Palouse Folklore Society

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We know the pandemic is not over, but we're still thinking of a dance this month, out at the old Blaine Schoolhouse, almost in the open air.  Arvid Lundeen and his band are willing to come down and play for us if we have enough dancers.


Tim will make Pie, any kind you like, but we need to know if there will be enough dancers to make a line.  


Tim and David and Roberta will dance for sure (we already had the covid in January).


You can't reply to messages on this forum. I'd love to know how to remedy that, but in the meantime, call our home phone 208-882-0273 (Landline only, no text) and leave a voice message if no one answers. Or if text is what you want to do, text 208-301-8719 if you plan to come. Please respond as soon as possible so we can tell the band.  We will have a hands free washing station set up there, as well as lots of side ventilation. We assume you all understand that there's no way to avoid exposure to covid in this setting. If that is not a concern for you, we'd love to dance. Let us know.


Tim, Roberta and David



The regular schedule follows:


August 8th and 22nd -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 are 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.




August 15th: Saturday: COMMUNITY CONTRA DANCE with music by a groovy band and calling by somebody cool, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse (Corner of Eid and Blaine Roads). Potluck dinner 6:30, dancing at 7:30 PM.


PENDING... This would be our first dance of the summer out at the lovely Old Blaine Schoolhouse, pne of our favorite places to dance. We'll be asking around again to see if our dancers are ready to start dancing again. We're not sure yet who will be playing and calling, but I’m sure that whoever it is, we'll have a great time. Stay tuned. We'll let you know where things stand when we figure it out. Perhaps, we'll see you there!


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. Children are always FREE

Free dance lessons at 7:30, 8-10:30 Dance Admission: $6 for members, $8 for non-members and new dancers get in for $5




Extended Calendar:


August 15: PENDING: Contra Dance and Pie Extravaganza with music by Arvid Lundin and Deep Roots and calling by Gary Miller, at the Blaine Schoolhouse, potluck 6:30, dancing at 7:30 PM.


September 19: Contra Dance with music by Redwood City and calling by Susan Dankovich, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.


October 17: Contra Dance with music by the Acrasians and calling by Nora Scott, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.


October 30: Halloween Contra Dance with music by the River City Ramblers and calling by somebody cool, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.


November 21: Contra Dance with music by a groovy band and calling by somebody cool, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.


December 19: Contra Dance with music by a groovy band and calling by somebody cool, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.