Old-Time Music and Dance
formerly Birmingham Country Dance Society
Birmingham Friends of Old-Time Music and Dance holds dances on the
second Saturday of each month at the YWCA in downtown
Birmingham and on 4th Sunday afternoons (except May-August). Admission: $8 ($6 for members and students), $3
for children ages 3-15. Saturday night dances begin with warm-ups and
teaching at 7:30 p.m. and the music starts at 8 p.m. Sunday
dances start at 4 p.m. and end at 6:30 p.m. For more
info call 205-822-0505.
Saturday, January 10, 2009:
Peavine Creek with Doug Singleton, caller
Saturday, January 17:
Dance Across Alabama at the Birmingham/Jefferson County Civic
Sunday, January 25:
Flying Jenny with caller Becca Impello.
Flying Jenny of Birmingham is Jim and Joyce Cauthen, Duncan Blair, Charlie
Hunter and Rachel Turner. Becca Impello is a fine caller from
14: The Yahoos, caller Janet Shepherd
are Carter and Joanna Laney, Charlie Hunter, Lee
Sproull and Doug Davis. Janet Shepherd is a really fun caller from Atlanta
22: Fiddling in the Parlor with caller Gary Nelson
Enjoy the Celtic-tinged music of Kenny and Suzi Spencer (fiddle and
keyboard) and caller Gary Nelson who developed his
calling chops in Asheville, N.C.
Saturday, March 14:
The MegaHurts with caller Becca Impello
March 22: Ed and Elsie with caller Archie Faulkner
Saturday Evening, April 11: Hill Country Hemhaw with caller Frederick
Sunday Afternoon, April 26: The Yahoos with caller Jef Hodge
Saturday Evening, May 9: Full Moon Consort with Seth Tepfer
Saturday Evening, June 13: Red Mountain with Rob Harper
Saturday Evening, July 11: Herb Trotman Band with caller Vicki Herndon
Saturday Evening, August 8: Just Add Water with caller Robbin Shaffer
Saturday Evening, September 12: Oat Cake
Sunday Afternoon, September 27: Red Mountain with caller Chrissy Davis-Camp
Saturday Evening, October 10: Stephanie and the Big Jims with caller Bob
Sunday Afternoon, October 25: Herb Trotman Band with caller Vicki Herndon
Saturday Evening, November 14: The Yahoos
Saturday Evening, November 28 (Turkey Trot): Full Moon Consort
Saturday Evening, December 31 (New Year's Eve): Footcape with caller Susan
Visit our Archives to see who has
played and called at Footmad Dances since 2001
You also may dance in
Tuscaloosa on the 4th Saturday of each month. For info about
the Tuscaloosa dances go to www.contradancers.org.
Membership: This entitles you
to the Birmingham Friends of Old-Time Music and Dance newsletter and dance discount. It costs $10 ($15 for a
family). Join at a dance or send your name, address, phone number and
e-mail address to 2169 Shadybrook Lane, Birmingham 35226. Make your check
payable to Birmingham FOOTMAD.
E-mail List: FOOTMAD sends out
late-breaking news, announcements of
concerts and reminders of dances by e-mail. It is a secure list and will not
increase the amount of spam you get. Sign up below (it's easy).
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that went to the old address and clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom
of the email. It does not matter in which order you perform these steps.
Questions? Call 205-822-0505 or
All Saturday night dances
are held at the YWCA: From
I-59/20 take the 22nd
Street Exit. 22nd is one-way in the direction you want to go. Stay on it until
you get to 3rd Avenue North. Turn left and go one block. The YWCA is on the
corner of 23rd and 3rd and the parking lot is beside it on 3rd. We have a friendly
security guard in that lot.
From 280 or the Red Mt. Expressway, take the 2nd Avenue North exit.
Stay on 2nd until you get to 23rd Street North. Turn Right. Go one
block and you will see the YWCA. Turn right on 3rd and park in the lot beside the Y.
Some Footmad events are held at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens:
Highway 280 follow the directions to the Zoo. When you exit to go to the
zoo, you will end up at an intersection in Mountain Brook Village. You'll
turn left, then bear left at the very next traffic light to get on Lane Park.
The Botanical Gardens will be on your left. Drive to the entrance, park in
one of the lots and go into the large building which houses the gift shop,
Other Dance Web Sites:
Tuscaloosa Dances: www.contradancers.org
Festival and Dance Sites: