Squirrel Moon Contra Dance Weekend

September 18 - 20, 2020

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.

2020 Information

The 2020 lineup features Gaye Fifer calling to music by Turnip the Beet!

When: September 18-20

Registration: Registration opens July 2020.

Gaye Fifer

Gaye Fifer has been calling at dance weekends for many years. Her pleasant style and graceful teaching put dancers at ease and set the stage for a great dance experience. She has also taught numerous waltz workshops at virtually every dance weekend in the East. She now lives in Pittsburgh, PA. and travels whenever she gets the opportunity. Gaye is currently President of CDSS and has a passionate interest in organizing to support dance community leaders and organizers.

Turnip the Beet

Turnip the Beet is a dance band duo from Nashville, Tennessee. Rooted in the traditions of Southern Appalachia and local contra dances, Kelsey Wells and Jeremy Lekich combine fiddle, guitar, percussion, and the occasional banjo in an innovative and jubilant musical harvest. Expect to hear an organic mix of eclectic tunes from the American South, Ireland, Cape Breton, Quebec, and Scandinavia, as well as a half-bushel of grooving, homegrown originals. (Checkout their fabulous EP!)