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Folk, contra and traditional dances, festivals and other events

(between February 11, 2016  and  February 11, 2017)

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Friday, February 12, 2016

Amherst, MA: International Dance

— Sponsored by: Amherst International Folkdancing

Venue: Unitarian Meeting House: 121 North Pleasant Street get a map

Time: 7:30-10:00

Price: $5-$10 sliding scale donation requested

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

Web: www.amherstfolkdancing.org

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

This date (February 12, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

DG favorite Cambridge, MA: Harvard Square English Country Dance - Beginner Friendly

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Featuring: Christine Robb leading with music by Ishmael Stefanov, Jerome Fung and Nora Smith (fiddle)

— 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

This date (February 12, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Hanover, NH (United States): Ray School Family Dance (annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Ray School PTO

Dance styles include: Family Dance

Venue: Bernice a Ray Elementary School: 26 Reservoir Rd get a map

For more information: (Email): de('kseltzer13', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: www.DavidMillstoneDance.com

Date for 2016: Friday, February 12

(This event (festival #1742) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Maryville, TN: Cabin Fever (Knoxville) (42 nd annual)

Multi-day event: Friday, February 12, 2016 — Sunday, February 14, 2016

— Sponsored by: Knoxville Country Dancers

Featuring: ~ Coffee Zombies ~ Dianne Silver ~ Edward Howe ~ Jamie Oshima ~ Matthew Kenny ~ Tom Cunningham

Description: 42 the answer to Life the Universe and everything and the number of years that the Knoxville contra dance group has hosted this dance weekend.

Dance styles include: Contra Swing Waltz Multiple_style Dance

Note: Sellout is likely, register early. Children must be supervised at all times.

Venue: Maryville College: 502 East Lamar Alexander Parkway get a map

Time: Registration opens at 6:00 PM

Price: $90(earlybird) / $105 normal

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

Web: www.knoxvillecontradance.org

(This event (festival #1385) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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Newport Beach, CA: Laguna Folk Dance Festival (46 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, February 12, 2016 — Sunday, February 14, 2016

— Sponsored by: Laguna International Dancers

Description: Folk dance festival includes parties and instruction by ???. Also music & singing lessons with Miamon Miller and others. General international folk dancing with live and recorded music on Friday evening, Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. Performances by local folk dance groups.

Dance styles include: International Folk Dance

Venue: Ensign Intermediate School ((Gym)) : 2000 Cliff Dr. get a map

Price: $70 - $90 for passport to all events or pay individually

For more information: (949) 933-6294;

Web: lagunainternationaldancers.com/laguna_woods_folk_dancers/FESTIVAL_FLYER.html

(This event (festival #737) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot, QC: Montreal Winter Workshop (15 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, February 12, 2016 — Friday, February 19, 2016

— Sponsored by: Bokréta hungarian folkdance ensemble

Description: For over 10 years, Hungarian folk dance and music enthusiasts have been gathering in Montreal every February to learn to improvise folk dances and music. This year, we are pleased to welcome some of the most sought after dance instructors, Enikő Kocsis and Dezső Fitos as well as Tamás Nyitrai (Violin), Péter Árendás (Viola), and Attila Krasznai(Double Bass). the dialect that will be tought will be Észak Mezőség (Northern Mezőség), a very diverse region where different ethnicities have coexisted for centuries.

Dance styles include: Balkan Folk Dance

Venue: Centre Notre-Dame de Fatima: 2464 Boulevard Perrot get a map

Price: $to be confirmed

For more information: (514) 524-1591; (Email): de('bokreta', 'ca', 'bokreta');

Web: www.bokreta.ca

(This event (festival #1822) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Saratoga Springs, NY (United States): Flurry Festival Of Traditional Music and Dance (annual)

Multi-day event: Friday, February 12, 2016 — Sunday, February 14, 2016

— Sponsored by: DanceFlurry Organization

Featuring: ~ Barnes ~ Clayfoot Strutters ~ Crowfoot ~ The Gaslight Tinkers ~ Heartsease ~ Highland Soles ~ Jaige Trudel ~ Lilly Pearlman ~ Party of Three ~ Set Americain

Dance styles include: English Multiple_style Dance

Venue: Saratoga Hilton & City Center: 534 Broadway get a map

For more information: (518) 384-3275; (Email): de('info', 'org', 'flurryfestival');

Web: www.flurryfestival.org

(This event (festival #2036) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Berlin, VT: Montplier Contra Exchange (no dance today)

— Sponsored by: Contra Exchange

— A different additional dance at the end of each night, with a mini workshop before the break. Inclusive, intentional community for all dancers.

— (No Dance! Go to Flurry!) —

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

Time: 8:00-11:30

Price: $6-12 Sliding Scale

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

Web: www.contraexchange.org

Generic Schedule: second Saturdays (year round)

(This cancellation believed correct by the Dance Gypsy;

Cornwall, VT: Cornwall Contra Dance (no dance today)

— (No February Dance this year-- we’ll all be at the Dance Flurry!) —

Venue: Cornwall Town Hall: Route 30 and Route 74 get a map

Time: 7:00pm-9:30pm

Price: $5.00

— Note: Bring clean, non-marking shoes

For more information: (802) 377-2260; (Email): de('Don.Stratton', 'edu', 'uvm');

Web: www.facebook.com/CornwallContraDance

Generic Schedule: second Saturdays Sep-Apr

(This cancellation believed correct by the Dance Gypsy;

Eugene, OR: Eugene Folklore Society Contra Dances

— Sponsored by: Eugene Folklore Society

Featuring: Ric Goldman leading with music by Willow Tree

— 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 (February 13, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Norwich, VT: Second Saturday Contra

Featuring: Andy Davis leading with music by Blind Squirrel

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

Time: 8:00

Price: $9 (Students $5, under 16: free; over 60: donation)

— Note: Please wear soft soled shoes; bring sweet or savory treat to share for potluck during the break.

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

Web: Facebook.com/norwichcontradance

Generic Schedule: second Saturdays Sep-Jun

This date (February 13, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Santa Barbara, CA: Winter Dreams English Country Ball (3 rd annual)

— Sponsored by: Santa Barbara Country Dance Society

Description: An English Country Ball at the Carrillo Ballroom with its sprung dance floor.

Dance styles include: English Dance

Note: Advanced registration required

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

Time: 6:30-10:30 pm

Price: $40

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

Web: www.sbcds.org/wd

Date for 2016: Saturday, February 13

(This event (festival #2034) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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Worcester, MA: Worcester Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Worcester Contra Dance

Featuring: Bill Fischer leading with music by Worcester Folk Orchestra

— See our webpage for the latest schedule of upcoming bands & callers. Newcomers receive a coupon to come back for free!

Venue: Wesley United Methodist Church: 114 Main St get a map

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

Price: $8 (students $6; families $18; children under 12 free)

— Note: Please bring clean, soft-soled shoes.

For more information: (978) 979-3623; (Email): de('trish', 'org', 'worcesterdance');

Web: www.worcesterdance.org

Generic Schedule: second Saturdays Jan-Jun

This date (February 13, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Concord, NH: Concord NH English Dance

— Sponsored by: NH English Country Dance Society

Featuring: Dave Bateman leading with music by Bruce Cobb (fiddle), Justine Paul (accordion and piano)

— Note the MAP is WRONG NEW Venue: 41 WEST ST Concord. live music; no experience needed, all dances taught & called

Venue: West Street Ward House (West Street Ward House) : 41 West Street get a map

Time: 6:00 - 9:00

Price: $10

— Note: Note the MAP is WRONG NEW Venue: 41 WEST ST Concord. soft soled shoes requested

For more information: (603) 397-0042; (Email): de('info', 'ORG', 'NHECDS');

Web: www.nhecds.org

Generic Schedule: second Sundays Sep-Jun

This date (February 14, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Corvallis, OR: Corvallis Folklore Society Contra Dances

— Sponsored by: Corvallis Folklore Society

Featuring: Bob Isaacs and Frannie Marr leading with music by Contra Sutra (Marni Rachmiel (flute, saxophone, piccolo)), Great Bear Trio (Andrew Van Norstrand, Kim Van Norstrand and Noah Van Norstrand)

— modern urban contra dance series, since 1980s

Venue: First United Congregational Church (Gatton Hall) : 4515 SW West Hills Rd get a map

Time: 7:30 newcomers’ session, 8:00 dance

Price: $6 (members), $7 non-members

— Note: Please bring a pair of clean shoes to help protect the dance floor.

For more information: (541) 745-1002; (Email): de('jenn_carlin', 'com', 'hotmail');

Web: corvallisfolklore.org

Generic Schedule: first & third Saturdays Sep-Jun

This date (February 14, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Location not established, : Brattleboro Dance (Contra and Square Dance) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: The Brattleboro Dance

— traditional contradancing and occassional square dances and waltz

Venue: No Venue Established

Time: 7pm-10pm

Price: $10 adults, $8 college(with ID) $5 youth

— Note: soft soled shoes, fragrance free event

For more information: (802) 258-1723; (Email): de('clevin', 'net', 'sover');

Web: www.brattcontra.org

Generic Schedule: second & fourth Sundays (year round)

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

Santa Barbara, CA: Santa Barbara Contra Dance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Santa Barbara Country Dance Society

— contemporary contras

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

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

Price: $12; members $10

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

Web: www.sbcds.org

Generic Schedule: Every Sunday (year round)

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

Westford, MA: Family Barn Dance at the PCA

— Sponsored by: Parish Center for the Arts

Featuring: Bill Fischer leading with music by Oh, Contraire! (Judy Wong (Fiddle), Dave Tierney (Fiddle), Erin Dubinsky (Fiddle), Sarah Jaffer (Fiddle), Judy Wong (Fiddle), George Mills (Fiddle), Theresa Greene (Fiddle), Joel Gonzalez (Guitar), Jo Anne Lund, Aubrey Jaffer (Hammered dulcimer), Claude Galinsky (Mandolin), Mike Harde (Piano), Dave Fox (Fiddle), David Tierney (Fiddle, mandolin), Kate Hanlon (Fiddle), Cindy McIntyre (Woodwinds), Dotty Smith (Trombone) and Leetka Katz (Cello))

— Everyone welcom.

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

Time: 3-5:00

Price: $5 adults, $3 children, $15 max per family

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

Web: www.westford.com/pca

Generic Schedule: second Sundays Oct-Mar

This date (February 14, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Monday, February 15, 2016

Concord, MA: Monday Contras

— Sponsored by: MondayContras Committee

Featuring: Dave Eisenstadter leading with music by Jack O’Connor (mandolin, banjo, percussion, guitar), Julie Metcalf (fiddle, vocal), 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.

