June Moon Dance Weekend is residential dance weekend located 5 miles outside of Morgantown, WV on 13 acres of land (mostly wooded and hilly). The dance pavilion (2000 sq. ft.) was built the summer of 2008.
Our first June Moon Dance in 2009 was a big success with Ron Buchanan, Contrarians & Rock Farmers.
June Moon Dance 2010 enjoyed the music of Groovemongers & Contrarian to the calling of Gaye Fife and Ron.
June Moon Dance 2011 brought Elixir & Contrarians with Nils Freland and Ron calling.
June Moon Dance 2012 we were delighted to have HotPoint Stringband & Contrarians with Kathy Anderson
June Moon Dance 2013 graced us with Notorious w/ Sam Bartlett & Contrarians with Gaye Fifer and Tom Hinds.
June Moon Dance 2014 – Hotpoint Stringband & Contrarians with Sarah VanNorstrand, Gaye and Ron.
June Moon Dance 2015 – Hotpoint Stringband & Contrarians & Will Mentor, Gaye Fifer and Ron Buchanan
June Moon Dance 2016 – Hotpoint Stringband & Contrarians & Gaye Fifer, Sarah VanNorstrand and Ron Buchanan
The weekend starts with a Friday night potluck and dance. For weekend attendees we provide breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday breakfast. All food is prepared on location with help from dancer volunteers. Hot and cold beverages and snacks are provide during the dance. We welcome all dancers to bring their favorite snack to share and contribute to our snack bar.
There are two restrooms right off the dance floor, one in the main house and two portable toilets. Each year we aim to improve this dance weekend. In past years some of the improvements were boardwalk, sound and music stages, covered snack area, filtered water, etc. 3 shower rooms are available to campers.
Also this year there will be more camp sites available…however, the prime spots will go first so come early to reserve a camp space. We don’t reserve specific camp sites. So it is first come…first to pick their camping spot. Remember this is WV so there is limited flat land. There are a total of 30 to 40 camp sites. For those who don’t want to camp we have several hotels and motels just 5 to 7 miles from the dance site.
If you are staying at a hotel or with local dancers there will be parking available behind our caretaker’s home. We will have signs for you to follow. The walk from the parking area to the dance pavilion is down a gravel path (about the length of a city block). Remember to bring flashlight and dance shoes!
This year’s registration will be limited to 150 (both weekend and evening) dancers so register soon!