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Folk, contra and traditional dances, festivals and other events

(between January 21, 2017  and  January 21, 2018)

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Portland, OR (United States): Portland Old-time Music Gathering (18 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 — Sunday, January 22, 2017

— Sponsored by: Bubbaville, Inc.

Description: 5-day festival features old-time southern style fiddling, concerts, public music parties, dance and music workshops, sing-a-longs, public jam sessions, three days of traditional square dancing to live music. Much of the festival is free.

Dance styles include: Square Dance

Venue: The Scottish Rite Center: 1512 SW Morrison St get a map

For more information: (503) 206-0657; (Email): de('bubbavillepdx', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: www.bubbaguitar.com/festival/index.html

(This event (festival #926) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2017)

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Brooklyn, NY: Golden Festival (32 nd annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, January 20, 2017 — Saturday, January 21, 2017

— Sponsored by: Zlatne Uste & Golden Festival Organizing Committee

Description: New York’s biggest Balkan music event is back with all live music! Last year’s festival boasted 61 separate performances. the schedule will be posted on the festival website. Dancing is encouraged; no prior experience required. Enjoy unusual rhythms, enter a community where young and old, hipster and folk dancer come together through a shared love of music. Visit the festival web site for admission information. Discounts for purchasing in advance on-line.

Dance styles include: Balkan International Scandinavian Folk Dance

Venue: The Grand Prospect Hall: 263 Prospect Avenue get a map

For more information: (718) 859-4759; (Email): de('info', 'org', 'goldenfest');

Web: goldenfest.org

(This event (festival #321) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2017)

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Ellenville, NY: Stardust Dance Weekend (75 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, January 20, 2017 — Sunday, January 22, 2017

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

(This event (festival #951) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2017)

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San Luis Obispo, CA: Contra Carnivale (12 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, January 20, 2017 — Sunday, January 22, 2017

— Sponsored by: Central Coast Country Dance Society

Description: Contra Dance weekend with a Mardi Gras theme!

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Veterans’ Memorial Building: 801 Grand Avenue get a map

Price: $140

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

Web: www.cccds.org

(This event (festival #992) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2017)

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South Daytona, FL (United States): Orange Blossom Contra Ball (5 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, January 20, 2017 — Sunday, January 22, 2017

— Sponsored by: Obb

Description: Huge wooden floor, 3 days of dancing! Bands: Avant Gardeners & Moving Violations Callers: Bev Birnbaum Susan Kevra Jeremy Korr Waltz Sessions w/Sound Traveler Band and English Dance session w/Randy Thorp

Dance styles include: Contra English Swing Waltz Dance

Note: Discount for early registration.

Venue: Gold Star Ballroom: 3100 South Ridgewood Avenue get a map

Price: $90, $100, $105

For more information: (954) 918-5884; (Email): de('orangeblossomball', 'com', 'yahoo');

Web: www.orangeblossomcontra.com

(This event (festival #2023) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2017)

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Albany, NH: Conway Contradance

— Sponsored by: Conway Area Contradances

Featuring: Don Heinold leading with music by Fiddlin’s Thomsons

Venue: Tin Mountain Conservation Center: 1245 Bald Hill Road get a map

Time: 7:30-9:30

Price: $7 Adults, $3 under 12, max $15 families

For more information: (603) 539-1967; (Email): de('gjohn', 'net', 'psouth');

Generic Schedule: third Saturdays Sep-May

This date (January 21, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

DG favorite Berlin, VT: Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Contradance Umbrella

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) 249-7454; (Email): de('ttaska', 'com', 'pshift');

Web: capitalcitygrange.org/contradances

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

This date (January 21, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Concord (East), NH: Contra Dance

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

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 (January 21, 2017 ) 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: Carl Levine leading with music by Fingerplay (Lisa Bueno (Fiddle), Helen White (flute) and Jonathan Brandt (piano))

— 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 (January 21, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Eugene, OR: Veselo Folk Dance Festival (39 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Saturday, January 21, 2017 — Sunday, January 22, 2017

— Sponsored by: Veselo Community Folk Dancers

Description: Ahmet Luleci, instructor - Eugene, Or - Band tba

Dance styles include: Balkan International Folk Dance

Venue: Veterans Memorial building: 1626 Williamette St. get a map

Price: $50

For more information: (541) 726-7548; (Email): de('linket', 'com', 'aol');

Web: darkwing.uoregon.edu/~dsimpson/fd/special.html

(This event (festival #690) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2017)

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Lenox, MA, MA: Lenox Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Lenox Contra Dance

Featuring: Peter Stix leading with music by Coincidance

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

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', 'lenoxcontradancecommitte');

Web: www.LenoxContraDance.org

Generic Schedule: third Saturdays (year round)

This date (January 21, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Monday, January 23, 2017

Concord, MA: Monday Contras

— Sponsored by: MondayContras Committee

Featuring: Ron Blechner leading with music by Jack O’Connor (mandolin, banjo, percussion, guitar, cello), 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: $5, 10 or 15 “You Pick a Price”; $3 after 9pm.

— Note: Please bring a clean pair of soft-soled shoes to change into for dancing. No strong scents, please!

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

Web: MondayContras.com

Generic Schedule: Every Monday (year round)

This date (January 23, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Jamaica Plain, MA: Jamaica Plain GRF English Country Dance

Featuring: Graham Christian leading with music by Dave Langford (fiddle, and, guitar) and Kate Barnes

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

— (21st Anniversary) —

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 (January 24, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

DG favorite Arlington Heights, MA: English Dance

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Featuring: Barbara Finney and Christine Robb leading with music by Dave Langford (fiddle, and, guitar) and Jacqueline Schwab (Piano)

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 (January 25, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Fairlee, VT: Scandinavian Ski-dance Weekend (21 st annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Thursday, January 26, 2017 — Sunday, January 29, 2017

Description: Cross country skiing and Scandinavian Dancing

Dance styles include: Scandinavian Folk Dance

Venue: Hulbert Outdoor Center: 2968 Lake Morey Road get a map

Price: $220

For more information: (401) 270-5431; (Email): de('tom.kringstad', 'com', 'nordic-home');

Web: www.nordic-home.com/skidance

(This event (festival #329) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2017)

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Montpelier, VT (United States): Spice on Snow Winter Music Festival (7 th annual)

Multi-day event: Thursday, January 26, 2017 — Sunday, January 29, 2017

— Sponsored by: Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture

Description: This January, we continue the tradition of bringing spicy-hot music, culture, and cuisine from Louisiana and Southern Appalachia to Montpelier, Vermont, for our annual city-wide shindig!

Dance styles include: Cajun Dance

Venue: Montpelier City Hall: 39 Main Street get a map

Price: $Weekend and single-event tickets available

For more information: (802) 793-3016; (Email): de('director', 'org', 'summit-school');

Web: summitschool.wixsite.com/summitschool/winterfestival

(This event (festival #2114) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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Friday, January 27, 2017

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: $Donation

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

Web: www.amherstfolkdancing.org

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

This date (January 27, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Bozeman, MT: Wintergreen Contra Dance Weekend (17 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, January 27, 2017 — Sunday, January 29, 2017

— Sponsored by: Bozeman Folklore Society

Description: Come dance the winter cold away in historic downtown Bozeman, Montana! Dianne Silver will call lively dances to the dynamic music of Mean Lids and Bandage a Trois. On-line registration available.

