The Dance Gypsy presents

Folk, contra and traditional dances, festivals and other events

(between December 21, 2014  and  December 21, 2015)

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Aston, PA: Gilron Dance Retreat (17 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Thursday, December 18, 2014 — Sunday, December 21, 2014

Description: Israeli folk dance camp (formerly: Finally Philly)

Dance styles include: Israeli Folk Dance

Venue: get a map

For more information: (301) 762-8978; (Email): de("shmuel", "com", "capitaldance");

Web: www.capitaldance.com

(This event (festival #755) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2014)

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Albuquerque, NM: USA Dance Chapter 5047 Northern New Mexico (Ballroom Dance) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: USA Dance Chapter 5047 North Cental New Mexico

— Ballroom Dance, Group Lesson

Venue: Albuquerque Square Dance Center: 4909-15 Hawkins NE get a map

Time: 6:00 to 9:30pm

Price: $5.00 Members $8.00 Non Members

For more information: (Email): de("usadancecnm5047", "com", "gmail");

Web: usadancecenm.org

Generic Schedule: first & third Sundays (year round)

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

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

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

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)

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

Cambridge, MA: BIDA Contra Dance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: BIDA (Boston Intergenerational Dance Advocates)

— BIDA Contra Dance

Venue: Masonic Hall: 1950 Massachusetts Ave get a map

Time: Introductory Lesson 7:00, Dance 7:30-10:30pm

Price: $5-$10 Sliding Scale

— Note: all are welcome, no partner necessary, all dances taught, bring non-street shoes to protect floor.

For more information: (617) 871-0237; (Email): de("BIDA", "org", "BIDAdance");

Web: www.BIDAdance.org

Generic Schedule: first & third Sundays Aug-Jun

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

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)

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

Decatur, GA: Third Sunday English Country Dance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: English Country Dance Atlanta

Featuring: Everett Lunsford, Maggie Cowan and Susan Davis leading with music by Ginger Pyron

— Monthly English Country Dance

Venue: Life Enrichment Center: 1340 McConnell Drive get a map

Time: 1:30p - 5:00p

Price: $7.00

— Note: Annual ECD Dance Weekend -- see website for Fandango!

For more information: (Email): de("eplunsfo", "com", "yahoo");

Web: www.ecdatlanta.org

Generic Schedule: third Sundays (year round)

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

Delray Beach (phone or e-mail for directions), FL: Delray Beach Contra (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: South Florida Contra

— traditional style contras ~ warm, fun, friendly dance

Venue: Pompey Park Recreation Center (City of Delray Beach Parks & Recreation Dept.) : 1101 NW 2nd Street get a map

Time: 2-5:30; beginner’s session 2-2:30

Price: $10 at the door ($5 ages 6-18)

— Note: Please bring soft soled shoes, and a snack to share if you can.

For more information: (561) 308-8964; (Email): de("prufoxbetty", "com", "juno");

Generic Schedule: third Sundays (year round)

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

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)

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

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)

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

Kingston, NY: Swing Dance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Hudson Valley Community Dances

Featuring: Pam Marshall leading

— WCSCalifornia Mix

Venue: White Eagle Hall: 487 Delaware Ave get a map

Time: (Workshop/lesson: 6) Dance: 6:30-9

Price: $5

For more information: (845) 339-3032; (Email): de("hudsonvalleywcs", "com", "yahoo");

Web: www.hudsonvalleydance.org

Generic Schedule: third Sundays (year round)

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

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)

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

Leverett, MA: DANSE CAFÉ - French & Breton Dance (Otherstyle Dance) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Danse Café

Featuring: music by La Troupe Des Copains

— French and Breton dances taught and danced to live music. french café ambience - BYOB - hors d’oeuvres potluck. Come join in the fun!