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

For more information: (978) 341-4143; (Email): de('simitopaz', 'net', 'comcast');

Web: MondayContras.com

Generic Schedule: Every Monday (year round)

This date (February 15, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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)

This date (February 15, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

DG favorite Arlington Heights, MA: English Dance

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Featuring: Christine Robb and Linda Nelson leading with music by Catherine Miller (fiddle), Kate Barnes, Mary Lea (fiddle, viola and violin)

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

This date (February 17, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Moravia De Chirripo, (Costa Rica): Pura Vida Dance Camp (annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 — Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Description: Dancing, adventuring and cross-cultural social action project

Dance styles include: Contra Square Swing Dance

Venue: Hacienda Albergue get a map

Price: $995

For more information: (011) + 9072996226; (Email): de('puravidadance', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: www.puravidadancecamp.com

(This event (festival #344) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Buena Vista, CO: Stellar Days and Nights (12 th annual)

Multi-day event: Thursday, February 18, 2016 — Sunday, February 21, 2016

— Sponsored by: Arkansas Valley Music and Dance

Description: Three nights of Contra and couple dancing; music, dance, and singing workshops during the day; Colorado hot springs and skiing; Incredible ambiance & scenery.

Dance styles include: Cajun Celtic Contra Square Swing Waltz Dance

Note: Space is limited. Pre-registration required

Venue: Adventure Unlimited Ranch: 18325 County Road 366 get a map

Price: $350. Youth discounts available.

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

Web: www.stellardaysandnights.org

(This event (festival #864) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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Friday, February 19, 2016

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)

This date (February 19, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Colchester, VT: Burlington Country Dancers (English Dance)

Featuring: music by TBA

— Usually: First half hour, choose beginner-basics workshop or experienced dancer workshop

Venue: Elley-Long Music Center: 223 Ethan Allen Ave. get a map

Time: 7:00-9:30

Price: $10

For more information: (802) 899-2378; (Email): de('val.medve', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: burlingtoncountrydancers.org

Generic Schedule: first & third Fridays Oct-May

This date (February 19, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Corvallis, OR: Corvallis Contra Weekend (12 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, February 19, 2016 — Sunday, February 21, 2016

— Sponsored by: Corvallis Folklore Society

Description: In-town dance weekend, two contra bands, two contra callers. There are always some dance and other workshops. Home hospitality available. Pot-luck snacks; potluck lunches. Housing and meals not included.

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: Advance registration required.

Venue: First United Congregational Church (Gatton Hall) : 4515 SW West Hills Rd get a map

Price: $About $75

For more information: (541) 250-0213; (Email): de('cfs.dance.weekend', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: CorvallisFolklore.org/ccw

(This event (festival #1317) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Houston, TX: Bayou Bedlam (annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, February 19, 2016 — Sunday, February 21, 2016

Description: contra

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Sokal Hall: 1314 W. Patton — just west off Highway 45 in the Heights get a map

For more information: (713) 426-5831; (Email): de('bb09', 'org', 'hatds');

Web: www.bayoubedlam.org

(This event (festival #655) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Lexington, MA: Roaring Jelly Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Roaring Jelly

Featuring: Ben Sachs-Hamilton 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)

This date (February 19, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Manchester, NH: The Mill City Contra

Featuring: Rich Hart leading with music by Gene Albert, (DG supporter) Paul Lizotte (fiddle), Ray Salvo and Victor Troll

— Traditional style contras

Venue: Mill-A-Round Dance Center: 250 Commercial St. get a map

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

Price: $8 ($5 young people, free: under 12 )

— Note: Please bring soft soled shoes.

For more information: (603) 595-4484; (Email): de('wordworthy2', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: wordworthy2.org/Mill_City_Contra_Dance/Home.html

Generic Schedule: third Fridays May-Mar

This date (February 19, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Saratoga Springs, NY (United States): The Flurry (29 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, February 19, 2016 — Sunday, February 21, 2016

— Sponsored by: The Flurry Festival

Description: Winter weekend ever for Dancers & Music Lovers of all Ages! Dances • Workshops • Singing • Concerts • Jamming Performances • Family Events • Storytelling • Crafts • and more! Beginner, Intermediate and Experienced Level Workshops and Dances Dances and Workshops in Contra, Swing, Latin, English Country, Squares, Cajun, Zydeco, Irish, Scandinavian, Middle Eastern, European, American and International Folk, Chinese, Sacred Circle, Vintage, Clogging, and more! Make Music and Sing Irish, Quebecois, Southern Old Time, African, Scandinavian, Adirondack, Gospel & Community Sings, Folk, Fiddle, Guitar, Banjo, Flute, Harmonica, Ukulele, Mountain Dulcimer, Voice, and more!

Dance styles include: Ballroom Cajun Contra English Family International Israeli Folk Dance

Note: Some soft soled shoes requested and are also sold on site.

Venue: Saratoga Hilton & City Center: 534 Broadway get a map

Price: $Tickets vary, many options!

For more information: (518) 384-3275; (Email): de('info', 'org', 'flurryfestival');

Web: www.flurryfestival.org

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Saturday, February 20, 2016

DG favorite Berlin, VT: Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Contradance Umbrella

Featuring: Will Mentor leading with music by Shindy

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

Time: 8:00

Price: $9

— Note: Please bring a pair of clean, soft-soled shoes

For more information: (802) 744-2851; (Email): de('ttaska', 'com', 'pshift');

Web: capitalcitygrange.org/contradances

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

This date (February 20, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Concord (East), NH: Contra Dance

Featuring: Byron Ricker leading with music by Dead Sea Squirrels (Cathy Mason (Fiddle), Paul Boyd (fiddle and banjo) and Henry Yoshimura (guitar))

Venue: East Concord Community Center: 18 Eastman St. get a map

Time: 8-11:00

Price: $7 (ages 15-25 $5, under age 15 free)

For more information: (603) 225-4917; (Email): de('dwh', 'net', 'nhvt');

Web: homepage.nhvt.net/dwh/contra.htm

Generic Schedule: third Saturdays Sep-Jun

This date (February 20, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Corvallis, OR: Corvallis Folklore Society Contra Dances

— Sponsored by: Corvallis Folklore Society

Featuring: Tarka Ayers leading with music by ; Jon Neff (mandolin, guitar) and Rick Piel

— modern urban contra dance series, since 1980s

Venue: First United Congregational Church (Gatton Hall) : 4515 SW West Hills Rd get a map

Time: 7:30 newcomers’ session, 8:00 dance

Price: $6 (members), $7 non-members

— Note: Please bring a pair of clean shoes to help protect the dance floor.

For more information: (541) 745-1002; (Email): de('jenn_carlin', 'com', 'hotmail');

Web: corvallisfolklore.org

Generic Schedule: first & third Saturdays Sep-Jun

This date (February 20, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Old Town Cottonwood, AZ: Cottonwood Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Flagstaff Friends of Traditional Music

Featuring: Deb Comly leading

— Pre-dance lesson at 6:30, Dance from 7-10:00!

Venue: Cottonwood Civic Center: 805 Main Street get a map

Time: 6:30-10:00

Price: $9

— Note: Everyone welcome!

For more information: (928) 699-5456; (Email): de('mtalexander', 'com', 'yahoo');

Web: ffotm.org

Generic Schedule: third Saturdays Oct-Apr

This date (February 20, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

East Hanover, NJ 07936, NJ: Swingin’ Tern Dances (Contra and Square Dance)

— Sponsored by: The Folk Project

Featuring: Bryan Suchenski leading with music by Jody Kruskal Band

— Three decades of contra dancing in northern NJ. Beginners always welcome.

Venue: First Presbyterian Church: 14 Hanover Road get a map

Time: 8 pm (7:30 beginners’ workshop)

Price: $10 per adult, $5 per student

— Note: Bring clean soft-soled shoes to change into. Nondancing children must be supervised at all times.

For more information: (973) 295-6864; (Email): de('dance', 'org', 'folkproject');

Web: www.folkproject.org

Generic Schedule: first & third Saturdays (year round)

This date (February 20, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Lenox, MA, MA: Lenox Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Lenox Contra Dance

Featuring: Linda Leslie leading with music by Eric Martin (fiddle, violin, viola), Karen Axelrod (piano, accordion), Rachel Bell (accordion and flute)

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

— (New Time!) —

Time: 7:45-11:00

Price: $12 adults ($6 students), new dancers- 2nd dance free!

— Note: Beginners’ workshop 7:45-8:00. Music starts at 8:00. All dances taught

For more information: (413) 528-3106; (Email): de('info', 'org', 'lenoxcontradance');

Web: www.LenoxContraDance.org

Generic Schedule: third Saturdays (year round)

This date (February 20, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Poughkeepsie (Poughkeepsie), NY: Poughkeepsie Contra Dance

Third Saturday Contra Dance Party, yes, it’s on! — — Sponsored by: Hudson Valley Community Dances

Featuring: music by Wild Thistle

— Contradance!

Venue: St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church) : 55 Wilbur Blvd. — 55 Wilbur Blvd. get a map

— (Dance Flurry is on the 13th so we WILL have a dance. AT 7:30!) —

Time: 7:30: Contra

Price: $10 /students 5

— Note: Third and usually fifth Saturdays. Call or see website before traveling.

For more information: (845) 473-7050; (Email): de('susiemuse', 'net', 'verizon');

Web: www.hudsonvalleydance.org

Generic Schedule: third & fifth Saturdays Oct-May

This date (February 20, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Salt Lake City, UT: Third Saturday Dance (Contra Dance)

— Sponsored by: Wasatch Contras

— Lively traditional music by regional bands working with skilled local callers.

Venue: Montessori Community School: 2416 E 1700 S get a map

Time: 7:00-10:30pm

Price: $8 General Admission, $5 Students, $3 Youth

— Note: No experience or partner needed.

For more information: (801) 232-2348; (Email): de('info', 'org', 'wasatchcontras');

Web: www.wasatchcontras.org

Generic Schedule: third Saturdays Sep-Jul

This date (February 20, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

San Francisco, CA: San Francisco Tamburitza Festival (17 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Saturday, February 20, 2016 — Sunday, February 21, 2016

Description: tamburitza music from Balkans for dancing,singing & listening.

