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Folk, contra and traditional dances, festivals and other events

(between October 1, 2016  and  October 1, 2017)

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Bloomingdale, NJ: Folk Project Fall Festival (27 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, September 30, 2016 — Sunday, October 2, 2016

Description: Small, intimate festival--250 attendees maximum. Contra dances, dance workshops, pick-up jams, concerts and more. Near Morristown NJ. Sign up for email updates at web site.

Dance styles include: Contra Multiple_style Dance

Note: Advance registration required.

Venue: Star Lake Camp: 286 Macopin Rd get a map

Price: $205 (subject to change)

For more information: (908) 647-4306; (Email): de('FestReg', 'org', 'Folkproject');

Web: festival.folkproject.org

(This event (festival #233) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Harrison, ID (United States): Lady Of the Lake Fall Music and Dance Weekend (36 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, September 30, 2016 — Sunday, October 2, 2016

— Sponsored by: Lady of the Lake Dance Camps

Description: Lady of the Lake Fall Weekend features delightful contra dancing and music and dance workshops while staying in cabins on the shores of beautiful Lake Coeur D’Alene just north of Harrison, ID. This year is the 35th Anniversary of LoL Fall Weekend.

Dance styles include: Contra Waltz Dance

Note: Advanced registration required, no children’s programs provided.

Venue: Camp N-Sid-Sen get a map

Price: $180 before July 15, $200 after July 15

For more information: (208) 263-6751; (Email): de('fallweekend', 'org', 'ladyofthelake');

Web: www.ladyofthelake.org

(This event (festival #219) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Lake George, NY: Adirondack Dance Weekend (21 st annual)

Multi-day event: Friday, September 30, 2016 — Sunday, October 2, 2016

— Sponsored by: DanceFlurry Org, Inc

Description: -Two dance venues for Contras, Squares, English Country, Waltzes. -Kayaking, hiking, massage and other activities available -Registration fee includes dancing, snacks, lodging and all meals -Registration information is on the website

Dance styles include: Contra English Scandinavian Square Otherstyle Folk Dance

Note: experienced prefered, advanced registration required, full weekend only

Venue: Silver Bay YMCA Camp get a map

Price: $324+

For more information: (518) 813-0530; (Email): de('Adirondack', 'org', 'danceflurry');

Web: www.danceflurry.org/events_adirondack.phpl

(This event (festival #543) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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Portland, ME (United States): Contra Colours (annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, September 30, 2016 — Sunday, October 2, 2016

— Sponsored by: Sound of Perfection

Description: Host Band: Perpetual eMotion. Also Riptide with Stuart Kenney, T-Acadie, JimmyJo and the Jumbol’Ayuhs. callers: Sarah van Norstrand, Bill Olson. Contras, waltzing, Cajun dance. Lobster dinner!

Dance styles include: Cajun Contra Square Waltz Dance

Venue: East End Community Center: 195 North Street get a map

For more information: (207) 592-4488; (Email): de('dance', 'com', 'contracolours');

Web: contracolours.com/index.html

(This event (festival #1946) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Saint Paul, MN: Minnesota Country Dance Weekend (annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, September 30, 2016 — Sunday, October 2, 2016

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Sokol Hall: 383 Michigan St get a map

For more information: (952) 938-2987; (Email): de('abarclayrovner', 'com', 'yahoo');

Web: www.tapestryfolkdance.org/mncoop.htm

(This event (festival #672) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Saturday, October 1, 2016

DG favorite Berlin, VT: Contra Dance (unconfirmed)

— 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) 744-2851; (Email): de('ttaska', 'com', 'pshift');

Web: capitalcitygrange.org/contradances

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

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

Pasadena, CA (United States): Playford-to-the-Present Ball (16 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: California Dance Co-op & Culver City English Country Dance

Description: Southern California English Country Dance Ball. Sumptuous sweet and savory light refreshments served. Formal attire (no matter what era) preferred but not required.

Dance styles include: English Dance

Venue: Pasadena Scottish Rite Cathedral: 150 N. Madison Ave get a map

Price: $35 until August 1, $40 after

For more information: (310) 837-3427; (Email): de('CCECD', 'com', 'aol');

Web: www.caldancecoop.org/playford

Date for 2016: Saturday, October 1

(This event (festival #1766) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Port Ewen, NY: Hudson Valley English Dance (no dance today)

— Sponsored by: Hvcd

— (Cancelled for the Adk Weekend) —

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 cancellation believed correct by the Dance Gypsy;

South Strafford, VT: Strafford Ball (22 nd annual) (unconfirmed)

Description: Dress-up ball featuring best-beloved Playford style dances. Advanced registration required. Optional free weekly dance instruction workshops in September.

Dance styles include: English Dance

Venue: Barrett Hall: Rte 132 and Justin Morrill Hwy get a map

Price: $32

For more information: (802) 222-5676; (Email): de('greg.burke', 'edu', 'dartmouth');

Web: thayer.dartmouth.edu/~cgl/ball

Date for 2016: Saturday, October 1

(This event (festival #226) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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DG favorite West Newton, MA: Experienced English Country Dance

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Featuring: Rich Jackson leading with music by Jean Monroe (piano and percussion)

— Experienced English Dance Series

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

Time: 7:30-10:30

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

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

Web: www.cds-boston.org

Generic Schedule: first irregular days Oct-May

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

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Albany, NY: Capital English Country Dancers (no dance today)

— Sponsored by: Capital English Country Dancers

— 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 cancellation believed correct by the Dance Gypsy;

Monday, October 3, 2016

Concord, MA: Monday Contras

— Sponsored by: MondayContras Committee

Featuring: Linda Leslie 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: $10; 22 & under $5; all $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 (October 3, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

DG favorite Arlington Heights, MA: English Dance

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Featuring: Pat Petersen 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 (October 5, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Friday, October 7, 2016

Amherst, MA: International Dance

— Sponsored by: Amherst International Folkdancing

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

Time: 7:30-10:00

Price: $Donation

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

Web: www.amherstfolkdancing.org

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

This date (October 7, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Aptos, CA: BACDS Fall Frolick (annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, October 7, 2016 — Sunday, October 9, 2016

— Sponsored by: Bay Area Country Dance Society

Description: ECD and display dance weekend, featuring an eclectic mix of dance, music, and singing workshops.

Dance styles include: Contra English Otherstyle Dance

Note: Advanced registration required

Venue: Monte Toyon: 220 Cloister Lane get a map

Price: $280

For more information: (510) 654-7974; (Email): de('bacds', 'org', 'bacds');

Web: www.bacds.org/camps

(This event (festival #235) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Buffalo, NY (United States): Buffalo Big Dance (12 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, October 7, 2016 — Saturday, October 8, 2016

— Sponsored by: Queen City Contra Dancers

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Kenmore NW: 3354 Delaware Avenue get a map

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

Web: www.qccd.org

(This event (festival #1860) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Coeur d'Alene, ID: Lady Of the Lake Fall Music and Dance Weekend (36 th annual)

Multi-day event: Friday, October 7, 2016 — Sunday, October 9, 2016

— Sponsored by: Lady of the Lake

Description: A weekend of contra dancing and music and dance workshops in beautiful northern Idaho. Camp N-Sid-Sen had cabins nestled in the trees on the shore of Lake Coeur D’Alene.

Dance styles include: Contra English Swing Waltz Dance

Note: Advanced registration required.

Venue: Camp N-Sid-Sen get a map

Price: $205

For more information: (208) 263-6751; (Email): de('fallweekend', 'org', 'ladyofthelake');

Web: www.ladyofthelake.org

(This event (festival #1422) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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Cooperstown, NY: Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: The Otsego Dance Society

Featuring: Hilton Baxter leading with music by Rosetree (Jim Guinness (flute, saxes, clarinet), Deborah Knight (piano and fiddle))

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

Time: 8-11:00+

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

— Note: no partner or experience necessary

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

Web: otsegodancesociety.blogspot.com

Generic Schedule: first Fridays Sep-Jun

This date (October 7, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

East Durham, NY (United States): Fall Series - Catskill Irish Arts (4 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, October 7, 2016 — Sunday, October 9, 2016

— Sponsored by: Catskill Irish Arts

Description: Fall Series * Ceili Dances * Workshops * Concerts the weekend will kick off on Friday night with a Ceili Dance, with another on Saturday night. Workshops in music song and dance will be held on Saturday and Sunday, followed by impromptu Sessions.We will pay tribute to our great Poet Seamus Heaney on Sunday afternoon. on Saturday afternoon we will have a big singing session. on Saturday evening we are hosting a concert in memory of Banjo Burke. This concert no doubt will make for a lively evening of songs , music and stories as his many friends and family take the stage. on Sunday evening, Our 2nd Annual Tribute Concert, this year is dedicated to, Monseignor Charlie Coen. This evening promises to be one of a kind and night to remember.