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: Please no scents or perfume.

Venue: Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture: 111 South Grand Avenue get a map

For more information: (Email): de('wintergreen', 'org', 'bozemanfolklore');

Web: bozemanfolklore.org/wintergreen.html

(This event (festival #1573) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2017)

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

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Featuring: Barbara Finney leading with music by Seven Times Salt (Daniel Meyers, Josh Schreiber, Karen Burciaga and Matthew Wright) plus Alastair Thompson

— 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 (January 27, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Atlanta, GA: Friday Night Contra

— Sponsored by: Chattahoochee Country Dancers

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

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

Price: $10. Student w/ ID & Dancer less 16: $5, Non-Dancer 16 & up: $5/$10, Non-Dancer less 16: $0

For more information: (404) 431-1136; (Email): de('deelite2', 'com', 'hotmail');

Web: www.contradance.org

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

This date (January 27, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Glen Echo, MD: Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Friday Night Dancers

Venue: Glen Echo Park: 7300 Macarthur Boulevard Northwest get a map

Time: 8:30 - 11:30 p.m.

Price: $10

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

Web: fridaynightdance.org

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

This date (January 27, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Gulfport, FL: Florida Snow Ball (22 nd annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, January 27, 2017 — Sunday, January 29, 2017

— Sponsored by: Tampa Friends of Old~Time Dance

Description: Contra dance weekend

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: advanced registration required

Venue: Gulfport Casino: 5500 Shore Blvd. South get a map

Price: $90

For more information: (727) 823-2725; (Email): de('tfootd', 'com', 'tampabaycontra');

Web: www.floridasnowball.com

(This event (festival #325) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2017)

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Madison, WI (United States): Folk Ball Festival (29 th annual)

Multi-day event: Friday, January 27, 2017 — Sunday, January 29, 2017

— Sponsored by: Madison Folk Dance Club

Description: Largest participatory int’l folkdance festival in Midwest. Legendary parties -- ten bands & packed ballroom Fri & Sat. Contra dance & Hungarian tanchaz Friday. Workshops (dance, song, percussion, etc.) daytime Saturday. Reviews Sunday.

Dance styles include: Balkan Contra International Folk Dance

Venue: Union South: 1308 West Dayton Street get a map

Price: $extravagant freewill donation

For more information: (608) 241-3655; (Email): de('mk', 'com', 'mailbag');

Web: www.madfolkball.org

(This event (festival #347) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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Williston, VT: Ballroom Nights

— Sponsored by: Ballroom Nights

— Social Ballroom Dancing

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

Time: 7:00-9:30

Price: $14

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

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

Web: www.ballroomnights.com

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

This date (January 27, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Brattleboro, VT: Northern Roots Traditional Music Festival (10 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Brattleboro Music Center

Description: A day long celebration with local and regional musicians representing various northern music traditions including Irish, Scottish, English and French Canadian. Daytime performance activities including workshops, panels, mini-concerts, pub sessions, dance band prep and family dance. the festival concludes with an evening performance.

Dance styles include: Celtic Contra Dance

Note: Space is limited. Register early.

Venue: New England Youth Theater (Neyt) : 100 Flat Street get a map

Price: $20 day, $20 evening, $35 for both

For more information: (802) 257-4523; (Email): de('info', 'org', 'bmcvt');

Web: www.bmcvt.org

Date for 2017: Saturday, January 28

(This event (festival #1485) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2017)

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Burnt Hills, NY: Burnt Hills Contradance

— Sponsored by: DanceFlurry Organization

Featuring: Fern Bradley leading with music by Anthony Pisano (guitar, mandolin, accordion) and Eric Buddington (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-Mar

This date (January 28, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Kingston, NH: Kingston, NH Contra Dance

Featuring: Tony Parkes leading with music by Lloyd Carr (piano) and Roger Treat (fiddle)

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

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

Time: 8-11:00

Price: $8 (students: $5)

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

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

Generic Schedule: fourth Saturdays Pla-Feb

This date (January 28, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

North Haven, CT (United States): Elm City Assembly (18 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: New Haven Country Dancers

Description: A Playford/ECD Ball 2013 Mistress of Ceremonies: Orly Krasner

Dance styles include: English Dance

Note: Advanced registration required. For experienced English dancers.

Venue: High Lane Club: 40 High Ln get a map

For more information: (203) 415-0346; (Email): de('barbararuth1.1', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: newhavenenglishdance.org

Date for 2017: Saturday, January 28

(This event (festival #326) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2017)

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Norwich, VT: Fourth Saturday Contra

— Sponsored by: Muskeg Music

Featuring: Luke Donforth leading with music by Liz Faiella plus Dan Faiella (guitar and whistle)

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

Time: 8:00

Price: $9 (Students $6, under 16: free; over 60: donation)

— Note: Please bring clean soft soled shoes and a snack to share at the interval

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 (January 28, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Onset (Onset Village), MA: Wareham Dances ContraDance

— Sponsored by: Cultural Connection, Inc.

— Regularly held, Contra style Dance every fourth Satuday except near Christmas, see calendar for special date.

Venue: Wareham Dances (SPOCDINE Contra Dance) : 13 Highland Ave. — Boys and Girls Club get a map

Time: Workshop 6.30pm, Dance 7:00pm

Price: $8.00 for Adults, $6.00 for Seiors & Students

— Note: Beautiful wood floor, spacious room, good acoustics, free parking, great restaurants & shops

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

Web: www.spocdine.org

Generic Schedule: fourth Saturdays (year round)

This date (January 28, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Peterborough, NH: Peterborough Snow Ball (25 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Monadnock Folklore Society

Description: The original all-day Contra Dance! 12 glorious hours of dancing from Noon-Midnight! 4 great bands & callers!

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

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

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

Price: $24

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

Web: www.monadnockfolk.org

Date for 2017: Saturday, January 28

(This event (festival #327) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2017)

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

— Sponsored by: Parish Center for the Arts

Featuring: Marcie Van Cleave 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), Dave Fox (Fiddle), David Tierney (Fiddle, mandolin), Kate Hanlon (Fiddle), Cindy McIntyre (Woodwinds), Dotty Smith (Trombone) and Leetka Katz (Cello))

— Everyone welcome. Beginners’ workshop at 7pm.

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

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

Price: $6, Students free

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

Web: www.westford.com/pca

Generic Schedule: fourth Saturdays Jan-Mar

This date (January 28, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Monday, January 30, 2017

Concord, MA: Monday Contras

— Sponsored by: MondayContras Committee

Featuring: Dereck Kalish leading with music by Catherine Miller (fiddle), Debby-Knight (piano), Jack O’Connor (mandolin, banjo, percussion, guitar and cello)

— 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: $5, 10 or 15 “You Pick a Price”; $3 after 9pm.

— Note: Please bring a clean pair of soft-soled shoes to change into for dancing. No strong scents, please!

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

Web: MondayContras.com

Generic Schedule: Every Monday (year round)

This date (January 30, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Decatur, GA: Tuesday Night Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Chattahoochee Country Dancers

Featuring: Deanna Palumbo leading

— Mosty contras and squares with other set dances and waltzes thrown in for good measure. Sit in musicians welcome to join core band. Open mic for callers. Snacks available, but bring some to share.

