Traditional Dance Associations

Tamarack Dance Association
The Tamarack Dance Association offers monthly traditional dances in Duluth, MN.
Monday Night Square Dance
This organization offers a weekly square dance with live music in Minneapolis.
Tapestry Folk Dance Center
Tapestry offers regular contra dances and international folk dancing in Minneapolis.
Village Green English Dancers
This group offers regular English country dances with live music in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Central Iowa Barn Dance Association
This group offers monthly American country dances in Ames, Iowa.
Bemidji Contra Dance
This group organizes contra dances in Bemidji, MN

Performing Dance Groups

L'Ensemble Folklorique de la Rivière-Rouge
L'Ensemble Folklorique performs and teaches traditional French-Canadian step dance in St. Boniface, Manitoba.
Wild Goose Chase Cloggers
The Geese, based in Minneapolis, perform Appalachian-style clog dance with live old-time music.
Village Green Morris Men
This group from Winnipeg performs traditional English Morris dancing.
Onion Creek Cloggers
This organization in central Iowa has been performing Appalachian-style clogging since 1977.
Asham Stompers
This group of First Nation and Métis dancers from Manitoba perform Métis and Canadian step dance and square dance.
Ça Claque!
The members of Ça Claque! have been promoting and celebrating French-Canadian folklore since 2009.

Dance Callers

Shawn Glidden
Shawn Glidden, based in Minneapolis, is a regular caller for Monday Night Square Dance.
Tom Maloney
Tom Maloney, based in Duluth, calls dances for the Tamarack Dance Association.
Jeanne O'Neil
Jeanne O'Neil from Mallory, Minnesota, calls dances for North Country Fiddle and Dance.
Rina Rossi
Rina Rossi, based in Minneapolis, is a regular caller for Monday Night Square Dance.
Terrence Smith
Terrence Smith from Duluth calls dances for the Tamarack Dance Association.
Robin Nelson
Robin Nelson, based in Minneapolis, calls contras, squares, reels, and circle dances.
Sue Hulsether
Sue Hulsether, based in Viroqua, Wisconsin, calls dances for groups of all types, ages, and abilities.
Sarah York
Sarah York, based in Minneapolis, calls for square dances, festivals, weddings, community events, and various fun times!
Bob Walser and Julie Young
Bob and Julie bring American roots music and dance to all ages at school and community events across the USA
Wendy Greenberg
Wendy Greenberg organizes and calls contra dances for Bemidji Contra Dance.
Laura Idle
Laura Idle, from Marengo, Wisconsin, calls square dances for the Tamarack Dance Association and Monday Night Square Dance.

Traditional Music Associations

Manitou Coffee House Musicians
The Coffee House Musicians host music shows at the Opera House in Manitou, Manitoba through the winter months each year.
Minnesota Bluegrass and Old Time Music Association
MNBOTMA sponsors numerous festivals and concerts around Minnesota throughout the year.
Bluegrass Association of North Dakota
This association sponsors bluegrass concerts and jam sessions in North Dakota.

Dance Bands and Musicians

Four Mile Portage
Tom Maloney and Brandy Forsman from Duluth, MN, perform traditional and contemporary tunes and songs.
Bootlickers String Band
The Bootlickers are a Minneapolis-based old-time string band that plays tunes and songs for concerts and square dances.
Skålmusik of Brainerd, MN is a five piece ensemble that performs traditional Scandinavian and Scandinavian/American dance and vocal music.
Tickwood String Band
The Tickwoods, based in Fergus Falls, MN, perform old time Southern string band music.
Red Herring Stringband
The Red Herrings, based in Fergus Falls, MN, play old-time fiddle music anywhere good times are to be found.
Sugar on the Roof
Sugar on the Roof, based in Hibbing and Duluth, plays old time string band music in the Minnesota Northwoods region.
Northern Aire
Northern Aire is a contra dance band from Minneapolis, MN.
Bill Cagley
Bill Cagley from Minneapolis performs traditional American music on guitar, mandolin, and banjo.
Porch Stompers
Merle Hall plays clawhammer banjo for dances, and with his friends on his porch in Granger, Iowa.
O'Neil Family Band
The O'Neils play a mix of traditional Appalachian, New England, Celtic, and Canadian tunes.
Mark Boggie
Fiddler Mark Boggie hosts a Thursday night traditional music jam session at Sir Benedict's Tavern in Duluth.
Adam Kiesling
Adam Kiesling from Minneapolis plays old-time music on guitar, banjo, and bass, by himself and with others
Kyle Ollah
Performer and songmaker, Kyle Ollah, is a multi-instrumentalist folk musician based out of Duluth, Minnesota.