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Folk, contra and traditional dances, festivals and other events

(between April 25, 2015  and  April 25, 2016)

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Lafayette, LA: Festival International De Louisiane (29 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 — Sunday, April 26, 2015

Description: free Visual and Performing Arts Festival Celebrating the French cultural heritage of Southern Louisiana

Dance styles include: Cajun Dance

Venue: Downtown Lafayette get a map

Price: $free

For more information: (337) 232-8086; (Email): de('info', 'com', 'festivalinternational');

Web: www.festivalinternational.com

(This event (festival #397) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2015)

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Wilkesboro, NC: Merlefest (26 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Thursday, April 23, 2015 — Sunday, April 26, 2015

Description: The Dance Stage offers everything from clogging to Cajun dances, all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and Friday/Saturday nights. 8 other stages

Venue: Wilkes Community College get a map

For more information: (800) 343-7857; (Email): de('merlefest', 'edu', 'wilkescc');

Web: www.merlefest.org

(This event (festival #758) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2015)

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Berea, KY: Hands Four Spring Dance Weekend (annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, April 24, 2015 — Sunday, April 26, 2015

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: max 160 dancers

Venue: Russel Acton Folk Center: 212 Jefferson Street get a map

Price: $49

For more information: (859) 985-3431; (Email): de('ccds', 'edu', 'berea');

Web: www.hands4-berea.com

(This event (festival #720) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2015)

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Cambridge, MA (United States): Yad Beyad Boston (3 rd annual)

Multi-day event: Friday, April 24, 2015 — Sunday, April 26, 2015

— Sponsored by: Yad Beyad Boston

Description: Yad Beyad is a very special Israeli dance camp - a weekend of dance workshops and non-stop dance parties all in the exciting city of Boston!

Dance styles include: Israeli Folk Dance

Venue: Extreme Dancesport: 26 New Street get a map

For more information: (781) 923-0193; (Email): de('info', 'com', 'yadbeyadboston');

Web: yadbeyadboston.com

(This event (festival #1992) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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Dallas, TX: When in Doubt Swing Contra Dance Weekend (25 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, April 24, 2015 — Sunday, April 26, 2015

— Sponsored by: North Texas Traditional Dance Society

Description: Contra Dance Weekend featuring Ladies at Play with caller Steve Zakon-Anderson

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Sokol Athletic Center: 7448 Greenville Ave get a map

For more information: (972) 546-8858; (Email): de('wids', 'org', 'nttds');

Web: www.nttds.org/wids2014/home.html

(This event (festival #380) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2015)

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Dowling, MI: Trillium Twirl (24 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, April 24, 2015 — Sunday, April 26, 2015

Description: Contra, Square

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: get a map

Price: $120

For more information: (517) 321-3070; (Email): de('dbaur', 'net', 'provide');

Web: www.mdh-online.org

(This event (festival #387) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2015)

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Durham, NC: Spring Dance Romance (annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, April 24, 2015 — Sunday, April 26, 2015

Description: Contra Dance Weekend

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Pleasant Green Community Center: Pleasant Green Community Center Road get a map

Price: $125

For more information: (919) 484-2165; (Email): de('sdr', 'org', 'tcdancers');

Web: www.tcdancers.org

(This event (festival #689) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2015)

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Lenox, MA, MA: Lenox Assembly (7 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, April 24, 2015 — Sunday, April 26, 2015

— Sponsored by: lenox.assembly@gmail.com

Description: Experienced English, with focus on style and teaching. Applications received by January 31, 2013 will be considered together.

Dance styles include: English Dance

Note: Experienced only, soft soled shoes, advance registration required. Applications received by January 31, 2013 will be considered together.

Venue: Lenox Community Center: 65 Walker St. get a map

For more information: (Email): de('lenox.assembly', 'com', 'gmail');

(This event (festival #1364) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2015)

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Mansfield, MA: New England Folk Festival (NEFFA) (71 st annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, April 24, 2015 — Sunday, April 26, 2015

— Sponsored by: Neffa

Description: Dance, music, singing, workshops, International Dance Performances, crafts, and food from many lands. All performers donate their talents as volunteers. One of the largest dance festivals anywhere.

Dance styles include: Balkan Contra English Family International Israeli Folk Dance

Venue: Mansfield High and Middle Schools: East Street get a map

Price: $See the ticket price list at the web site.

For more information: (617) 299-1590; (Email): de('neffamail', 'org', 'neffa');

Web: www.neffa.org

(This event (festival #632) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2015)

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Portland, OR: Portland Raindance (8 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, April 24, 2015 — Sunday, April 26, 2015

Description: Urban Contra Weekend in Portland, Oregon

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Norse Hall: 111 NE 11th get a map

For more information: (503) 319-1717; (Email): de('raindance.pdx', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: www.PortlandRaindance.org

(This event (festival #1186) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2015)

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Anaheim (92805), CA: Anaheim Contra Dance - 4th Saturday (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: The Living Tradition

Venue: Anaheim Downtown Community Center: 250 East Center St. — (Between S. Anaheim Blvd and S. Olive St.) get a map

Time: Lesson from 7:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. and Dance from 8:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M.

Price: $Admission at the door $8 general, $7 for Anaheim residents, $6 with Living Tradition membership.

— Note: Beginners welcome, all ages and experience levels too!

For more information: (714) 894-4113; (Email): de('richdmarco', 'com', 'yahoo');

Web: www.thelivingtradition.org

Generic Schedule: fourth Saturdays (year round)

(This date unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy; See our confirmation policy)

Brattleboro, VT: Brattleboro International Folk Dance (no dance today)

— Sponsored by: Brattleboro International Folk Dancing

— mostly Balkan, always live music, all levels. First half all dances taught, second half requests.

Venue: The Church: Main Street and Grove Street get a map

Time: 3:30 - 6:30

Price: $12 (suggested donation)

— Note: no street shoes; please bring a water bottle

For more information: (802) 257-9513; (Email): de('rachelleackerman', 'com', 'yahoo');

Web: www.xopoandfriends.com

Generic Schedule: first Sundays Oct-Jun (and Aug)

(This cancellation believed correct by the Dance Gypsy;

Cambridge, MA: fourth Saturday Contra dance (unconfirmed)

Featuring: Dereck Kalish leading with music by Audrey Knuth (fiddle), Carol Bittenson (fiddle), Deborah Knight (piano, fiddle) and Walter Lenk (mandocello)

Venue: Cambridge Friends School: 5 Cadbury Road get a map

Time: 8-11:00

Price: $8 ($6 for students under 20)

— Note: Please bring a pair of clean shoes to change into for Dancing

For more information: (617) 547-7781; (Email): de('Walter_Lenk', 'Net', 'Comcast');

Web: www.configular.com/dance/fourthsats

Generic Schedule: fourth Saturdays Sep-Jun

(This date unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy; See our confirmation policy)

Dallas, TX: North Texas English Country Dance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: North Texas Traditional Dance Society

— Dancing similar to movies like Pride and Predudice. No fancy footwork, so it is easy (and fun) enough for beginners to enjoy almost immediately. Casual dress.

Venue: First United Lutheran Church: 6202 Mockingbird Lane get a map

Time: 8-11 pm

Price: $9 non-members, $7 members, $5 students

— Note: all ages welcome, no partner needed, live music, no smoking or alcohol

For more information: (972) 546-8858; (Email): de('info', 'org', 'nttds');

Web: www.nttds.org

Generic Schedule: fourth Saturdays Jan-Nov

(This date unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy; See our confirmation policy)

East Providence, RI: Swingin’ 88’s Swing Dance - Live Music (no dance today)

— Sponsored by: swingin 88s

— Live music swing dance, all levels welcome, no partner necessary. East Coast, West Coast, Blues, Lindy with a sprinkling of cha-cha and waltz. Live music 3 times per year - admission varies.

Venue: Brightridge Club: Brightridge Ave and Warren Ave get a map

Time: 7-11:30

Price: $15 general / $12 student and military

— Note: Live dances, four times per year

For more information: (401) 529-0591; (Email): de('swingin88s', 'com', 'yahoo');

Web: www.swingin88s.com

Generic Schedule: last Saturdays Mar-Nov (except Apr, Jun, Jul, Aug, Oct)

(This cancellation believed correct by the Dance Gypsy;

Eugene, OR: Eugene Folklore Society Contra Dances

— Sponsored by: Eugene Folklore Society

Featuring: String Rain leading with music by Rich Goss (Guitar, Percussion and Caller)

— modern urban contra dance series, since 1980s

Venue: Dunn School (Ridgeline Montessori) : 3411 Willamette Street get a map

Time: 7:00 newcomers’ session, 7:30 dance

Price: $6 for members, $8 non-members

— Note: please wear soft-soled shoes

For more information: (541) 556-8241; (Email): de('dancecoord', 'org', 'eugenefolklore');

Web: www.eugenefolklore.org

Generic Schedule: second & fourth Saturdays Sep-Jun

This date (April 25, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Fort Worth, TX: North Texas Contra Dance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: North Texas Traditional Dance Society

— American folk dancing, like the Virginia Reel, etc. No fancy footwork, so it is easy (and fun) enough for beginners to enjoy almost immediately.

