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New Mexico Folk Music & Dance Society • FolkMADS  

The New Mexico Folk Music and Dance Society - FolkMADS - is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting and teaching traditional music and dance. FolkMADS sponsors Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Taos contra dances, Megabands, concerts, camps, and other special events.


Erik Erhardt, President

Emily Ruch, Vice President

Benjamin Bean, Secretary

Megan Slinkard, Co-Treasurer

Nancy Ford, Co-Treasurer

Angela Welford

Ben Werner

Bruce Merrill Thomson

Marj Mullany

Stacey Chan

Tom Hunter



See Contact page for committees and coordinators.
Click here for a list of past board members.


Meeting Minutes (pdf)

FolkMADS ByLaws (pdf)
Education grants and funding questions: see the "About" page above.