Past Dates

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

Dancing in the Country
Weatherwood at Weather Rock - 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Weather Rock Music Barn, 678 Flathead Creek Rd
Shields Valley, MT
Price: Free!

Saturday, Sept. 16th
Noon Bring a lunch and enjoy the views!
1:00 pm International Folk Dancing; favorites that were introduced 50 years ago. No teaching. 2:00 pm Your requests from the music on hand. Some review, if needed.
4 - 5:00 pm Dance Party For All. If you can walk, you can join in these dances. Gentle instruction.
5:30 pm Potluck! Bring a dish to share and your own beverages. Lower barn level.
7 - 10:00 pm Contra dance. With local musicians Chelsea, Steve & Lindsay of Weatherwood. Caller is Bev Young of Missoula.
Admission is Free! Please bring clean, soft-soled shoes for on the dance floor.



Scottish Country Dancers please contact Susan now at 586-6773.
The International Folk Dances are led by local dancers. It’s a mix of slow, fast, easy and difficult. If folk dance is new to you, come hang out, laugh with us and see what it’s about.
Dances For All. You don’t need to know special steps. The dances are fun, the music is amazing, and we can all laugh and learn together. There’s a bit of teaching, verbal and visual cues through the dance, and people to lead through these simple walking dances. There’s something for everyone: couple dances, set dances (like contras) and line dances.
Contra Dances are done in two long lines. An example of this pattern is the Virginia Reel. A “caller” teaches the dance first and gives prompts during the dancing.
Weather Rock is a lovely restored barn with views of both the Bridger and Crazy mountains. The lower level has a kitchen, bathroom, dining area, and comfy seating by wood stove/heaters. There's also a large table laden with food during the potluck and a back porch overlooks the creek.  

The Loft has a lovely dance floor that's easy on the feet, a spot for musicians, chairs around the perimeter, and great acoustics. Please bring clean, grit free shoes to wear up in the loft.  Outside is a fire pit for roasting marshmallows. There's also a Nature Center Classroom with room for dancing.
What Happens? Each September, dancers visit and regroup after a summer of hiking and traveling. It's also a time for beginners to try out simple walking dances. You don't need rhythm, and you won't throw everybody off.  Shy about dancing? Come and enjoy the music!
People fill the barn as the day progresses, with more participation as the dances get easier. At 5 pm the smell of supper clears out all but the craziest of dancers. Then the loft fills again for contra dancing. For those who prefer, there's International Folk Dancing in the Nature Center.
What To Bring? Lawn chairs for resting feet outdoors. Clean, softsoled shoes for the loft dance floor. But dress for Montana outdoor type weather. Camping supplies for outdoors or a sleeping bag for indoors if you plan to overnight. Flashlights are helpful.
Potluck items that can sit out awhile: hors d'oeuvre finger foods, breads & spreads, nonmayo salad, desserts, and your own beverages. There's limited refrigerator space, so bring a cooler if needed.
Detailed Directions: From Livingston, take Hwy 89 north. After Wilsall, turn left onto Hwy 86. Drive 6.7 miles to the Gallatin County Sign and turn right (north) onto the gravel lane. You can't see the buildings from the road.

From Bozeman, about 45 minutes. Go out Rouse Av. (Hwy 86) up Bridger Canyon. 3 miles after Bridger Bowl, the road turns left, uphill on paved road. Do not go straight on Brackett Creek Rd. Pass the Battle Ridge campground, the Fairy Lake turn off and the tiny town of Sedan. The road makes a very sharp right. Ignore signs for Flathead Pass; stay on paved road. At the Park County Sign, turn left (north) onto a gravel lane. You can't see the buildings from the road.
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Monday, September 11th, 2017

Bridger Brewing
Pints with Purpose - 5:00 to 8:00
Price: Free!

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

Weatherwood and Contra dance - 1:00 pm
Bogert Park
Bozeman, MT 59715
Price: Free!

The Bozeman Folklore Society and Weatherwood team up to demonstrate Contra Dancing to the community! Bev Young from Missoula will teach and call the dances, first demonstrating with some of the areas experienced dancers. Then everyone is invited to join in!

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Weatherwood at Bozeman Hot Springs - 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
81123 Gallatin Rd
Bozeman, MT 59718
Price: $8.50 to use the pool, less just to listen

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

Bozeman Senior Center
Spring Fling Family Contra Dance - 7:30 p.m.
Price: $8.00, $10.00 non BFS members

Family Dance, 5:30 to 6:30, potluck at 6:30, workshop at 7:30, dancing from 8:00 to 11:00, music by Weatherwood with Derek Gallagher calling.