Venue: Dance Connection Studio: 5519 S Hulen St get a map

Time: 7-10 pm

Price: $9 non-members, $7 members, $5 students

— Note: All ages welcome, no partner needed, live music, no smoking or alcohol

For more information: (972) 546-8858; (Email): de('info', 'org', 'nttds');

Web: www.nttds.org

Generic Schedule: fourth Saturdays Jan-Jun

(This date unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy; See our confirmation policy)

Frederick, MD: Contra Dance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Mid-Maryland Folk Arts Council and Frederick Recreation Depa

Venue: Trinity Episcopal School get a map

Time: (Workshop/lesson: 7) Dance: 8:00

Price: $6

For more information: (301) 694-6794; (Email): de('dancefred', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: www.contradancers.com/mmfac/index.htm

Generic Schedule: fourth Saturdays (year round)

(This date unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy; See our confirmation policy)

Gardner, MA: Gardner Contra Dances (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Gardner Contra Dances

— Traditional style contra dances are aerobic and good for brain plasticity. No need to bring a partner and all dances are taught by the caller. All levels of experience and ages are welcome.

Venue: Fraternal Order of Eagles: 71 City Hall Avenue get a map

Time: 7:30 to 10:00 PM

Price: $8. adults; $5. seniors & students

— Note: Please bring appropriate shoes with you suitable for dancing.

For more information: (978) 632-6677; (Email): de('gardnercontradance', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: www.facebook.com/GardnerContraDances

Generic Schedule: fourth Saturdays Sep-Jun

(This date unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy; See our confirmation policy)

Greenfield, MA: TopHill Music Contradance Parties (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: TopHill Music

— Contradance Party featuring New England’s top callers and bands...

Venue: Guiding Star Grange: 401 Chapman Street get a map

Time: 8-11:30pm

Price: $10-$12 sliding scale

— Note: LIKE US! on Facebook for listings and specials...

For more information: (Email): de('tophillmusic', 'com', 'aol');

Web: www.guidingstargrange.org

Generic Schedule: second & fourth Saturdays (year round)

(This date unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy; See our confirmation policy)

Hanover, NH: Hanover, NH ~ 4th Saturday Dances (Ballroom, Swing and Other-styles Dance) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Upper Valley Dance Club

— Ballroom, Latin, Swing dancing, Dance Workshops ($10) from 6 - 7:15pm ~ Free lesson at 7:30

Venue: Richard Black Recreation Center (across from Hanover Co-op) : 48 Lebanon Street get a map

Time: 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Price: $10. per person

— Note: Refreshments provided, Please carry in clean soft-soled shoes for dancing.

For more information: (Email): de('UpperValleyDanceClub', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: www.freewebs.com/uppervalleydanceclub

Generic Schedule: fourth Saturdays Jan-Nov

(This date unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy; See our confirmation policy)

Jamaica Plain, MA: Jamaica Plain Gender Role Free Contras (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Boston Gender-Free Contra Dancers

Venue: 1st Church of Jamaica Plain (Unitarian-Universalist): Centre St and Eliot St. get a map

Time: 7:30-10:30

Price: $10 (or whatever you can afford)

— Note: (All are welcome!)

For more information: (617) 852-4042; (Email): de('ricciotti', 'com', 'aol');

Web: www.lcfd.org/jp

Generic Schedule: second & fourth Saturdays Sep-Jul

(This date unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy; See our confirmation policy)

Kingston, NH: Kingston, NH Contra Dance

Featuring: Dereck Kalish leading with music by Lloyd Carr (piano) and Roger Treat (fiddle)

— A friendly, welcoming, fun traditional contra dance in a beautiful old New England Town Hall.

Venue: Kingston Town Hall: 163 Main St. get a map

Time: 8-11:00

Price: $8 (students: $5)

— Note: Pot-luck refreshments at the break. Bring clean, non-street shoes for dancing.

For more information: (603) 772-5355, (603) 679-5448; (Email): de('gcoppelman', 'com', 'gmail');

Generic Schedule: fourth Saturdays Aug-Feb (and Apr, May, Jun)

This date (April 25, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Contra Dance Umbrella

Lachine, QC: Montreal Ball Rscds (56 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: RSCDS Montreal

Dance styles include: Scottish Dance

Venue: Maison Du Brasseur: 2901 Boulevard Saint Joseph get a map

Price: $85

For more information: (514) 288-0992; (Email): de('secretary', 'org', 'scmontreal');

Web: scdmontreal.org

Date for 2015: Saturday, April 25

(This event (festival #1641) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2015)

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Lancaster (93535), CA: Lancaster Contra - 4th Saturday (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: California Dance Coop Los Angeles

Venue: Lutheran Church of the Master: 725 East Ave J — Near Hanstead Ave get a map

Time: Lesson from 6:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. and Dance from 7:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

Price: $Admission at the door is $6 and bring munchies!

— Note: Beginners welcome, all ages and experience levels too!

For more information: (Email): de('thecontradancedude', 'com', 'yahoo');

Web: www.caldancecoop.org

Generic Schedule: fourth Saturdays (year round)

(This date unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy; See our confirmation policy)

Merrimack, NH: Tango (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Paper Moon Dance Center

Venue: Paper Moon Dance Center: 515 Daniel Webster Highway get a map

Time: (Workshop/lesson: 7:30) Dance: 8:15-11:00

Price: $Free dance with $10 lesson

— Note: Beginners to advanced dancers, all ages, light refreshments, plenty of free parking

For more information: (603) 429-1100; (Email): de('info', 'com', 'papermoondance');

Web: www.papermoondance.com

Generic Schedule: fourth Saturdays (year round)

(This date unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy; See our confirmation policy)

Contra Dance Umbrella

Montréal, QC: Montreal Branch Ball (annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: RSCDS Montreal Banch

Description: Scottish country dinner & dancing.

Dance styles include: Scottish Dance

Note: Advanced registration required. Application form with tickets prices on website.

Venue: Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul (Kildonan Hall ) : 3415 Redpath Street get a map

For more information: (514) 842-3011; (Email): de('sally.campbell', 'ca', 'mcgill');

Web: www.scdmontreal.org

Date for 2015: Saturday, April 25

(This event (festival #393) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2015)

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Morrisville, NY: Syracuse Country Dancers Anything Goes Dance (Contra and English Dance) (unconfirmed)

Venue: Madison Hall get a map

Time: 8:00-11:00

Price: $7.00 regular admission (sliding scale)

— Note: Check website for occasional cancellations or changes in venue

For more information: (Email): de('info', 'org', 'syracusecountrydancers');

Web: www.syracusecountrydancers.org

Generic Schedule: fourth Saturdays Sep-Jul

(This date unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy; See our confirmation policy)

Mystic, CT: the Pie Dance (Contra Dance) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Mystic Contra Dance

— 4th Saturdays, variety of bands and callers

Venue: Frohsinn Hall (German Club) : Greenmanville Ave — Rt. 27 get a map

Time: (Workshop/lesson: 7:45) Dance: 8-11:00

Price: $10 ($5 students)

— Note: Beginners and Singles welcome. GLBT friendly.

For more information: (860) 9619321or4014879713; (Email): de('katrinabercaw', 'com', 'yahoo');

Web: www.mysticdance.webs.com

Generic Schedule: fourth Saturdays (year round)

(This date unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy; See our confirmation policy)

New York, NY: Country Dance New York Contra Dance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Country Dance New York Inc.

— Contra dance open to all

Venue: The Church of the Village: 201 W. 13th St — near 7th Ave. (enter on 13th St.) get a map

Time: 8 to 11 p.m. (beginners 7:30)

Price: $15; $12 students and members

— Note: Beginners class 7:30 - 8:00; soft-soled shoes

For more information: (212) 459-4080; (Email): de('info2', 'org', 'cdny');

Web: www.cdny.org

Generic Schedule: Every Saturday Sep-Jun

(This date unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy; See our confirmation policy)

Norwich, VT: Fourth Saturday Contra (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Muskeg Music

Featuring: Ruth Sylvester leading with music by Cuckoo’s Nest (Neil Orzechowski (Keyboard), Marvin Rogers (Flute, whistle), Chip Hedler (Guitar), Rick Barrows (Mandolin family) and Bernie Waugh (Fiddle))

Venue: Tracy Hall: Main Street and Church Street get a map

Time: 8:00

Price: $8 (Students $5, under 16: free; over 60: donation)

— Note: Please bring clean soft soled shoes

For more information: (802) 785-4607; (Email): de('rbarrows', 'edu', 'cs.dartmouth');

Generic Schedule: fourth Saturdays Jan-May

(This date unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy; See our confirmation policy)

Ossipee, NH: G.A.L.A. Global Awareness Local Action (Contra Dance) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: G.A.L.A. Community

— Contra dancing - the most sustainable way to stay warm on a cold winter night!

Venue: Ossipee Town Hall: 55 Main St get a map

Time: 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Price: $7 adults, $5 students, $3 14 & under

For more information: (603) 539-6460; (Email): de('josh', 'org', 'galacommunity');

Web: www.galacommunity.org

Generic Schedule: fourth Saturdays Jan-Apr

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Princeton (08540), NJ: Princeton Country Dancers 4th Saturday Contradance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Princeton Country Dancers

— Varied contras for all levels.

Venue: Suzanne Patterson Center (Monument Dr) : 45 Stockton St — Behind Borough Hall get a map

Time: 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Price: $10

— Note: Please bring clean soft-soled shoes to wear while dancing.