Dance styles include: Celtic Dance

Venue: M.J. Quill Irish Cultural & Sports Centre, 2267 Route 14 get a map

Price: $15 for Ceili Dance (see site for addt’l events))

For more information: (518) 678-5833; (Email): de('mjqirishcentre', 'com', 'yahoo');

Web: catskillsirishartsweek.com/fall-arts-weekend/about-our-fall-series

(This event (festival #1897) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Ellicott City, MD: Columbus Day Weekend Dance Event (annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, October 7, 2016 — Sunday, October 9, 2016

Description: Steppin’, Walkin’, Hand Dance, Bop, Line Dance, Ballroom, Swing, Cha-Cha, Strand, 2-Step, Salsa, Rumba, and more ...Dance Workshops, Dance Demonstrations,

Dance styles include: Swing Dance

Note: NO ticket sales will take place at the door!

Venue: Turf Valley Golf Resort and Spa
get a map

Price: $115

For more information: (312) 446-9822; (Email): de('pstrong', 'org', 'ccb-cmc');

Web: www.united2dance.com

(This event (festival #1187) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Fairlee, VT: Oktoberfest International Dance Weekend (56 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, October 7, 2016 — Monday, October 10, 2016

— Sponsored by: Folk Arts Center of New England

Description: Armenian & Balkan dance workshops with Tineke & Maurits van Geel; instrumental and singing workshops; live music for nightly international dance parties by the Pinewoods Band directed by Tom Pixton.

Dance styles include: Balkan International Folk Dance

Note: Full-time or part-time registration is welcome.

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

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

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

(This event (festival #231) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Harrison, ID (United States): Lady Of the Lake Fall Camp (37 th annual)

Multi-day event: Friday, October 7, 2016 — Sunday, October 9, 2016

— Sponsored by: Lady of the Lake

Description: A dance and music weekend on Coeur d’Alene Lake with Contra Sutra and Dog Paw with callers Mary Wesley and Larry B Smith. Included will be contras and squares and instrument and band workshops.

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: advance registration required

Venue: Camp N-Sid-Sen get a map

Price: $180

For more information: (509) 308-6403; (Email): de('fallweekend', 'org', 'ladyofthelake');

Web: www.ladyofthelake.org

(This event (festival #1961) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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Santa Barbara, CA: Harvest Moon Dance Festival (29 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, October 7, 2016 — Sunday, October 9, 2016

Description: The Santa Barbara Carrillo Ballroom, with its “best in the west” legendary Sprung Floor, is going to rock all weekend long!! Featuring 2 incredible bands- 5-piece Latter Day Lizards and Mean Lids with Lisa Greenleaf calling.

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

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

Price: $160

For more information: (805) 649-5189; (Email): de('harvestmoon', 'org', 'sbcds');

Web: www.sbcds.org/hm

(This event (festival #1448) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Savannah, GA: Savannah Folk Music Festival (27 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, October 7, 2016 — Sunday, October 9, 2016

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: City Market and Forsyth Park get a map

For more information: (912) 651-6417; (Email): de('hgweisman1', 'com', 'aol');

Web: www.savannahfolk.org

(This event (festival #709) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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

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

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

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

Time: 8pm

Price: $Admission

— Note: All experience levels and ages welcome.

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

Generic Schedule: first Fridays Aug-Jun

This date (October 7, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Winnipeg, MB: Western Canadian Hungarian Folk Fest (38 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, October 7, 2016 — Monday, October 10, 2016

Description: Performances, exhibits, food, drink, a market (piac) and the traditional táncház, plus workshops in dance, music and folk-art.

Dance styles include: International Folk Dance

Venue: an undetermined venue get a map

For more information: (Email): de('WCHFDF', 'ca', 'shaw');

Web: www.wchff.com

(This event (festival #776) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Saturday, October 8, 2016

Berlin, VT: Montplier Contra Exchange

Contra + Blues — — Sponsored by: Contra Exchange

Featuring: Sarah Vannorstrand leading with music by Andrew Vannorstrand plus Aaron Marcus (piano concertina banjo foot percussion) and Anna Patton (clarinet)

— 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

— (Mini blues workshop with Alison Nihart and Adam Franco before the break) —

Time: 8:00-11:30

Price: $6-12 Sliding Scale

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

Web: www.contraexchange.org

Generic Schedule: second Saturdays (year round)

This date (October 8, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Bristol, VT: Cornwall Contra Dance

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

Venue: Holley Hall: Main St. get a map

Time: 7:00pm-9:30pm

Price: $5.00

— Note: Bring clean, non-marking shoes

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

Web: www.facebook.com/CornwallContraDance

Generic Schedule: second Saturdays Sep-Apr

This date (October 8, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Norwich, VT: Second Saturday Contra

— Sponsored by: Muskeg Music

Featuring: Nils Fredland leading with music by Old Sam Peabody (Gayle Giovanna (flute), Geoff Dates (guitar), Katy Botsford (fiddle), Peter Collier (keyboard), Steve Hoffman (fiddle), Suzanne Long (cello and fiddle) and Tim Traver (accordion and mandolin))

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 (October 8, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Concord, NH: Concord NH English Dance

— Sponsored by: NH English Country Dance Society

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

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

Time: 6:00 - 9:00

Price: $10

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

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

Web: www.nhecds.org

Generic Schedule: second Sundays Sep-Jun

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

Greenfield, MA: Harvest Moon Jam (annual) (unconfirmed)

Dance styles include: Cajun Dance

Venue: Camp Keewanee: Glenbrook Drive get a map

Price: $20

Date for 2016: Sunday, October 9

(This event (festival #1220) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Concord, MA: Monday Contras

— Sponsored by: MondayContras Committee

Featuring: Daniel Friedman leading with music by Audrey Knuth (fiddle), Donal Sheets (cello, guitar, percussion), 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: $10; 22 & under $5; all $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 (October 10, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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

— (Daniel Pentlarge memorial 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 (October 11, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

DG favorite Arlington Heights, MA: English Dance

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Featuring: Graham Christian 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 (October 12, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Annandale-on-Hudson, NY (United States): Bard College Fall ’16 Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Bard Contra Dance Club

Featuring: Amy Cann ~ Tempest

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Bard College, Bertelsmann Campus Center Multipurpose Room get a map

Time: 7:30 PM (beginners’ lesson at 7)

Price: $10 for community; $5 for non-Bard students

For more information: (Email): de('ck3481', 'edu', 'bard');

Web: student.bard.edu/contra

Date for 2016: Thursday, October 13

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Silk Hope, NC: Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival (13 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Thursday, October 13, 2016 — Sunday, October 16, 2016

Description: Contras, squares, international folk, Cajun dance. Stringband, roots rock, bluegrass, African, Andean, jazz, blues. Dance tent w/wooden floor. music, plenty of on-site camping, foods, arts, crafts, dance, workshops, poetry slam, kids area.

Dance styles include: Cajun Contra Family International Square Swing Otherstyle M Folk Dance

Venue: Shakori Hills Farm: 1439 Henderson-Tanyard Rd. get a map

For more information: (919) 542-8142; (Email): de('shakorihills', 'org', 'grassrootsfest');

Web: www.shakorihillsgrassroots.org

(This event (festival #639) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Friday, October 14, 2016

Albany, NY: Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Dance Flurry Organization

Featuring: Ron Blechner leading with music by Tempest (fiddle, mandolin and guitar)

— 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 (October 14, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Ames, IA: Central Iowa Traditional Dance and Music Festival (20 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, October 14, 2016 — Sunday, October 16, 2016

Description: lively weekend of contras and other traditional dances, music workshops, and more..