Venue: Leverett Crafts and Arts: 13 Montague Road get a map

Time: 3-5:30pm

Price: $7.00

— Note: dance generally held 3rd Sunday-please check schedule. clean, soft soled shoes

For more information: (Email): de("doug.feeney", "com", "gmail");

Generic Schedule: third Sundays Sep-May

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

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)

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

Owego, NY: Contra and Square Dance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Tioga County Contra Dance

Venue: Tioga Trails Cafe (tiogatrailscafe.com) : 50 Lake St. — Intersection of Lake St. and Main St. get a map

Time: 4-7pm

Price: $7 (students & seniors $5)

For more information: (607) 687-4034; (Email): de("stujoyce59", "com", "aol");

Web: dance.clarityconnect.com/owegocontra.html

Generic Schedule: third Sundays (year round)

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

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)

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

San Bernardino, CA: Reel of Four Contra (monthly( (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Reel of Four Contra

— Third Sunday aafternoon Dance - Eat & Socialize - Repeat

Venue: Del Rosa: 3350 Del Rosa Avenue get a map

Time: 1:30-4:00 p.m.

Price: $6

— Note: Children 10 and over welcome

For more information: (909) 499-6629;

Generic Schedule: third Sundays (year round)

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

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)

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

Trenton, NJ: PCD Winter Cotillion (annual) (unconfirmed)

Description: The event will begin at 5 PM with a potluck dinner by candlelight, so bring a favorite dish to share. the festivities continue at 6:30 PM with entertainment by local dance teams and carol singing. the Grand March is at 7 PM and is followed by three hours of Contra and English Country Dancing, with a break for a concert by the Cotillion singers and potluck desserts. Music will be by Hold the Mustard, which consists of Daniel Beerbohm, Barbara Greenberg, Paul Prestopino, and Kathy Talvatie, and a cavalcade of local callers will call the dances, with Sue Dupre as Mistress of Ceremonies. Festive or spiffy dress is encouraged.

Dance styles include: Contra English Dance

Note: Soft-soled shoes are recommended to protect the wood dance floor

Venue: Trinity Cathedral: 801 West State Street get a map

Price: $12 for adults and $6 for students

For more information: (Email): de("larryK", "org", "princetoncountrydancers");

Web: www.princetoncountrydancers.org

Date for 2014: Sunday, December 21

(This event (festival #1417) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2014)

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Troy, NY: Rensselaer English Country Dance

— Sponsored by: Affiliate of DanceFlurry Organization

Featuring: Val Medve leading with music by Heartsease (Gail Griffith (concertina and cello), Diane Bell (violin), Marilee Urbanczyk (whistle, percussion), Patricia Kernan (flute, harp) and Vonnie Estes (piano))

— Experience the beauty and grace of 18th century dancing. Escape the frenzy of the 21st century! Enjoy moving slowly and gracefully to early classical music.

Venue: Christ Church United Methodist: 35 State St get a map

Time: 2-5:00

Price: $12

— Note: All welcome. No partner or experience needed.

For more information: (Email): de("donbell", "com", "nycap.rr");

Web: www.danceflurry.org/recd

Generic Schedule: third Sundays Sep-Apr

This date (December 21, 2014 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Wethersfield, CT: Ct Scandi Dance (Scandinavian Dance) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: CtScandiDance

— Scandinavian Dancing and Teaching usually 1 Sunday a Month

Venue: Temple Beth Torah: 130 Main Street get a map

Time: 2:30-5:30 Pm

Price: $suggested donation $10,or as able

— Note: 9142014,10262014,11162014,12142014 not always second sunday

For more information: (Email): de("mandelpols", "com", "gmail");

Web: ctscandi.wordpress.com

Generic Schedule: second Sundays Sep-Jan (and Mar, Apr, May, Jun)

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

Monday, December 22, 2014

Belfast, ME: Scottish and (lessons) 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: 7:30-9:30

Price: $3

For more information: (207) 722-3139; (Email): de(" zephyrhill", "net", "gwi");