For more information: (609) 844-0459; (Email): de('pcdinfo', 'com', 'aol');

Web: www.princetoncountrydancers.org

Generic Schedule: fourth Saturdays Mar-Jan

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Richmond, VA: Richmond Saturday Night Contra Dance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Traditional American Dance and Music Society

— traditional style contras

Venue: Lewis Ginter Recreation Center: 3421 Hawthorne Ave. get a map

Time: 8-11:00

Price: $9 ($6 students/members) Youth 12 and under free

— Note: newcomers workshop 7 pm

For more information:

Web: www.tadamsva.org

Generic Schedule: second & fourth Saturdays (year round)

(This date unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy; See our confirmation policy)

Roanoke (in downtown Roanoke), VA: Roanoke Contra Dance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Roanoke Contra Dancers

— Contra Dancing

Venue: Kirk Family YMCA: 520 Church Avenue — Luck Avenue entrance get a map

Time: 7:30 to 10:00 pm (beginners lesson at 7pm)

Price: $8.00 suggested donation

— Note: Family friendly. All ages welcome. Beginners welcome.

For more information: (Email): de('info', 'org', 'RoanokeContra');

Web: www.RoanokeContra.org

Generic Schedule: fourth Saturdays Jan-Nov

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Sacramento, CA: Sacramento Country Dance Society (Contra Dance) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Sacramento Country Dance Society

Venue: Coloma Community Ctr.: 4623 T. St. get a map

Time: 8:00 - 11:00 pm, Beginner Session 7:30 pm

Price: $10/adults; $8/college students w/ID; $5/high school students with ID; $25 maximum families

For more information: (916) 549-7093; (Email): de('sactoCDS', 'com', 'yahoo');

Web: www.sactocds.org

Generic Schedule: second, fourth & fifth Saturdays (year round)

(This date unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy; See our confirmation policy)

San Diego, CA: San Diego Contra Dance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: San Diego Folk Heritage

— Join our Facebook Group (San Diego Contra Dance)

Venue: Trinity United Methodist Church: 3030 Thorn Street get a map

Time: 8 - 11 pm

Price: $7

— Note: Beginner’s workshop 7:30-8:00 p.m.

For more information: (619) 283-8550; (Email): de('sdfhcontradance', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: sites.google.com/site/sandiegocontradance

Generic Schedule: second & fourth Saturdays (year round)

(This date unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy; See our confirmation policy)

Santa Barbara, CA: Sprung Floor Dance Festival (24 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Description: Three bands, three callers, mostly contras

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Carrillo Ballroom: 100 E. Carrillo St. get a map

Price: $35

For more information: (805) 699-5101; (Email): de('contact2009', 'org', 'sbcds');

Web: www.sbcds.org/sf

Date for 2015: Saturday, April 25

(This event (festival #432) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2015)

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Saratoga Springs, NY: Saratoga Contradance

— Sponsored by: DanceFlurry Organization

— Traditional contras

Venue: First Baptist Church of Saratoga Spring: 45 Washington St. get a map

Time: 7:35: Contra beginners’ lesson; 8-11:00 Contradance

Price: $10, DanceFlurry organization members $9, students $7, and children under 15, $6

For more information: (518) 899-0105; (Email): de('rfutyma', 'net', 'verizon');

Web: www.danceflurry.org

Generic Schedule: fourth Saturdays Jan-Apr

This date (April 25, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Contra Dance Umbrella

South Amherst, MA: Fiddlers Green Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Fiddlers Green Contra Dance

Featuring: David Kaynor leading with music by Linda Henry (Piano) and Van Kaynor (fiddle)

— contras and a few surprises (circle mixers and squares) for all levels. No dance July, Aug, Dec.

Venue: Munson Library: 1046 S East St. get a map

Time: 7:30-10:30 pm

Price: $10 (reduced income/student $5-10)

— Note: Suggested ages 12 and up. Sit-in musicians encouraged. Beginners welcome. Facebook:”fgcontra”

For more information: (413) 461-0445; (Email): de('fginfo', 'org', 'fiddlersgreencontra');

Web: www.fiddlersgreencontra.org

Generic Schedule: fourth Saturdays Jan-May

This date (April 25, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

South Amherst, MA: South Amherst Paneurhythmy (International Dance) (unconfirmed)

— outdoor morning spiritual exercises

Venue: Mt Pollux Conservation Area: 1403 South East St. get a map

Time: 8 am (9 am March April)

Price: $free

— Note: weather permitting

For more information: (413) 774-2232; (Email): de('shlabuke', 'com', 'yahoo');

Generic Schedule: Every Saturday Mar-Sep

(This date unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy; See our confirmation policy)

South Pasadena (91030), CA: South Pasadena - 4th Saturday (Contra Dance) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: California Dance Coop Los Angeles

Featuring: music by The Screaming Earwigs

Venue: Womans Club of South Pasadena: 1424 Fremont Ave — (Corner of Rollin St and Fremont Ave) get a map

Time: Lesson from 7:30pm - 8:00pm and Dance from 8pm - 11pm

Price: $Admission at the door $10 general, $7 for students with I.D. and CDSS members get $1 off.

— Note: Beginners welcome, all ages and experience levels too!

For more information: (626) 205-2044; (Email): de('thecontradancedude', 'com', 'yahoo');

Web: www.caldancecoop.org

Generic Schedule: fourth Saturdays (year round)

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Temple, NH: Temple NH Contra Dance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Temple Community Collaborative and Temple Rec.

— Family Friendly Contra Dance; Now the last Saturday (January off)

Venue: Temple NH Town Hall: Route 45 — 423 New Hampshire 45, Temple, NH get a map

Time: 8 - 10:30 Pm

Price: $8

— Note: soft-soled shoes

For more information: (603) 721-1142; (Email): de('wapack', 'com', 'me');

Web: templecontradance.blogspot.com

Generic Schedule: last Saturdays Mar-Dec (except Oct, Nov)

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Tenants Harbor, ME: Thomaston Contradance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Thomaston Public Library

— Easy to moderate traditional contradances with differing bands and callers, all dances taught

Venue: Thomaston Academy: 42 Main St. get a map

Time: 8-10:30 p.m.

Price: $8, children free

— Note: children welcome, bare feet OK, water and snacks provided free

For more information: (207) 832-5584; (Email): de('writer', 'com', 'midcoast');

Generic Schedule: fourth Saturdays (year round)

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Toronto, ON: Toronto Country Dancers (Contra and Square Dance) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Toronto Country Dancers

— Mostly contras, some squares

Venue: St barnabas Church: 175 Hampton Ave. get a map

Time: 7:30 - 10:30, 7pm basics session

Price: $12, $10 Members & Students,$ 5 8-17 year

— Note: soft soled shoes, everybody welcome

For more information: (519) 763-2494; (Email): de('info', 'org', 'tcdance');

Web: www.tcdance.org

Generic Schedule: second, fourth & fifth Saturdays Sep-Jun

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Watertown, MA: Canadian American Club Dance (Otherstyle Dance) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Canadian American club

— Canadian American Dance

Venue: Canadian American Dance: 202 Arlington St get a map

Time: 8:00pm

Price: $10.00

— Note: over 21

For more information: (617) 924-9827; (Email): de('canadianamericanclub', 'com', 'yahoo');

Web: www.canadianamericanclub.com

Generic Schedule: Every Saturday (year round)

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Watertown, MA: Boston Zydeco (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Boston Zydeco

— Zydeco Dancing

Venue: Veterans of Foreign Wars: 295 Arsenal Street get a map

Time: 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Price: $18.00 - suggested donation

— Note: Come one, Come all to the Zydeco Dancing Hall

For more information: (978) 501-5597; (Email): de('nookta01', 'com', 'hotmail');

Web: www.BostonZydeco.org

Generic Schedule: fourth Saturdays Jan-Jan

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West Newbury, VT: West Newbury, VT Eastern Square Dance

Featuring: (DG supporter) Adam Boyce leading

— Adam Boyce fiddles and calls old style New England singing squares, with various other formations

Venue: Community Hall: 219 Tyler Farm RD get a map

Time: 7:30pm

Price: $by donation

— Note: All ages and abilities welcome.

For more information: (802) 584-3809; (Email): de('adamrboyce', 'com', 'juno');

Generic Schedule: fourth Saturdays Jan-Nov

This date (April 25, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Westford, MA: Barn Dance at the PCA (Contra and Square Dance) (no dance today)

— Sponsored by: Parish Center for the Arts

— Everyone welcome.

Venue: Parish Center for the Arts: 10 Lincoln Street get a map

Time: (Workshop/lesson: 7) Dance: 7:30-10:00

Price: $6 (Free to first-time dancers who arrive at 7:00 for the beginners’ workshop)

For more information: (978) 692-2039; (Email): de('mharde', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: www.westford.com/pca

Generic Schedule: fourth Saturdays Jan-Mar

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Arlington, MA: Hungarian Dance Class (Otherstyle Dance) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Forgas

Featuring: Dénes Takácsy leading

— mostly Transylvanian Hungarian dance cycles

Venue: Church of our Saviour: 21 Marathon St. get a map

Time: 6:30-8:30

Price: $10

For more information: (781) 648-6887; (Email): de('gessel', 'edu', 'brandeis');

Web: people.brandeis.edu/~gessel/forgas

Generic Schedule: Every Sunday Sep-Jun

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Brattleboro, VT: Brattleboro Contra Dance at the Stone Church (unconfirmed)

Venue: The Church: Main Street and Grove Street get a map

Time: 07:00 Pm - 10:00 Pm

Price: $7 Students / Seniors, $10 General

— Note: Soft-soled shoes requested. Be aware of chemical sensitivities by arriving fragrence free.