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Bozeman Senior/Community Center
Contra Dance - 7:30 to 11:00
807 N. Tracy
Bozeman, MT
Price: $8.00, $10.00 non BFS members

Halloween Family Dance, 

  • Dancing: 5:30 to 6:30 PM
  • Potluck: 6:30 to 7:15 PM. Bring a dish to share.
  • Admission is $15 per family. (Pay for the evening dance seperately if you wish to stay.)
  • All children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday, October 1st, 2016

Ted's Montana Grill
Concert at Ted's - 6:30 to 9:30
Baxter Hotel
Bozeman, MT
Price: Free!

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

Weather Rock Barn in the Shields Valley
Dancing in the Country Contra dance - 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
678 Flathead Creek Rd. (HWY 86)
At he Gallatin/Park County Line, MT
Price: Free!

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Bozeman Hot Springs
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Sunday, June 12th, 2016

Bozeman Hot Springs
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Weatherwood will be playing this Sunday, June 12th at Bozeman Hot Springs for an evening of folk music, including original tunes and traditional early American, Celtic and French Canadian tunes.  The trio consists of Chelsea Hunt on fiddle, Lindsay Turnquist on hammered dulcimer, octave mandolin and percussion and Steve Marty on guitars, mandolin and foot percussion. Bozeman Hot Springs recently opened their new outdoor pools. They are beautiful, so come check them out. Music is from 7pm to 10pm.

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

Contra Dance
Third Saturday Dance - 7:30 p.m.
Price: $10/$8 BFS members/$5 MSU students or age 5 to 18

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

The Flying C
Free dinner concert - 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Bozeman Community Food Co-op
Price: Free!

Saturday, December 19th, 2015

Contra Dance
Saturday Dance - 7:30 p.m.
Bozeman Senior Center
Bozeman, MT 59715
Price: $10/$8 BFS members/$5 MSU students or age 5 to 18

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Flying C
Free dinner concert - 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Bozeman Community Food Co-op
Price: Free!

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

The Flying C
Acoustic Concert - 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Community Food Co-op
Price: Free!

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

Contra Dance
Halloween Dance - 7:30 p.m.
14 South Tracy, Masons Lodge
Bozeman, MT 59715
Price: $10/$8 BFS members/$5 MSU students or age 5 to 18

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

Red Lion Inn Helena, MT
USA West 2015 - 7:30 p.m.
2301 Colonial Drive
Helena, MT

Part of the USA West Square Dance Convention. See for more info.

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

Private Wedding

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

Private Wedding

Sunday, June 28th, 2015

Private Wedding

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

Bozeman Senior Center
Summer Contra Dance

Friday, May 8th, 2015

Ted's Montana Grill
Music Series at Ted's Montana Grill - 6:30 to 9:30
105 West Main
Bozeman, MT
Price: Free!

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Headwaters Academy
Student Contra dance

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Whittier School
Contra Dance for students and parents

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Bozeman Senior Center
Spring Family Contra dance - 7:30
Price: $8.00, $10.00 non BFS members

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Bozeman Senior Center
Winter Family Contra Dance

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Masonic Temple
Contra Dance - 7:30 p.m.
14 South Tracy, upstairs
Bozeman, MT 59715
Price: $7.00 BFS members/$9.00 non-members

This will be Weatherwood's last gig with the current members. Come celebrate with us for all the good times we've had! Watch for a new version of Weatherwood in the future!

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

New Year's Contra Dance
Last contra dance of the year! - 8:00 p.m. to Midnight
Eagles Club
Bozeman, MT 59715
Price: $7.00 BFS members/$9.00 non-members

Amy Letson, calling. There will be no 7:30 workshop as usual, dancing starts at 8:00. Weatherwood will play a few more waltzes than usual so we all (dancers, band and caller) don't burn out too quick! See you there!

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

The Verge
CD Release Concert - 7:30 p.m.
2304 North 7th, across from Murdoch's
Bozeman, MT 59715
Price: Only $5.00!

An intimate, acoustic concert featuring tunes from our newly released CD, Promise of Light, a celebration of the winter solstice season. CDs will be available for $15.

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

Museum of the Rockies
Museum of the Rockies Farm Festival - 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Price: Free with museum admission

Come and enjoy the last weekend of the Living History Farm exhibit as the farm grounds will be buzzing with excitement. This festival is the grand finale of the summer harvest time. Costumed interpreters will pull out all the stops as they demonstrate blacksmithing, quilting, weaving, basket making, and so much more. You can enjoy garden tours and experience what live was like in 1890s Montana. 

This event is free with paid admission.

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