Generic Schedule: Every Monday (year round)

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

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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

Concord, MA: Monday Contras

— Sponsored by: MondayContras Committee

Featuring: Dave Eisenstadter leading with music by Cal Howard (piano, bass, banjo, mandolin, percussion), Jack O’Connor (mandolin, banjo, percussion), Julie Metcalf (fiddle), Larry Unger (guitar, banjo and bass)

— 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. 30 & under: 50% off next dance coupon w/full admission

— 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 (December 22, 2014 ) 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)

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

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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

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, 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)

This date (December 22, 2014 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Portland, ME: annes dance (Swing Dance)

— 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)

This date (December 22, 2014 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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)

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

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)

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

Contra Dance Umbrella

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

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)

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

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)

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

Cambridge, MA: contradanceforallatMIT (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Folk Dance Club

— Traditional Contras and Squares

Venue: Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Highway 2 get a map

Time: 8:00-10:30 pm

Price: $0.00-10.00

— Note: Students and Public Welcome

For more information: (617) 354-0864; (Email): de("acowan3", "com", "yahoo");

Web: web.mit.edu/fdc/contra.html

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

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

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)

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

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)

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

Ralph Page Dance Legacy weekend

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)

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

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

— Sponsored by: Cape Cod Folkdance

— 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 Tuesday (year round)

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

Jamaica Plain, MA: Jamaica Plain GRF English Country Dance (unconfirmed)

Featuring: music by Jean Monroe (piano, percussion), Nora Smith (fiddle) and Ray Salvo

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

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

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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Ralph Page Dance Legacy weekend

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, December 24, 2014

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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Contra Dance Umbrella

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 (no dance today)

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

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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Brookline, MA: Boston Israeli Dancing Marathon (35 th annual)

Multi-day event: Wednesday, December 24, 2014 — Thursday, December 25, 2014

Description: 10 hours of non-stop all request Israeli dancing!

Dance styles include: Israeli Folk Dance

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

Time: 6 pm - 4 am

Price: $15 general admission, students/seniors/children $10, young kids free

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

Web: www.bostoncentral.com/events/dance/p23404.php

(This event (festival #292) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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Cambridge, MA: MIT Israeli Dance (no dance today)

— 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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Manchester, NH: Queen City Ballroom Christmas Eve Open House (5 th annual)

— Sponsored by: Queen City Ballroom

Description: Savor a sweet treat and some hot mulled cider, while dancing to holiday tunes. Singles and couples of all levels welcome. Beginners welcome. Bring friends and family.

Dance styles include: Ballroom Dance

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

Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Price: $free

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

Web: www.queencityballroomnh.com

Date for 2014: Wednesday, December 24

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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: (DG supporter) 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, December 25, 2014

Arlington Heights, MA: Experienced International Dance (no dance today)

— 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 (no dance today)

— 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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Fort Lauderdale, FL: New Year’s Bash (24 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Thursday, December 25, 2014 — Saturday, December 27, 2014

Description: Six meals including Gala New Year's Eve Banquet Dinner Pre-New Year's Cocktail Party and special Midnight Dessert. Daily Line and Folk Dancing, Evening Dance Parties, plus much more

Venue: Sunrise Hilton Hotel get a map

Price: $419

For more information: 561.901.1200; (Email): de("dancewithira", "net", "comcast");

(This event (festival #1064) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2014)

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Melrose, MA: Annual Christmas Concert and Dance (31 st annual)

Description: Kaynor family Concert at 7:00 morphs into a mixed evening of English Country, Contras, Squares, and couples dances for all ages and abilities. Music provided on Recorders, Fiddles, Viola, Cello, Piano, and Harp!