Dance styles include: Balkan International Folk Dance

Venue: Croatian American Cultural Center: 60 Onondaga Way get a map

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

For more information: (Email): de('johndaley2', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: www.CroatianAmericanWeb.org

(This event (festival #182) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Trenton, ME: Contra Dance

— All dances taught no experience

Venue: Trenton Grange Hall: 1140 Bar Harbor Rd. get a map

Time: 8:00

Price: $8

For more information: (207) 244-4193;

Generic Schedule: third Saturdays (year round)

This date (February 20, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Santa Barbara, CA: Santa Barbara Contra Dance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Santa Barbara Country Dance Society

— contemporary contras

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

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

Price: $12; members $10

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

Web: www.sbcds.org

Generic Schedule: Every Sunday (year round)

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Troy, NY: Rensselaer English Country Dance

— Sponsored by: Affiliate of DanceFlurry Organization

Featuring: Melanie Axel-Lute 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 (February 21, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Monday, February 22, 2016

Concord, MA: Monday Contras

— Sponsored by: MondayContras Committee

Featuring: Dan Pearl leading with music by Cedar Stanistreet (fiddle), Jack O’Connor (mandolin, banjo, percussion, guitar), Owen Morrison (guitar, mandolin, fiddle 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) 341-4143; (Email): de('simitopaz', 'net', 'comcast');

Web: MondayContras.com

Generic Schedule: Every Monday (year round)

This date (February 22, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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)

This date (February 22, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Jamaica Plain, MA: Jamaica Plain GRF English Country Dance

Featuring: Christine Robb leading with music by Corwin Zekley, Jonathan Gilbert and Sally Kolodkin

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 (February 23, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

DG favorite Arlington Heights, MA: English Dance

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Featuring: Barbara Finney and Rich Jackson leading with music by Kate Barnes, Mary Lea (fiddle, viola and violin)

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

This date (February 24, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Friday, February 26, 2016

Amherst, MA: International Dance

— Sponsored by: Amherst International Folkdancing

Venue: Unitarian Meeting House: 121 North Pleasant Street get a map

Time: 7:30-10:00

Price: $5-$10 sliding scale donation requested

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

Web: www.amherstfolkdancing.org

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

This date (February 26, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

DG favorite Cambridge, MA: Harvard Square English Country Dance - Beginner Friendly

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Featuring: Tom Roby leading with music by Barbara Pixton (bass, piano), Haley Hewitt and Ron Dann

— 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

This date (February 26, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Cape Girardeau, MO: Chance Dance (7 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, February 26, 2016 — Sunday, February 28, 2016

— Sponsored by: Cape Friends of Traditional Music and Dance

Featuring: Bob Kogut ~ Euphoria Stringband ~ Turnip the Beet

Description: Traditional Contra Dance weekend featuring Euphor, the Ripples, and the Bruce Zimmerman Band; Two No Cook Brunches and a Potluck Dinner; Money Back Gurarantee if you need to cancel due to inclement weather along your route

Dance styles include: Contra Square Dance

Note: No Restrictions

Venue: American Legion Hall (Chance Dance) : 2731 Thomas Drive get a map

Price: $50 for advance registration; $60 after advance registration deadline

For more information: (573) 334-4706; (Email): de('johndcoffman55', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: chance-dance.angelfire.com

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Ellenville, NY: Stardust Dance Weekend (74 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, February 26, 2016 — Sunday, February 28, 2016

Description: ballroom tango swing

Dance styles include: Ballroom Tango Swing Dance

Venue: Nevele Grand Hotel get a map

Price: $240 (and up)

For more information: (800) 537-2797; (Email): de('stardust', 'net', 'catskill');

Web: www.stardustdance.com

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Gainesville, FL: Dancing with the GODS (annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, February 26, 2016 — Sunday, February 28, 2016

— Sponsored by: Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society

Description: All contra all the time

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Thelma Boltin Center: 516 NE 2nd Ave. get a map

Price: $85/$50 for students

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

Web: godsdance.org

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Pasadena, CA: Fiddling Frog Dance Festival (27 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, February 26, 2016 — Sunday, February 28, 2016

— Sponsored by: california dance cooperative

Description: Contra

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Pasadena Masonic (Dream Hall) get a map

Price: $to be determined

For more information: (626) 303-1136; (Email): de('fiddlingfrog', 'net', 'verizon');

Web: www.caldancecoop.org/cgi/frogdriver.cgi

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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Burnt Hills, NY: Burnt Hills Contradance

— Sponsored by: DanceFlurry Organization

Featuring: Rich Futyma leading with music by George Wilson (fiddle) and Selma Kaplan (piano)

— January 23, 2016 New Venue!! Calvary Episcopal Church, 85 Lake Hill Rd, Burnt Hills, NY 12027

Venue: Calvary Episcopal Church: 85 Lakehill Road get a map

Time: 7:15: Contra beginners’ lesson; 7:30-10:30pm Contradance

Price: $10/adults, $9/DFO members & seniors (65+), $8/high school & college students with ID, $7/yo

— Note: New venue starting January 2016!! Calvary Episcopal Church, 85 Lake Hills Rd., Burnt Hills, NY 12027

For more information: (Email): de('mkrn', 'com', 'nycap.rr');

Web: www.danceflurry.org

Generic Schedule: fourth Saturdays Jan-Apr

This date (February 27, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Cranston, RI: 23rd Annual Cajun & Zydeco Mardi Gras Ball (24 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Lagniappe Productions

Description: Non-stop music and dancing at the most vibrant Mardi Gras celebration in New England. Featuring Grammy winning Beau Soleil avec Michael Doucet, Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys. These guys know how to let the good times roll... in a big way! Mardi Gras Ball RI is ”costume optional” event! Costumed Mardi Gras Ball partiers are eligible for prizes in several categories! a $250 Grand Prize goes home with the best overall costume. Prizes are awarded also for best group, couple, individual, traditional and creative categories. *If costumes aren’t your thing, no worries! Celebrants dress in everything from formal wear and masks to tee shirts and jeans and everything in between. TICKETS only $30 in advance. Reserved tables available for larger groups, $325 for a reserved table for 10 (advanced only). Tickets now on sale on website. Cajun-inspired food available, cash bars. ”Laissex les bon temps rouler!”

Dance styles include: Cajun Contra Otherstyle Multiple_style Dance

Note: Please, no outside food or drink. Confetti is prohibited in venue.

Venue: Rhodes On The Pawtuxet get a map

Price: $30 in advance/ 40 at the door

For more information: (401) 783-3926; (Email): de('chukwent', 'net', 'cox');

Web: www.MardiGrasRI.com

Date for 2016: Saturday, February 27

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East Putney, VT: East Putney Community Contra Dance

Venue: Pierce’s Hall: 121 East Putney Falls Road get a map

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

Price: $7

For more information: (802) 387-5357;

Generic Schedule: last Saturdays Jan-Nov

This date (February 27, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Eugene, OR: Eugene Folklore Society Contra Dances

— Sponsored by: Eugene Folklore Society

Featuring: William Watson leading with music by The Nettles (John Light (Accordion), Michael Proctor (Bass), Dave Chiller (Percussion), Laura Brophy (Fiddle) and Kevin Johnsrude (Guitar))

— 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 (February 27, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Kingston, NH: Kingston, NH Contra Dance

Featuring: Alice Morris leading with music by Bruce Cobb (fiddle), Justine Paul (accordion, piano) and Sylvia Miskoe (accordion)

— 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 (February 27, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Norwich, VT: Fourth Saturday Contra

— Sponsored by: Muskeg Music

Featuring: Mary Wesley leading with music by Heyday (Amy Larkin (fiddle), Shirley White (fiddle), Jonathan Larkin (fiddle) and George White)

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

Time: 8:00

Price: $9 (Students $5, under 16: free; over 60: donation)

— Note: Please bring clean soft soled shoes

For more information: (802) 756-4662; (Email): de('uppervalleydmc', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: www.facebook.com/groups/norwichcontra

Generic Schedule: fourth Saturdays Jan-May

This date (February 27, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Palm Desert, CA: Palm Desert Greek Festival. (20 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Saturday, February 27, 2016 — Sunday, February 28, 2016

— Sponsored by: St George G O C

Description: Dance lessons, mouth- watering Greek lamb chops, Gyros, kabobs, heavenly, honey drenched Pastries, Greek Salads, Appetizers, Imported Greek Wine/Beer, Greek coffee, Authentic market place, kids zone & guided church tours. Find us on FB/Twitter #PDGREEKFEST

Dance styles include: Balkan Otherstyle Folk Dance

Note: No Pets

Venue: St George Greek Orthodox Church get a map

Price: $3.00 Admission

For more information: (760) 568-9901; (Email): de('info', 'org', 'pdgreekfest');

Web: www.pdgreekfest.org

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Westford, MA: Barn Dance at the PCA (Contra and Square Dance)

— Sponsored by: Parish Center for the Arts

Featuring: Dan Pearl leading with music by Oh, Contraire! (Judy Wong (Fiddle), Dave Tierney (Fiddle), Erin Dubinsky (Fiddle), Sarah Jaffer (Fiddle), Judy Wong (Fiddle), George Mills (Fiddle), Theresa Greene (Fiddle), Joel Gonzalez (Guitar), Jo Anne Lund, Aubrey Jaffer (Hammered dulcimer), Claude Galinsky (Mandolin), Mike Harde (Piano), Dave Fox (Fiddle), David Tierney (Fiddle, mandolin), Kate Hanlon (Fiddle), Cindy McIntyre (Woodwinds), Dotty Smith (Trombone) and Leetka Katz (Cello))

— 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 Oct-Apr

This date (February 27, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Location not established, : Brattleboro Dance (Contra and Square Dance) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: The Brattleboro Dance

— traditional contradancing and occassional square dances and waltz

Venue: No Venue Established

Time: 7pm-10pm

Price: $10 adults, $8 college(with ID) $5 youth

— Note: soft soled shoes, fragrance free event

For more information: (802) 258-1723; (Email): de('clevin', 'net', 'sover');

Web: www.brattcontra.org

Generic Schedule: second & fourth Sundays (year round)

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Santa Barbara, CA: Santa Barbara Contra Dance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Santa Barbara Country Dance Society

— contemporary contras

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

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

Price: $12; members $10

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

Web: www.sbcds.org

Generic Schedule: Every Sunday (year round)

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Monday, February 29, 2016

Concord, MA: Monday Contras

— Sponsored by: MondayContras Committee

Featuring: Chris Ricciotti leading with music by Amy Larkin (fiddle), Jack O’Connor (mandolin, banjo, percussion, guitar), 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) 341-4143; (Email): de('simitopaz', 'net', 'comcast');

Web: MondayContras.com

Generic Schedule: Every Monday (year round)

This date (February 29, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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)

This date (February 29, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

DG favorite Arlington Heights, MA: English Dance

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Featuring: Barbara Finney and Rich Jackson leading with music by Bare Necessities (Earl Gaddis (violin), Jacqueline Schwab (Piano), Mary Lea (fiddle, viola, violin), Peter Barnes (piano, flute, whistles, and and guitar))

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

This date (March 2, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Friday, March 4, 2016

Amherst, MA: International Dance

— Sponsored by: Amherst International Folkdancing

Venue: Unitarian Meeting House: 121 North Pleasant Street get a map

Time: 7:30-10:00

Price: $5-$10 sliding scale donation requested

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

Web: www.amherstfolkdancing.org

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

This date (March 4, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Bennington, VT: Bennington Community Contradance (no dance today)

— Sponsored by: Bennington Community Contradance

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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DG favorite Brookline, MA: Experienced English Country Dance

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Featuring: Linda Nelson leading with music by Jacqueline Schwab (Piano)

— Experienced English Dance Series

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

Time: 7:30-10:30

Price: $12 (CDS Members $10) $5 Students

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

Web: www.cds-boston.org

Generic Schedule: first irregular days Oct-May

This date (March 4, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Burnaby, BC: Raincoast Ruckus (21 st annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, March 4, 2016 — Sunday, March 6, 2016

Description: Contras, English, Waltzes, Swing

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Bonsor Recreation Complex: 6550 Bonsor Avenue get a map

Price: $72

For more information: (604) 730-5903; (Email): de('vcountry', 'ca', 'vcn.bc');

Web: www.vcn.bc.ca/vcountry/ruckus

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Colchester, VT: Burlington Country Dancers (English Dance)

Featuring: music by TBA

— Usually: First half hour, choose beginner-basics workshop or experienced dancer workshop

Venue: Elley-Long Music Center: 223 Ethan Allen Ave. get a map

Time: 7:00-9:30

Price: $10

For more information: (802) 899-2378; (Email): de('val.medve', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: burlingtoncountrydancers.org

Generic Schedule: first & third Fridays Oct-May

This date (March 4, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Lava Hot Springs, ID: Lava Meltdown (13 th annual)

Multi-day event: Friday, March 4, 2016 — Sunday, March 6, 2016

Featuring: Maivish ~ Mary Wesley ~ {musicians}

Description: A small intimate dance weekend. Contra dance, squares, dance workshops & hot springs. Music will also be provided by Bandage a Trois.