For more information: (Email): de('peterasiegel', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: brattcontra.org

Generic Schedule: second & fourth Sundays (year round)

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Brookline, MA: Scottish Dance (unconfirmed)

Venue: Church of Our Saviour: Carlton St. and Monmouth St. get a map

Time: 6:30-8:30

Price: $5

— Note: Attendance will be limited to the comfortable capacity of the hall. Reservations accepted

For more information: (617) 661-5899; (Email): de('rob.macintosh', 'net', 'verizon');

Generic Schedule: Every Sunday (not in Jun, Jul, Aug)

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DG favorite Cambridge, NY: Hubbard Hall Community Dance (Contra, Family and Square Dance) (unconfirmed)

Featuring: Fern Bradley leading with music by Hubbard Hall Tune Jam Band

— lively New England style dances--contras, circles, squares and more

Venue: Freight Depot Theater (behind Hubbard Hall) : 25 E. Main Street get a map

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Price: $8 adult; $5 age 21 and younger, $15 family rate

— Note: Potluck before the dance; bring a dish to share

For more information: (518) 692-9079; (Email): de('dancingfern', 'net', 'verizon');

Web: www.hubbardhall.org

Generic Schedule: fourth Sundays Sep-Apr

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Clifton Park, NY: scottish country dancers (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: scottish country dancers

— scottish country dancing. RSCDS affiliated.

Venue: Newbitz House: 85 Mann Blvd get a map

Time: 6:45-9

Price: $No Charge

— Note: everyone welcome. singles welcome. please call or email ahead to confirm

For more information: (518) 383-6580; (Email): de('clubitz', 'com', 'nycap.rr');

Generic Schedule: Every Sunday (year round)

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Elkins, WV: Augusta Spring Music Week (annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Sunday, April 26, 2015 — Friday, May 1, 2015

Description: West Virginia has long-standing traditions of both hammered and lap dulcimer that go back to early settlement days. Today, the music of these instruments is evolving to include many genres and styles of playing. Augusta’s Spring Dulcimer Week offers numerous levels on both mountain and hammered dulcimer, as well as a class for autoharp. Evening activities include films, open jam sessions and dance. Public concert will be held at 8pm on Thursday.

Dance styles include: Contra Square Dance

Note: You must preregister for Spring Dulcimer Week (Thursday concert is open to the public.)

Venue: Augusta Heritage Center: 100 Campus Dr. get a map

Price: $420

For more information: (304) 637-1209; (Email): de('augusta', 'com', 'augustaheritage');

Web: augustaheritagecenter.org

(This event (festival #382) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2015)

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Enfield (Enfield), CT: Shindig at the Barn (Contra Dance) (unconfirmed)

Featuring: Ralph Sweet leading

Venue: Powder Mill Barn: 32 South Maple St — South Maple St and Dust House Rd get a map

Time: 7-10:00

Price: $8 ($5 students)

For more information: (860) 749-4494; (Email): de('Ralphsweet', 'com', 'aol');

Web: www.powdermillbarn.com

Generic Schedule: fourth Sundays Oct-May

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Enfield, CT: North American Dance Academy (International, Swing and Tango) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: North American Dance Academy

— Every Sunday Latin Dance group lesson and social dance party

Venue: Pearl Ballroom: 127 Pearl St get a map

Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Price: $12

— Note: See web site for full info on current classes

For more information: (860) 891-9001; (Email): de('dance', 'com', 'northamericandanceacademy');

Web: www.northamericandanceacademy.com

Generic Schedule: Every Sunday (year round)

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Enfield, CT: Weekly Sunday Social Dances, Latin night (Ballroom Dance) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: North American Dance Academy

— Weekly Sunday Social Dance, Latin Night!

Venue: North American Dance Academy: 127 Pearl St get a map

Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Price: $10

— Note: BYOB, all levels welcome, no partner necessary, beautiful ballroom, good music, light refreshments

For more information: (860) 891-9001; (Email): de('dance', 'com', 'NorthAmericanDanceAcademy');

Web: www.northamericandanceacademy.com

Generic Schedule: Every Sunday (year round)

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Leominster, MA: Swingin Sunday’s (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Dance 2 Swing

— Swingin Sunday’s Dance2Swing

Venue: Leominster Elks: 134 N. Main St. get a map

Time: (Workshop/lesson: 6:30) Dance: 7:30

Price: $12

— Note: Group Dance Lesson and Live Bands every Sunday

For more information: (978) 263-7220; (Email): de('dance2swing', 'net', 'comcast');

Web: www.dance2swing.com

Generic Schedule: Every Sunday (year round)

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Contra Dance Umbrella

Manchester, NH: Queen City Ballroom’s 19th Anniversary Dance (19 th annual)

— Sponsored by: Queen City Ballroom Dance Studio

Description: 19th Anniversary Dance Party & Showcase DJ’d music of all genres. Singles and couples of all ages and dance ability levels welcome. Beginners welcome. Dance hosts for single ladies. Semi-formal. Door prizes. Raffle. Cash bar. Dance showcase by professional and amateur local dancers.

Dance styles include: Ballroom Dance

Note: Tickets are non-refundable

Venue: Radisson Hotel (the Armory Room) : 700 Elm Street get a map

Time: 1:00 - 5:00 Pm

Price: $12 pp if purchased by April 12; $16 pp by April 25; $20 pp at the door

For more information: (603) 622-1500; (Email): de('karen', 'com', 'queencityballroomnh');

Web: www.queencityballroomnh.com

Date for 2015: Sunday, April 26

(This event (festival #1440) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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Manchester, NH: Sunday Night Ballroom Dance Socials (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Queen City Ballroom

— beginner-friendly with mixer dances and light refreshments

Venue: Queen City Ballroom Dance Studio: 21 Dow St — second floor above the Sanel Company get a map

Time: Dance 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Pre-dance lesson 5:00 to 5:45 pm (free with paid admission)

Price: $10 per person. Free admission for first timers

— Note: Please bring a change of shoes to protect the dance floor.

For more information: (603) 622-1500; (Email): de('karen', 'com', 'queencityballroomnh');

Web: www.queencityballroomnh.com

Generic Schedule: Every Sunday (year round)

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Montague (Center), MA: Family Dance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Montague Grange

Venue: Montague Grange (Contra Dance 7-10; Gender role-free) : 34 Main Street get a map

Time: 4-6:00

Price: $7-$12

— Note: No Wheelchair Access

For more information: (413) 367-9830; (Email): de('familydancecom', 'net', 'montaguema');

Web: www.montaguema.net/calendar.cfm?name=montague_grange

Generic Schedule: last Sundays (not in May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep)

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Norwich, VT: Norwich English Country Dance Winter Series (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Muskeg Music

Featuring: Chris Levey leading with music by Trip To Norwich (Carol Compton (keyboard, accordion, and, recorder, piano), Thal Aylward (fiddle, violin and viola)) plus Carol Compton (keyboard, accordion, and, recorder, piano), Rachel Clarke (flute, whistle, accordion), Thal Aylward (fiddle, violin and viola)

Venue: Tracy Hall: Main Street and Church Street get a map

Time: 3-6:00

Price: $8.00 admission; $4.00 for age 25 and under. $1.00 discount for Muskeg Music or CDSS members.

— Note: Clean, non-marking, soft-soled shoes only (or socks).

For more information: (802) 785-4121; (Email): de('c.levey', 'edu', 'dartmouth');

Web: engineering.dartmouth.edu/~Christopher_Levey/localECD

Generic Schedule: fourth Sundays Jan-Apr

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Rochester, NY: CDR English Dances (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Country Dancers of Rochester

— English Country Dancing, All welcome, no partner or experience needed.

Venue: First Baptist Church of Rochester: 175 Allens Creek Road get a map

Time: 6:30 - 9:30 pm

Price: $8

— Note: Occasional irregularities - check CDRochester.org.

For more information: (585) 442-4681; (Email): de('rwsauvain', 'net', 'frontiernet');

Web: www.CDRochester.org

Generic Schedule: first, second, third & fourth Sundays (year round)

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San Diego, CA: San Diego English Country Dance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: San Diego ECD

— English Country for all. Dances are taught & called. No partner necessary.

Venue: Rancho Bernardo: 16955 Bernardo Oaks Dr get a map

Time: 6 - 9 pm

Price: $6 to $10 for special bands & callers

— Note: Beginners welcome

For more information: (858) 273-4174; (Email): de('rich_cosgrove', 'com', 'hotmail');

Web: sdecd.org

Generic Schedule: Every Sunday (year round)

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Contra Dance Umbrella

Belfast, ME: Scottish Dance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Penobscot Bay Scottish Country Dancers

Featuring: music by Recorded Music

Venue: Belfast American Legion Hall: 143 High Street — (entrance on Church Street) get a map

Time: beginners 7:00, gen class 7:30-9:30

Price: $4

For more information: (207) 722-3139; (Email): de('belfastclass', 'org', 'rscdsboston');

Web: www.rscdsboston.org/classes-listing.html

Generic Schedule: Every Monday (year round)

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Brookline, MA: Israeli and Folk Dance (unconfirmed)

Featuring: Raphael Gottesman and Ronnie Efrat leading

Venue: Congregation Kehillath Israel: 384 Harvard St THIS MAP IS WRONG! get a map

Time: 8-12:00

Price: $5 (Students: $3)

For more information: (617) 547-5060, (978) 302-3641; (Email): de('dance', 'com', 'rrdance');

Web: www.rrdance.com

Generic Schedule: Every Monday (year round)

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Contra Dance Umbrella

Charlotte, NC: Charlotte Country Dancers (Contra Dance) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Charlotte Country Dancers

— Families, couples and singles welcome. Great wood floor!