Venue: Messiah Lutheran Church (Atlanta) : 465 Clairemont Ave get a map

Time: 8:00p

Price: $3

For more information: (404) 431-1136; (Email): de('deelite2', 'com', 'hotmail');

Web: www.contradance.org

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

This date (January 31, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Jamaica Plain, MA: Jamaica Plain GRF English Country Dance

Featuring: Christine Robb leading

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

— (Experienced Dance) —

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 (January 31, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

DG favorite Arlington Heights, MA: English Dance

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Featuring: Christine Robb 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 (February 1, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Location not established, : Workuba International (13 th annual)

Multi-day event: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 — Sunday, February 5, 2017

— Sponsored by: Marta Bercy-Danza Cubana

Description: Artistic Director & Founder: Ms. Marta Bercy (Modern & Afro-Cuban dance Master) Workshops: Afro-Cuban Folklore Yoruba, Rumba, Rueda de Casino Dance Style, Danzón, Chachachá, Tango, Bachata. Master Classes - Dancers: Ballet (Partenaire), Cuban Contemporary Dance, Theatre for Dancers. Final show ”Glass Hearts” dedicated to Bolero with participants. Sunday 5 at 5:00 pm

Dance styles include: International Tango Otherstyle Multiple_style Folk Dance

Note: limited availability

Venue: No Venue Established

Price: $300

For more information: (537) 698-6761; (Email): de('vivianhab12', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: www.facebook.com/workuba.page

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Saint Croix, (USVI): Tropical Dance Vacation Contra Week (23 rd annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 — Wednesday, February 8, 2017

— Sponsored by: Tropical Dance Vacation

Description: Wild Asparagus and friends invite you to enjoy a memorable winter retreat filled with music, dancing and relaxing on beautiful St. Croix, USVI. Days are yours to explore the island’s treasures; evenings come alive with dance and music. Share our island joy... it’s paradise!

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Christiansted get a map

Price: $1150

For more information: (011) + 4135756283; (Email): de('TDV', 'com', 'wildasparagus');

Web: www.tropicaldancevacation.com

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Capital Federal, BUE (Argentina): International Modern and Afro Latin dance Workshop (14 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Thursday, February 2, 2017 — Saturday, February 4, 2017

— Sponsored by: Tedancari

Description: February Thu 4, Fri 5, Sat 6. Location: America Theatre, 253 Galiano Ave. Centro Habana, Havana, Cuba. Artistic Director: Ms. Marta Bercy. Classes to be offered in the Workuba Latin Dance Workshop - All the Levels: Afro-Cuban Folklore, Rueda & Cuban Salsa, Cuban Rumba, Tango and Milonga, Argentine Folklore. Dancers: Cuban Modern Dance, Horton Technique, Theatre for Dancers. Performing art workshop. Includes Artistic Presentations: Saturday 6 at 5:30pm.

Dance styles include: International Tango Otherstyle Multiple_style Folk Dance

Note: February Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3: 11:00 am to 2pm. Thursday 4: 8:30 to 10:00am.

Venue: Multiespacio El Juvenil: Av. Corrientes 4534

Price: $150.

For more information: (011) + 05491145044115; (Email): de('tedancari', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: workuba.wordpress.com

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Dover, NH: First Thursday Contras & Squares (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Lamprey River Band

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

— Contras & Squares with the Lamprey River Band

Venue: Dover Town Hall: 288 Central Avenue get a map

Time: 8:00-10:30

Price: $7; students $5

— Note: soft soled shoes only; guest callers & musicians invited

For more information: (603) 664-2513; (Email): de('peter.yarensky', 'edu', 'unh');

Web: nhcountrydance.com

Generic Schedule: first Thursdays (year round)

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Friday, February 3, 2017

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: $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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Atlanta, GA: Friday Night Contra

— Sponsored by: Chattahoochee Country Dancers

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

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

Price: $10. Student w/ ID & Dancer less 16: $5, Non-Dancer 16 & up: $5/$10, Non-Dancer less 16: $0

For more information: (404) 431-1136; (Email): de('deelite2', 'com', 'hotmail');

Web: www.contradance.org

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

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Cooperstown, NY: Contra Dance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: The Otsego Dance Society

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

Time: 7:30-10:30+

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

— Note: no partner or experience necessary

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

Web: otsegodancesociety.blogspot.com

Generic Schedule: first Fridays Sep-Jun

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Glen Echo, MD: Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Friday Night Dancers

Venue: Glen Echo Park: 7300 Macarthur Boulevard Northwest get a map

Time: 8:30 - 11:30 p.m.

Price: $10

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

Web: fridaynightdance.org

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

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Seattle, WA: Dancing Fool Contradance Weekend (annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, February 3, 2017 — Sunday, February 5, 2017

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

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: Not for beginners; no young or non-dancing children or infants; advanced registration required, and we do fill, so confirm before making travel arrangements.

Venue: Leif Erikson, Sons of Norway Hall: 2245 NW 57th get a map

For more information: (Email): de('fool', 'net', 'dancingfool');

Web: www.dancingfool.net

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Seattle, WA: Seattle Balkan Fest (annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, February 3, 2017 — Sunday, February 5, 2017

— Sponsored by: Balkana Dance Ensemble

Dance styles include: Balkan International Folk Dance

Venue: Eagles Hall: 6205 Corson Ave S. get a map

Price: $ $99

For more information: (425)-486-4494; (Email): de('info', 'org', 'seattlebalkanfest');

Web: www.seattlebalkanfest.org

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Williston, VT: Ballroom Nights

— Sponsored by: Ballroom Nights

— Social Ballroom Dancing

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

Time: 7:00-9:30

Price: $14

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

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

Web: www.ballroomnights.com

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

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Saturday, February 4, 2017

DG favorite Concord, MA: Experienced English Country Dance

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

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

— Experienced English Dance Series

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

— (Pat Shaw Centenary) —

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

— Sponsored by: The Folk Project

— 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)

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Peterborough, NH: Peterborough 1st Saturday Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Monadnock Folklore Society

Featuring: Steve Zakon-Anderson leading with music by Liz Faiella plus Dan Faiella (guitar and whistle)

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: Dorothy Cummings leading with music by 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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Watertown, MA (United States): Canadian American Club (annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Canadian American Club

Description: Cape Breton Dance with Gordon Aucoin & Lloyd Carr and Rachel Reeds Admission is 10:00 Tea and Coffee served. Cash Bar.

Dance styles include: Celtic Dance

Note: Cash Bar. Over 21 years of age.

Venue: Cape Breton Dance: 202 Arlington St get a map

Price: $10.00

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

Web: www.canadianamericanclub.com

Date for 2017: Saturday, February 4

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Albany, NY: Capital English Country Dancers

English country dance to early music — — Sponsored by: Capital English Country Dancers

Featuring: Anna Rain leading with music by Eric Martin (fiddle, violin, viola), Larry Wallach (piano) and Tricia Van Oers

— First dance of the season Sept. 25, then first Sundays.

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 Nov-May

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Santa Cruz, CA: Noon To Moon: The Santa Cruz Non-dawn Dance (annual) (unconfirmed)

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Portuguese Hall: 216 Evergreen St get a map

For more information: (Email): de('tdsc_board_members', 'org', 'santacruzdance');

Web: santacruzdance.org

Date for 2017: Sunday, February 5

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Concord, MA: Monday Contras

— Sponsored by: MondayContras Committee

Featuring: Linda Leslie 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

Time: 7:30-10:30

Price: $5, 10 or 15 “You Pick a Price”; $3 after 9pm.