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: Advanced registration required. Not recommended for beginners.

Venue: Lava Hot Springs Senior Center & Community Buildin: 150 North Center get a map

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Web: www.lavameltdown.info

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Wentworth, NH: Wentworth, NH (Square, Vintage and Waltz Dance)

Featuring: music by Adam Boyce (fiddle,piano), Sue Hunt (piano and accordion)

— Adam Boyce fiddles and calls the old singing squares and other formations, in the tradition of Harold Luce and Lester Bradley, with Sue Hunt on piano and other sit-in musicians.

Venue: Wentworth Town Hall: 10 East Side Rd — near Routes 25 and 118 get a map

Time: 8pm

Price: $Admission

— Note: All experience levels and ages welcome.

For more information: (603) 764-9993; (Email): de('adamrboyce', 'com', 'juno');

Generic Schedule: first Fridays Aug-Jun

This date (March 4, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Saturday, March 5, 2016

DG favorite Berlin, VT: Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Contradance Umbrella

Featuring: Adina Gordon leading with music by Genticorum

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

Time: 8:00

Price: $9

— Note: Please bring a pair of clean, soft-soled shoes

For more information: (802) 744-2851; (Email): de('ttaska', 'com', 'pshift');

Web: capitalcitygrange.org/contradances

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

This date (March 5, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Binghamton, NY (United States): Grand Emerald Ball (annual) (unconfirmed)

Description: Blue and Grey ball ‘Period Dress’ is requested.

Venue: Binghamton Riverwalk Hotel: Water St get a map

Price: $15

For more information: (Email): de('last1on2', 'com', 'juno');

Web: photo31efdny.tripod.com/civilwarsociety/cws.htm

Date for 2016: Saturday, March 5

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Corvallis, OR: Corvallis Folklore Society Contra Dances

— Sponsored by: Corvallis Folklore Society

Featuring: Michael Karcher leading with music by Lanjovic

— modern urban contra dance series, since 1980s

Venue: First United Congregational Church (Gatton Hall) : 4515 SW West Hills Rd get a map

Time: 7:30 newcomers’ session, 8:00 dance

Price: $6 (members), $7 non-members

— Note: Please bring a pair of clean shoes to help protect the dance floor.

For more information: (541) 745-1002; (Email): de('jenn_carlin', 'com', 'hotmail');

Web: corvallisfolklore.org

Generic Schedule: first & third Saturdays Sep-Jun

This date (March 5, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

East Hanover, NJ 07936, NJ: Swingin’ Tern Dances (Contra and Square Dance)

Bob Isaac’s 60th Birthday Celebration — — Sponsored by: The Folk Project

Featuring: music by Nor’easter (Cedar Stanistreet (fiddle), Max Newman (mandolin, guitar), Julie Vallimont (piano and accordion))

— Three decades of contra dancing in northern NJ. Beginners always welcome.

Venue: First Presbyterian Church: 14 Hanover Road get a map

— (Advanced dances for experienced dancers) —

Time: Advanced contras 4-6pm. Beginner’s workshop 7:30pm. All-level dance 8-11pm. (note!)

Price: $Free: sponsored by Bob Isaacs. Donations encouraged to support Swingin’ Tern.

— Note: Bring clean soft-soled shoes to change into. Nondancing children must be supervised at all times.

For more information: (973) 295-6864; (Email): de('dance', 'org', 'folkproject');

Web: www.folkproject.org

Generic Schedule: first & third Saturdays (year round)

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Framingham, MA (United States): Boston Playford Ball (36 th annual)

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society Boston Centre

Description: Barbara Finney, Mistress of Ceremonies; Music by members of Bare Necessities: Kate Barnes, Mary Lea, Jacqueline Schwab, with Naomi Morse --- Pre-Ball Workshops 1:30-4:30pm: Sunday, February 7th, 2016 at Concord Scout House, 74 Walden Street, Concord, MA; Saturday, February 21st, 2016 at PACC, Arlington Heights, MA; Sunday, February 28th, 2016 at PACC, Arlington Heights, MA; Admission for each pre-ball workshop: $7 for those registered for the ball; $9 for non-registrants

Dance styles include: English Dance

Note: Advanced registration required.

Venue: Nevins Hall, Memorial Building: 150 Concord St get a map

Time: 1:30 pm workshop; 7:30-11:30 Ball

Price: $45/50 before Feb 10, $55/50 after, $30 under 25 & limited income

For more information: (617) 721-0600; (Email): de('registrar', 'org', 'cds-boston');

Web: www.cds-boston.org

Date for 2016: Saturday, March 5

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Nashua, NH: Winter Gala Dinner & Dance Annual (7 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Dance styles include: Ballroom Dance

Note: Pre purchase before March 2 is appreciated, limited sales at door. Call if you have questions.

Venue: Crown Plaza (hotel): 2 Somerset Parkway get a map

Price: $40. per person dinner & dance

For more information: (603) 673-4360; (Email): de('may', 'net', 'souhegan');

Web: opportunitynetworks.org

Date for 2016: Saturday, March 5

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Owen Sound, ON: Fiddlefern Country Dance (Contra and Square Dance)

— Sponsored by: Fiddlefern Country Dancers

— Country Dancing Owen Sound, ON, CAN

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

— (Musicians-Tyler Beckett and guest; Callers Murray Smith and Kris Rosar) —

Time: 7:45 p.m.

Price: $12 Adults, $8 Students $5 Children, $25 Family

— Note: Beginners welcome. Soft-soled shoes and comfortable clothing advised

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

Web: fiddlefern.ca

Generic Schedule: first Saturdays Sep-Jun

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Peterborough, NH: Peterborough 1st Saturday Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Monadnock Folklore Society

Featuring: Lisa Greenleaf leading with music by Larry Unger (guitar, banjo and bass)

Venue: Peterborough Town House: 1 Grove Street get a map

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

Price: $10 / $7 students and seniors

For more information: (413) 369-4369; (Email): de('zakon-anderson', 'net', 'comcast');

Web: www.monadnockfolk.org

Generic Schedule: first Saturdays (year round)

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Port Ewen, NY: Hudson Valley English Dance

— Sponsored by: Hvcd

Featuring: Michael Kernan leading with music by Jeanette Hancock-Huttel (violin), Katie Jeannotte (viola), Stewart Dean (concertina) and Sue Polansky (clarinet)

Venue: Reformed Church of Port Ewen: 160 Salem Street get a map

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

Price: $10 (full time students $5)

For more information: (845) 679-8587; (Email): de('SarahKessenich', 'com', 'aol');

Web: www.hudsonvalleydance.org

Generic Schedule: first Saturdays (year round)

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Saint Paul, MN: Twin Cities Playford Ball (annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Minnesota Country Dance Coop

Description: formal evening of English Country dance

Dance styles include: English Dance

Venue: Mount Olivet Luthern Church get a map

For more information: (612) 822-9731; (Email): de('tnriley9608', 'net', 'comcast');

Date for 2016: Saturday, March 5

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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Albany, NY: Capital English Country Dancers

— Sponsored by: Capital English Country Dancers

Featuring: Graham Christian leading with music by Aldo Fabrizi (mandolin) and Pat Macpherson (piano)

Venue: Channing Hall: 405 Washington Ave. get a map

Time: 2-5:00

Price: $12

— Note: Beginners welcome, no partners needed, bring clean soft soled shoes, dances taught and called

For more information: (518) 477-5684; (Email): de('mmaxellute', 'com', 'yahoo');

Web: www.danceflurry.org/capital-english

Generic Schedule: first Sundays Oct-May

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Berlin, VT: FCCGH Benefit Dances and Dinner (4 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Friends of the Capital City Grange Hall

Description: Community dance 3:30pm-5pm with the Fiddlekids, dinner 5pm-6pm, and contra dance 6pm-8:30pm with Maivish and Mary Wesley. Benefit for the Friends of the Capital City Grange Hall.

Dance styles include: Contra Family Dance

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

Price: $10 for all dancing, $10 for dinner, $5/$5 for kids

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

Web: capitalcitygrange.org

Date for 2016: Sunday, March 6

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Santa Barbara, CA: Santa Barbara Contra Dance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Santa Barbara Country Dance Society

— contemporary contras

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

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

Price: $12; members $10

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

Web: www.sbcds.org

Generic Schedule: Every Sunday (year round)

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Monday, March 7, 2016

Concord, MA: Monday Contras

— Sponsored by: MondayContras Committee

Featuring: Dugan Murphy leading with music by Donal Sheets (cello), Jack O’Connor (mandolin, banjo, percussion, guitar), Jonathan Cannon (fiddle guitar mandolin washboard tie musical saw), Julie Vallimont (piano and accordion)

— 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) 341-4143; (Email): de('simitopaz', 'net', 'comcast');

Web: MondayContras.com

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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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Jamaica Plain, MA: Jamaica Plain GRF English Country Dance

Featuring: Tom Roby leading with music by Nora Smith (fiddle), Stephanie Rogers and Valerie Peters

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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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

DG favorite Arlington Heights, MA: English Dance

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Featuring: Dan Blim leading with music by Bare Necessities (Earl Gaddis (violin), Jacqueline Schwab (Piano), Mary Lea (fiddle, viola, violin), Peter Barnes (piano, flute, whistles, and and guitar))

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

This date (March 9, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Corvallis, OR: Corvallis Folklore Society Contra Dances

— Sponsored by: Corvallis Folklore Society

Featuring: Woody Lane leading with music by The Nettles (John Light (Accordion), Michael Proctor (Bass), Dave Chiller (Percussion), Laura Brophy (Fiddle) and Kevin Johnsrude (Guitar))

— modern urban contra dance series, since 1980s

Venue: First United Congregational Church (Gatton Hall) : 4515 SW West Hills Rd get a map

Time: 7:00 (note!)

Price: $6 (members), $7 non-members

— Note: Please bring a pair of clean shoes to help protect the dance floor.