Dance styles include: Contra English Family Scandinavian Square Folk Dance

Venue: Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church: 70 W. Emerson St get a map

Time: 7:00-10:00

Price: $Suggested donation 6

For more information: (781) 665-3835; (Email): de("cammydance", "com", "gmail");

Web: www.manystrings6.com/dance

Date for 2014: Thursday, December 25

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Nelson, NH: Nelson Christmas Dance and Dessert Potluck (14 th annual)

— Sponsored by: Monadnock Folklore Society

Description: Contra dance and dessert potluck

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

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

Time: 8:00-10:00 Pm

Price: $free

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

Web: www.monadnockfolk.org

Date for 2014: Thursday, December 25

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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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Oklahoma City, OK: English Country Dance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Scissortail Traditional Dance Society

Venue: Central Oklahoma City: 3000 General Pershing Boulevard get a map

Time: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Price: $2.00

— Note: Occasional live music, otherwise CD’s

For more information: (405) 819-7206; (Email): de("seabarri", "com", "hotmail");

Web: www.scissortail.org

Generic Schedule: second & fourth Thursdays (year round)

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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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Contra Dance Umbrella

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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West Hurley, NY: Isabel Miller (Balkan, International and Israeli Dance) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Isabel Miller

Featuring: music by The Pamelech Klezmer Orkestra plus Karen Whitman, Paprikash, Rick Pantell and Special Occasional Guests

— Traditional International Folk Dance Class

Venue: 28 West Gym: Route 28 get a map

Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Price: $10, $5

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

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

Generic Schedule: Every Thursday Aug-Dec

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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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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, December 26, 2014

Amherst, MA: International Dance (no dance today)

— 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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Contra Dance Umbrella

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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Ralph Page Dance Legacy weekend

Austin, TX: 4th Friday English Country Dance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Traditionaal Austin Area Dance Association

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

Time: 7:30

Price: $Free

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

Generic Schedule: fourth Fridays (year round)

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Berea, KY: Christmas Country Dance School (annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, December 26, 2014 — Thursday, January 1, 2015

Description: dance leadership course for adults

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Berea College get a map

Price: $200

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

Web: www.berea.edu/peh/dance

(This event (festival #295) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2014)

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Brasstown, NC: Winter Dance Week (38 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, December 26, 2014 — Thursday, January 1, 2015

— Sponsored by: John C. Campbell Folk School

Description: Contras, squares, English dancing, couple dances, rapper sword, morris, singing, jam sessions, a gala New Year’s Eve Dance and more.

Dance styles include: Contra English Waltz Dance

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

Price: $300 (after Nov. 1: $360)

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

Web: www.folkschool.org

(This event (festival #296) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2014)

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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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Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn Contra Dance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Brooklyn Contra

— Brooklyn Contra, founded in 2010, holds a dance once a month in various locations around Brooklyn. Known for lots of welcoming energy, BK Contra boasts a high percentage of new dancers each month!

Venue: Camp Friendship (Park Slope) : 339 8th Street get a map

Time: 7:30pm beginners’ lesson; dancing 8-11pm

Price: $15, $12 for students

— Note: See website for specific dance locations and dates-- we try to be 4th Fridays but aren’t always.

For more information: (347) 875-0751; (Email): de("brooklyncontra", "com", "gmail");

Web: brooklyncontra.wordpress.com

Generic Schedule: fourth Fridays (year round)

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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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Burlington, VT: Mad Robin Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Mad Robin Callers Collective

Featuring: music by Pete’s Posse

— Burlington’s newest dance series! Featuring callers from the local Mad Robin Callers Collective.

Venue: First Congregational Church: 38 South Winooski Avenue get a map

Time: 7:45 - 11:00

Price: $5 - $10 sliding scale, $20 for families

— Note: All are welcome, wear soft soled shoes and be ready to shake your tail feathers!

For more information: (802) 503-1251; (Email): de("madrobincc", "com", "gmail");

Web: www.madrobincallers.org

Generic Schedule: fourth Fridays (year round)

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DG favorite Cambridge, MA: Harvard Square English Country Dance - Beginner Friendly (no dance today)

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

— Beginner friendly English Country Dance.