— Note: Please bring a clean pair of soft-soled shoes to change into for dancing. No strong scents, please!

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

Web: MondayContras.com

Generic Schedule: Every Monday (year round)

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Decatur, GA: Tuesday Night Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Chattahoochee Country Dancers

Featuring: Deanna Palumbo leading

— Mosty contras and squares with other set dances and waltzes thrown in for good measure. Sit in musicians welcome to join core band. Open mic for callers. Snacks available, but bring some to share.

Venue: Messiah Lutheran Church (Atlanta) : 465 Clairemont Ave get a map

Time: 8:00p

Price: $3

For more information: (404) 431-1136; (Email): de('deelite2', 'com', 'hotmail');

Web: www.contradance.org

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

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

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

— (Valentine’s 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

This date (February 8, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Friday, February 10, 2017

Albany, NY: Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Dance Flurry Organization

Featuring: Hannah Otten and Peter Stix leading with music by Gabriel Sgambettera, George Wilson (fiddle), John Guay (hammered dulcimer), Mark Bagdon (fiddle), Patty Rutins (fiddle), Vonnie Estes (piano and field organ)

— New England-style contra dance

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

Time: 8-11:00

Price: $10 ($5 students w/ ID)

For more information: (518) 729-7791; (Email): de('peter.stix', 'com', 'me');

Web: www.danceflurry.org

Generic Schedule: second & fifth Fridays Sep-Jun

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Amherst, MA: International Dance

— Sponsored by: Amherst International Folkdancing

Venue: Bangs Community Center: Boltwood Walk get a map

Time: 7:30-10:00

Price: $Donation

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

Web: www.amherstfolkdancing.org

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

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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 Jean Monroe (piano, percussion), (DG supporter) Julia Hartman Julia Hartman (Violin, baritone violin, fiddle) and Sue Polansky (clarinet)

— Beginner friendly English Country Dance.

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

Time: 7:30-9:30.

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

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

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

Web: www.cds-boston.org

Generic Schedule: second & fourth Fridays Sep-Jun

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Atlanta, GA: Friday Night Contra

— Sponsored by: Chattahoochee Country Dancers

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

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

Price: $10. Student w/ ID & Dancer less 16: $5, Non-Dancer 16 & up: $5/$10, Non-Dancer less 16: $0

For more information: (404) 431-1136; (Email): de('deelite2', 'com', 'hotmail');

Web: www.contradance.org

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

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Glen Echo, MD: Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Friday Night Dancers

Venue: Glen Echo Park: 7300 Macarthur Boulevard Northwest get a map

Time: 8:30 - 11:30 p.m.

Price: $10

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

Web: fridaynightdance.org

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

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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 2017: Friday, February 10

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Lewiston, ME: Bates College Contradance

— Sponsored by: Freewill Folk Society

— This is a student organized monthly contradance at Bates College that draws a unique combination of students and community members to enjoy Maine’s folk traditions

Venue: Muskie Archives: 70 Campus Avenue get a map

Time: 8-11pm

Price: $5 students/$7 general

— Note: All dances are called, so there is no experience necessary.

For more information: (802) 922-8165; (Email): de('freewillfolk', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: freewillfolksociety.weebly.com

Generic Schedule: second Fridays Jan-May

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Maryville, TN: Cabin Fever (Knoxville) (43 rd annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, February 10, 2017 — Sunday, February 12, 2017

— Sponsored by: Knoxville Country Dancers

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

Price: $90(earlybird) / $105 normal

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

Web: www.knoxvillecontradance.org

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Newport Beach, CA: Laguna Folk Dance Festival (47 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, February 10, 2017 — Sunday, February 12, 2017

— 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

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Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot, QC: Montreal Winter Workshop (16 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, February 10, 2017 — Friday, February 17, 2017

— 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

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

Multi-day event: Friday, February 10, 2017 — Sunday, February 12, 2017

— Sponsored by: DanceFlurry Organization

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

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Williston, VT: Ballroom Nights

— Sponsored by: Ballroom Nights

— Social Ballroom Dancing

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

Time: 7:00-9:30

Price: $14

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

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

Web: www.ballroomnights.com

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Berlin, VT: Montplier Contra Exchange

Contra + Waltz — — Sponsored by: Contra Exchange

Featuring: Adina Gordon leading with music by Cardinal Direction

— 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

— (Long first half of contra dances, short second half of waltzes, with an intermediate waltz workshop) —

Time: 8:00-11:00

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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Bridport, VT: Cornwall Contra Dance

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

Venue: Bridport Community Hall (intersection of Rt 22a and Middle Road.) : 52 Middle Road — (the default map location is wrong here) get a map

Time: 7:00pm-9:30pm

Price: $5.00-10.00

— 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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Lenox, MA, MA: Lenox Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Lenox Contra Dance

Featuring: Sue Gola leading with music by Bethany Waickman (Guitar), Dave Langford (fiddle, and, guitar), Glen Loper (mandolin, banjo and percussion)

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

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', 'lenoxcontradancecommitte');

Web: www.LenoxContraDance.org

Generic Schedule: third Saturdays (year round)

This date (February 11, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Norwich, VT: 2nd Saturday Contradance

— Sponsored by: Muskeg Music

Featuring: Lausanne Allen leading with music by Blind Squirrel

— Welcoming contradance for all. No partner needed.

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

Time: 8:00

Price: $9 (students $6; 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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Santa Barbara, CA: Winter Dreams English Country Ball (4 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— 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

Price: $40

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

Web: www.sbcds.org/wd

Date for 2017: Saturday, February 11

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Concord, MA: Mostly Waltz for Boston

— Sponsored by: Folk Arts Center of New England

Featuring: Diane Gonzales leading with music by Kate Barnes and lydia ievins (fiddle)

— 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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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), Dave Fox (Fiddle), David Tierney (Fiddle, mandolin), Kate Hanlon (Fiddle), Cindy McIntyre (Woodwinds), Dotty Smith (Trombone) and Leetka Katz (Cello)) plus Aubrey Jaffer (trumpet, dulcimer), Bill Dennison, Cindy Mcintyre, Claude Galinsky (guitar and mandolin), Dave Fox (fiddle), David Tierney (fiddle mandolin), Dotty Smith, Joel Gonzolez, Judy Wong, Kate Hanlon, Leetka Katz, Mike Harde (piano) and Theresa Greene

— 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, February 13, 2017

Concord, MA: Monday Contras

— Sponsored by: MondayContras Committee

Featuring: Don Veino leading with music by Ariel Friedman (cello), Jack O’Connor (mandolin, banjo, percussion, guitar, cello), Julie Metcalf (fiddle, vocal), Max Newman (guitar, mandolin, percussion) and Tallulah Paris (cello)

— 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: $5, 10 or 15 “You Pick a Price”; $3 after 9pm.

— Note: Please bring a clean pair of soft-soled shoes to change into for dancing. No strong scents, please!

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

Web: MondayContras.com

Generic Schedule: Every Monday (year round)

This date (February 13, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Jamaica Plain, MA: Jamaica Plain GRF English Country Dance

Featuring: Miriam Newman leading with music by Carol Bittenson (fiddle), Jean Monroe (piano, percussion) and Nancy Knight

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 14, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

DG favorite Arlington Heights, MA: English Dance

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Featuring: Christine Robb and Miriam Newman 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 (February 15, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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

Multi-day event: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 — Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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 2017)

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Buena Vista, CO: Stellar Days and Nights (13 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Thursday, February 16, 2017 — Sunday, February 19, 2017

— 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) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2017)

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Friday, February 17, 2017

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: $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 17, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Atlanta, GA: Friday Night Contra

— Sponsored by: Chattahoochee Country Dancers

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

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

Price: $10. Student w/ ID & Dancer less 16: $5, Non-Dancer 16 & up: $5/$10, Non-Dancer less 16: $0

For more information: (404) 431-1136; (Email): de('deelite2', 'com', 'hotmail');

Web: www.contradance.org

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

This date (February 17, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Corvallis, OR: Corvallis Contra Weekend (13 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, February 17, 2017 — Sunday, February 19, 2017

— 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 2017)

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Glen Echo, MD: Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Friday Night Dancers

Venue: Glen Echo Park: 7300 Macarthur Boulevard Northwest get a map

Time: 8:30 - 11:30 p.m.

Price: $10

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

Web: fridaynightdance.org

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

This date (February 17, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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

Multi-day event: Friday, February 17, 2017 — Sunday, February 19, 2017

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 2017)

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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 (February 17, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Manchester, NH: The Mill City Contra

— Sponsored by: Mill City Contra

Featuring: music by Gene Albert, (DG supporter) Paul Lizotte (fiddle) and Victor Troll

— Traditional style contras

Venue: Grace Episcopal Church: 106 Lowell Street 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 Sep-Mar (and May, Jun)

This date (February 17, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Saratoga Springs, NY (United States): The Flurry (30 th annual)

Multi-day event: Friday, February 17, 2017 — Sunday, February 19, 2017

— Sponsored by: The Flurry Festival

Featuring: Bob Isaacs ~ Buddy System ~ Capital District Mega Band ~ Fennig’s All-Stars ~ Genticorum ~ Gordon Bonnet ~ Great Bear ~ Kathy Anderson ~ The Moving Violations ~ Notorious ~ VanNorstrand Van Norstrand ~ Set Americain ~ Steve Zakon-Anderson

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

(This event (festival #560) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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Williston, VT: Ballroom Nights

— Sponsored by: Ballroom Nights

— Social Ballroom Dancing

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

Time: 7:00-9:30

Price: $14

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

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

Web: www.ballroomnights.com

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

This date (February 17, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Albany, NH: Conway Contradance

— Sponsored by: Conway Area Contradances

Featuring: Eric Rollnick leading with music by Puckerbrush

Venue: Tin Mountain Conservation Center: 1245 Bald Hill Road get a map

Time: 7:30-9:30

Price: $7 Adults, $3 under 12, max $15 families

For more information: (603) 539-1967; (Email): de('gjohn', 'net', 'psouth');

Generic Schedule: third Saturdays Sep-May

This date (February 18, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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

— Sponsored by: The Folk Project

— 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 18, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

San Francisco, CA: San Francisco Tamburitza Festival (18 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Saturday, February 18, 2017 — Sunday, February 19, 2017

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 2017)

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Concord, MA: Monday Contras

— Sponsored by: MondayContras Committee

Featuring: Steve Zakon-Anderson leading with music by Catherine Miller (fiddle), Jack O’Connor (mandolin, banjo, percussion, guitar, cello), 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: $5, 10 or 15 “You Pick a Price”; $3 after 9pm.

— Note: Please bring a clean pair of soft-soled shoes to change into for dancing. No strong scents, please!

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

Web: MondayContras.com

Generic Schedule: Every Monday (year round)

This date (February 20, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Decatur, GA: Tuesday Night Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Chattahoochee Country Dancers

Featuring: Deanna Palumbo leading

— Mosty contras and squares with other set dances and waltzes thrown in for good measure. Sit in musicians welcome to join core band. Open mic for callers. Snacks available, but bring some to share.

Venue: Messiah Lutheran Church (Atlanta) : 465 Clairemont Ave get a map

Time: 8:00p

Price: $3

For more information: (404) 431-1136; (Email): de('deelite2', 'com', 'hotmail');

Web: www.contradance.org

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

This date (February 21, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

DG favorite Arlington Heights, MA: English Dance

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Featuring: Barbara Finney and Miriam Newman 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 (February 22, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Friday, February 24, 2017

Albany, NY: Albany Shindig! (Family and Multiple_style Dance)

— Sponsored by: DanceFlurry Organzation

Featuring: Paul Rosenberg leading with music by Capital District Mega Band (Vonnie Estes (piano and field organ)) plus John Guay (hammered dulcimer), Vonnie Estes (piano and field organ)

Venue: First Congregational Church: 405 Quail St get a map

Time: 7-9:30pm

Price: $8-general/5-DFO member, student/2-under 12

For more information: (518) 482-9255; (Email): de('paul', 'biz', 'homespun');

Generic Schedule: Fridays Sep-Apr

This date (February 24, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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 24, 2017 ) 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 Mckinley James (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

This date (February 24, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Atlanta, GA: Friday Night Contra

— Sponsored by: Chattahoochee Country Dancers

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

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

Price: $10. Student w/ ID & Dancer less 16: $5, Non-Dancer 16 & up: $5/$10, Non-Dancer less 16: $0

For more information: (404) 431-1136; (Email): de('deelite2', 'com', 'hotmail');

Web: www.contradance.org

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

This date (February 24, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Ellenville, NY: Stardust Dance Weekend (75 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, February 24, 2017 — Sunday, February 26, 2017

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

(This event (festival #1180) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2017)

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

Multi-day event: Friday, February 24, 2017 — Sunday, February 26, 2017

— 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

(This event (festival #714) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2017)

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Glen Echo, MD: Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Friday Night Dancers

Venue: Glen Echo Park: 7300 Macarthur Boulevard Northwest get a map

Time: 8:30 - 11:30 p.m.

Price: $10

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

Web: fridaynightdance.org

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

This date (February 24, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Pasadena, CA: Fiddling Frog Dance Festival (28 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, February 24, 2017 — Sunday, February 26, 2017

— 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

(This event (festival #343) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2017)

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Williston, VT: Ballroom Nights

— Sponsored by: Ballroom Nights

— Social Ballroom Dancing

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

Time: 7:00-9:30

Price: $14

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

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

Web: www.ballroomnights.com

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

This date (February 24, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Burnt Hills, NY: Burnt Hills Contradance

— Sponsored by: DanceFlurry Organization

— 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-Mar

This date (February 25, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Cranston, RI: 23rd Annual Cajun & Zydeco Mardi Gras Ball (25 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 2017: Saturday, February 25

(This event (festival #341) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2017)

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Kingston, NH: Kingston, NH Contra Dance

Featuring: Annabel Dryden and Gale Wood leading with music by Black Cat Quadrille

— 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 Pla-Feb

This date (February 25, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Norwich, VT: Fourth Saturday Contra

— Sponsored by: Muskeg Music

Featuring: Nils Fredland leading with music by Gypsy Minor (Tom Moreau (violin, viola), Sarah Jane Nelson (Piano, fiddle and flute))

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

— (follows Revels North community dance) —

Time: 8:00

Price: $9 (Students $6, under 16: free; over 60: donation)

— Note: Please bring clean soft soled shoes and a snack to share at the interval

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 25, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Onset (Onset Village), MA: Wareham Dances ContraDance

— Sponsored by: Cultural Connection, Inc.

