout the country and, occasionally, around the globe. She is a professor of French and American Studies at Vanderbilt University, where she teaches a class, “American Social History through Dance." Susan Kevra