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Iowa State University (Memorial Union) get a map

For more information: (515) 292-8590; (Email): de('Info', 'org', 'DanceAmes');

Web: danceames.org

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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)

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

Becket, MA: LCFD Fall Dance Camp (27 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, October 14, 2016 — Sunday, October 16, 2016

— Sponsored by: Lavender Country & Folk Dancers

Description: Gender Free Contras, English Country Dancing, Workshops. Friday evening through Sunday afternoon. 2 nights lodging; 6 meals. Early registration discount. Work exchange, and scholarship assistance available. Contras Called by Will Mentor, English lead by Robin Hayden, Music by the Figments

Dance styles include: Contra English Dance

Note: Advance registration required; at-the-door last-minute attendees should call the registrar first

Venue: Camp Chimney Corners get a map

Price: $270/$290/$315 (var)

For more information: (518) 935-3913; (Email): de('camp', 'org', 'lcfd');

Web: www.lcfd.org/lcfd/lcfd-fall-dance-camp

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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 Bruce Randall, Robert Penny (cello) and Victor Troll

— 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 (October 14, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Lansing, MI: Looking Glass Festival (31 st annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, October 14, 2016 — Sunday, October 16, 2016

— Sponsored by: Looking Glass Music and Arts Association

Description: fun weekend of mostly contra (some squares too) dancing.

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: Please bring dance shoes that are not worn except for on the dance floor

Venue: Central United Methodist Church: 215 North Capital get a map

Price: $70

For more information: (517) 487-1353; (Email): de('dancinginlansing', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: lgmaa.org

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Manlius, NY (United States): Phylla Mae Fall Fest (19 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, October 14, 2016 — Saturday, October 15, 2016

— Sponsored by: Syracuse Country Dancers

Description: Contras, English Country Dance and more

Dance styles include: Contra English Otherstyle Dance

Venue: Eastern Hills Bible Church: 4600 Enders Road get a map

Price: $Full festival $40 in advance, $50 at door; individual sessions available

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

Web: www.syracusecountrydancers.org

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Albany, NH: Conway Contradance

— Sponsored by: Conway Area Contradances

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

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

— (*September and October dances held at the Conway Village Congregational Church, “The Brown Church,) —

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 (October 15, 2016 ) 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) 744-2851; (Email): de('ttaska', 'com', 'pshift');

Web: capitalcitygrange.org/contradances

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

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

Concord (East), NH: Contra Dance

Featuring: Byron Ricker leading with music by Lloyd Carr (piano) and Roger Treat (fiddle)

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 (October 15, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Lenox, MA, MA: Lenox Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Lenox Contra Dance

Featuring: Ron Blechner leading with music by Russet Trio

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 (October 15, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Peterborough, NH: The Peterborough Fall Ball (22 nd annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Monadnock Folklore Society

Description: An all-day Contra Dance celebrating Fall! 4 bands, 4 callers and 12 glorious hours of contra dancing!

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

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

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

Price: $25

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

Web: www.monadnockfolk.org

Date for 2016: Saturday, October 15

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

— Sponsored by: Wasatch Contras

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

Venue: The Clubhouse: 850 East South Temple get a map

Time: 7:00-10:30pm

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

— Note: No experience or partner needed.

For more information: (435) 671-2674; (Email): de('butterfly.cari', 'com', 'yahoo');

Web: www.wasatchcontras.org

Generic Schedule: third Saturdays Sep-Jul

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

Trenton, ME: Contra Dance

Featuring: music by Tbd

— All dances taught no experience

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

Time: 8:00

Price: $8

For more information: (207) 244-4193;

Generic Schedule: third Saturdays (year round)

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

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Troy, NY: Rensselaer English Country Dance

— Sponsored by: DanceFlurry Organization

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

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

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

Time: 2-5:00

Price: $12

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

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

Web: www.danceflurry.org/recd

Generic Schedule: third Sundays Sep-Apr

This date (October 16, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Monday, October 17, 2016

Concord, MA: Monday Contras

— Sponsored by: MondayContras Committee

Featuring: Jacqui Ann Grennan leading with music by Eric Boodman (fiddle, percussion), 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: $10; 22 & under $5; all $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 (October 17, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

DG favorite Arlington Heights, MA: English Dance

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

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

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

Time: 7:30-10:30

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

— Note: Basics session at 7:10pm

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

Web: www.cds-boston.org

Generic Schedule: Every Wednesday Sep-Jun

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

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Black Mountain, NC: Lake Eden Fall Arts Festival (31 st annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Thursday, October 20, 2016 — Sunday, October 23, 2016

Description: Artists representing many cultures ; 3 days of concerts, dances, workshops, healing arts, poetry featuring a national poetry SLAM, folk art fair, juried handcraft show, outdoor adventures, and family events in a spectacular Blue Ridge Mountain setting.

Dance styles include: Multiple_style Dance

Venue: Camp Rockmont: 377 Lake Eden Rd. get a map

Price: $Day tickets $18 -$35. Weekend Camping Passes $74-120,

For more information: (828) 68music; (Email): de('info', 'com', 'theLEAF');

Web: www.theLEAF.com

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Live Oak, FL: Magnoliafest (annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Thursday, October 20, 2016 — Sunday, October 23, 2016

Venue: Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park get a map

For more information: (904) 249-7990; (Email): de('Comments', 'com', 'magmusic');

Web: www.magnoliafest.com

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Amherst, MA: International Dance

— Sponsored by: Amherst International Folkdancing

Venue: Bangs Community Center: Boltwood Walk get a map

Time: 7:30-10:00

Price: $Donation

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

Web: www.amherstfolkdancing.org

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

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Ann Arbor, MI: Tree Town Stomp (4 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, October 21, 2016 — Sunday, October 23, 2016

— Sponsored by: Aactmad

Description: A full weekend of contra dance and waltz. With Wild Asparagus and George Marshall, and Amarillis.

Dance styles include: Contra Waltz Dance

Venue: Concourse Hall: 4531 Concourse Drive get a map

Price: $80, student $60

For more information: (734) 677-0212; (Email): de('tts', 'org', 'aactmad');

Web: aactmad.org/tts

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Charlottesville, VA: Charlottesville Fall Dance Festival (40 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, October 21, 2016 — Sunday, October 23, 2016

— Sponsored by: Albemarle Chapter CDSS

Description: Primarily a contra dance event. Saturday workshops include contras, squares, English, cross-step waltz, and musicians’ jam.

Dance styles include: Contra English Square Waltz Dance

Note: SHOE POLICY: To protect the floor, shoes must be clean, soft-soled, and the heel must be at least 1.5 inches wide. Thanks for your help!

Venue: Walker Middle School get a map

Price: $Full registration is $95.00 per person for all weekend events ($80.00 if registration is postmarked

For more information: (434) 971-4968; (Email): de('sengwheeler', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: www.contracorners.com

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Indianapolis, IN (United States): Gypsy Moon Ball (35 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, October 21, 2016 — Sunday, October 23, 2016

— Sponsored by: Indy Contra

Description: 2014: Music by the Mean Lids and the Ripples. Calling by Dana Parkinson & Lauren Peckman. Registration appreciated not required. All welcome. Not gender balanced. “Halloween” costumes suggested (not required) Saturday evening.

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: CARRY in soft soled shoes!

Venue: Zion Evangelical United Church of Christ: 603 N New Jersey St get a map

Price: $~75

For more information: (317) 759-4863; (Email): de('indycontra', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: www.indycontra.org/gypsy-moon-ball

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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)

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Malibu, CA: Camp Hess Kramer Institute Weekend (32 nd annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, October 21, 2016 — Sunday, October 23, 2016

— Sponsored by: Folk Dance Federation of California (South)

Description: This weekend is a lot of fun with workshop, parties, and lots of dancing.