Venue: Harvard-Epworth Methodist Church: 1555 Massachusetts Ave get a map

Time: 7:30-9:30.

Price: $7/$6 CDS members/$4 students

— Note: Please wear comfortable clothing and clean, soft-soled shoes.

For more information: (617) 744-5331; (Email): de("harvardecd", "com", "cleverthoughts");

Web: www.cds-boston.org

Generic Schedule: second & fourth Fridays Sep-Jun

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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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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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Greenfield, MA: Contra Dance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Friends of the Guiding Star Grange

Featuring: David Kaynor leading with music by Greenfield Dance Band (David Kaynor (fiddle), Stuart Kenney (bass), Mary Cay Brass (piano, accordion), Peter Siegel (mandolin and guitar))

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

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

Price: $8 - $10 sliding scale (or barter equivalent)

— Note: 7:30 PM workshop for beginners and others; 8:00 - 11:00 dancing for all.

For more information: (413) 367-9380; (Email): de("davidkaynor", "com", "mac");

Web: www.davidkaynor.com

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

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Harrisburg, PA: Locust Lane Contra Dance in Harrisburg, PA (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Harrisburg Area Contra Dance Association

— We dance Contras, Squares and other traditional folk dances.

Venue: Christ the Savior Orthodox Church (Social Hall) : 5501 Locust Lane get a map

Time: 8 pm - 11 pm

Price: $9.00 adults, students $4.00

For more information: (717) 770-1477; (Email): de("contradancerdave", "com", "yahoo");

Web: www.harrisburgcontra.org

Generic Schedule: second & fourth Fridays (year round)

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

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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Lexington, MA: Roaring Jelly Contra Dance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Roaring Jelly

Featuring: Susan Elberger leading with music by Roaring Jelly (Bob Alessio (Fiddle), Jonathan Finger (Saxophone, Recorder, Mandolin), Karen Blaine (Fiddle), Marilyn Briggs (Guitar), Terrence Cassidy (Fiddle), Barbara Frishkopf (Fiddle), Deborah Gerstein (Piano), Karl Goedecke (Flute, Whistle), Joel J Gonzales (Guitar), Clifford Gordon (Accordion), Linda Gordon (Drum), Joe Griffin (Guitar), Len Katz (Banjo-uke), Esther Keaney (Baroque Flute, Recorder, Whistle), Paul Milde (Fiddle), Joan Motowylak (Fiddle), Philip Pitha (Accordion), Bruce Randall (Trombone, Whistles, Coconuts), Andrew Riffin (Bass), Al Sahin (Cello), Bob Solosko (Banjo, Whistles, Flute), Stuart R Soloway (Fiddle), Elizabeth Titus (Whistle, Flute), Greg Wade (Fiddle), Linda Wade (Whistle, Recorder), Judith Wong (Fiddle), Susan Elberger (Caller), Lois Somers (Fiddle), Carol Kycia (Clarinet, Fiddle), John Chambers (Accordion), Aram Hollman (Fiddle), (DG supporter) Paul Lizotte (Fiddle), Leslie Fuller (Fiddle), Michael Pavan Michael Pavan (Fiddle and Mandolin))

— Traditional style contras

Venue: First Parish Church: 7 Harrington Road get a map

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

Price: $7 (children 12 and under free, Family limit $20.00)

— Note: Family-friendly

For more information: (781) 259-0753; (Email): de("gersteind", "net", "comcast");

Web: www.roaringjelly.org

Generic Schedule: third Fridays Sep-Mar (and May, 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)

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

Ralph Page Dance Legacy weekend

Monrovia, CA: Monrovia ECD (English Dance) (unconfirmed)

— Historical and modern English Country Dance to recorded music.

Venue: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church: 122 S California Ave get a map

Time: 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Price: $5 per dancer

— Note: Beginners welcome, no partner required, casual dress.

For more information: (Email): de("tbrun", "edu", "usc");

Generic Schedule: second & fourth Fridays (year round)

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Morgantown, WV: Contradancers Delight Holiday (12 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, December 26, 2014 — Wednesday, December 31, 2014

— Sponsored by: ContraBlossom

Description: “hot” dancing to wonderful music and calling; workshops; concerts. Resort amenities with knee-friendly floor and flexible, affordable rates.

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Lakeview Resort get a map

Price: $300-500

For more information: (423) 341-1843; (Email): de("warrendance", "com", "gmail");

Web: www.warrendoyle.com

(This event (festival #699) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2014)

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Orange Park, FL: Orange Park English Country Dance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Orange Park English Country Dance

— Beg-int-adv English country dance in north Florida. Dance on a sprung wood floor to recorded music.

Venue: Laurel Oaks & Gardens ((private home)) get a map

Time: 7:00-10:00pm

Price: $Free

— Note: Adults only. Lesson at 7pm. Carry in soft-soled shoes. Please RSVP each week to confirm attendance.

For more information: (904) 800-8863; (Email): de("info", "net", "fullcirclemusic");

Web: english.fladancegypsy.info

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

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

Pepperell, MA: Nashoba Valley International Folk Dancers (unconfirmed)

— International Folk Dancing

Venue: McGrath Community Center: Rtes 111 and 113 get a map

Time: 7-9 pm

Price: $free

— Note: Always call 978-433-9874 to verify day and location of dance.

For more information: (978) 433-9874; (Email): de("nleb", "net", "verizon");

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

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

Plattsburgh, NY: Adirondack English Country Dancers (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Adirondack English Country Dancers

Featuring: Bruce Kokernot and Wendy Gilchrist leading with music by Sharon Schenkel

— English Country dancing to recorded music

Venue: Clinton County Fairgrounds (North Country Squares Building) : Fairground Road get a map

Time: 7:00-9:30

Price: $5

— Note: bring non-street shoes to dance in

For more information: (518) 563-1834; (Email): de("lylfaceem", "com", "aol");

Web: www.hillandhollowmusic.com

Generic Schedule: second & fourth Fridays Sep-May

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

Portsmouth, NH: Ballroom Dance (unconfirmed)

— Dancing for All Levels, All Dances, All Dancers

Venue: Portsmouth Ballroom Dance Studio: 948 Route 1 Bypass North get a map

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

Price: $10 pp

For more information: (603) 433-2009; (Email): de("peggimorrow", "net", "comcast");

Web: portsmouthballroomdancestudio.com

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

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

Rehoboth, MA: Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Rehoboth Country Dance Society

Venue: Goff Memorial Hall: 124 Bay State Rd. get a map

Time: 8-11:00

Price: $8 ($5 under 16,; $18 families)

For more information: (508)252-6375; (Email): de("shawnkendrick", "net", "comcast");

Web: www.contradancelinks.com/rehoboth.html

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

This date (December 26, 2014 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Schenectady, NY: Tri-City Folkdancers (Balkan and International Dance) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Tri-City Folkdancers

— Mostly Balkan International dancing

Venue: YWCA: 44 Washington Ave. get a map

Time: 7:30-10:00 Pm

Price: $8

— Note: Bring shoes for dancing (no street shoes) on wood floor

For more information: (518) 452-1154; (Email): de("schulzbob", "com", "aol");

Web: www.tri-cityfolkdancers.org

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

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

Ralph Page Dance Legacy weekend

Seattle, WA: Balkan Recreational Dancing (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Seattle Balkan Dancers

— Dancing to recorded music requests most nights with live music parties every 1-2 months

Venue: Russian Center (On Capitol Hill) : 704 19th Ave E. — Corner of 19th Ave. E. & E. Roy St. get a map

Time: 8:30-11:00 Pm

Price: $5.00

— Note: Teaching most nights from 7:30-8:30 (check website for schedule)

For more information: (425) 883-0332; (Email): de("danceinfo", "org", "seattlebalkandancers");

Web: www.seattlebalkandancers.org

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

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

Tallahassee, FL: Tallahassee Contra Dance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Tallahassee Community Friends of Old-Time Dance

— mostly contras, some squares, waltzes at the middle & end

Venue: Levy Park: 1400 North Monroe Street get a map

Time: 7:15pm - 10:30pm

Price: $8 adults, $7 over 55, $5 students, $3 kids

— Note: beginners welcome; no partner necessary; please bring a snack to share at the break!