Venue: Chantilly: 2101 Shenandoah Avenue get a map

Time: 7:30pm lesson, 8:00 -10:30 pm dance

Price: $8 adults, $6 students

For more information: (Email): de('sandybrandusa', 'com', 'yahoo');

Web: www.charlottedancegypsies.org/cdg/Meltdowns/meltdownHomepage.htm

Generic Schedule: Every Monday (year round)

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Chicago, IL: Chicago Contra Dance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Chicago Barn Dance Company

Venue: Northwest Side: 4626 N Knox Ave get a map

Time: 7-9:30 pm.

Price: $7/$5 students and seniors

— Note: Rotates between two venues. Please confirm venue on our web site!

For more information: (224) 534-9173; (Email): de('info', 'com', 'ChicagoBarnDance');

Web: www.chicagobarndance.com

Generic Schedule: Every Monday (year round)

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Concord, MA: Monday Contras

— Sponsored by: MondayContras Committee

Featuring: Woody Lane leading with music by Cal Howard (piano, bass, banjo, mandolin, percussion), Jack O’Connor (mandolin, banjo, percussion, guitar), Julie Metcalf (fiddle), Max Newman (guitar, mandolin and percussion)

— Contras plus Squares, Waltzes, etc. Performers detail at MondayContras.com, if not shown here.

Venue: Concord Scout House: 74 Walden Street get a map

Time: 7:30-10:30

Price: $8; 22 & under $5; all $3 after 9pm.

— Note: Please bring a clean pair of soft-soled shoes to change into upon entry for dancing.

For more information: (978) 369-1232; (Email): de('simitopaz', 'net', 'comcast');

Web: MondayContras.com

Generic Schedule: Every Monday (year round)

This date (April 27, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Evanston, IL: Evanston Monday Night Folk Dance (Balkan, International and Multiple_style Dance) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Evanston

— 7:30-9:00 pm Teaching, easier dances; Occasional workshops live music

Venue: Lake Street Church of Evanston: 607 Lake Street get a map

Time: 7:30-10:30 pm

Price: $5

For more information: (Email): de('emnfdancers', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: www.evanstonfolkdance.org

Generic Schedule: Every Monday (year round)

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Knoxville, TN: Knoxville Contra Dance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Knoxville Contra Dance

— Contra dance to live music with waltzing at the break.

Venue: The Laurel Theater: 1538 Laurel Ave — (corner of Laurel & 16th St) get a map

Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Price: $7 ($3 for students)

— Note: First time visitors receive a get-in-free card for next time.

For more information: (Email): de('kcdwebmaster', 'com', 'yahoo');

Web: www.knoxvillecontradance.org

Generic Schedule: Every Monday (year round)

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Louisville, KY: Louisville Country Dancers (Contra Dance) (unconfirmed)

Venue: Church of the Advent: 901 Baxter Avenue get a map

Time: 8:00 pm

Price: $Varies by age & band

— Note: FREE introductory lesson at &:30 pm -- Please wear soft soled shoes

For more information: (502) 418-0237; (Email): de('Naresh.Keswani', 'us', 'Jefferson.kyschools');

Web: www.louisvillecontradancers.org

Generic Schedule: Every Monday (year round)

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Louisville, KY: Contra Dance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Louisville Country Dancers

— We dance every Monday. in addition, the 1st Friday AND the 3rd Saturday of the month.

Venue: Church of the Advent: 901 Baxter Avenue get a map

Time: Beginners lesson at 7:30. Dance begins at 8.

Price: $Gen. Adm. $7. Member discount $1

— Note: The beginners lesson begins at 7:30. and dancing at 8pm.

For more information: (502) 418-0237; (Email): de('Naresh.Keswani', 'us', 'Jefferson.kyschools');

Web: www.louisvillecontradancers.org

Generic Schedule: Every Monday (year round)

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DG favorite Nelson, NH: Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Monadnock Folklore Society

Featuring: Don Primrose, (DG supporter) Lisa Sieverts and Rich Hart leading with music by Gordon Peery (piano Guitar), Harvey Tolman (fiddle), Lloyd Carr (piano), Matt Garland, Max Nunnemaker, Richard Backes (guitar), Roger Treat (fiddle), Samuel Foucher, Sarah Foucher and Tad Dreis

— We always have cookies!

Venue: Nelson Town Hall: 7 Nelson Common Road get a map

Time: 8:00-10:30

Price: $3

For more information: (603) 762-0235; (Email): de('lsievert', 'com', 'yahoo');

Web: www.monadnockfolk.org

Generic Schedule: Every Monday (year round)

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Portland, ME: annes dance (Swing Dance) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: West Coast Swing Portland

— West Coast Swing with Anne Fleming, great instruction, fun people, awesome floor

Venue: Riverton: 512 Warren Avenue get a map

Time: 6:30 Beginner, 7:15 Intermediate, 8:00 advanced West Coast Swing

Price: $15 all Night, dance included in Lesson cost

— Note: no partner needed, cash bar, great parking

For more information: (Email): de('annedfleming1', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: www.annedfleming.com

Generic Schedule: Every Monday (year round)

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Watertown, MA: Cambridge Class Scottish Dancing (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

— Beginner friendly Scottish Country Dancing with teaching and live music every week

Venue: Canadian American Club: 202 Arlington Street get a map

Time: 7:45-10:15

Price: $8 (students $4)

— Note: Please bring soft soled shoes

For more information: (Email): de('CambridgeClass', 'org', 'rscdsboston');

Web: www.rscdsboston.org/classes-camb.html

Generic Schedule: Every Monday (year round)

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Wyoming, OH: Cincinnati Contra Dancers Monday (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Cincinnati Contra Dancers

— Monday night contra dance.

Venue: Center for the Arts, Wyoming: 322 Wyoming Ave get a map

Time: 8:00pm -10:00pm

Price: $4.00

— Note: Lessons at 7:30.Please bring soft soled shoes.

For more information: (513) 681-4768; (Email): de('cincinnaticontradance', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: www.cincinnaticontradance.org

Generic Schedule: Every Monday (year round)

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Brattleboro, VT: Shall We Dance So. VT (Ballroom Dance) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Shall We Dance So. VT

— Four and Five week series focusing on one dance style.

Venue: The Church: Main Street and Grove Street get a map

Time: 7-8:30pm

Price: $50/5 weeks; $12 drop-in

— Note: Beginners and intermediate. Carry dance shoes, please.

For more information: (802) 348-6671; (Email): de('ray', 'org', 'letsdancesovt');

Web: www.shallwedance.biz

Generic Schedule: Every Tuesday (year round)

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Contra Dance Umbrella

Brattleboro, VT: Brattleboro Tango Class & Practica (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Brattleboro Tango Community

— Brattleboro Tango: Class & Practice: a congenial place to practice Argentine Tango

Venue: The Gathering Place: 30 Terrace Street get a map

Time: 7:00 pm - ?

Price: $10 both; $5 practica only

— Note: Class at 7, Practica at 8. All levels. Newcomers and visitors are welcome to participate or watch.

For more information: (603) 756-3104; (Email): de('sally.brat.tango', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: brattleborotango.org

Generic Schedule: Every Tuesday (year round)

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Clemmons, NC: Winston-Salem Clemmons Contra Dance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers

— Contras and squares to live traditional string music

Venue: Clemmons Civic Club: 2870 Middlebrook Dr get a map

Time: 8:00 - 10:30

Price: $7.00/$5.00 students

— Note: Everyone welcome. Newcomers lesson at 7:30. Bring clean shoes.

For more information:

Web: feetretreat.com

Generic Schedule: Every Tuesday (year round)

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Fayetteville, AR: International Dance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Fayetteville International Folk Dancers

Featuring: music by Harold Watson

Venue: Trinity United Methodist Church: 1021 W. Sycamore — Intersection of Sycamore and Garland get a map

Time: 7-9:00

Price: $3.00

For more information: (479) 756-3298; (Email): de('hwatson', 'org', 'fifd');

Web: www.fifd.org

Generic Schedule: Every Tuesday (year round)

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Hales Corners, WI: West Side Victorian Dancers (Family and Vintage Dance) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: West Side Victorian Dancers

Featuring: Patricia Lynch leading

— Mid-Nineteenth Century (Civil War) Dancing

Venue: Hales Corners Library (Ben Hunt Room) : 5885 S. 116th St. — 116th & Janesville Rd. get a map

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Price: $Free

— Note: Beginner lessons, 6-6:30 p.m. This program is not sponsored by the Hales Corners Library.

