Squirrel Moon Contra Dance Weekend 

Save the Dates: September 20-22, 2024!!!

Dance, Camp, Eat, Play!!

September 22-24, 2023

held at Folklore Village near Dodgeville WI

Boys of the Noise w/ Bev Bernbaum

Registration will open around August 1. Send an email to squirrelmoonreg@gmail.com if you'd like to be notified when registration opens. 

Participation will be capped this year to 95 participants. Complete 2023 COVID protocols are here. Briefly, subject to change if conditions warrant:  1) don't come if you're sick or have had recent COVID exposure, 2) wear a mask if you wish, 3) we'll again dine outside under tent.

Bev Bernbaum

Bev last called for Squirrel Moon in 2011. She has been in demand as a caller for dances, weekends and camps throughout Canada and the United States for over twenty years. 

She calls dances she loves to dance herself and is always on the lookout for interesting figures or formations to mix things up. Her clear voice, calm manner and straightforward teaching style makes dancing a pleasure for all.

Bev currently lives in Peterborough, ON after many years in Toronto.

Boys of the Noise

played for Squirrel Moon in 2006 with the Barn Owl Band. Mike Bell also played in 2019 with Thirsty Roots.

Ehler Orngard

Ehler began classical violin lessons at age 5, graduating to old-time fiddle at 11, then progressing to Irish and Scottish tunes.  He also plays banjo, bouzouki, mnadolin, tin whistle, guitar and drums. He currently lives in Oakland, CA.

Mike Bell

Mike is a prolific composer of classical and grassroots music. He performs regularly on mandolin and banjo with the award-winning "class-grass" band Graminy, and on guitar as a soloist and in the Elm Duo. He currently resides in Madison, WI.

Jon Duvick

Jon is a founding member of the Barn Owl Band with whom he continues to play guitar and bouzouki. An accomplished recording and production engineer, he lives in Des Moines, IA.

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 west of Madison, Wisconsin. 

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

We prepare meals and eat together from Friday dinner through Sunday brunch.

Please register early; we expect to sell out. Registration is limited.

If you're on Facebook, RSVP to the event to connect with other dancers and "Like" our page.

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.

"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