For more information: (541) 745-1002; (Email): de('jenn_carlin', 'com', 'hotmail');

Web: corvallisfolklore.org

Generic Schedule: first & third Saturdays Sep-Jun

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Friday, March 11, 2016

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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DG favorite Cambridge, MA: Harvard Square English Country Dance - Beginner Friendly

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Featuring: Miriam Newman leading with music by Jerome Fung, Johanna Bobrow (violin, fiddle) and Robert Penny (cello)

— 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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Eugene, OR: Eugene Irish Cultural Festival (13 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, March 11, 2016 — Saturday, March 12, 2016

Dance styles include: Celtic Dance

Venue: Sheldon High School get a map

For more information: (541) 346-4363; (Email): de('lynnbuckman', 'com', 'yahoo');

Web: www.eugeneirishfest.org

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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Berlin, VT: Montplier Contra Exchange

Contra + Advanced Contra — — Sponsored by: Contra Exchange

Featuring: TBA leading with music by Elixir (Anna Patton (clarinet), Ethan Hazzard-Watkins (fiddle), Nils Fredland (trombone), Owen Morrison (guitar, mandolin, fiddle, percussion) and Jesse Hazzard-Watkins (trumpet))

— A different additional dance at the end of each night, with a mini workshop before the break. Inclusive, intentional community for all dancers.

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

— (A short flourish lesson before the break with advance contra at the end of the evening.) —

Time: 8:00-11:30

Price: $6-12 Sliding Scale

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

Web: www.contraexchange.org

Generic Schedule: second Saturdays (year round)

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Cornwall, VT: Cornwall Contra Dance

Featuring: David Kaynor leading with music by Red Dog Riley (Andrew Munkres (banjo), Dave Guertin (guitar), Don Stratton (fiddle), Kristin Bolton (fiddle and bass))

Venue: Cornwall Town Hall: Route 30 and Route 74 get a map

Time: 7:00pm-9:30pm

Price: $5.00

— Note: Bring clean, non-marking shoes

For more information: (802) 377-2260; (Email): de('Don.Stratton', 'edu', 'uvm');

Web: www.facebook.com/CornwallContraDance

Generic Schedule: second Saturdays Sep-Apr

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Durham, NC: Spring Dancefest

Multi-day event: Saturday, March 12, 2016 — Sunday, March 13, 2016

— Sponsored by: Sun Assembly English Dancers

Description: Two-day English dance weekend. Calling by Brooke Friendly of Oregon. Musicians include Mara Shea, Julie Gorka, Walt Robinson, Dean Herington, Joey O’Donnell.

Dance styles include: English Dance

Venue: Murphey School: 3729 Murphy School Rd, get a map

Price: $75 for whole festival; see website for details

For more information: (412) 600-9925; (Email): de('jtynen14', 'com', 'yahoo');

Web: sunassemblydancefest.org

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Eugene, OR: Eugene Folklore Society Contra Dances

3/11/2016 — — Sponsored by: Eugene Folklore Society

Featuring: Marlin Prowell leading with music by The Quarks

— 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

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Norwich, VT: Second Saturday Contra

Featuring: Nils Fredland leading with music by Genticorum

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

— (Family dance at 6:30 pm, by donation) —

Time: 8:00

Price: $9 (Students $5, under 16: free; over 60: donation)

— Note: Please wear soft soled shoes; bring sweet or savory treat to share for potluck during the break.

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

Web: Facebook.com/norwichcontradance

Generic Schedule: second Saturdays Sep-Jun

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Pahoa (Kehena Beach), HI: Tropical Dance Vacation English Week (annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Saturday, March 12, 2016 — Friday, March 18, 2016

Description: English dancing and sun in the tropics with Bare Necessities, Brad Foster and Bruce Hamilton

Dance styles include: English Dance

Venue: Kalani Oceanside Retreat: RR2 get a map

Price: $950-$1750

For more information: (413) 575-6283; (Email): de('george', 'com', 'wildasparagus');

Web: www.tropicaldancevacation.com

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near Sarasota, FL: Sarasota Folk Dance and Music Camp (4 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Saturday, March 12, 2016 — Wednesday, March 16, 2016

— Sponsored by: Napraforgok Hungarian Folk Dance Ensemble

Description: We welcome you to the 1st Napraforgok (Sunflowers) Hungarian Folk Dance & Music Camp in the tropical paradise of Florida! We bring you dance and music by Hungarian master performers and instructors from the ancient grounds of the Carpathian Basin in the heart of Europe. We welcome everybody children and adults, beginners and advanced to learn and have fun. a very exciting experience!

Dance styles include: Balkan Folk Dance

Venue: Someplace near Sarasota, FL (Camp Frontier) : 18050 U.s. 301 get a map

Price: $from $280

For more information: (610) 888-8022; (Email): de('info', 'org', 'sarasotafolkdancecamp');

Web: sarasotafolkdancecamp.org

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Worcester, MA: Worcester Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Worcester Contra Dance

Featuring: Paul Wilde leading with music by The Cicadas (Bill Shevin, Ed Dale, Jennifer Cooke and Tim St. Jean)

— See our webpage for the latest schedule of upcoming bands & callers. Newcomers receive a coupon to come back for free!

Venue: Wesley United Methodist Church: 114 Main St get a map

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

Price: $8 (students $6; families $18; children under 12 free)

— Note: Please bring clean, soft-soled shoes.

For more information: (978) 979-3623; (Email): de('trish', 'org', 'worcesterdance');

Web: www.worcesterdance.org

Generic Schedule: second Saturdays Jan-Jun

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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Concord, MA: Mostly Waltz for Boston

— Sponsored by: Folk Arts Center of New England

Featuring: Diane Gonzales leading with music by Becky Tracy (fiddle), Keith Murphy (guitar, mandolin, piano and feet)

— An afternoon of (usually) live music for waltzing with occasional other couple dances. Lesson 2-3.

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

Time: 2:00-5:30

Price: $12, $10 FAC member, $6 Young Adult

— Note: Please bring soft soled shoes.

For more information: (781) 646-7861; (Email): de('mostlywaltzboston', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: facone.org/programs/mostly-waltz.html

Generic Schedule: Sundays Sep-May

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Concord, NH: Concord NH English Dance

— Sponsored by: NH English Country Dance Society

Featuring: Rich Jackson leading

— Note the MAP is WRONG NEW Venue: 41 WEST ST Concord. live music; no experience needed, all dances taught & called

Venue: West Street Ward House (West Street Ward House) : 41 West Street get a map

Time: 6:00 - 9:00

Price: $10

— Note: Note the MAP is WRONG NEW Venue: 41 WEST ST Concord. soft soled shoes requested

For more information: (603) 397-0042; (Email): de('info', 'ORG', 'NHECDS');

Web: www.nhecds.org

Generic Schedule: second Sundays Sep-Jun

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Location not established, : Brattleboro Dance (Contra and Square Dance) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: The Brattleboro Dance

— traditional contradancing and occassional square dances and waltz

Venue: No Venue Established

Time: 7pm-10pm

Price: $10 adults, $8 college(with ID) $5 youth

— Note: soft soled shoes, fragrance free event

For more information: (802) 258-1723; (Email): de('clevin', 'net', 'sover');

Web: www.brattcontra.org

Generic Schedule: second & fourth Sundays (year round)

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Santa Barbara, CA: Santa Barbara Contra Dance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Santa Barbara Country Dance Society

— contemporary contras

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

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

Price: $12; members $10

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

Web: www.sbcds.org

Generic Schedule: Every Sunday (year round)

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Westford, MA: Family Barn Dance at the PCA (no dance today)

— Sponsored by: Parish Center for the Arts

— Everyone welcom.

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

Time: 3-5:00

Price: $5 adults, $3 children, $15 max per family

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

Web: www.westford.com/pca

Generic Schedule: second Sundays Oct-Mar

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Monday, March 14, 2016

Concord, MA: Monday Contras

— Sponsored by: MondayContras Committee

Featuring: Linda Leslie leading with music by Debby-Knight (piano), Jack O’Connor (mandolin, banjo, percussion, guitar), Julie Metcalf (fiddle and vocal)

— 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) 341-4143; (Email): de('simitopaz', 'net', 'comcast');

Web: MondayContras.com

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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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

DG favorite Arlington Heights, MA: English Dance

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Featuring: Rich Jackson leading with music by Bare Necessities (Earl Gaddis (violin), Jacqueline Schwab (Piano), Mary Lea (fiddle, viola, violin), Peter Barnes (piano, flute, whistles, and and guitar))

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

— (St. Patrick’s Day Party) —

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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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Live Oak, FL: Suwannee Springfest (20 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Thursday, March 17, 2016 — Sunday, March 20, 2016

Dance styles include: Multiple_style Dance

Venue: Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park get a map

For more information: (Email): de('info', 'com', 'suwanneespringfest');

Web: www.magmusic.com

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Friday, March 18, 2016

Amherst, MA: International Dance

— Sponsored by: Amherst International Folkdancing

Venue: Unitarian Meeting House: 121 North Pleasant Street get a map

Time: 7:30-10:00

Price: $5-$10 sliding scale donation requested

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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Aptos, CA: BACDS Spring Fever (annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, March 18, 2016 — Sunday, March 20, 2016

— Sponsored by: Bacds

Description: 3 parallel programming tracks - one Contra, one English, one Music/Singing/Talking Heads. Go with your favorite or mix’n’match as you like - You can’t go wrong! 2 dance floors, 5 yummy meals, 2 after-dance potlucks, camper-led late-night activities.

Dance styles include: Contra English Waltz Otherstyle Dance

Venue: Monte Toyon: 220 Cloister Lane get a map

Price: $Tbd

For more information: (650) 326-3665; (Email): de('core-sw', 'org', 'bacds');

Web: bacds.org/springfever

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Columbia, MO: Spring Breakdown Contra Dance Weekend (15 th annual)

Multi-day event: Friday, March 18, 2016 — Sunday, March 20, 2016

— Sponsored by: Mid-Missouri Traditional Dancers

Description: Contras, squares, waltz, swing

Dance styles include: Ballroom Contra English Square Waltz Multiple_style Dance

Venue: Stephens College (Kimball Ballroom-Lela Rainey Woods Hal) get a map

Price: $85 (early bird gets a discount)

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

Web: mmtdcolumbia.org

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Columbia, MO: Spring Breakdown Contra Dance Weekend (15 th annual)

Multi-day event: Friday, March 18, 2016 — Sunday, March 20, 2016

— Sponsored by: Mid-Missouri Traditional Dancers

Description: Featuring Nor’easter and Steve Sakon-Anderson in 2016. Annual Contra Dance weekend in the fabulous Kimball Ballroom. Includes workshops, late-night receptions and a Sunday brunch.

Dance styles include: Contra English Square Dance

Venue: Stephens College (Kimball Ballroom-Lela Rainey Woods Hal) get a map

Price: $85 (early bird gets a discount)

For more information: (573) 882-3885; (Email): de('mmtdsbd', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: mmtdcolumbia.org

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Lebanon, NH (United States): Lebanon PTO Family Dance (33 rd annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: West Lebanon PTO

Description: Annual family dance sponsored by the West Lebanon Parent-Teacher Organization. Includes pie auction after dance!

Dance styles include: Family Dance

Venue: Lebanon High School: 195 Hanover Street get a map

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

Date for 2016: Friday, March 18

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Lexington, MA: Roaring Jelly Contra Dance

— 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)

This date (March 18, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Manchester, NH: The Mill City Contra

Featuring: Zoe Madonna leading with music by Gene Albert, (DG supporter) Paul Lizotte (fiddle), Ray Salvo and Victor Troll

— Traditional style contras

Venue: Mill-A-Round Dance Center: 250 Commercial St. get a map

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

Price: $8 ($5 young people, free: under 12 )

— Note: Please bring soft soled shoes.

For more information: (603) 595-4484; (Email): de('wordworthy2', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: wordworthy2.org/Mill_City_Contra_Dance/Home.html

Generic Schedule: third Fridays May-Mar

This date (March 18, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Memphis, TN: Memfest (14 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, March 18, 2016 — Sunday, March 20, 2016

Description: Contra, Waltzing, Swing, Squares, and Southern Hospitality

Dance styles include: Contra Swing Other-styles Dance

Venue: Idlewild Presbyterian Church get a map

Price: $70-75

For more information: (901) 272-9850; (Email): de('mcdonaldron', 'net', 'comcast');

Web: memphiscontra.webs.com

(This event (festival #212) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Middlebury, VT: ACT’s Annual Contra Dance & Raffle Fundraiser (8 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Description: Traditional style contras, with live band and callers; beginners workshop; all levels welcome; raffle prizes & dessert buffet.

Dance styles include: Contra Family Dance

Venue: Municipal Gym: 94 Main Street get a map

Price: $5.00/ACT Registered Teen, $10.00/Person, $15.00/Couple, $25.00/Family

For more information:

Web: www.addisonteens.com

Date for 2016: Friday, March 18

(This event (festival #1432) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Richmond, VT: Burlington Country Dancers (English Dance)

Featuring: music by TBA

— Usually: First half hour, choose beginner-basics workshop or experienced dancer workshop

Venue: Richmond Free Library: 201 Bridge St get a map

Time: 7:00-9:30

Price: $10

For more information: (802) 899-2378; (Email): de('val.medve', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: burlingtoncountrydancers.org

Generic Schedule: first & third Fridays Oct-May

This date (March 18, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

San Antonio (78207), TX: San Antonio Folk Dance Festival (58 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, March 18, 2016 — Sunday, March 20, 2016

— Sponsored by: San Antonio Folk Dance Festival

Description: Outstanding weekend of international folk dance, including a Saturday evening performance in Thiry Auditorium. Teachers for 2014 are Miroslav Marcetic, Sanna Longden and Renee Park.

Dance styles include: Balkan International Multiple_style Folk Dance

Note: Soft-soled shoes

Venue: International Folk Culture Center: 411 SW 24th St. — Our Lady of the Lake University get a map

Price: $80

For more information: (210) 431-3922; (Email): de('info', 'org', 'safdf');

Web: www.safdf.org

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Saturday, March 19, 2016

DG favorite Berlin, VT: Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Contradance Umbrella

Featuring: Luke Donforth leading with music by Colin McCaffrey (guitar, bass), Dave Langford (fiddle, and and guitar)

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

Time: 8:00

Price: $9

— Note: Please bring a pair of clean, soft-soled shoes

For more information: (802) 744-2851; (Email): de('ttaska', 'com', 'pshift');

Web: capitalcitygrange.org/contradances

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

This date (March 19, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Burlington, VT: Honky-tonk & Zydeco Dance Party (14 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Description: benefit for the Cancer Patient Support Program

Dance styles include: Zydeco Dance

Venue: Sheraton-Burlington (Emerald Grand Ballroom) get a map

Date for 2016: Saturday, March 19

(This event (festival #1156) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Concord, MA: Balkan Music Night (31 st annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Folk Arts Center of New England

Description: The biggest Balkan event in the area. High-energy combination of concert & marathon dance party featuring folk songs, instrumental music, participatory dance traditions from Bosnia. Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, and Turkey. After the concert, the party offers the audience a chance to learn simple, no-partner dances, refreshments, sing-alongs, and dance demonstrations. Concurrently, the Kefana offers acoustic music in an intimate space perfect for a more mellow listening experience.

Dance styles include: Balkan International Folk Dance

Venue: Friends of the Performing Arts in Concord: 51 Walden St. get a map

Price: $30 concert&dance; $20 dance party only

For more information: (781) 438-4387; (Email): de('fac', 'org', 'facone');

Web: www.balkanmusicnight.com

Date for 2016: Saturday, March 19

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Corvallis, OR: Corvallis Folklore Society Contra Dances

— Sponsored by: Corvallis Folklore Society

Featuring: Erik Weberg leading with music by Deborah Lindsay (percussion), George Penk and Heather Pinney

— modern urban contra dance series, since 1980s

Venue: First United Congregational Church (Gatton Hall) : 4515 SW West Hills Rd get a map

Time: 7:30 newcomers’ session, 8:00 dance

Price: $6 (members), $7 non-members

— Note: Please bring a pair of clean shoes to help protect the dance floor.

For more information: (541) 745-1002; (Email): de('jenn_carlin', 'com', 'hotmail');

Web: corvallisfolklore.org

Generic Schedule: first & third Saturdays Sep-Jun

This date (March 19, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Old Town Cottonwood, AZ: Cottonwood Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Flagstaff Friends of Traditional Music

Featuring: Deb Comly leading

— Pre-dance lesson at 6:30, Dance from 7-10:00!

Venue: Cottonwood Civic Center: 805 Main Street get a map

Time: 6:30-10:00

Price: $9

— Note: Everyone welcome!

For more information: (928) 699-5456; (Email): de('mtalexander', 'com', 'yahoo');

Web: ffotm.org

Generic Schedule: third Saturdays Oct-Apr

This date (March 19, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

East Hanover, NJ 07936, NJ: Swingin’ Tern Dances (Contra and Square Dance)

— Sponsored by: The Folk Project

Featuring: Sue Gola leading with music by Blue Jersey F (rank Ruck, Ellen Ruck, Louise McClure and Michael Sutton)

— Three decades of contra dancing in northern NJ. Beginners always welcome.

Venue: First Presbyterian Church: 14 Hanover Road get a map

Time: 8 pm (7:30 beginners’ workshop)

Price: $10 per adult, $5 per student

— Note: Bring clean soft-soled shoes to change into. Nondancing children must be supervised at all times.

For more information: (973) 295-6864; (Email): de('dance', 'org', 'folkproject');

Web: www.folkproject.org

Generic Schedule: first & third Saturdays (year round)

This date (March 19, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Lenox, MA, MA: Lenox Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Lenox Contra Dance

Featuring: Dave Eisenstadter leading with music by Randy Miller (fiddle), Roger Kahle (guitar, mandolin), Ross Kahle (whistle and bodhran)

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

— (New Time!) —

Time: 7:45-11:00

Price: $12 adults ($6 students), new dancers- 2nd dance free!

— Note: Beginners’ workshop 7:45-8:00. Music starts at 8:00. All dances taught

For more information: (413) 528-3106; (Email): de('info', 'org', 'lenoxcontradance');

Web: www.LenoxContraDance.org

Generic Schedule: third Saturdays (year round)

This date (March 19, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Poughkeepsie (Poughkeepsie), NY: Poughkeepsie Contra Dance

Third Saturday Contra Dance Party — — Sponsored by: Hudson Valley Community Dances

Featuring: music by Fiddle and Guitar plus Aldo Lavaggi, Keyboard, Susie Deane (piano, guitar and vocals)

— Contradance!

Venue: St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church) : 55 Wilbur Blvd. — 55 Wilbur Blvd. get a map

Time: 7:30: Contra

Price: $10 /students 5

— Note: Third and usually fifth Saturdays. Call or see website before traveling.

For more information: (845) 473-7050; (Email): de('susiemuse', 'net', 'verizon');

Web: www.hudsonvalleydance.org

Generic Schedule: third & fifth Saturdays Oct-May

This date (March 19, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Salt Lake City, UT: Third Saturday Dance (Contra Dance)

— Sponsored by: Wasatch Contras

— Lively traditional music by regional bands working with skilled local callers.

Venue: Montessori Community School: 2416 E 1700 S get a map

Time: 7:00-10:30pm

Price: $8 General Admission, $5 Students, $3 Youth

— Note: No experience or partner needed.

For more information: (801) 232-2348; (Email): de('info', 'org', 'wasatchcontras');

Web: www.wasatchcontras.org

Generic Schedule: third Saturdays Sep-Jul

This date (March 19, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Trenton, ME: Contra Dance

— All dances taught no experience

Venue: Trenton Grange Hall: 1140 Bar Harbor Rd. get a map

Time: 8:00

Price: $8

For more information: (207) 244-4193;

Generic Schedule: third Saturdays (year round)

This date (March 19, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Santa Barbara, CA: Santa Barbara Contra Dance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Santa Barbara Country Dance Society

— contemporary contras

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

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

Price: $12; members $10

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

Web: www.sbcds.org

Generic Schedule: Every Sunday (year round)

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Troy, NY: Rensselaer English Country Dance

— Sponsored by: Affiliate of DanceFlurry Organization

Featuring: Tom Amesse 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 (March 20, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Monday, March 21, 2016

Concord, MA: Monday Contras

— Sponsored by: MondayContras Committee

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

— 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) 341-4143; (Email): de('simitopaz', 'net', 'comcast');

Web: MondayContras.com

Generic Schedule: Every Monday (year round)

This date (March 21, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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)

This date (March 21, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Jamaica Plain, MA: Jamaica Plain GRF English Country Dance

Featuring: Sue Rosen leading with music by Bruce Rosen (piano, banjo, guitar, accordion), Carol Bittenson (fiddle) and Valerie Peters

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 (March 22, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

DG favorite Arlington Heights, MA: English Dance

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Featuring: Christine Robb and Linda Nelson leading with music by Bare Necessities (Earl Gaddis (violin), Jacqueline Schwab (Piano), Mary Lea (fiddle, viola, violin), Peter Barnes (piano, flute, whistles, and and guitar))

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

This date (March 23, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Friday, March 25, 2016

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)

This date (March 25, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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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Chicago, IL: Spring Festival (49 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, March 25, 2016 — Sunday, March 27, 2016

Description: Balkan, Eastern European, and Eastern Mediterrean Folk Dance, Music and Culture

Dance styles include: International Folk Dance

Venue: International House: 1414 E 59th St. get a map

Price: $100

For more information: (847) 331-7842; (Email): de('balkanske_igre', 'com', 'yahoo');

Web: www.balkanskiigri.com

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Covington, KY: Pigtown Fling (27 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, March 25, 2016 — Sunday, March 27, 2016

— Sponsored by: Cincinnati Contra Dancers

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: Please bring dancing shoes with soft leather soles or non-marking rubber soles to protect the floor.

Venue: Holmes High School Field House: 2500 Madison Ave get a map

For more information: (513) 681-4768; (Email): de('jwmccain1', 'com', 'hotmail');

Web: www.cincinnaticontradance.org

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Covington, KY: Pigtown Fling (27 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, March 25, 2016 — Sunday, March 27, 2016

— Sponsored by: Cincinnati Contra Dancers

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Holmes High School Field House: 2500 Madison Ave get a map

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

Web: www.cincinnaticontradance.org

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Honolulu, HI: Hawaiian Scottish Festival (35 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, March 25, 2016 — Sunday, March 27, 2016

Description: Athletic events, Scottish Highland Dance Competition, Scottish Crafts & Wares, Scottish Food (yes! there will be haggis), Scottish Country Dancing, Culture & Heritage Tent, Children’s Activities,

Dance styles include: Scottish Dance

Venue: Kapiolani Park get a map

For more information: (Email): de('Daniel', 'com', 'hawaii.rr');

Web: www.scotshawaii.org

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Topsham, ME: Downeast Country Dance Festival (26 th annual)

Multi-day event: Friday, March 25, 2016 — Saturday, March 26, 2016

— Sponsored by: DownEast Friends of the Folk Arts

Description: A weekend celebration of traditional dance and music, featuring New England contras, international folk dancing, Scandinavian, Cajun, couples dancing and more; plus dance, singing and instrumental workshops, performances, jam sessions, and family activities! Evening contradancing to Nor’easter with caller Linda Leslie.

Dance styles include: Cajun Celtic Contra English Family International Israeli Sc Folk Dance

Venue: Mount Ararat Middle School: 66 Republic Avenue get a map

Time: 7:30pm Friday - midnight Saturday

Price: $35, partial Festival, advance, and student tickets available

For more information: (207) 563-8953; (Email): de('festival', 'org', 'deffa');

Web: www.deffa.org

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Trevlac, IN (United States): Mad Robin Romp (37 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, March 25, 2016 — Saturday, March 26, 2016

— Sponsored by: Bloomington Old Time Music & Dance Group

Description: Contra-dance week-end. New Location w/wood floor in heated lodge. Pot luck Saturday, breakfast provided Sat & Sun. Dancers provide their own music and calls. (formerly: Swing Into Spring)

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: Camp rules: no pets, no alcohol

Venue: Camp Gallaue: Jack Creek Rd get a map

Price: $30 (includes camping, bunks in cabin extra)

For more information: (812) 339-1210; (Email): de('Baus', 'edu', 'alumni.indiana');

Web: bloomingtoncontra.org

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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Burnt Hills, NY: Burnt Hills Contradance

— Sponsored by: DanceFlurry Organization

Featuring: Michael Kernan leading with music by Alan Thomson (piano) and Colin McCoy (fiddle)

— January 23, 2016 New Venue!! Calvary Episcopal Church, 85 Lake Hill Rd, Burnt Hills, NY 12027

Venue: Calvary Episcopal Church: 85 Lakehill Road get a map

Time: 7:15: Contra beginners’ lesson; 7:30-10:30pm Contradance

Price: $10/adults, $9/DFO members & seniors (65+), $8/high school & college students with ID, $7/yo

— Note: New venue starting January 2016!! Calvary Episcopal Church, 85 Lake Hills Rd., Burnt Hills, NY 12027

For more information: (Email): de('mkrn', 'com', 'nycap.rr');

Web: www.danceflurry.org

Generic Schedule: fourth Saturdays Jan-Apr

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East Putney, VT: East Putney Community Contra Dance

Venue: Pierce’s Hall: 121 East Putney Falls Road get a map

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

Price: $7

For more information: (802) 387-5357;

Generic Schedule: last Saturdays Jan-Nov

This date (March 26, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Eugene, OR: Eugene Folklore Society Contra Dances

— Sponsored by: Eugene Folklore Society

Featuring: Woody Lane leading with music by Full Moon

— 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

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Kingston, NH: Kingston, NH Contra Dance (no dance today)

— 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)

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Norwich, VT: Fourth Saturday Contra

— Sponsored by: Muskeg Music

Featuring: music by David Carpenter (fiddle), David Van Houten (cittern, guitar), Mark Sustic (bass, guitar, banjo, fiddle and mandolin)

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

Time: 8:00

Price: $9 (Students $5, under 16: free; over 60: donation)

— Note: Please bring clean soft soled shoes

For more information: (802) 756-4662; (Email): de('uppervalleydmc', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: www.facebook.com/groups/norwichcontra

Generic Schedule: fourth Saturdays Jan-May

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Westford, MA: Barn Dance at the PCA (Contra and Square Dance)

— Sponsored by: Parish Center for the Arts

Featuring: Chris Ricciotti leading with music by Oh, Contraire! (Judy Wong (Fiddle), Dave Tierney (Fiddle), Erin Dubinsky (Fiddle), Sarah Jaffer (Fiddle), Judy Wong (Fiddle), George Mills (Fiddle), Theresa Greene (Fiddle), Joel Gonzalez (Guitar), Jo Anne Lund, Aubrey Jaffer (Hammered dulcimer), Claude Galinsky (Mandolin), Mike Harde (Piano), Dave Fox (Fiddle), David Tierney (Fiddle, mandolin), Kate Hanlon (Fiddle), Cindy McIntyre (Woodwinds), Dotty Smith (Trombone) and Leetka Katz (Cello))

— 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 Oct-Apr

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Berlin, VT: Calling for Mud Family Contra Dance (9 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Montessori School of Central Vermont

Description: Celebrate mud season with us at this family-friendly Contra Dance! Come hungry -- pasta dinner to follow. Entry to the dance is $5 a person, or $15 a family, dinner is $6 per person. All proceeds benefit the Montessori School of Central Vermont.

Dance styles include: Contra Family Dance

Note: Please bring a pair of clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing.

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

Price: $5 per person/$15 per family

For more information: (802) 223-3320; (Email): de('info', 'org', 'mscvt');

Web: www.mscvt.org/contra-dance

Date for 2016: Sunday, March 27

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Bowdoinham, ME: Survivors Sunday (26 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: DownEast Friends of the Folk Arts

Description: Spirited Singing at 11:30am followed by contradancing from 12:30 - 4:00pm to the Stringrays with Sue Rosen calling.

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Bowdoinham Town Hall: 13 School Street get a map

Price: $10/ $8 with a festival bracelet

For more information: (207) 563-8953; (Email): de('festival', 'org', 'deffa');

Web: www.deffa.org

Date for 2016: Sunday, March 27

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Location not established, : Brattleboro Dance (Contra and Square Dance) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: The Brattleboro Dance

— traditional contradancing and occassional square dances and waltz

Venue: No Venue Established

Time: 7pm-10pm

Price: $10 adults, $8 college(with ID) $5 youth

— Note: soft soled shoes, fragrance free event

For more information: (802) 258-1723; (Email): de('clevin', 'net', 'sover');

Web: www.brattcontra.org

Generic Schedule: second & fourth Sundays (year round)

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Santa Barbara, CA: Santa Barbara Contra Dance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Santa Barbara Country Dance Society

— contemporary contras

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

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

Price: $12; members $10

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

Web: www.sbcds.org

Generic Schedule: Every Sunday (year round)

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Monday, March 28, 2016

Concord, MA: Monday Contras

— Sponsored by: MondayContras Committee

Featuring: Don Veino leading with music by Thompson Family Band

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

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

— (DG won’t display band details, see our website.) —

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) 341-4143; (Email): de('simitopaz', 'net', 'comcast');

Web: MondayContras.com

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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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Jamaica Plain, MA: Jamaica Plain GRF English Country Dance

Featuring: Tom Roby leading with music by Jean Monroe (piano, percussion), Marnen Laibow-Koser (violin, viola, flute, recorders, piano) and Ron Dann

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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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

DG favorite Arlington Heights, MA: English Dance

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Featuring: Christine Robb and Linda Nelson leading with music by Bare Necessities (Earl Gaddis (violin), Jacqueline Schwab (Piano), Mary Lea (fiddle, viola, violin), Peter Barnes (piano, flute, whistles, and and guitar))

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

This date (March 30, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Friday, April 1, 2016

Amherst, MA: International Dance

— Sponsored by: Amherst International Folkdancing

Venue: Unitarian Meeting House: 121 North Pleasant Street get a map

Time: 7:30-10:00

Price: $5-$10 sliding scale donation requested

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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Angeles National Forest (Mount Baldy), CA: Mt Baldy Dance Weekend (17 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, April 1, 2016 — Sunday, April 3, 2016

— Sponsored by: The Living Tradition

Description: A weekend of contra dance in beautiful, historic Sierra Club Harwood Lodge with time for outdoor activities (snow and weather permitting) such as skiing, sightseeing, and hiking. Indoor activities include dancing, music jams, workshops, relaxing by the fireplaces, and our infamous strawberry extravaganza. Children and all levels of experience are welcome.

Dance styles include: Contra Waltz Dance

Note: Advanced registration required.

Venue: Sierra Club’s Harwood Lodge get a map

Price: $175/adult (or $150 if application postmarked

For more information: (310) 663-9627; (Email): de('Lynn_Ricketts', 'com', 'yahoo');

Web: thelivingtradition.org/MtBaldyDance.html

(This event (festival #385) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Bennington, VT: Bennington Community Contradance (no dance today)

— Sponsored by: Bennington Community Contradance

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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Boonville, MO: Big Muddy Folk Festival (25 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, April 1, 2016 — Saturday, April 2, 2016

Description: Contras, squares, waltz, swing

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Thespian Hall: Main & Vine get a map

Price: $35

For more information: (Email): de('jthaxter', 'org', 'coin');

Web: bigmuddy.org

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Colchester, VT: Burlington Country Dancers (English Dance)

Featuring: music by TBA

— Usually: First half hour, choose beginner-basics workshop or experienced dancer workshop

Venue: Elley-Long Music Center: 223 Ethan Allen Ave. get a map

Time: 7:00-9:30

Price: $10

For more information: (802) 899-2378; (Email): de('val.medve', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: burlingtoncountrydancers.org

Generic Schedule: first & third Fridays Oct-May

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Norwich, VT: Marion Cross Family Dance (annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Marion Cross School PTO

Dance styles include: Family Dance

Venue: Marion Cross School: 22 Church Street get a map

For more information: (Email): de('rfrench64', 'com', 'gmail');

Date for 2016: Friday, April 1

(This event (festival #1722) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Wentworth, NH: Wentworth, NH (Square, Vintage and Waltz Dance)

Featuring: music by Adam Boyce (fiddle,piano), Sue Hunt (piano and accordion)

— Adam Boyce fiddles and calls the old singing squares and other formations, in the tradition of Harold Luce and Lester Bradley, with Sue Hunt on piano and other sit-in musicians.

Venue: Wentworth Town Hall: 10 East Side Rd — near Routes 25 and 118 get a map

Time: 8pm

Price: $Admission

— Note: All experience levels and ages welcome.

For more information: (603) 764-9993; (Email): de('adamrboyce', 'com', 'juno');

Generic Schedule: first Fridays Aug-Jun

This date (April 1, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Brooklyn (11201), NY: CDNY Playford Ball (33 rd annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Country Dance New York Inc.

Description: A festive and elegant evening of English country dancing with a sumptuous refreshment break for added socializing.

Dance styles include: English Dance

Note: familiarity with ECD figures & calls; formal attire; advance registration

Venue: Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims: 75 Hicks St get a map

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

Web: www.cdny.org/page/playford-ball

Date for 2016: Saturday, April 2

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Corvallis, OR: Corvallis Folklore Society Contra Dances

— Sponsored by: Corvallis Folklore Society

— modern urban contra dance series, since 1980s

Venue: First United Congregational Church (Gatton Hall) : 4515 SW West Hills Rd get a map

Time: 7:30 newcomers’ session, 8:00 dance

Price: $6 (members), $7 non-members

— Note: Please bring a pair of clean shoes to help protect the dance floor.

For more information: (541) 745-1002; (Email): de('jenn_carlin', 'com', 'hotmail');

Web: corvallisfolklore.org

Generic Schedule: first & third Saturdays Sep-Jun

This date (April 2, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Owen Sound, ON: Fiddlefern Country Dance (Contra and Square Dance)

— Sponsored by: Fiddlefern Country Dancers

Featuring: Bev Bernbaum leading with music by Scatter the Cats

— Country Dancing Owen Sound, ON, CAN

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

Time: 7:45 p.m.

Price: $12 Adults, $8 Students $5 Children, $25 Family

— Note: Beginners welcome. Soft-soled shoes and comfortable clothing advised

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

Web: fiddlefern.ca

Generic Schedule: first Saturdays Sep-Jun

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Peterborough, NH: The Play Ball! (8 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Monadnock Folklore Society

Description: A special double-dance to celebrate the beginning of baseball season! in other words - why not dance? Featuring contras, squares and couples dances!

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: soft-soled shoes to protect the floor, please!

Venue: Town House: 1 Grove St. get a map

Price: $16/$12

For more information: (413) 369-4369; (Email): de('zakon-anderson', 'net', 'comcast');

Web: www.monadnockfolk.org

Date for 2016: Saturday, April 2

(This event (festival #1312) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Peterborough, NH: Peterborough 1st Saturday Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Monadnock Folklore Society

Featuring: Steve Zakon-Anderson leading

Venue: Peterborough Town House: 1 Grove Street get a map

— (Play Ball) —

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

Price: $10 / $7 students and seniors

For more information: (413) 369-4369; (Email): de('zakon-anderson', 'net', 'comcast');

Web: www.monadnockfolk.org

Generic Schedule: first Saturdays (year round)

This date (April 2, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Port Ewen, NY: Hudson Valley English Dance

— Sponsored by: Hvcd

Featuring: Melanie Axel-Lute leading with music by Jeanette Hancock-Huttel (violin), Katie Jeannotte (viola), Stewart Dean (concertina) and Sue Polansky (clarinet)

Venue: Reformed Church of Port Ewen: 160 Salem Street get a map

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

Price: $10 (full time students $5)

For more information: (845) 679-8587; (Email): de('SarahKessenich', 'com', 'aol');

Web: www.hudsonvalleydance.org

Generic Schedule: first Saturdays (year round)

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DG favorite West Newton, MA: Experienced English Country Dance

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Featuring: Christine Robb leading with music by Jean Monroe (piano and percussion)

— Experienced English Dance Series

Venue: First Unitarian Church: 1320 Washington St. get a map

Time: 7:30-10:30

Price: $12 (CDS Members $10) $5 Students

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

Web: www.cds-boston.org

Generic Schedule: first irregular days Oct-May

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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Montreal, QC: ContraMontreal

— Sponsored by: ContraMontreal

Venue: Ukrainian Hall: 405 Fairmount West — at Hutchison get a map

Time: 6:30pm

Price: $15$can

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

Web: contramontreal.org

Generic Schedule: first Sundays Sep-Jun

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Santa Barbara, CA: Santa Barbara Contra Dance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Santa Barbara Country Dance Society

— contemporary contras

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

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

Price: $12; members $10

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

Web: www.sbcds.org

Generic Schedule: Every Sunday (year round)

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Westford, MA: Family Barn Dance at the PCA

— Sponsored by: Parish Center for the Arts

Featuring: Dudley Laufman leading with music by Oh, Contraire! (Judy Wong (Fiddle), Dave Tierney (Fiddle), Erin Dubinsky (Fiddle), Sarah Jaffer (Fiddle), Judy Wong (Fiddle), George Mills (Fiddle), Theresa Greene (Fiddle), Joel Gonzalez (Guitar), Jo Anne Lund, Aubrey Jaffer (Hammered dulcimer), Claude Galinsky (Mandolin), Mike Harde (Piano), Dave Fox (Fiddle), David Tierney (Fiddle, mandolin), Kate Hanlon (Fiddle), Cindy McIntyre (Woodwinds), Dotty Smith (Trombone) and Leetka Katz (Cello))

— Everyone welcom.

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

Time: 3-5:00

Price: $5 adults, $3 children, $15 max per family

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

Web: www.westford.com/pca

Generic Schedule: second Sundays Oct-Mar

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Monday, April 4, 2016

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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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

DG favorite Arlington Heights, MA: English Dance

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Featuring: Christine Robb and Linda Nelson leading with music by Bare Necessities (Earl Gaddis (violin), Jacqueline Schwab (Piano), Mary Lea (fiddle, viola, violin), Peter Barnes (piano, flute, whistles, and and guitar))

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

This date (April 6, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Friday, April 8, 2016

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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DG favorite Cambridge, MA: Harvard Square English Country Dance - Beginner Friendly

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Featuring: Leslie Lassetter leading with music by Paradise Bird : Jean Monroe (Jean Monroe (piano, percussion), Marc Vilian and Jonathan Gilbert)

— 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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Minneapolis, MN: Call of the Loon Weekend (6 th annual)

Multi-day event: Friday, April 8, 2016 — Sunday, April 10, 2016

— Sponsored by: Tapestry Folkdance Center

Featuring: Contratopia ~ George Marshall ~ Patrice Pakiz ~ Sue Hulsether! ~ Wild Asparagus

Description: Enjoy our beautiful hardwood sprung floors in our very own building.

Dance styles include: Contra Waltz Dance

Note: Tapestry does not allow alcohol on the premises.

Venue: Tapestry Folk Dance center: 3748 Minnehaha Ave. S., get a map

Price: $see website

For more information: (Email): de('calloftheloon', 'org', 'tapestryfolkdance');

Web: calloftheloon.org

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Oakland, CA: Queer Contra Dance Camp (9 th annual)

Multi-day event: Friday, April 8, 2016 — Sunday, April 10, 2016

— Sponsored by: SF Bay Queer Contra Dance

Featuring: Frannie Marr ~ Kalia Kliban ~ Syncopaths

Description: Gender Roll Free Contra Dance Camp within the lush redwood forest, 79 miles south of San Francisco. Beginners are welcome.

Dance styles include: Contra English Dance

Venue: Lake Merritt Dance Center: 200 Grand Avenue get a map

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

Web: queercontra.org

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Saturday, April 9, 2016

Berlin, VT: Montplier Contra Exchange

— Sponsored by: Contra Exchange

— A different additional dance at the end of each night, with a mini workshop before the break. Inclusive, intentional community for all dancers.

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

Time: 8:00-11:30

Price: $6-12 Sliding Scale

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

Web: www.contraexchange.org

Generic Schedule: second Saturdays (year round)

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Cornwall, VT: Cornwall Contra Dance

Featuring: Adina Gordon leading with music by Red Dog Riley (Andrew Munkres (banjo), Dave Guertin (guitar), Don Stratton (fiddle), Kristin Bolton (fiddle and bass))

Venue: Cornwall Town Hall: Route 30 and Route 74 get a map

Time: 7:00pm-9:30pm

Price: $5.00

— Note: Bring clean, non-marking shoes

For more information: (802) 377-2260; (Email): de('Don.Stratton', 'edu', 'uvm');

Web: www.facebook.com/CornwallContraDance

Generic Schedule: second Saturdays Sep-Apr

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Eugene, OR: Eugene Folklore Society Contra Dances

— Sponsored by: Eugene Folklore Society

— 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

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Norwich, VT: Second Saturday Contra

Featuring: David Millstone leading with music by The Turning Stile (Joanne Garton, Aaron Marcus Marcus (piano, concertina, banjo and feet))

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

Time: 8:00

Price: $9 (Students $5, under 16: free; over 60: donation)

— Note: Please wear soft soled shoes; bring sweet or savory treat to share for potluck during the break.

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

Web: Facebook.com/norwichcontradance

Generic Schedule: second Saturdays Sep-Jun

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Schuylerville, NY: Friends of Library Community Dance Fundraiser

Featuring: Betsy Fry ~ Gabriel Sgambettera ~ Gigue-A-Bit ~ Steve Fry ~ Vonnie Estes

Dance styles include: Contra Family Multiple_style Dance

Venue: Schuylerville American Legion: 6 Clancy Street get a map

Time: 7-10pm

For more information: (518) 695-6641; (Email): de('svl-director', 'edu', 'sals');

Date for 2016: Saturday, April 9

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Worcester, MA: Worcester Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Worcester Contra Dance

Featuring: Dan Pearl leading with music by Dead Sea Squirrels (Cathy Mason (Fiddle), Paul Boyd (fiddle and banjo) and Henry Yoshimura (guitar))

— See our webpage for the latest schedule of upcoming bands & callers. Newcomers receive a coupon to come back for free!

Venue: Wesley United Methodist Church: 114 Main St get a map

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

Price: $8 (students $6; families $18; children under 12 free)

— Note: Please bring clean, soft-soled shoes.

For more information: (978) 979-3623; (Email): de('trish', 'org', 'worcesterdance');

Web: www.worcesterdance.org

Generic Schedule: second Saturdays Jan-Jun

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Concord, MA: Mostly Waltz for Boston

— Sponsored by: Folk Arts Center of New England

Featuring: Diane Gonzales leading with music by Audrey Knuth (fiddle) and Eric Eidreiner (piano)

— An afternoon of (usually) live music for waltzing with occasional other couple dances. Lesson 2-3.

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

Time: 2:00-5:30

Price: $12, $10 FAC member, $6 Young Adult

— Note: Please bring soft soled shoes.

For more information: (781) 646-7861; (Email): de('mostlywaltzboston', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: facone.org/programs/mostly-waltz.html

Generic Schedule: Sundays Sep-May

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Concord, NH: Concord NH English Dance

— Sponsored by: NH English Country Dance Society

— Note the MAP is WRONG NEW Venue: 41 WEST ST Concord. live music; no experience needed, all dances taught & called

Venue: West Street Ward House (West Street Ward House) : 41 West Street get a map

Time: 6:00 - 9:00

Price: $10

— Note: Note the MAP is WRONG NEW Venue: 41 WEST ST Concord. soft soled shoes requested

For more information: (603) 397-0042; (Email): de('info', 'ORG', 'NHECDS');

Web: www.nhecds.org

Generic Schedule: second Sundays Sep-Jun

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Location not established, : Brattleboro Dance (Contra and Square Dance) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: The Brattleboro Dance

— traditional contradancing and occassional square dances and waltz

Venue: No Venue Established

Time: 7pm-10pm

Price: $10 adults, $8 college(with ID) $5 youth

— Note: soft soled shoes, fragrance free event

For more information: (802) 258-1723; (Email): de('clevin', 'net', 'sover');

Web: www.brattcontra.org

Generic Schedule: second & fourth Sundays (year round)

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