Palouse Folklore Society

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June 13th and 27th -Saturdays: SLOW JAMS (Second and fourth Saturdays) from 1-3 PM 314 East Second St. attic (up the long driveway and up the back stairs.) For any interested folk musicians. All experience levels welcome, including raw beginners. We may go over a piece more than once. Bring music or chords if you have them and share a little of what you are working on. There will not be an audience. We just go round in a circle picking a favorite tune, and others try to join in. Perfection not even considered! Come join us.


June 13th: Saturday: Aspiring Caller's classes: Round 4


Here's your chance to learn how to call contra dances, and help out the Folklore Society at the same time!


For the dance this month we're planning a dance with a tag team of local callers. And Tim Daulton will share some insights and provide those of us newer callers with a chance to practice and get some feedback before the dance in the evening. Pick out a couple of dances that you are thinking of calling, and come and try them out beforehand.


For more information you can email or call us, Tim or Roberta, at 208-882-0273. Feel free to contact us with any questions.


June 13th:Saturday: COMMUNITY CONTRA DANCE with music by Dave and Char Beach with a guest fiddle player and calling by a Host of Callers, at the old Blaine Schoolhouse. Potluck dinner 6:30, dance instructions at 7:30 and dancing at 8 PM. Note that this is a second Saturday!


We're gearing up for our second dance at the Blaine Schoolhouse, that lovely old one room school building out in the countryside. Dave and Char Beach will bring along fiddle player to provide some awesome music to dance too. Great contra dance tunes from wonderful people. And Tim Daulton will host this calling free-for-all. We'll have several callers sharing some of their favorite dances. Tag team goodness! We'll have a non-stop evening of dancing pleasure! We'll start off with a little potluck meal together around 6:30.


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.


Free dance lessons at 7:30, 8-10:30 Dance Admission: $6 for members, $8 for non-members and $5 for first time beginners



Extended Calendar:


June 13: (A Second Saturday!)  Contra Dance with music by a fun combination of Spokane musicians (many familiar faces) and calling by a Host of Callers, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse, Potluck at 6:30 and dancing at 7:30 PM. 


 July 11: Contra Dance with music by Northern Shores and calling by Karen Wilson-Bell, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse, Potluck at 6:30 and dancing at 7:30 PM. Note this is a second saturday !


 July 25: Contra Dance with music by Under the Wire and calling by Susan Dankovich, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse, Potluck at 6:30 and dancing at 7:30 PM. Note this is a fourth saturday !


 August 15: Contra Dance with music by Potatohead and calling by Gary Miller, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse, Potluck at 6:30 and dancing at 7:30 PM.


Sept 19th  with music by Northern Shores and calling TBA


Oct 17 with River city Ramblers, and calling tba


Oct 31st   Halloween dance with Out of the Wood and  calling by Nora Scott.


November 21  Potato Head playing and calling tba


December 12th   (A Second Saturday!)  Out of the Wood and caller tba

New Years eve dance is in question....  let us know how you feel about it.