Welcome to the New Mexico Folk Music and Dance Society Website!

FolkMADS is a non-profit organization which promotes and teaches traditional music and dance. Our reach includes Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Taos.

Featured News:

FolkMADS Board of Directors Election!

The election results are in: all those running were elected and both bylaws amendments passed.

Our newly elected board members are:

  • Bruce Thomson
  • Clara Byom
  • Emily Ruch
  • Erik Erhardt
  • Nancy Ford
Continuing to serve are:
  • Angela Welford
  • Deb Bluestone
  • Lisa Bertelli
  • Lucy Frey
  • Sol Lederman

Please see more about what we’ve done in the past year.


Boo Camp 2016 was a Success! Thanks to the organizers!!

Please fill out the feedback form.


We have a whole new series of blog posts! Check them out here. 


Music is the founding principle of FolkMADS. Find out more about local bands, practices, concerts, and jams on the Music page.


Contra Dance and English Country Dance are our most frequent dances. We also host cross step waltzing events and occasionally throw in some Squares and Morris dances too. More information and a complete calendar of events can be found on the Events page.


Callers are the bridge between the musicians and the dancers. Navigate to the Callers page to find out more about regional callers and how to learn to call.


FolkMADS creates many opportunities for music and dance. See what we’re up to!

Additional Resources

Photo Gallery
Video Gallery
About FolkMADS

New Mexico Folk Music and Dance Society