For more information: (414) 427-3776; (Email): de('info', 'org', 'wssas');

Web: www.wssas.org

Generic Schedule: second & fourth Tuesdays (year round)

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Jamaica Plain, MA: Jamaica Plain GRF English Country Dance

Featuring: Christine Robb leading with music by Audrey Knuth (fiddle), Carol Bittenson (fiddle), Nancy Knight and Stephanie Rogers

Venue: 1st Church of Jamaica Plain (Unitarian-Universalist): Centre St and Eliot St. get a map

Time: 7:30-10:00

Price: $7

— Note: Note: 5th Tuesdays are ‘experienced’ dances.

For more information: (617) 721-0600; (Email): de('ecddeb', 'com', 'yahoo');

Web: www.lcfd.org/bgfe

Generic Schedule: second, fourth & fifth Tuesdays Sep-Jul

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New York, NY: English country dance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Country Dance New York Inc.

— English country dancing for all with live music

Venue: The Church of the Village: 201 W. 13th St — near 7th Ave. (enter on 13th St.) get a map

Time: 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Price: $15; $12 students and members

— Note: Beginning and skills classes 7 - 7:30, general 7:30-10:00. Soft-soled shoes.

For more information: (212) 459-4080; (Email): de('info2', 'org', 'cdny');

Web: www.cdny.org

Generic Schedule: Every Tuesday Sep-Jun

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Owen Sound, ON: Country Dance & Song Societys Centennial Tour Stop

Multi-day event: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 — Sunday, May 3, 2015

— Sponsored by: Fiddlefern Country Dancers

Description: The tour stop is an exciting and expanded alternative to our annual Spring Fling Dance Weekend for 2015.

Dance styles include: Contra Family Square Dance

Note: Check website for registration form and more details.

Venue: St. George’s Church Hall: 1049 4th Avenue East get a map

Price: $65 VIP Passport (before April 7 only); $60 Earlybird Weekend Passport; we have student prices

For more information: (519) 372-9151; (Email): de('info', 'ca', 'fiddlefern');

Web: fiddlefern.ca

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Santa Barbara, CA: Country Dances of England in Santa Barbara (English Dance) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Santa Barbara Country Dance Society

Venue: First Presbyterian Church: 21 E Constance Ave get a map

Time: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Price: $4

For more information: (805) 699-5101; (Email): de('tdg-garyes', 'com', 'sneakemail');

Web: www.sbcds.org/ecd

Generic Schedule: Every Tuesday (year round)

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Wilmington, NC: Cape Fear Contra Dancers - Midweek dances (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Cape Fear Contra Dancers

— Midweek contra dance for all ages with live music by Out on the Ocean

Venue: 5th Ave United Methodist Church: 409 South Fifth Avenue get a map

Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Price: $4

— Note: soft-soled shoes, dress cool and comfortable, bring your friends

For more information: (910) 791-6646; (Email): de('coastaldancer', 'com', 'ec.rr');

Web: www.WilmingtonContraDance.info

Generic Schedule: second & fourth Tuesdays (year round)

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Albany, NY: African Dance Vermont (International and Otherstyle Dance) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: African Dance Vermont

— African Dance classes with a rotation of teachers

Venue: St Teresa Social Center: New Scotland Ave and Hollywood Ave. get a map

Time: 7:00 to 8:30 pm

Price: $sliding scale $12-15

— Note: All levels welcome. Wear clothes that you can move in and bring a water bottle

For more information: (802) 258-6475; (Email): de('africandancevt', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: www.africandancevt.com

Generic Schedule: Every Wednesday (year round)

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Amherst, MA: Downtown Amherst Contradance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Amherst Area Contras

— Exciting, new contra dance in downtown Amherst featuring well-known and upcoming callers & musicians

Venue: Masonic Lodge (aka Pacific Lodge) : 99 Main Street get a map

Time: 7:30

Price: $10, Students $8, High School $6

— Note: Free intro lesson at 7; please bring soft-soled shoes (no street shoes on the floor).

For more information: (Email): de('will', 'com', 'dedicationtechnologies');

Web: amherstcontra.org

Generic Schedule: first, third, fourth & fifth Wednesdays (year round)

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DG favorite Arlington Heights, MA: English Dance

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Featuring: Linda Nelson and Miriam Newman leading with music by Carol Bittenson (fiddle), Emily O’brien, Jean Monroe (piano and percussion)

Venue: Park Ave Congregational Church: 50 Paul Revere Road get a map

Time: 7:30-10:30

Price: $9 ($7 members, $4 students & newcomers)

— Note: Basics session at 7:10pm

For more information: (Email): de('info-english', 'org', 'cds-boston');

Web: www.cds-boston.org

Generic Schedule: Every Wednesday Sep-Jun

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Austin, TX: Austin Barn Dancers (Contra Dance) (unconfirmed)

Featuring: Dale Rempert leading with music by Local On Call Orchestra (LOCO)

Venue: Hancock Rec. Center: 811 E 41st — corner of Red River get a map

Time: 7:30 - 10:00

Price: $free

— Note: Hospitality available if you know you’ll be in our area

For more information: (512) 453-4225; (Email): de('drempert', 'com', 'ix.netcom');

Web: www.AustinBarnDancers.org

Generic Schedule: Every Wednesday (year round)

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Brattleboro, VT: African Dance (Otherstyle Dance) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: African Dance Vermont

— West African dance for all levels, with live drumming

Venue: The Church: Main Street and Grove Street get a map

Time: 7-8:30

Price: $sliding scale $12-15

— Note: wear clothes that you can move in and bring a water bottle

For more information: (802) 258-6475; (Email): de('africandancevt', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: www.africandancevt.com

Generic Schedule: Every Wednesday (year round)

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Cambridge, MA: MIT Israeli Dance

— Sponsored by: MIT Folk Dance Club

Venue: MIT Student Center (Second Floor) : 84 Massachusetts Avenue get a map

Time: 8:00 - 11:00 pm

Price: $1 suggested donation

For more information: (Email): de('mitisraeli', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: mit.edu/fdc

Generic Schedule: Every Wednesday (year round)

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Fairlee, VT: Scottish Country Dance Class (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Reel & Strathspey Society of Fairlee, VT (RSCDS Boston B

Featuring: Gary Apfel leading

— Scottish Country Dance. All dances taught. No partner necessary. Beginners welcome.

Venue: Fairlee Town Hall: 75 Town Common Road get a map

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Price: $3 (First time free)

— Note: always confirm first

For more information: (802) 439-3459; (Email): de('FairleeClass', 'org', 'rscdsboston');

Generic Schedule: Every Wednesday Sep-Jun

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Framingham, MA: Framingham Folk Dancers (International Dance) (unconfirmed)

Featuring: Dan Pearl and Judith Stames-Hamilton leading with music by Jo Crawford and Lynne Janbergs

— “Exploring the world three minutes at a time”

Venue: Edward’s Church Parish Hall: 39 Edwards St. get a map

Time: 7:30-10:00

Price: $5 (first time free)

— Note: Please bring soft-soled shoes that you use just for dancing

For more information: (978) 897-7549; (Email): de('joe', 'com', 'duxsys');

Web: www.duxburysystems.com/ffd

Generic Schedule: Every Wednesday Sep-Jun

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Metairie, LA: Muggivan School of Irish Dance (Celtic and International Dance) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Muggivan School of Irish Dance

— Irish Dance Lessons

Venue: Muggovian School of Irish Dance: 901 Veterans Blvd. — Suite 205 get a map

Time: Call or Email for Class Schedules

— Note: **New Holiday Workshops in Slidell, La!

For more information: (504) 259-7315; (Email): de('irishdancenorthshore', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: www.irishdancela.com

Generic Schedule: Every Wednesday (year round)

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Midrand, GP: Group & Social (Ballroom and other Ballroom Dance) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Rhythm Divine Dancing

— Everyone Welome

Venue: Crescent Heights centre: Old Pretoria Main Rd get a map

Time: 20:00-22:00

Price: $Free

— Note: Teaching you to Dance - One Step at a Time!

For more information: (074) 173-0864; (Email): de('rhythmdivinedancing', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: www.facebook.com/RhythmDivineDancing

Generic Schedule: Every Wednesday (year round)

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Montpelier, VT: Montpelier Scottish Country Dancers (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Montpelier Parks and Recreation

Featuring: Martha Kent leading

— Scottish Country Dancing, mixed level. Register through Montpelier Parks and Recreation or drop in.

Venue: Union School: 1 Park Ave get a map

Time: 7-9:00

Price: $5 - $7.50

— Note: soft soled shoes please, call first as we skip a week sometimes

For more information: (802) 879-7618; (Email): de('mdkent', 'net', 'comcast');

Generic Schedule: Every Wednesday Sep-May

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Nashua, NH: Scottish Dance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: RSCDS, Boston Branch

Featuring: Loren Wright leading

Venue: Church of the Good Shepherd: 214 Main St. get a map

Time: 7-9:00

Price: $3

— Note: no partner necessary; beginners welcome; soft-soled shoes

For more information: (603) 891-2331; (Email): de('nashuascd', 'net', 'comcast');

Generic Schedule: Every Wednesday (year round)

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Princeton (08540), NJ: Princeton Country Dancers Wednesday Contra Dance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Princeton Country Dancers

— Varied contras for all levels.

Venue: Suzanne Patterson Center (Monument Dr) : 45 Stockton St — Behind Borough Hall get a map

Time: 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Price: $8

— Note: Please bring clean soft-soled shoes to wear while dancing.