Dance styles include: Balkan Folk Dance

Venue: Camp Hess Kramer get a map

For more information: (310) 202-6166; (Email): de('dancingbarrs', 'com', 'yahoo');

Web: us.geocities.com/FDFedSouthInc

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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: Downtown: 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 (October 21, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Ozark, MO (United States): Solefest (annual)

Multi-day event: Friday, October 21, 2016 — Sunday, October 23, 2016

— Sponsored by: Traditional Dance & Music Society of the Ozarks

Description: Traditional Contras/Squares/Waltzes. Saturday Workshops. Friday & Saturday Dances with After-Parties. Sunday brunch, Sing-a-long, Concert, then Farewell Dance

Dance styles include: Contra Square Waltz Dance

Note: No restrictions

Venue: Ozark West Elementary School: 5105 East State Highway CC get a map

Price: $70 at the door/60 before 9/10

For more information: (417) 529-4526; (Email): de('springfieldcontra', 'com', 'hotmail');

Web: www.springfieldcontra.org/solefest.htm

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

Multi-day event: Friday, October 21, 2016 — Sunday, October 23, 2016

Description: A no-frills, all-thrills contradance 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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Sebring, FL: Sharpes Assembly (annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, October 21, 2016 — Sunday, October 23, 2016

Dance styles include: English Dance

Venue: Kenilworth Lodge: 836 SE Lakeview Drive get a map

For more information: (Email): de('catiegeist', 'net', 'att');

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Thurmont, MD: Catoctin Mountain Fall Weekend (25 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, October 21, 2016 — Sunday, October 23, 2016

Description: Concerts, Dances, Song Swaps, Hiking, Swimming, Campfires, & Great Food! All volunteer event

Venue: Catoctin Mountain National Park (Camp Misty Mount) get a map

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

Web: www.bfms.org

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Kingston, NH: Kingston, NH Contra Dance

Featuring: Marcie Van Cleave 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

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Lawrenceville, NJ: Rum and Onions XXXIII (37 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Princeton Country Dancers

Description: Contra Dance with Pot Luck Dinner and Halloween Costume Grand March. There will be dance instruction for beginners at 2:30pm, 1/2 hour before the start of the dance.

Dance styles include: Contra Family Square Dance

Note: Please bring clean, soft-soled shoes to wear on the dance floor.

Venue: Lawrence Intermediate School: 66 Eggerts Crossing Rd. get a map

Price: $22/full day, $12/afternoon, $17/evening; discounts are available for students (with id) and seniors

For more information: (908) 359-4837;

Web: www.princetoncountrydancers.org

Date for 2016: Saturday, October 22

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Norwich, VT: Fourth Saturday Contra

— Sponsored by: Muskeg Music

Featuring: David Kaynor leading with music by Ida Mae Specker Band

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

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Onset (Onset Village), MA: Wareham Dances ContraDance (unconfirmed)

— 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)

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Webster, NY: Masquerade Ball (8 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Country Dancers of Rochester

Description: A festive English Country dance, costumes and or masks encouraged, but not required. Lucious refreshments, all levels of experience welcome.

Dance styles include: English Dance

Note: Advance registration suggested - see website

Venue: Harmony House: 58 E. Main St., get a map

Price: $25

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

Web: www.CDRochester.com

Date for 2016: Saturday, October 22

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Elkins, WV: Augusta’s October Old-time Week (annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Sunday, October 23, 2016 — Sunday, October 30, 2016

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

Price: $440

For more information: (304) 637-1306; (Email): de('augusta', 'com', 'augustaheritage');

Web: augustaheritagecenter.org

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Concord, MA: Monday Contras

— Sponsored by: MondayContras Committee

Featuring: Dereck Kalish leading with music by Catherine Miller (fiddle), 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: $10; 22 & under $5; all $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, October 25, 2016

Jamaica Plain, MA: Jamaica Plain GRF English Country Dance

Featuring: Miriam Newman leading with music by Jean Monroe (piano, percussion), Jonathan Gilbert and Ron Dann

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

Time: 7:30-10:00

Price: $7

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

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

Web: www.lcfd.org/bgfe

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

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

DG favorite Arlington Heights, MA: English Dance

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

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

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

— (Hallowe’en party) —

Time: 7:30-10:30

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

— Note: Basics session at 7:10pm

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

Web: www.cds-boston.org

Generic Schedule: Every Wednesday Sep-Jun

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Cape Town, (South Africa): International Oriental Dance Festival (11 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Thursday, October 27, 2016 — Sunday, October 30, 2016

Venue: Location TBA

For more information: (011) + 27217012993; (Email): de('iorientaldancefesival', 'za', 'webafrica.org');

Web: www.iodfcapetown.com

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Amherst, MA: International Dance

— Sponsored by: Amherst International Folkdancing

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

Time: 7:30-10:00

Price: $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: Sue Rosen leading with music by Bruce Rosen (piano, banjo, guitar, accordion), Haley Hewitt and Nora Smith (fiddle)

— Beginner friendly English Country Dance.

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

Time: 7:30-9:30.

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

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

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

Web: www.cds-boston.org

Generic Schedule: second & fourth Fridays Sep-Jun

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Newfields, NH: Seacoast Contra at Newfields

— Sponsored by: Seacoast Contra

— Last Friday of each month Newfields Town Hall. Come dance in a beautiful Seacoast town ~ No partner necessary ~ All dances taught ~

Venue: Newfields Town Hall: 65 Main Street get a map

Time: 8:00 to 11:00 PM - Beginner lesson 7:30 PM

Price: $9 Adult, $6 Student, $15 Family (with children), Kids under 12 Free

— Note: Soft soled shoes

For more information: (603) 463-0451; (Email): de('seacoastcontra', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: www.seacoastcontra.com

Generic Schedule: last Fridays (year round)

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

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) 744-2851; (Email): de('ttaska', 'com', 'pshift');

Web: capitalcitygrange.org/contradances

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

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Burnt Hills, NY: Burnt Hills Contradance

— Sponsored by: DanceFlurry Organization

Featuring: Rich Futyma leading with music by Carol Mandigo (guitar) and John Potocnik

— 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

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Robbinsville, NJ: Rum and Onions XXXVII (37 th annual)

— Sponsored by: Princeton Country Dancers

Description: Contra Dance with Pot Luck Dinner and Halloween Costume Grand March. Calling by Janine Smith. Amazing R&O Band led by Bob Pasquarello. Experienced dancers dance at 3. Pot luck at 6. Costume march and dance at 7:30.

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: Please bring clean, soft-soled shoes to wear on the dance floor.

Venue: Pond Road Middle School: 150 Pond Rd get a map

Time: 3:00pm - 11:00pm

Price: $25/full day, $12/afternoon, $18/evening; discounts for students with id and limited income

For more information: (908) 359-4837; (Email): de('larryk', 'org', 'princetoncountrydancers');

Web: www.princetoncountrydancers.org

Date for 2016: Saturday, October 29

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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Concord, MA: Mostly Waltz for Boston

— Sponsored by: Folk Arts Center of New England

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

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

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

— (Halloween party! Costumes optional. Bring refreshments to share.) —

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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Hamden, CT: Last Chance Sunday Dance (Multiple_style Dance)

— Sponsored by: Whitneyville Mechanical Dance Society

— Circles, Squares, & Longways dance. novice and experienced dancers welcome.

Venue: Whitneyville Cultural Commons: 1253 Whitney Ave. get a map

Time: 6pm

Price: $10 adults, $20 family, $5 students & seniors

For more information: (203) 780-8890; (Email): de('whitneyvillemechanical', 'com', 'gmail');

Generic Schedule: last Sundays Sep-Jun

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Monday, October 31, 2016

Concord, MA: Monday Contras

— Sponsored by: MondayContras Committee

Featuring: Sue Rosen leading with music by Amy Larkin (fiddle), Benjamin Foss (Guitar, Fiddle, Mandolin, Bouzouki, Accordion, Foot Percussion, Harmonium), 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

— (Halloween Dance - Costumes Welcomed!) —

Time: 7:30-10:30

Price: $10; 22 & under $5; all $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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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

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

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Friday, November 4, 2016

Amherst, MA: International Dance

— Sponsored by: Amherst International Folkdancing

Venue: Bangs Community Center: Boltwood Walk get a map

Time: 7:30-10:00

Price: $Donation

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

Web: www.amherstfolkdancing.org

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

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DG favorite Brookline, MA: Experienced English Country Dance

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Featuring: Barbara Finney leading with music by Jean Monroe (piano and percussion)

— 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

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Cooperstown, NY: Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: The Otsego Dance Society

Featuring: Bob Nicholson leading with music by Fancy That (Curt Osgood (hammered dulcimer), John Wobus (piano) and Eileen Nicholson)

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

Time: 8-11:00+

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

— Note: no partner or experience necessary

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

Web: otsegodancesociety.blogspot.com

Generic Schedule: first Fridays Sep-Jun

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Nashville, TN: Autumn Leaves International Dance Workshop (33 rd annual) (unconfirmed)

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

— Sponsored by: Nashville International Folk Dance

Description: *** Featuring Romanian Dance Instructor Mihai David *** With Ethnic clothes, CDs, gifts by Balkan Bazaar (OPET) *** Please visit our website for additional details ***

Dance styles include: Balkan International Folk Dance

Venue: Joe C Davis YMCA Camp: Percy Priest Lake get a map

Price: $100 ($90 if paid before 10/14/12)

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

Web: www.nifddance.com

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

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

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

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

Time: 8pm

Price: $Admission

— Note: All experience levels and ages welcome.