— Regularly held, Contra style Dance every fourth Satuday except near Christmas, see calendar for special date.

Venue: Wareham Dances (SPOCDINE Contra Dance) : 13 Highland Ave. — Boys and Girls Club get a map

Time: Workshop 6.30pm, Dance 7:00pm

Price: $8.00 for Adults, $6.00 for Seiors & Students

— Note: Beautiful wood floor, spacious room, good acoustics, free parking, great restaurants & shops

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

Web: www.spocdine.org

Generic Schedule: fourth Saturdays (year round)

This date (February 25, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Palm Desert, CA: Palm Desert Greek Festival. (21 st annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Saturday, February 25, 2017 — Sunday, February 26, 2017

— 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

(This event (festival #1154) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2017)

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

— Sponsored by: Parish Center for the Arts

Featuring: 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), Dave Fox (Fiddle), David Tierney (Fiddle, mandolin), Kate Hanlon (Fiddle), Cindy McIntyre (Woodwinds), Dotty Smith (Trombone) and Leetka Katz (Cello))

— Everyone welcome. Beginners’ workshop at 7pm.

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

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

Price: $6, Students free

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

Web: www.westford.com/pca

Generic Schedule: fourth Saturdays Jan-Mar

This date (February 25, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Troy, NY: Rensselaer English Country Dance

— Sponsored by: DanceFlurry Organization

Featuring: Dorothy Cummings 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 26, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Monday, February 27, 2017

Concord, MA: Monday Contras

— Sponsored by: MondayContras Committee

Featuring: Linda Leslie leading with music by Eric Boodman (fiddle, percussion), Eric Eidreiner (piano), Jack O’Connor (mandolin, banjo, percussion, guitar and cello)

— 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: $5, 10 or 15 “You Pick a Price”; $3 after 9pm.

— Note: Please bring a clean pair of soft-soled shoes to change into for dancing. No strong scents, please!

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

Web: MondayContras.com

Generic Schedule: Every Monday (year round)

This date (February 27, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Jamaica Plain, MA: Jamaica Plain GRF English Country Dance

Featuring: Christine Robb leading with music by Barbara Pixton (bass, piano), Carol Bittenson (fiddle) and Elaine Winic

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 28, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

DG favorite Arlington Heights, MA: English Dance

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Featuring: Barbara Finney and Miriam Newman 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 1, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Dover, NH: First Thursday Contras & Squares

— Sponsored by: Lamprey River Band

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

— Contras & Squares with the Lamprey River Band

Venue: Dover Town Hall: 288 Central Avenue get a map

Time: 8:00-10:30

Price: $7; students $5

— Note: soft soled shoes only; guest callers & musicians invited

For more information: (603) 664-2513; (Email): de('peter.yarensky', 'edu', 'unh');

Web: nhcountrydance.com

Generic Schedule: first Thursdays (year round)

This date (March 2, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Friday, March 3, 2017

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: $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 3, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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 3, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Cape Girardeau, MO: Chance Dance (8 th annual)

Multi-day event: Friday, March 3, 2017 — Sunday, March 5, 2017

— Sponsored by: Cape Friends of Traditional Music and Dance

Description: Traditional Contra Dance weekend featuring the Mean Lids,turnip the Beet, 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 Swing Waltz 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

(This event (festival #1401) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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Atlanta, GA: Friday Night Contra

— Sponsored by: Chattahoochee Country Dancers

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

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

Price: $10. Student w/ ID & Dancer less 16: $5, Non-Dancer 16 & up: $5/$10, Non-Dancer less 16: $0

For more information: (404) 431-1136; (Email): de('deelite2', 'com', 'hotmail');

Web: www.contradance.org

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

This date (March 3, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Cooperstown, NY: Contra Dance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: The Otsego Dance Society

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

Time: 7:30-10:30+

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

— Note: no partner or experience necessary

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

Web: otsegodancesociety.blogspot.com

Generic Schedule: first Fridays Sep-Jun

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

Glen Echo, MD: Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Friday Night Dancers

Venue: Glen Echo Park: 7300 Macarthur Boulevard Northwest get a map

Time: 8:30 - 11:30 p.m.

Price: $10

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

Web: fridaynightdance.org

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

This date (March 3, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Williston, VT: Ballroom Nights

— Sponsored by: Ballroom Nights

— Social Ballroom Dancing

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

Time: 7:00-9:30

Price: $14

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

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

Web: www.ballroomnights.com

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

This date (March 3, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Saturday, March 4, 2017

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

— Sponsored by: The Folk Project

— 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 4, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Peterborough, NH: Peterborough 1st Saturday Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Monadnock Folklore Society

Featuring: music by Louise Bichan

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)

This date (March 4, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Port Ewen, NY: Hudson Valley English Dance

— Sponsored by: Hvcd

Featuring: Michael Kernan leading with music by 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)

This date (March 4, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Albany, NY: Capital English Country Dancers

— Sponsored by: Capital English Country Dancers

Featuring: Val Medve leading with music by Kate Barnes, Mary Lea (fiddle, viola and violin)

— First dance of the season Sept. 25, then first Sundays.

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 Nov-May

This date (March 5, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Monday, March 6, 2017

Concord, MA: Monday Contras

— Sponsored by: MondayContras Committee

Featuring: Chris Ricciotti leading with music by Audrey Knuth (fiddle), Jack O’Connor (mandolin, banjo, percussion, guitar, cello), Julie Vallimont (piano, accordion) and Mckinley James (cello)

— 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: $5, 10 or 15 “You Pick a Price”; $3 after 9pm.

— Note: Please bring a clean pair of soft-soled shoes to change into for dancing. No strong scents, please!

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

Web: MondayContras.com

Generic Schedule: Every Monday (year round)

This date (March 6, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Decatur, GA: Tuesday Night Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Chattahoochee Country Dancers

Featuring: Deanna Palumbo leading

— Mosty contras and squares with other set dances and waltzes thrown in for good measure. Sit in musicians welcome to join core band. Open mic for callers. Snacks available, but bring some to share.

Venue: Messiah Lutheran Church (Atlanta) : 465 Clairemont Ave get a map

Time: 8:00p

Price: $3

For more information: (404) 431-1136; (Email): de('deelite2', 'com', 'hotmail');

Web: www.contradance.org

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

This date (March 7, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

DG favorite Arlington Heights, MA: English Dance

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Featuring: Christine Robb 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 8, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Friday, March 10, 2017

Albany, NY: Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Dance Flurry Organization

Featuring: music by Whippersnappers (Peter Davis (piano, sax, clarinet), George Wilson (fiddle) and Frank Orsini (fiddle))

— New England-style contra dance

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

Time: 8-11:00

Price: $10 ($5 students w/ ID)

For more information: (518) 729-7791; (Email): de('peter.stix', 'com', 'me');

Web: www.danceflurry.org

Generic Schedule: second & fifth Fridays Sep-Jun

This date (March 10, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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 10, 2017 ) 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: Barbara Finney leading with music by Ishmael Stefanov

— Beginner friendly English Country Dance.

