Palouse Folklore Society

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Hi folks, after a year away, we're going to try to start dancing again. we appreciate your assistance with helping to get the word out. thanks! -david


May 22th: Saturday: COMMUNITY CONTRA DANCE with music by InTentCity and calling by somebody cool, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse (Corner of Eid and Blaine Roads). Potluck dinner 6:30, dancing at 7:30 PM. NOTE that this is a fourth Saturday.


This will be our first dance in over a year, and our first of the summer out at the Blaine Schoolhouse, this lovely old treasure just south of Paradise Ridge. As with all our summer dances, we'll start off the evening with a potluck meal together. So pack along your favorite offering with your dancing shoes and join us. We have an excellent band to drive the dancing for the evening, InTentCity, from Sandpoint. InTentCity features the wonderful fiddle playing of Betsy Richards, Graham Richards delightful guitar accompaniment and David Richards driving percussion. This band is more than just a contra dance band. They bring all the fun family dynamics that come with years together of living, working, playing, dancing, traveling, eating, sleeping, joking, talking, walking, singing – you get the idea. And after all this time they still cannot think of a better way to spend their time together than playing and dancing in the contra dance community.


We're not sure yet who will be calling, most likely Tim Daulton, but whoever it is, we're in for a treat. We can hardly wait! We'll see you there for a wonderful evening of contra dancing under the stars! In keeping with the times, masks and vaccines are recommended but not required. And we'll have a new hands free washing station outside the outhouse. If you are sick, or have been recently, or have potentially vulnerable folks at home, we would encourage you to avoid coming to the dance. You can find a map to the schoolhouse at our website,, or in one of our newsletters in the bin on the Moscow Coop bulletin board. Beginner? No problem- Arrive at 7:30 and there are free lessons. No Partner? No worry. There are lots of dancers - many would like to dance with you. All dances are taught. Singles, families & beginners are always welcome. Children are always FREE Free dance lessons at 7:30, Dance 8-10:30 Dance Admission: $6 for members, $8 for non-members and new dancers get in for $5


Extended Dance Calendar- All dances at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse.


June 19th with Nora Scott calling and Arvid's band Deep Roots playing.


July 17th  Caller TBD  with music by Potatohead, our local Irish group.


August 21st  Caller TBD and music by Crooked Kilt


September 18th -- if the city reopens we'll do this in town, and if not we will likely have this dance also at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse.


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