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The Long Island Traditional Music Association

"giving you that old song and dance"



Every Second Friday from September to July
7 - 9:30 PM (Instruction begins a little earlier)
at the Smithtown Historical Soceiety's Brush Barn

Water Mill

First Saturday of the month, from October to May
8 - 11 PM (Instruction begins at 7:45)
at the Water Mill Community House.


Westbury dances are generally on First Saturdays, opposite many Water Mill dances. The schedule is currently irregular, with dance announcements on the home page, on the calendar and also on the Facebook Group.


Do I need to know the dances ahead of time?
NO.  All dances are taught right there as we do them.
Do I need to have a partner?
NO.  Singles are welcome, and so are couples, families, and groups of friends.
Do I need dancing shoes?
NO.  Soft soled shoes are highly recommended because they will be easy on your feet and easy on our floors.
Are there lessons for beginners?
YES.  Arrive early and be ready to dance at 7:45 for a lesson.
Are refreshments available?
YES - because we bring them to share with each other. Please consider bringing an item to share at our refreshment table. There is also water to keep you hydrated and dancing
I'd like to talk to someone about other questions I have - who can I call?
Our dance volunteers.  Please leave a message if we don't pick up -- we are volunteers
I've never heard of contradancing before, is it done anywhere else?
YES. Although LITMA has the only regular schedule of contradances on Long Island, if you get hooked, you can find dances almost anyplace else you go.  Check out Ted Crane's Dance Database for listings of dances throughout the country

Dance Volunteers