Squirrel Moon Contra Dance weekend 2015

Welcome to the website for the Squirrel Moon Contra Dance weekend! 2015 will be our 24th 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.

2015 Information

This year's Squirrel Moon dance takes place September 18-20 and features Lift Ticket with caller Carol Ormand.

The Band

 Lift Ticket has firmly established itself as a dance camp favorite at festivals from coast to coast. Lift Ticket fuses an extraordinary repertoire of fiddle tunes, rendered with flair and flame, with grooves ranging from smokin' to sublime. It all comes together for an unforgettable dance experience. They were last at Squirrel Moon in 2007.

Lift Ticket is Rex Blazer on fiddle, T.J. Johnson on mandolin, and Seth Houston on piano and guitar.

The Caller

Carol Ormand is in demand throughout the contra world.  She calls monthly at dance festivals from Alaska to California to New Hampshire and points in between and around (including three engagements in Denmark). Her laidback charm combined with her "smooth as butter" voice will make for a fabulous weekend of dancing!