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

Generic Schedule: first Fridays Aug-Jun

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Saturday, November 5, 2016

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) 744-2851; (Email): de('ttaska', 'com', 'pshift');

Web: capitalcitygrange.org/contradances

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

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Grass Valley, CA: Fall Has Sprung 12-hour Contravaganza (19 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Foothill Country Dancers

Description: All-day Contra Dance (w/ongoing munchie potluck).

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Grass Valley Veteran’s Auditorium: 255 S. Auburn St. get a map

Price: $40 (reduced price tickets available, sliding scale $10-$40 for dancers age 30 and under)

For more information: (530) 273-3934; (Email): de('info', 'org', 'foothilldancers');

Web: www.foothilldancers.org

Date for 2016: Saturday, November 5

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Luray, VA (United States): Luray Contra Dance (6 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Description: Luray Contra Dance (LCD) Contra dance in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley Saturday November 3rd Advanced traditional styled contras 3 - 5:30 p.m. Potluck 5:30 - 6:45 p.m. 6:45 - 7:00 p.m. Evening Contra Dance 7:00 - 10:30 p.m. Caller: Gaye Fifer Band: FloorPlay Location: Luray Art Warehouse Address: the Warehouse Art Gallery, 15 Campbell St. Luray, VA 22835 Please don’t forget to bring a dish and/or beverage to share with your fellow dancers as dancing makes you hungry!! REGISTRATION FORM To register, fill out and mail in with a check. Make check payable to Jim Faruki. Mail to: Jim Faruki, 1104 Belle View Blvd., A-1, Alexandria , VA 22307 Name ____________________________ Gender: M or F Address______________________________________ Email _________________________________ Phone _______________ Please circle your dance option along with a check for $20. This dance will not be gender balanced. Guarantee your entry by registering in advance. There will be a limited number of walk up tickets available on the day of the dance. You will be notified of your successful registration by email. Sorry no refunds. Questions, Comments, Problems? Email: jmfaruki@yahoo.com Telephone number: 703-402-8080

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: soft soled shoes, advanced registration is advised, no childcare is provided but everyone is welcomed

Venue: The Warehouse Art Gallery: 15 Campbell St get a map

Price: $20

For more information: (703) 402-8080; (Email): de('jmfaruki', 'com', 'yahoo');

Date for 2016: Saturday, November 5

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Port Ewen, NY: Hudson Valley English Dance

— Sponsored by: Hvcd

Featuring: Tom Amessé 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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Saratoga Springs, NY: Victorian Ball (21 st annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Victorian Social Club

Dance styles include: Vintage Dance

Note: Formal, Civil war or Victorian dress requested.

Venue: Canfireld Casino get a map

Price: $60 ($75 at door)

For more information: (518) 583-7224; (Email): de('spetronis', 'com', 'nycap.rr');

Date for 2016: Saturday, November 5

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Sunday, November 6, 2016

Albany, NY: Capital English Country Dancers

— Sponsored by: Capital English Country Dancers

Featuring: Tom Amesse leading with music by Alan Thomson (piano), Eric Buddington (fiddle) and Laura Hagen

— 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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Monday, November 7, 2016

Concord, MA: Monday Contras

— Sponsored by: MondayContras Committee

Featuring: Greg Frock leading with music by Frequent Flyers (

— 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: $10; 22 & under $5; all $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, November 8, 2016

Jamaica Plain, MA: Jamaica Plain GRF English Country Dance

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

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

DG favorite Concord, MA: English Dance

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Featuring: Barbara Finney 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: Concord Scout House: 74 Walden Street 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 (November 9, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Friday, November 11, 2016

Albany, NY: Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Dance Flurry Organization

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

— New England-style contra dance

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

— (Albany Contra Fest!) —

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

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Featuring: Christine Robb leading with music by Brian Wilson (Hardanger fiddle, fiddle), Julie Vallimont (piano, accordion) and Vince O’donnell (fiddle)

— Beginner friendly English Country Dance.

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

Time: 7:30-9:30.

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

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

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

Web: www.cds-boston.org

Generic Schedule: second & fourth Fridays Sep-Jun

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Decatur, GA: Peace, Love, Contra (40 th annual)

Multi-day event: Friday, November 11, 2016 — Sunday, November 13, 2016

— Sponsored by: Chattahoochee Country Dancers

Featuring: ~ Barefoot ~ Cis Hinkle ~ Deanna Palumbo ~ Great Bear ~ Sarah Vannorstrand ~ The Stuff

Description: ‘Peace, Love, Contra’ is Atlanta’s 40th annual contra dance weekend, with Great Bear 6.0, Barefoot, the Stuff, Atlanta Open Band with Sarah VanNorstrand, Cis Hinkle, Deanna Palumbo...a rock jam & more! Visit website for details & registration info.

Dance styles include: Contra Waltz Dance

Note: Please wear only clean, soft-soled, non-marking shoes. We cannot allow hard-soled shoes, spiky heels or boots. Children who are supervised are welcome in the dance hall.

Venue: Decatur Recreation Center (Atlanta) : 231 Sycamore Street get a map

Price: $90 on or before 10/7/16, $105 after 10/8/16; a la Carte available

For more information: (Email): de('deelite2', 'com', 'hotmail');

Web: www.contradance.org/html/weekend/2016-PeaceLoveContra/index.htm

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Eugene, OR (United States): DANCEABLE FEAST (15 th annual)

Multi-day event: Friday, November 11, 2016 — Sunday, November 13, 2016

— Sponsored by: Danceable Feast

Description: The only Contra and Swing weekend on the West Coast! Contra tunes by Wild Asparagus, with George Marshall calling; Swing music by the Casey MacGill Quartet; Catering by Annie Johnston; Swing Dance Instruction by Ari Levitt

Dance styles include: Contra Swing Dance

Note: Registration starts July 15

Venue: Sky Camp get a map

Price: $225 (ages 30+), $115 (ages 16-29) Scholarships available.

For more information: (503) 235-8469; (Email): de('danceablefeastreg', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: www.danceablefeast.org

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Quaker Meeting House Jaffrey, NH: Family Contra Dance Jaffrey NH (8 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Monadnock Quaker Meeting

Description: Contras and family fun. Mary DesRosiers calling with Carey Bluhm (fiddle), Conor Sleith (piano), & friends. 3 Davidson Rd Jaffrey NH, right off Rt 202, 2.6 mi North of Jaffrey, 3.6 mi South of 101. Proceeds support sister Quaker church in Cuba.

Dance styles include: Contra Family Dance

Note: Inside shoes please.

Venue: Monadnock Quaker Meeting House: 3 Davidson Rd — Just off 202-2.6 mi N of Jaffrey, 3.6 S of 101 get a map

Price: $5 - $10 donation

For more information: (603) 899-7574; (Email): de('klnschmdt', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: www.monadnockfriends.org

Date for 2016: Friday, November 11

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Kresgeville, PA: Head For the Hills (31 st annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, November 11, 2016 — Sunday, November 13, 2016

Description: A hot contra dance every day . . . a long English dance . . . . . .Sunday afternoon chamber music . . . and music and dance workshops for adults and children. Expanded Couple Dance Program(Waltz, Tango, Swing) in new dance hall

Dance styles include: Contra English Dance

Venue: Camp Harlam get a map

Price: $170

For more information: (609) 688-0366;

Web: head-for-the-hills.com

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Morrilton (Petit Jean State Park), AR: Petit Jean Dance Weekend (23 rd annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, November 11, 2016 — Sunday, November 13, 2016

— Sponsored by: Arkansas Country Dance Society

Description: A beautiful weekend of dancing and fun on beautiful Petit Jean Mountain

Dance styles include: Celtic Contra English Family International Scottish Folk Dance

Note: soft soled shoes

Venue: The Winthrop Rockefeller Institute: 1 Rockefeller Drive get a map

Price: $25 before November 8, 2013 al la cart after

For more information: (866) 972-7778; (Email): de('drpdrp', 'net', 'windstream');

Web: arkansascountrydance.org

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Oracle, AZ: Dance in the Desert (21 st annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, November 11, 2016 — Sunday, November 13, 2016

— Sponsored by: Tucson Friends of Traditional Music

Description: Come celebrate our 20th year with us! Jams every night and workshops and hiking during the day. Easy online registration. Rustic accommodations and meals included.