For more information: (Email): de("contradancetally", "com", "gmail");

Web: www.tallydancer.com

Generic Schedule: second & fourth Fridays (year round)

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

Utica, MI: Ballroom and Tango (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Argentine Tango Detroit

— A warm welcoming atmosphere lesson at 8:00 party at 9:00

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

Time: 8:00

Price: $Free trial with purchase

— Note: No partner needed

For more information: (586) 254-0560; (Email): de("ladytango8", "com", "yahoo");

Web: www.argentinetangodetroit.com

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

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

White Plains, NY: English Dance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Country Dancers of Westchester

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

Time: 7:30-10:00

Price: $12

— Note: sometimes on saturday

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

Web: sites.google.com/site/cdwestchester

Generic Schedule: fourth Fridays Sep-May

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

Whitefield (North), ME: North Whitefield, Maine (Contra Dance) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Shoestring Dance Society

— 4th Friday Dance celebrating 23 years on Rt. 126 in North Whitefield, Maine

Venue: St. Denis Parish Hall: Route 126 get a map

Time: 8:00-11:30

Price: $sliding scale $8-10, students $6

— Note: All are welcome, all dances called, free snacks

For more information: (207) 549-3820; (Email): de("pranioshima", "com", "gmail");

Generic Schedule: fourth Fridays (year round)

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

Williston, VT: Ballroom Nights

— Sponsored by: Ballroom Nights

— Social Ballroom Dancing

Venue: Ballroom Nights (Jazzercise Studio) : 59 Day Lane — Behind Guy’s Farm & Yard get a map

Time: 7:00-10:00

Price: $14

— Note: We welcome all levels, singels and couples. No experience required

For more information: (802) 862-2269; (Email): de("elabd", "net", "comcast");

Web: www.ballroomnights.com

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

This date (December 26, 2014 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Williston, VT: Ballroom Nights Classes & Dance Practice (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Ballroom Nights

— Weekly ballroom dancing lessons and dance practice. Singles, couples & all levels welcome.

Venue: Ballroom Nights (Jazzercise Studio) : 59 Day Lane — Behind Guy’s Farm & Yard get a map

Time: 7:00-8:00 lesson 8:00-10:00 dance practice

Price: $14 lesson & dance, $10/Student $8 for practice only

— Note: Soft soled shoes.

For more information: (802) 862-2269; (Email): de("ballroomnights", "com", "gmail");

Web: www.ballroomnights.com/index2.html

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

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

Woodstock, NY: International Folk Dance with Isabel Miller (unconfirmed)

— Learn traditional folk dances from around the world.

Venue: The Studio @Woodstock Physical Therapy: 2568 Rt. 212 get a map

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Price: $10 (1st hr) $15 (2 hrs) $5 kids

— Note: All are Welcome; Clean,soft soled shoes

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

Generic Schedule: fourth Fridays Pla-Feb

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

Saturday, December 27, 2014

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)

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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: 7-10:00

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: fourth Saturdays Sep-Jun

(This cancellation believed correct by the Dance Gypsy;

Cambridge, MA: fourth Saturday Contra dance (unconfirmed)

Featuring: music by 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)

Cambridge, MA: Contra Dance

Featuring: music by Deborah Knight (piano, fiddle), Guest Callers and Walter Lenk (mandocello)