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

— (Open Band led by Ishmael Stefanov) —

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 (March 10, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Atlanta, GA: Friday Night Contra

— Sponsored by: Chattahoochee Country Dancers

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

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

Price: $10. Student w/ ID & Dancer less 16: $5, Non-Dancer 16 & up: $5/$10, Non-Dancer less 16: $0

For more information: (404) 431-1136; (Email): de('deelite2', 'com', 'hotmail');

Web: www.contradance.org

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

This date (March 10, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Glen Echo, MD: Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Friday Night Dancers

Venue: Glen Echo Park: 7300 Macarthur Boulevard Northwest get a map

Time: 8:30 - 11:30 p.m.

Price: $10

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

Web: fridaynightdance.org

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

This date (March 10, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Lewiston, ME: Bates College Contradance

— Sponsored by: Freewill Folk Society

— This is a student organized monthly contradance at Bates College that draws a unique combination of students and community members to enjoy Maine’s folk traditions

Venue: Muskie Archives: 70 Campus Avenue get a map

Time: 8-11pm

Price: $5 students/$7 general

— Note: All dances are called, so there is no experience necessary.

For more information: (802) 922-8165; (Email): de('freewillfolk', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: freewillfolksociety.weebly.com

Generic Schedule: second Fridays Jan-May

This date (March 10, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Williston, VT: Ballroom Nights

— Sponsored by: Ballroom Nights

— Social Ballroom Dancing

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

Time: 7:00-9:30

Price: $14

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

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

Web: www.ballroomnights.com

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

This date (March 10, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Bridport, VT: Cornwall Contra Dance

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

Venue: Bridport Community Hall (intersection of Rt 22a and Middle Road.) : 52 Middle Road — (the default map location is wrong here) get a map

Time: 7:00pm-9:30pm

Price: $5.00-10.00

— 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 date (March 11, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Norwich, VT: 2nd Saturday Contradance

— Sponsored by: Muskeg Music

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

— Welcoming contradance for all. No partner needed.

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

Time: 8:00

Price: $9 (students $6; 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 (March 11, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Sunday, March 12, 2017

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

This date (March 12, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Westford, MA: Family Barn Dance at the PCA

— Sponsored by: Parish Center for the Arts

Featuring: Marcie Van Cleave 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), Dave Fox (Fiddle), David Tierney (Fiddle, mandolin), Kate Hanlon (Fiddle), Cindy McIntyre (Woodwinds), Dotty Smith (Trombone) and Leetka Katz (Cello)) plus Aubrey Jaffer (trumpet, dulcimer), Bill Dennison, Cindy Mcintyre, Claude Galinsky (guitar and mandolin), Dave Fox (fiddle), David Tierney (fiddle mandolin), Dotty Smith, Joel Gonzolez, Judy Wong, Kate Hanlon, Leetka Katz, Mike Harde (piano) and Theresa Greene

— 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 (March 12, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Monday, March 13, 2017

Concord, MA: Monday Contras

— Sponsored by: MondayContras Committee

Featuring: Dave Eisenstadter leading with music by Jack O’Connor (mandolin, banjo, percussion, guitar, cello), Julie Metcalf (fiddle, vocal), 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: $5, 10 or 15 “You Pick a Price”; $3 after 9pm.

— Note: Please bring a clean pair of soft-soled shoes to change into for dancing. No strong scents, please!

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

Web: MondayContras.com

Generic Schedule: Every Monday (year round)

This date (March 13, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Jamaica Plain, MA: Jamaica Plain GRF English Country Dance

Featuring: Sue Rosen leading with music by Brian Wilson (Hardanger fiddle, fiddle), Bruce Rosen (piano, banjo, guitar, accordion) and Nora Smith (fiddle)

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 14, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

DG favorite Arlington Heights, MA: English Dance

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Featuring: Miriam Newman 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

This date (March 15, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Friday, March 17, 2017

Albany, NY: Albany Shindig! (Family and Multiple_style Dance)

— Sponsored by: DanceFlurry Organzation

Featuring: Jeff Walker and Paul Rosenberg leading with music by Walker Family Band (Laurel Walker, Mary Claire Walker, Patrick Walker, Peter Walker, Jeff Walker (guitar) and Kathy Walker (fiddle))

Venue: First Congregational Church: 405 Quail St get a map

Time: 7-9:30pm

Price: $8-general/5-DFO member, student/2-under 12

For more information: (518) 482-9255; (Email): de('paul', 'biz', 'homespun');

Generic Schedule: Fridays Sep-Apr

This date (March 17, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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: $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 17, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Atlanta, GA: Friday Night Contra

— Sponsored by: Chattahoochee Country Dancers

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

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

Price: $10. Student w/ ID & Dancer less 16: $5, Non-Dancer 16 & up: $5/$10, Non-Dancer less 16: $0

For more information: (404) 431-1136; (Email): de('deelite2', 'com', 'hotmail');

Web: www.contradance.org

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

This date (March 17, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Glen Echo, MD: Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Friday Night Dancers

Venue: Glen Echo Park: 7300 Macarthur Boulevard Northwest get a map

Time: 8:30 - 11:30 p.m.

Price: $10

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

Web: fridaynightdance.org

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

This date (March 17, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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 17, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Manchester, NH: The Mill City Contra

— Sponsored by: Mill City Contra

Featuring: music by Gene Albert, (DG supporter) Paul Lizotte (fiddle) and Victor Troll

— Traditional style contras

Venue: Grace Episcopal Church: 106 Lowell Street 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 Sep-Mar (and May, Jun)

This date (March 17, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Williston, VT: Ballroom Nights

— Sponsored by: Ballroom Nights

— Social Ballroom Dancing

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

Time: 7:00-9:30

Price: $14

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

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

Web: www.ballroomnights.com

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

This date (March 17, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Albany, NH: Conway Contradance

— Sponsored by: Conway Area Contradances

Featuring: Byron Ricker leading with music by White Mountain Ceili Band

Venue: Tin Mountain Conservation Center: 1245 Bald Hill Road get a map

Time: 7:30-9:30

Price: $7 Adults, $3 under 12, max $15 families

For more information: (603) 539-1967; (Email): de('gjohn', 'net', 'psouth');

Generic Schedule: third Saturdays Sep-May

This date (March 18, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Concord (East), NH: Contra Dance

Featuring: 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 (March 18, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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

— Sponsored by: The Folk Project

— 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 18, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Lenox, MA, MA: Lenox Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Lenox Contra Dance

Featuring: Katy Heine leading with music by Guiding Star Ramblers

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

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', 'lenoxcontradancecommitte');

Web: www.LenoxContraDance.org

Generic Schedule: third Saturdays (year round)

This date (March 18, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Troy, NY: Rensselaer English Country Dance

— Sponsored by: DanceFlurry Organization

Featuring: Don Bell 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 19, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Monday, March 20, 2017

Concord, MA: Monday Contras

— Sponsored by: MondayContras Committee

Featuring: Lisa Greenleaf leading with music by Amy Larkin (fiddle), Debby-Knight (piano), Jack O’Connor (mandolin, banjo, percussion, guitar and cello)

— 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: $5, 10 or 15 “You Pick a Price”; $3 after 9pm.

— Note: Please bring a clean pair of soft-soled shoes to change into for dancing. No strong scents, please!

