Bozeman Folklore Society




Bozeman Folklore SocietyFind us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterThe Bozeman Folklore Society (BFS) is an all volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, preserving, enjoying and sharing the music, dance, arts, crafts, and skills of traditional cultures. It is an associate group of the Country Dance and Song Society (CDSS).


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It's that time of year - 2013-2014 memberships wrapped up as September ended, so it is time to get your 2014-2015 membership! Renew your membership or join today, and help the BFS continue its mission to preserve folk dance and music traditions!
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Members get $2 off admission to BFS dances and $3 off admission to BFS concerts. Attend 10 events during the 2014-2015 Season (October through September), have your membership card stamped and you'll get a Dance Free Card for a contra dance or Half-Off admission at a BFS concert.


>>>>> Folk News Flash <<<<<

Friday, Oct. 24  - International and Scottish dance fans, please join us for our First Monthly Dance Intensive! 

"Well, it is an experiment."   I hope Susan H doesn't mind my quoting her.

This Friday, Oct. 24th at the Union Hall (a.k.a. Labor Temple) - 422 E Mendenhall behind the Rouse Ave fire station.

7 p.m. International Folk Dance to work on Cekurjankino and Krivata. A chance to dance some of our favorite harder dances plus an opportunity to work on more complex or new dances. But passionate beginners need not fear....we all must start somewhere.

8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Scottish Country Dance.  A combination of social dancing (on a good floor) plus learning some more challenging dances, for dancers with some experience with SCD. We could enjoy Red House, Gang the Same Gate, and Cauld Kale.

Admission is $5.00 for BFS members. If you haven't renewed your BFS membership, you can do so at the door. Otherwise, the cost is $6.00 for non-BFS members.

For your viewing pleasure: close ups of footwork and styling.
First tune is Zensko za Raka
Folk Dance Ensemble in Bitola, Macedonia

The contra dance season has begun again - and this year, the venue has changed. The first Friday and third Saturday contra dances are now held at the Bozeman Senior Center, a wonderful community space on the north side of Bozeman that features a great wood dance floor, a nice stage, a warm, inviting atmosphere, and plenty of parking.

And international and Scottish country dance are both going strong on Tuesday nights.

Check out the Dancing page for more details on both of these wonderful opportunities to get your dance on.

BFS and the Ellen Theatre are cosponsoring a concert with Robin and Linda Williams at the Ellen on Sunday, Nov. 2! Info on the Concerts page and the Ellen website.

September is membership renewal month. But you can join any time. BFS members play an important role in preserving and promoting folk music and dancing traditions and enjoy these other benefits:

Dancing: BFS sponsors international folk dancing, Scottish country dancing and bi-monthly contra dances (October through May). BFS members receive discount admission at contra dances. See the Dance page for a current schedule.

Music: BFS concerts feature folk, bluegrass and Americana performers in a warm acoustic setting plus the occasional Irish Ceilidh. BFS members enjoy a discount for all concerts. See the Concerts page for more info on upcoming shows and the KGLT Sunday Music Spotlight schedule.

Service: BFS underwrites two KGLT radio shows...  Bluegrass Traditions (Saturdays, 9 to Noon) and The Monday Night Folk Show (Mondays, 7 to 9 pm). We also air excerpts from BFS concerts every other Sunday at noon on the KGLT Sunday Music Spotlight. Information: Newsletter emails provide information on dances, concerts, workshops, and more, plus advance notice of special events.