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

Time: 8:00 Pm

Price: $8.00

For more information: (617) 547-7781; (Email): de("Walter_Lenk", "net", "comcast");

Web: www.configular.com/dance/fourthsats

Generic Schedule: fourth Saturdays Sep-Mar (and May, Jun)

This date (December 27, 2014 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Contra Dance Umbrella
Contra Dance Umbrella

East Providence, RI: Swingin’ 88’s Monthly Dance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: swingin 88s

— Monthly 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: $8; $6 student

For more information: (508) 222-2185; (Email): de("swingin88s", "com", "yahoo");

Web: www.swingin88s.com

Generic Schedule: last Saturdays Sep-Jun

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

Fort Worth, TX: North Texas Contra Dance (no dance today)

— 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 cancellation believed correct by the Dance Gypsy;

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) (no dance today)

— 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 cancellation believed correct by the Dance Gypsy;

Jamaica Plain, MA: Jamaica Plain Gender Role Free Contras

— 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 (December 27, 2014 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Kingston, NH: Kingston, NH Contra Dance

Annual Seacoast NH Holiday Contra Dance

Featuring: (DG supporter) Peter Yarensky and Sarah Mason leading with music by Lamprey River Band ((DG supporter) Peter Yarensky (hammered dulcimer), Sarah Mason (pennywhistle), Burt Feintuch (fiddle), Sarah Hydorn (flute) and Steve Panish (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

— (Festive attire encouraged, but not required) —

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 (December 27, 2014 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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)

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)

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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)

Contra Dance Umbrella

Norwich, VT: Fourth Saturday Contra (no dance today)

— Sponsored by: Muskeg Music

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 cancellation believed correct by the Dance Gypsy;

Ossipee, NH: G.A.L.A. Global Awareness Local Action (Contra Dance) (no dance today)

— 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

(This cancellation believed correct by the Dance Gypsy;

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

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

Richmond, VA: Richmond Saturday Night Contra Dance

— 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 (December 27, 2014 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Roanoke (in downtown Roanoke), VA: Roanoke Contra Dance (no dance today)

— 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

(This cancellation believed correct by the Dance Gypsy;

Roanoke, WV: Terpsichore’s Holiday (annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Saturday, December 27, 2014 — Thursday, January 1, 2015

— Sponsored by: Lloyd Shaw Foundation

Description: Contras, English Country, Squares, Rapper, Singing. Kids’ programs (dance, song, nature, storytelling, arts and crafts, longsword). Nightly contras.

Dance styles include: Contra English Family Dance

Venue: Stonewall Resort: Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park get a map

For more information: (412) 731-3436; (Email): de("GayeFifer", "com", "gmail");

Web: www.danceholiday.net

(This event (festival #299) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2014)

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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)

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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)

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Saratoga Springs, NY: Saratoga Contradance

— Sponsored by: DanceFlurry Organization

Featuring: Michael Kernan leading with music by Set Americain (Vonnie Estes (piano), John Guay (hammered dulcimer, pieds, spoons), Barbara Lubell (fiddle), Maurice Mercier (accordeons, Cajun tie, spoons, pieds, guitar), Stephen Fry (mandolin, piano) and Betsy Fry (bass))

— 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 (December 27, 2014 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Saratoga Springs, NY: Tango and Milonga (no dance today)

— Sponsored by: Nights of Tango and Saratoga Savoy

Venue: Saratoga Savoy: 7 Wells Street get a map

Time: 8-11:00

Price: $10

For more information: 518-587-5132; (Email): de("dance", "com", "saratogasavoy");

Web: www.saratogasavoy.com

Generic Schedule: fourth Saturdays (not in Nov, Dec)

(This cancellation believed correct by the Dance Gypsy;

South Amherst, MA: Fiddlers Green Contra Dance (no dance today)

— Sponsored by: Fiddlers Green Contra Dance

— 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 cancellation believed correct by the Dance Gypsy;

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