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

Web: MondayContras.com

Generic Schedule: Every Monday (year round)

This date (March 20, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Decatur, GA: Tuesday Night Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Chattahoochee Country Dancers

Featuring: Deanna Palumbo leading

— Mosty contras and squares with other set dances and waltzes thrown in for good measure. Sit in musicians welcome to join core band. Open mic for callers. Snacks available, but bring some to share.

Venue: Messiah Lutheran Church (Atlanta) : 465 Clairemont Ave get a map

Time: 8:00p

Price: $3

For more information: (404) 431-1136; (Email): de('deelite2', 'com', 'hotmail');

Web: www.contradance.org

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

This date (March 21, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

DG favorite Arlington Heights, MA: English Dance

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Featuring: Linda Nelson and Miriam Newman 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 22, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Friday, March 24, 2017

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 24, 2017 ) 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: Leslie Lassetter leading

— 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 (March 24, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Atlanta, GA: Friday Night Contra

— Sponsored by: Chattahoochee Country Dancers

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

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

Price: $10. Student w/ ID & Dancer less 16: $5, Non-Dancer 16 & up: $5/$10, Non-Dancer less 16: $0

For more information: (404) 431-1136; (Email): de('deelite2', 'com', 'hotmail');

Web: www.contradance.org

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

This date (March 24, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Glen Echo, MD: Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Friday Night Dancers

Venue: Glen Echo Park: 7300 Macarthur Boulevard Northwest get a map

Time: 8:30 - 11:30 p.m.

Price: $10

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

Web: fridaynightdance.org

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

This date (March 24, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Williston, VT: Ballroom Nights

— Sponsored by: Ballroom Nights

— Social Ballroom Dancing

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

Time: 7:00-9:30

Price: $14

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

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

Web: www.ballroomnights.com

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

This date (March 24, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Burnt Hills, NY: Burnt Hills Contradance

— Sponsored by: DanceFlurry Organization

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

This date (March 25, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Huntington, VT: Huntington Contra Dance

Venue: Huntington Town Hall get a map

Time: 7:30

Price: $5-10

For more information: (802) 453-2199; (Email): de('Don.Stratton', 'edu', 'uvm');

Generic Schedule: fourth Saturdays (year round)

This date (March 25, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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 Pla-Feb

(This cancellation believed correct by the Dance Gypsy;

Norwich, VT: Fourth Saturday Contra

— Sponsored by: Muskeg Music

Featuring: Chris Ricciotti leading with music by The Moving Violations (Becky Ashenden (piano, accordion), Chuck Corman (bass, guitar and dumbek), Ron Grosslein (fiddle, mandolin) and Van Kaynor (fiddle))

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

Time: 8:00

Price: $Admission $12; students $9; seniors by donation; under 16 free

— Note: Please bring clean soft soled shoes and a snack to share at the interval

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 (March 25, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Onset (Onset Village), MA: Wareham Dances ContraDance

— Sponsored by: Cultural Connection, Inc.

— Regularly held, Contra style Dance every fourth Satuday except near Christmas, see calendar for special date.

Venue: Wareham Dances (SPOCDINE Contra Dance) : 13 Highland Ave. — Boys and Girls Club get a map

Time: Workshop 6.30pm, Dance 7:00pm

Price: $8.00 for Adults, $6.00 for Seiors & Students

— Note: Beautiful wood floor, spacious room, good acoustics, free parking, great restaurants & shops

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

Web: www.spocdine.org

Generic Schedule: fourth Saturdays (year round)

This date (March 25, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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

— Sponsored by: Parish Center for the Arts

Featuring: Tony Parkes 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), Dave Fox (Fiddle), David Tierney (Fiddle, mandolin), Kate Hanlon (Fiddle), Cindy McIntyre (Woodwinds), Dotty Smith (Trombone) and Leetka Katz (Cello))

— Everyone welcome. Beginners’ workshop at 7pm.

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

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

Price: $6, Students free

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

Web: www.westford.com/pca

Generic Schedule: fourth Saturdays Jan-Mar

This date (March 25, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Monday, March 27, 2017

Concord, MA: Monday Contras

— Sponsored by: MondayContras Committee

— 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: $5, 10 or 15 “You Pick a Price”; $3 after 9pm.

— Note: Please bring a clean pair of soft-soled shoes to change into for dancing. No strong scents, please!

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

Web: MondayContras.com

Generic Schedule: Every Monday (year round)

This date (March 27, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Jamaica Plain, MA: Jamaica Plain GRF English Country Dance

Featuring: Sue Rosen leading with music by Bruce Rosen (piano, banjo, guitar, accordion), Nancy Knight 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

This date (March 28, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

DG favorite Arlington Heights, MA: English Dance

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Featuring: Linda Nelson and Miriam Newman 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 29, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Friday, March 31, 2017

Albany, NY: Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Dance Flurry Organization

Featuring: Sue Gola leading with music by Aaron Marcus (piano concertina banjo foot percussion), Hollis Easter, Peter Macfarlane (fiddle, low whistle, vocal), Viveka Fox (fiddle and bodhran)

— New England-style contra dance

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

Time: 8-11:00

Price: $10 ($5 students w/ ID)

For more information: (518) 729-7791; (Email): de('peter.stix', 'com', 'me');

Web: www.danceflurry.org

Generic Schedule: second & fifth Fridays Sep-Jun

This date (March 31, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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 31, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Atlanta, GA: Friday Night Contra

— Sponsored by: Chattahoochee Country Dancers

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

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

Price: $10. Student w/ ID & Dancer less 16: $5, Non-Dancer 16 & up: $5/$10, Non-Dancer less 16: $0

For more information: (404) 431-1136; (Email): de('deelite2', 'com', 'hotmail');

Web: www.contradance.org

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

This date (March 31, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Glen Echo, MD: Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Friday Night Dancers

Venue: Glen Echo Park: 7300 Macarthur Boulevard Northwest get a map

Time: 8:30 - 11:30 p.m.

Price: $10

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

Web: fridaynightdance.org

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

This date (March 31, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Williston, VT: Ballroom Nights

— Sponsored by: Ballroom Nights

— Social Ballroom Dancing

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

Time: 7:00-9:30

Price: $14

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

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

Web: www.ballroomnights.com

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

This date (March 31, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Saturday, April 1, 2017

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

— Sponsored by: The Folk Project

— 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 (April 1, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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 1, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

DG favorite West Newton, MA: Experienced English Country Dance

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Featuring: Christine Robb leading with music by Karen Axelrod (piano and accordion)

— 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

This date (April 1, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Albany, NY: Capital English Country Dancers

— Sponsored by: Capital English Country Dancers

Featuring: Graham Christian leading with music by Third String Trio

— First dance of the season Sept. 25, then first Sundays.

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 Nov-May

This date (April 2, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Decatur, GA: Tuesday Night Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Chattahoochee Country Dancers

Featuring: Deanna Palumbo leading

— Mosty contras and squares with other set dances and waltzes thrown in for good measure. Sit in musicians welcome to join core band. Open mic for callers. Snacks available, but bring some to share.

Venue: Messiah Lutheran Church (Atlanta) : 465 Clairemont Ave get a map

Time: 8:00p

Price: $3

For more information: (404) 431-1136; (Email): de('deelite2', 'com', 'hotmail');

Web: www.contradance.org

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

This date (April 4, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

DG favorite Arlington Heights, MA: English Dance

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Featuring: 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

— (New Voices Night) —

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 5, 2017 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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