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: Advanced registration required.

Venue: Triangle Y Ranch Camp get a map

Price: $220

For more information: (520) 444-3914; (Email): de('dancecamp', 'org', 'tftm');

Web: www.tftm.org

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Pittsburgh (Edgewood), PA: Pittsburgh Fall Dance Weekend (annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, November 11, 2016 — Sunday, November 13, 2016

Description: Contra and Squares

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Edgewood Club: 1 Pennwood Ave. get a map

Price: $70 ($60 before 10/16)

For more information: (412) 421-9587; (Email): de('fdw', 'org', 'pittsburghcontra');

Web: www.pittsburghcontra.org

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San Francisco, CA: African Dance & Drum Festival (annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, November 11, 2016 — Sunday, November 13, 2016

Venue: Fillmore get a map

For more information: (Email): de('ESolo69781', 'com', 'aol');

Web: www.sfaddf.org

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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Albany, NY: Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Dance Flurry Organization

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

— New England-style contra dance

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

— (Albany Contra Fest!) —

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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Berlin, VT: Montplier Contra Exchange

Contra + Advanced Contra — — Sponsored by: Contra Exchange

Featuring: Lisa Greenleaf leading with music by Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin, Jeremiah McLane (accordion, piano), Oliver Scanlon, Pete Sutherland (fiddle, piano and guitar)

— 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

— (An evening of Stylish Contras with Lisa Greenleaf) —

Time: 8:00-11:30

Price: $6-12 Sliding Scale

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

Web: www.contraexchange.org

Generic Schedule: second Saturdays (year round)

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Binghamton, NY: Kindred Spirits (12 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Binghamton Community Dance

Description: Equal mix of Contradance and English Country Dance with some other workshops. the unusual feature is that this is a real mix of the two kinds of dance: a few contras, then a few English, and so on. Roughly equal amounts of each.

Dance styles include: Contra English Dance

Note: Clean shoes to keep our good floor good.

Venue: Trinity Episcopal Church: 44 Main Street — Enter on Oak Street get a map

Price: $18 pre-paid by Nov.3, 2012, $20 at the door, or $12 per segment (i.e. Sat. afternoon or Sat. evening

For more information: (607) 798-0787; (Email): de('ross', 'edu', 'math.binghamton');

Web: www.binghamtondance.org/kindred.htm

Date for 2016: Saturday, November 12

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Cornwall, VT: Cornwall Contra Dance

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

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

Time: 7:00pm-9:30pm

Price: $5.00

— Note: Bring clean, non-marking shoes

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

Web: www.facebook.com/CornwallContraDance

Generic Schedule: second Saturdays Sep-Apr

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Norwich, VT: Second Saturday Contra

— Sponsored by: Muskeg Music

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

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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Palo Alto, CA: Contra College (7 th annual) (unconfirmed)

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

— Sponsored by: Bacds

Description: An urban teaching weekend designed for new and intermediate dancers. Lots of opportunities to practice, improve skills, learn how to survive end effects or add florishes. Waltz workshop and Hambo workshops included, but also available as stand-alone events.

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: Advanced registration required (see webpage). No Dance Experience Required.

Venue: Woman’s Club of Palo Alto, CA: 475 Homer Avenue get a map

Price: $150, early registration $125. Single day $75

For more information: (510) 599-2219; (Email): de('info', 'com', 'contracollege');

Web: www.bacds.org/camps/cc2013

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Patterson, NY (United States): Swing N’ Patterson (7 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: The Duffle Bag

Description: SECOND ANNUAL WWII STYLE BIG BAND DANCE ”REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR” PATTERSON RECREATION CENTER PATTERSON NY NOVEMBER 12 2011 JOIN US FOR AN EVENING OF MUSIC AND DANCING WITH ”THE BIG BAND SOUND” ORCHESTRA. This dance will take you back to the 1940s. Dance the night away to big band music surrounded by memorabilia from WWII, antique military vehicles and living historians dressed in original US, British and allied military uniforms of the period. This years’ theme will be tropical. So get out your best khaki’s or hawaiian shirt! DINNER & DANCING TICKET- $30 PER PERSON (Includes a tropical dinner served 6-7pm) (Dinners limited so please purchase by Nov 1st. ) DANCING & MUSIC TICKET- $20 PER PERSON (Band starts at 7pm.) CALL IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE TICKETS OVER THE PHONE. PERIOD REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE AT THE SNACK BAR THROUGH OUT THE EVENING. TICKETS AT: THE RECREATION CENTER OFFICE 65 FRONT STREET PATTERSON NY AND THE DUFFLE BAG 1270 RTE 311 PATTERSON NY FOR MORE INFO: 845-878-7106 info@thedufflebaginc,com DIRECTIONS the Patterson Recreation Center is a new modern facility with plenty of lighting handicap accessible. FREE PARKING adjacent to the building in the metro north RR parking lot. Centrally located next to the Metro-north Railroad. an easy drive from Interstates 84 and 684. Train station is 1/2 a block to rec center!

Dance styles include: Swing Dance

Venue: Patterson Recreation Center: 65 Front St get a map

For more information: (845) 878-7106; (Email): de('info', 'com', 'thedufflebaginc');

Web: thedufflebaginc.com/swingdance.htm

Date for 2016: Saturday, November 12

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Spokane, WA: Fall Folk Festival (21 st annual) (unconfirmed)

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

Description: Dance, music, activitoes and crafts

Dance styles include: Contra English Dance

Venue: Spokane Community College (The Lair) get a map

For more information: (509) 747-2640; (Email): de('fallfolkfestival', 'com', 'moxxee');

Web: spokanefolkfestival.org

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Concord, NH: Concord NH English Dance

— Sponsored by: NH English Country Dance Society

Featuring: Dave Bateman leading

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

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

Time: 6:00 - 9:00

Price: $10

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

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

Web: www.nhecds.org

Generic Schedule: second Sundays Sep-Jun

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Greenfield, MA: Fall Frolic (21 st annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Friends of Greenfield Dance

Description: Annual FUNd raising dance sponsored by the Friends of Greenfield Dance. Help the Friends support the improvement of our wonderful Grange hall, as well as our other community projects. Food and crafts will be sold downstairs - bring extra $$! Please bring clean soft-soled shoes to protect our beautiful new floor, and refrain from wearing scented products for the health and comfort of our dancers.

Dance styles include: Contra Square Waltz Dance

Note: Please wear clean soft-soled shoes to protect our dance floor, and refrain from wearing scented products.

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

Price: $15 dance only; $20 includes FGD membership includes admission to dance

For more information: (Email): de('events', 'org', 'friendsofgreenfielddance');

Web: www.friendsofgreenfielddance.org

Date for 2016: Sunday, November 13

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South Amherst, MA: Gary Roodman’s Calculated Figures (annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Amherst Area English Country Dancers, Advanced Dance Committee

Description: Join us for ‘Calculated Figures’, an afternoon of Gary Roodman’s English Country Dances. This event will be called by Gary Roodman with music provided by Mary Lea (violin, viola), Earl Gaddis (violin, viola) and Peter Barnes (piano). Please note: These are challenging dances for experienced dancers, and complete familiarity with dance figures is necessary as basic figures will not be taught.

Dance styles include: English Dance

Note: Clean, soft-soled shoes please! We are also a fragrance-free event.

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

Price: $15

For more information:

Web: www.amherstECD.org

Date for 2016: Sunday, November 13

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Concord, MA: Monday Contras

No MondayContras, YES a special dance — — 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

— (We’ve given up this evening to a special Concord Scout House fundraiser) —

Time: 7:30-10:30

Price: $See CSH event pricing

— 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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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

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

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Friday, November 18, 2016

, : Fire Ant Frolic 2016 (20 th annual)

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

— Sponsored by: Taada

Description: This year we will feature the nationally acclaimed fiddle player Jamie Laval, accompanied by the very talented Owen Morrison on guitar and expert calling provided by Susan Petrick. Enjoy various workshops including English Country dance, Waltz, Scottish Ceilidh dances and a Rushfest after party with Emily Rush. Fun for all, hope you can join us!