For more information: (609) 844-0459; (Email): de('pcdinfo', 'com', 'aol');

Web: www.princetoncountrydancers.org

Generic Schedule: Every Wednesday (year round)

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Utica, MI: Tango (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Atd

— We are a warm, friendly and very enthusiastic community of dancers located in the Detroit Metropolitan area. Whether you are beginning or advanced, we welcome you to come join us. Group classes and

Venue: Tango Suave Studio: 7758 Auburn Road get a map

Time: 7:00

Price: $15

— Note: none

For more information: (586) 254-0560; (Email): de('lori', 'com', 'argentinetangodetroit');

Web: www.argentinetangodetroit.com

Generic Schedule: Every Wednesday (year round)

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Arlington Heights, MA: Experienced International Dance

— Sponsored by: Folk Arts Center of New England

— Experienced-level teaching and request dancing.

Venue: Park Ave Congregational Church: 50 Paul Revere Road get a map

Time: 8-10:45

Price: $9

For more information: (781) 643-2386; (Email): de('fac', 'org', 'facone');

Web: www.facone.org/programs/thursdaydance.html

Generic Schedule: Every Thursday (year round)

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Bethesda, MD: Glen Echo Folkdancers (Balkan and International Dance) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Glen Echo Folkdancers

— friendly, inviting group, all skill levels, high energy

Venue: Church of the Redeemer: 6201 Dunrobbin Drive (near MacArthur Blvd get a map

Time: 7:30-10:45

Price: $7

For more information: (301) 466-3018; (Email): de('dancingplanet', 'com', 'erols');

Web: www.dancingplanetproductions.com

Generic Schedule: Every Thursday (year round)

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Concord, MA: Thursday Contras at the Scout House (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Neffa

Venue: Concord Scout House: 74 Walden Street get a map

Time: 7:30-10:30

Price: $8 ($5 age 22 and under)

— Note: Bring clean, non-marking shoes. Only service animals allowed in the hall

For more information: (617) 299-1590; (Email): de('thursdaycontras', 'org', 'neffa');

Web: www.ThursdayContras.com

Generic Schedule: Every Thursday (year round)

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Harwich, MA: Folk Dancers of Cape Cod (Balkan, International and Israeli Dance) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: folk dancers of cape cod

— International Folk Dancing by Request

Venue: Masjah Center: 181 Rte 137 get a map

Time: 7pm to 9pm

Price: $5

— Note: formerly known as Wellfleet Folkdancers

For more information: (508) 237-2650; (Email): de('balkindanser', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: folkdancersofcapecod.weebly.com

Generic Schedule: Every Sunday (year round)

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Northampton, MA: Scottish Dance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: RSCDS Boston Branch

— Scottish Country Dancing

Venue: 1st Churches: 129 Main St. — use Center St. entrance (across from the Iron Horse) get a map

Time: (Workshop/lesson: 7-8:30) Dance: 8:45-9:30, social dance last Thursday of the month

Price: $5.00

— Note: Please wear soft soled shoes

For more information: (413) 527-3407;

Generic Schedule: Every Thursday Sep-May

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Ottawa, ON: International Folk Dancers of Ottawa (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: International Folk Dancers of Ottawa

— weekly dances, occasional workshops and parties

Venue: Centretown - Downtown: 320 Jack Purcell Lane get a map

Time: 7:10- 10:30

Price: $85/year membership, $7/night non-members

For more information: (613) 729-1515; (Email): de('susan', 'ca', 'ifdo');

Web: www.ifdo.ca

Generic Schedule: Every Thursday (year round)

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Rochester, NY: CDR Contra dances (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Country Dancers of Rochester

— Contras and squares

Venue: Covenant United Methodist Church: 1124 Culver Rd get a map

Time: 8-11:00

Price: $8 ($7 student or members)

— Note: All dances taught, clean shoes

For more information: (Email): de('questions', 'org', 'cdrochester');

Web: www.CDRochester.org

Generic Schedule: Every Thursday (year round)

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South Bend, IN: South Bend Swing Lab (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: South Bend Swing Lab

— Michiana’s First Swing and Lindy Hop Community

Venue: Merriman’s Playhouse: 1215 Mishawaka Ave get a map

Time: Lesson 7-8 PM, Open Dance 8-10 PM

Price: $Lesson and Dance: $10 Regular $5 for Students Just the Dance: $5 Regular, $3 Students

— Note: Suggested $1 donation for bottled water. Water proceeds go to Merriman’s Playhouse.

For more information: (Email): de('sbswinglab', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: sbswinglab.wordpress.com

Generic Schedule: Every Thursday (year round)

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White Plains, NY: English Dance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Country Dancers of Westchester

Featuring: music by Leah Barkan (piano), Mark Eisenberg (recorder), Stewart Dean (concertina) and Sue Polansky (clarinet)

Venue: Church In The Highlands: Bryant Ave and Grandview Ave. get a map

Time: 7:30-10:00

Price: $9

For more information: (914) 693-5577; (Email): de('bhuppert', 'com', 'juno');

Web: sites.google.com/site/cdwestchester

Generic Schedule: Every Thursday Sep-May

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Contra Dance Umbrella

Woodbridge, CT: Israeli and Folk Dance (unconfirmed)

Venue: Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven: 360 Amity Road (route 63) get a map

Time: (Workshop/lesson: 8) Dance: 9:00

Price: $5

For more information: 860 985-7550; (Email): de('yossi', 'com', 'hilulim');

Generic Schedule: Every Thursday (year round)

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Woodstock, NY: Isabel Miller (Balkan, International and Israeli Dance) (no dance today)

— Friendly Informal Sessions include lesson, review, & request dancing

Venue: Colony Cafe: Rock City Road get a map

Time: 7:00 - 8:30 Refreshments Available

Price: $10 adults, $5 kids (under 13)

— Note: Beginners - Advanced, All Welcome, Partners not needed

For more information: (845) 706-3024; (Email): de('isabelmlmt', 'com', 'yahoo');

Generic Schedule: Every Thursday May-Nov

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Albany, NY: Albany First Friday Capital Swing Dance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Dance Flurry Organization

— Swing dance to an extraordinary live band every month

Venue: Albany Elks Lodge,: 25 South Allen St., get a map

Time: (Lesson 7:30pm), Dance 8:30-11:30pm

Price: $15/$12(DFO members)/$10(students, seniors)

— Note: Great dance for beginners. 7:30pm Lesson. Map, other info at website. Softsoled shoes-no spike heels

For more information: (518) 292-0133; (Email): de('jdolen', 'net', 'att');

Web: www.danceflurry.org/new/capitalswing.html

Generic Schedule: first Fridays (year round)

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Amherst, MA: International Dance

— Sponsored by: Amherst International Folkdancing

Venue: Bangs Community Center: Boltwood Walk get a map

Time: 7:30-10:00

Price: $Donation

For more information: (413) 323-6330; (Email): de('cindy', 'org', 'amherstfolkdancing');

Web: www.amherstfolkdancing.org

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

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Amherst, NH: Merrimack Ballroom, Latin, Swing Dance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Paper Moon Dance Center

— a great mix of music, over 5,000 sq. feet of floating solid maple flooring!

Venue: Kathy Blake Dance Studios: 3 Northern Blvd get a map

Time: (Lesson/Workshop 7:30pm) Dance 8:15-11:15pm

Price: $Free dance with $10 lesson

— Note: Beginners to advanced dancers, all ages, light refreshments, plenty of free parking

For more information: (603) 429-1100; (Email): de('info', 'com', 'papermoondance');

Web: www.papermoondance.com

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

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Atlanta, GA: What the Hey? (annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, May 1, 2015 — Sunday, May 3, 2015

Description: a no-frills, all-thrills dance weekend.

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Morningside Baptist Church (Atlanta) : 1700 Piedmont Avenue get a map

Price: $39 early registration and $49 late

For more information: (770) 314-7765; (Email): de('WhatTheHeyDance', 'com', 'yahoo');

Web: www.DanceRhapsody.com

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Austin, TX: 1st Friday Contra Dance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Traditionaal Austin Area Dance Association

Venue: West Gate Shopping Center: 4544 South Lamar Boulevard get a map

Time: 7:30 Pm

Price: $9

— Note: across the hightway from West Gate Center, at Balance Dance Studios, Bldg 200

For more information: (512) 453-8936; (Email): de('info', 'org', 'austincontradance');

Web: www.taada.info

Generic Schedule: first Fridays (year round)

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Beckwith, WV: Whitewater Whirl! (12 th annual)

Multi-day event: Friday, May 1, 2015 — Sunday, May 3, 2015

— Sponsored by: Footmad

Featuring: Coffee Zombies ~ Contrarians ~ Gaye Fifer

Description: A weekend of (mainly) contra dance in a wooded park setting in a great old hall with a knee-friendly wood floor. Afternoon workshops. Evening dances. Special Sat afternoon outdoor activities in and round the New River Gorge including whitewater rafting, rock climbing, hiking, and more. Dance all weekend! Or combine dance with outdoor adventure!