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: Register online at: www.fireantfrolic.org

Venue: ***new venue***

Price: $Early Registration: $95 on or before October 15, 2016

For more information: (Email): de('faf_registrar', 'org', 'taada');

Web: www.fireantfrolic.org

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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 (November 18, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Austin, TX: Fire Ant Frolic Contra Dance Weekend (20 th annual)

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

— Sponsored by: Taada

Description: This year we will feature the nationally acclaimed fiddle player Jamie Laval, accompanied by the very talented Owen Morrison on guitar and expert calling provided by Susan Petrick. Enjoy various workshops including English Country dance, Waltz, Scottish Ceilidh dances and a Rushfest after party with Emily Rush. Fun for all, hope you can join us at our new venue!

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: Register online at www.fireantfrolic.org

Venue: Ben Hur Shrine Temple: 7811 Rockwood Lane get a map

Price: $95, discounts for early registration and members

For more information: (Email): de('info', 'us', 'taada');

Web: www.fireantfrolic.org

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Brasstown, NC: Dare To Be Square Dance Weekend (annual) (unconfirmed)

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

— Sponsored by: Country Dance and Song Society

Description: traditional square dancing from Appalachia, New England, the American Southwest and beyond with six of the best callers from across the country.

Dance styles include: Square Dance

Note: limited to about 60 dancers. Previous contra or traditional square dance experience is highly recommended.

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

Price: $180

For more information: (Email): de('pjamison', 'edu', 'warren-wilson');

Web: www.folkschool.org

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Lawrence, KS: Pilgrim’s Progression Dance Weekend (22 nd annual) (unconfirmed)

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

— Sponsored by: Lawrence Barn Dance Association

Description: Come contra dance to the calling of Will Mentor and music by Perpetual e-Motion: a contra dance weekend lovingly brought to you by the Lawrence Barn Dance Association.

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: No advanced registration.

Venue: Woodlawn School: 508 Elm Street get a map

For more information: (785) 749-1356; (Email): de('weekend', 'org', 'lawrencebarndance');

Web: www.lawrencebarndance.org

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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)

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Location not established, : Fleur De Lis Fling (9 th annual) (unconfirmed)

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

Description: Eighth Annual festival featuring the Stringrays with Will Mentor calling

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: No Venue Established

Price: $70

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

Web: www.LouKyFleurFling.org

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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: Downtown: 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 (November 18, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Albany, NH: Conway Contradance

— Sponsored by: Conway Area Contradances

Featuring: Gale Wood leading with music by Beverly Woods (hammered dulcimer, piano, accordion, guitar, bouzouki) and Shana Aisenberg

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

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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) 744-2851; (Email): de('ttaska', 'com', 'pshift');

Web: capitalcitygrange.org/contradances

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

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

Concord (East), NH: Contra Dance

Featuring: Tod Whittemore leading with music by Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki (fiddle), Sue Hunt (piano and 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

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Lenox, MA, MA: Lenox Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Lenox Contra Dance

Featuring: Jon Greene leading with music by Tempest (fiddle, mandolin and guitar)

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)

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Poughkeepsie (Poughkeepsie), NY: HVCD Annual Contra Dance Holiday Party (7 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Hudson Valley Community Dances

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: All children must be supervised by an adult.

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

Price: $8 to $20

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

Web: www.hudsonvalleydance.org

Date for 2016: Saturday, November 19

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

— Sponsored by: Wasatch Contras

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

Venue: The Clubhouse: 850 East South Temple get a map

Time: 7:00-10:30pm

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

— Note: No experience or partner needed.

For more information: (435) 671-2674; (Email): de('butterfly.cari', 'com', 'yahoo');

Web: www.wasatchcontras.org

Generic Schedule: third Saturdays Sep-Jul

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Trenton, ME: Contra Dance

Featuring: music by Tbd

— All dances taught no experience

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

Time: 8:00

Price: $8

For more information: (207) 244-4193;

Generic Schedule: third Saturdays (year round)

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Troy, NY: Rensselaer English Country Dance

— Sponsored by: DanceFlurry Organization

Featuring: Orly Krasner 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

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Concord, MA: Monday Contras

— Sponsored by: MondayContras Committee

Featuring: Angela Decarlis 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: $10; 22 & under $5; all $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, November 22, 2016

Jamaica Plain, MA: Jamaica Plain GRF English Country Dance

Featuring: Sue Rosen leading with music by Bruce Rosen (piano, banjo, guitar, accordion), Donna Slonim and Ron Dann

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

Time: 7:30-10:00

Price: $7

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

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

Web: www.lcfd.org/bgfe

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

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

DG favorite Arlington Heights, MA: English Dance

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

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

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

— (Thanksgiving party) —

Time: 7:30-10:30

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

— Note: Basics session at 7:10pm

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

Web: www.cds-boston.org

Generic Schedule: Every Wednesday Sep-Jun

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Peterborough, NH: Thanksgiving Eve Work Up an Appetite Dance (30 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Monadnock Folklore Society

Description: A wonderful evening of dancing every year with a special band.

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

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

Price: $10

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

Web: www.monadnockfolk.org

Date for 2016: Wednesday, November 23

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Bruceville, TX: Texas Camp (69 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Thursday, November 24, 2016 — Sunday, November 27, 2016

Description: Ethnic-themed cuisine by Laura LaGue. Children’s program. Scholarships available.

Dance styles include: International Folk Dance

Note: Advance registration required.

Venue: Greene Family Camp get a map

For more information: (Email): de('campchairs11', 'org', 'tifd');

Web: www.tifd.org

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Lincoln, MA: Thanksgiving Night Contra Dance (annual) (unconfirmed)

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Smith School (Gym) : Ballfield Rd. get a map

Price: $6 for adults & students; $4 for children 10 years and under

For more information: (781) 259-0692; (Email): de('kwinchell', 'net', 'comcast');

Date for 2016: Thursday, November 24

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Watertown, MA: Thanksgiving Dance (38 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Description: a spectacular evening of contradances, squares, and couples dances for all abilities!

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: St John’s United Methodist Church: 80 Mount Auburn St. get a map

Price: $suggested 8

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

Web: www.manystrings6.com/dance

Date for 2016: Thursday, November 24

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Bethlehem, PA: ContraCopia Friday (15 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: www.valleycontradance.org

Description: 2 great bands 2 great callers 6 hours of dancing and the best potluck in the Valley 3 to 6 Dance Challenging Contras with Bob Isaacs calling to Taylor Among the Devils 6-7 Potluck Dinner 7 to 10:30 Sarah VanNorstrand calling to Great Bear Trio.

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: Admission-$11 per session, members $10 per session, Students $5 per session Afternoon and evening combo-$20, Members $18, Students $10 Combo ticket for Valley Contra and Contracopia- $42 Members $40 S

Venue: UU Church of the Lehigh Valley: 424 Center Street get a map

Price: $22

For more information: (610) 868-7432; (Email): de('valleycontradance', 'net', 'verizon');

Web: www.valleycontradance.org

Date for 2016: Friday, November 25

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

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

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

— Beginner friendly English Country Dance.

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

Time: 7:30-9:30.