Dance styles include: Contra Square Dance

Venue: Fayette County Park, 4H Camp: 1390 Fayette County Park Rd get a map

Price: $95 adult / $55 [under 30]

For more information: (304) 415-3668; (Email): de('Whitewater.Whirl', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: www.whitewaterwhirl.org

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Belfast, ME: Belfast Flying Shoes Dance Series (Contra Dance) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Belfast Flying Shoes

Venue: Belfast American Legion Hall: 143 High Street — (entrance on Church Street) get a map

Time: 6:30 community dance; 8:00 contra

Price: $community dance:$2adults/$1kids; contradance:$10 for 21+, $7 for 13-20, $4 kids

For more information: (207) 338-0979; (Email): de('belfastflyingshoes', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: www.belfastflyingshoes.org

Generic Schedule: first Fridays (year round)

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Bennington, VT: Bennington Community Contradance

— Sponsored by: Bennington Community Contradance

Featuring: Luke Donforth leading with music by Anadama (Emily Troll (fiddle, accordion), Bethany Waikman (guitar) and Amelia Mason)

Venue: One World Conservation Center (former HoJo) : 413 U.s. 7 — 1.2 miles south of the 4 corners get a map

Time: 7:30 - 10:30

Price: $10

— Note: All welcome, no partner necessary

For more information: (802) 447-2173; (Email): de('info', 'org', 'benningtondance');

Web: www.benningtondance.org

Generic Schedule: first Fridays Sep-Jul

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Brasstown, NC: English Country Dance Weekend (annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, May 1, 2015 — Sunday, May 3, 2015

— Sponsored by: John C. Campbell Folk School

Dance styles include: English Dance

Venue: John C. Campbell Folk School: 1 Folk School Rd get a map

Price: $196

For more information: (800) 365-5724; (Email): de('dance', 'org', 'folkschool');

Web: www.folkschool.org

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Brattleboro, VT: Brattleboro Ballroom (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: “Shall We Dance?”

— Social Ballroom & Latin dance with lesson.

Venue: The Church: Main Street and Grove Street get a map

Time: Tue. class, 6:30pm; Fri. class & dance, 7-10pm

Price: $Tue. $10; Fri. $8

— Note: Please carry your dance shoes

For more information: (802) 579-9990; (Email): de('ray', 'biz', 'shallwedance');

Web: www.shallwedance.biz

Generic Schedule: first, third, fourth & fifth Fridays (year round)

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Contra Dance Umbrella

Brunswick (Brunswick), ME: Folk Dance Brunswick (Balkan and other International Folk Dance) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Folk Dance Brunswick

— World music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, Western Europe, and around the globe.

Venue: People Plus: 35 Union Street get a map

Time: 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Price: $8 ($5 for students, seniors)

— Note: Great fun, good exercise. Many dances are taught. No partner needed.

For more information: (207) 200-7577; (Email): de('brennan.mk', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: www.folkdancebrunswick.com

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

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Atlanta, GA: Friday Night Contra (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Chattahoochee Country Dancers

Venue: Clarkston Community Center (Atlanta) : 3701 College Avenue get a map

Time: Lessons at 7:30p. Dance at 8:00p.

Price: $8/$9. Students 2-for-1

For more information: (404) 307-3444; (Email): de('thatrobharper', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: www.contradance.org

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

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DG favorite Concord, MA: Challenging Contradance Series (unconfirmed)

— challenging, advanced contras

Venue: Concord Scout House: 74 Walden Street get a map

Time: 8-11:00

Price: $10 (Under 21: $8)

— Note: For experienced and adventurous dancers. Soft soled shoes. please.

For more information: (978) 779-6077; (Email): de('laleaf', 'com', 'yahoo');

Web: www.tiac.net/~mabaker/challenging-contras.html

Generic Schedule: first Fridays Sep-May

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Cooperstown, NY: Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: The Otsego Dance Society

Featuring: Michael Kernan leading with music by Uncle Joe & the Rosebud Ramblers

Venue: Presbyterian Church: Pioneer Street and Church Street get a map

Time: 8-11:00+

Price: $8 ($4: teens & students; 12 and under free)

— Note: no partner or experience necessary

For more information: (607) 965-8232; (Email): de('ods', 'edu', 'oneonta');

Web: otsegodancesociety.blogspot.com

Generic Schedule: first Fridays Sep-Jun

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Durham, NH: Seacoast Set Dancers (Celtic Dance) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Seacoast Set Dancers

— Irish SET Dancing, lessons, called. Four couples dancing in squaresquadrilles. Ceilis. Durham Unitarian church.

Venue: Durham Unitarian Church (Durham Fellowship Hall) : 20 Madbury Road get a map

Time: 7pm-9pm

Price: $5.00

— Note: Adults, leather sole shoes preferred. Always check website to confirm class schedule!!

For more information: (603) 749-1038; (Email): de('sue', 'org', 'seacoastsetdancers');

Web: www.seacoastsetdancers.org

Generic Schedule: Every Friday Sep-Jun

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Fairfield, IA: Fairfield Frolic (6 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, May 1, 2015 — Sunday, May 3, 2015

— Sponsored by: Fairfolk

Description: Advanced Contra Dance Weekend. Workshops include Advanced Contras, Irish Set Dances, English Country Dancing

Dance styles include: Celtic Contra English Dance

Note: Experienced dancers only

Venue: Morning Star Studio: 50 South Court Street get a map

Price: $65 early registration; $75 after April 1

For more information: (Email): de('fairfolk3', 'net', 'somastream');

Web: www.fairfolk.org

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Galloway, OH: Central Ohio Folk Festival (19 th annual)

Multi-day event: Friday, May 1, 2015 — Sunday, May 3, 2015

— Sponsored by: Columbus Folk Music Society, Inc.

Description: Sponsored by the Columbus Folk Music Society, Inc., & Battelle-Darby Creek Metro Park, Columbus/Galloway, OH 43119, USA. This festival is always held on the first full weekend (Including Friday) of May and is held at the Battelle-Darby Creek Metro Park. the Festival usually features 30 or more mini-concerts and teaching workshops, with a main-stage concert Saturday evening. the workshops are for various traditional instruments, music & other folk arts. All activities are free except for classes and the Saturday evening concert. Check web site for specifics.

Dance styles include: Family Dance

Venue: Batelle-Darby Creek Metro Park (Indian Ridge) : 1775 Darby Creek Drive get a map

Price: $Free To $35.00

For more information: (614) 491-8614; (Email): de('Rbaron49', 'com', 'aol');

Web: www.columbusfolkmusicsociety.org

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Galloway, OH: Central Ohio Folk Festival (19 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, May 1, 2015 — Sunday, May 3, 2015

— Sponsored by: Columbus Folk Music Society, Inc.

Description: Sponsored by the Columbus Folk Music Society, Inc., & Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park, this festival is always held on the first full weekend (including Friday) of May. the Festival usually features 30 or more mini-concerts and teaching workshops, with a main-stage concert on Saturday evening.

Venue: Batelle-Darby Creek Metro Park (Indian Ridge) : 1775 Darby Creek Drive get a map

Price: $0.00 - $30.00

For more information: (614) 491-8614; (Email): de('Rbaron49', 'com', 'aol');

Web: www.cfms-inc.org/central_ohio_folk_festival.htm

(This event (festival #1612) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2015)

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Greenfield, MA: Greenfield Mostly Waltz (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Friends of the Guiding Star Grange

Featuring: music by Recorded Music

— Couple dances, mostly waltzes, live music

Venue: Guiding Star Grange: 401 Chapman Street get a map

Time: 7:00-10:30

Price: $10

— Note: Bring soft-soled shoes

For more information: (Email): de('rmwyatt', 'net', 'comcast');

Generic Schedule: first Fridays (year round)

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Lancaster, NH: White Mountain Scottish Country Dancers (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: White Mountain Scottish Country Dancers

Featuring: Bill Tobin leading

Venue: Lancaster Town Hall: 695 Main Street get a map

Time: 7:30 - 9:30 pm

Price: $By donation

For more information: (802) 751-7671; (Email): de('billtobinharp', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: sites.google.com/site/whitemtnscottishdancers

Generic Schedule: Every Friday Oct-Jun

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Melbourne Village, FL: South Brevard Dancers (International and Scandinavian Dance) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: South Brevard International Dancers

— International request dancing, Balkan, English, Scandinavian, whatever

Venue: Historic Community House: 6100 Hall Rd get a map

Time: 7:00 pm

Price: $5

For more information: (321) 482-6818; (Email): de('john', 'com', 'dalypreservation');

Web: www.folkdance.org

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

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Montpelier, VT: FCCGH Benefit Dance

— Sponsored by: Friends of the Capital City Grange Hall

Description: Special Friday night contra with Perpetual e-Motion and Will Mentor.

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Capital City Grange: 6612 VT Rt. 12 — Northfield Rd. get a map

Time: 8pm-11pm

Price: $10-$25 sliding scale

For more information: (802) 477-3951; (Email): de('joannegarton', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: capitalcitygrange.org

Date for 2015: Friday, May 1

(This event (festival #1984) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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Newtown, PA: Lambertville Country Dancers (English Dance) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Lambertville County Dancers

— English Country Dance

Venue: American Legion Hall: 41 Linden Ave get a map

Time: 8 pm (newcomers at 7:30)

Price: $10 ($5 for students)

— Note: soft soled shoes

For more information: (215) 752-9894; (Email): de('dtilove', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: www.lambertvillecountrydancers.org

Generic Schedule: first Fridays (year round)

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