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

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

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

Web: www.cds-boston.org

Generic Schedule: second & fourth Fridays Sep-Jun

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Chicago, IL (United States): Breaking Up Thanksgiving (annual) (unconfirmed)

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

— Sponsored by: Chicago Barn Dance Company

Description: Open calling, Open bands

Dance styles include: Contra Square Dance

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

Price: $40

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

Web: breakingupthanksgiving.com

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Elk Park, NC: Turkey Twirl (7 th annual) (unconfirmed)

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

— Sponsored by: Appalachian Folk School

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Craberry High School: 5215 Elk Park Highway get a map

Price: $70

For more information: (Email): de('doylew', 'edu', 'lmc');

Web: www.warrendoyle.com

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Newfields, NH: Seacoast Contra at Newfields

— Sponsored by: Seacoast Contra

— Last Friday of each month Newfields Town Hall. Come dance in a beautiful Seacoast town ~ No partner necessary ~ All dances taught ~

Venue: Newfields Town Hall: 65 Main Street get a map

Time: 8:00 to 11:00 PM - Beginner lesson 7:30 PM

Price: $9 Adult, $6 Student, $15 Family (with children), Kids under 12 Free

— Note: Soft soled shoes

For more information: (603) 463-0451; (Email): de('seacoastcontra', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: www.seacoastcontra.com

Generic Schedule: last Fridays (year round)

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Rochester, NY: Thanksgiving Dance Weekend (33 rd annual) (unconfirmed)

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

— Sponsored by: Country Dancers of Rochester

Description: Featured bands - Mavish ( Jaidge Trudel, Adam Broome & Matthew Olwell) & Tunescape (Tim Ball, Rachel Bell, Ndine Dyskant, Peier Blue & special guest Julie Vallimont) Callers - Adina Gordon & Katy Heine. Contra, Waltz, English country dance on Saturday, dance music jams & workshops.

Dance styles include: Contra English Square Waltz Dance

Venue: Salem United Methodist Church: 60 Bittner St. get a map

Price: $Full Weekend $45 advance - $55 day of

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

Web: www.rochestercontra.com/?page_id=403

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San Francisco, CA: Kolo Festival (65 th annual) (unconfirmed)

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

Description: Two days of dance, singing and music classes, culture lectures, two nights of traditional live dance music in three venues and a Saturday night concert with music and dance exhibitions will immerse you in the Balkans.

Dance styles include: Balkan Folk Dance

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

For more information: (800) 730-5615; (Email): de('jcduke', 'edu', 'yahoo');

Web: balkantunes.org/kolofestival

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West Hartford Town Hall, CT: Post-thanksgiving Contra With Wild Asparagus (23 rd annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Hartford Community Dance

Description: Hartford Community Dance’s annual post-Thanksgiving contra dance with Wild Asparagus

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: Children must be able to dance on their own

Venue: West Hartford Town Hall: 50 South Main Street get a map

Price: $15

For more information: (888) 423-0423; (Email): de('conntras', 'com', 'yahoo');

Web: www.hcdance.org

Date for 2016: Friday, November 25

(This event (festival #553) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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West Hartford Town Hall, CT: Post-Thanksgiving Contra with Wild Asparagus (18 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Hartford Community Dance

Description: Hartford Community Dance’s annual Post-Thanksgiving contra with George Marshall and Wild Asparagus

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: Wear clean, comfortable, flat-soled shoes. All dances taught. No partner needed - come alone or bring a friend.

Venue: West Hartford Town Hall: 50 South Main Street get a map

Price: $15

For more information: (888) 423-0423; (Email): de('conntras', 'com', 'yahoo');

Web: www.hcdance.org

Date for 2016: Friday, November 25

(This event (festival #306) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Brattleboro, VT: Brattleboro Playford Ball (38 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Description: English Country dance... formal or period dress encouraged

Dance styles include: English Dance

Note: Advance registration necessary

Venue: Oak Grove School get a map

Price: $30

For more information: (802) 254-9019; (Email): de('brattleboroed', 'com', 'gmail');

Date for 2016: Saturday, November 26

(This event (festival #276) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Burnt Hills, NY: Burnt Hills Contradance

— Sponsored by: DanceFlurry Organization

Featuring: Joan Savitt leading

— 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

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

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

— (No dance in November. Happy Thanksgiving!) —

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

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Norwich, VT: Fourth Saturday Contra

— Sponsored by: Muskeg Music

Featuring: George Marshall leading with music by Wild Asparagus (David Cantieni (saxophone, flute, bombard, whistle), George Marshall (concertina, bodhran), Becky Tracy (fiddle), Ann Percival (piano and guitar))

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

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Onset (Onset Village), MA: Wareham Dances ContraDance (unconfirmed)

— 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)

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Philadelphia, PA: ContraCopia Saturday Dance O Plenty (6 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Patmad

Description: 9 hour dance from 2 to 11 p.m 3 bands 3 callers 1/2 hour medley

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: St.Thomas Indian Orthodox Church: 1009 Unruh Ave get a map

Price: $30

For more information:

Web: www.strutyourstuffing.org

Date for 2016: Saturday, November 26

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Stamford, CT: Post Thanksgiving Contra (annual) (unconfirmed)

Description: includes afternoon of challenging contras

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: North Stamford Congregational Church: 31 Cascade Road get a map

Price: $12

For more information: (914) 767-0192; (Email): de('bkoser', 'net', 'bestweb');

Web: www.roundhill.net

Date for 2016: Saturday, November 26

(This event (festival #284) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Concord, MA: Mostly Waltz for Boston

— Sponsored by: Folk Arts Center of New England

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

— 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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North Yarmouth, ME: Deffa Fun Raiser (annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: DEFFA (Down East Friends of the Folk Arts)

Description: Contra dancing featuring 2 bands and 2 callers. Scrod Pudding (Pam Weeks, Bill Olson, Greg Anderson, Jim Joseph, and Eric Johnson) with Chrissy Fowler calling and Sassafras Stomp (Johanna Davis, Adam Nordell, and Putnam Smith)with John McIntire calling. Don’t miss the medley at 5:30pm. Come one come all, and bring the kids, too!

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: All are welcome.

Venue: Wescustogo Hall: 32 Walnut Hill Road get a map

Price: $10-$15, $5 for children under 12, $25 family max

For more information: (207) 491-0628; (Email): de('kimdependance', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: www.deffa.org/funraiser.php

Date for 2016: Sunday, November 27

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North Yarmouth, ME: Deffa Fun Raiser (11 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Deffa

Description: Community contra dance from 1-3pm with scrod pudding and chrissy fowler calling.contra dance from 3:30 -5:30 pm Sassafras Stomp with John Mcintire calling. Medley at 5:30!

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: Come one come all and bring the kids too!

Venue: Wescustogo Hall: 32 Walnut Hill Road get a map

Price: $15 general admission. $10 students $5 kids under 12 $25 family max

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

Date for 2016: Sunday, November 27

(This event (festival #1810) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Monday, November 28, 2016

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), 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: $10; 22 & under $5; all $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, November 29, 2016

Jamaica Plain, MA: Jamaica Plain GRF English Country Dance

Featuring: Miriam Newman leading with music by Carol Bittenson (fiddle), Debby-Knight (piano) and Ron Dann

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

Time: 7:30-10:00

Price: $7

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

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

Web: www.lcfd.org/bgfe

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

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

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

DG favorite Arlington Heights, MA: English Dance

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

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

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

Time: 7:30-10:30

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

— Note: Basics session at 7:10pm

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

Web: www.cds-boston.org

Generic Schedule: Every Wednesday Sep-Jun

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

Friday, December 2, 2016

Amherst, MA: International Dance

— Sponsored by: Amherst International Folkdancing

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

Time: 7:30-10:00

Price: $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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Cooperstown, NY: Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: The Otsego Dance Society

Featuring: Peter Blue leading with music by Men In Black

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

Time: 8-11:00+

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

— Note: no partner or experience necessary

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

Web: otsegodancesociety.blogspot.com

Generic Schedule: first Fridays Sep-Jun

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

Essex Junction, VT: Vermont International Festival (24 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, December 2, 2016 — Sunday, December 4, 2016

Description: An international marketplace with over 40 vendors : handcrafts (clothing and accessories, home decor and gift items, pottery, wall-hangings and rugs, holiday decorations, instruments, sculptures, carvings, jewelry); ethnic food booths; and non-stop multi-cultural music and dance.

Dance styles include: International Folk Dance

Venue: Champlain Valley Exposition (Robert E. Miller Expo Center) : Route 15 and Pearl Street get a map

Price: $5

For more information: (802) 863-6713; (Email): de('vpal.folkids', 'net', 'verizon');

Web: www.vermontinternationalfestival.com

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Worthington, OH: Winter Warmup (annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, December 2, 2016 — Sunday, December 4, 2016

— Sponsored by: Big Scioty Contra Dance

Description: Bands: Mean Lids & Coffee Zombies Callers: Diane Silver & Maggie Jo Saylor see website for final workshops Electro contra late night Sat. with D.R. Shadow as DJ, Frank Buschelmann calling

Dance styles include: Contra Waltz Dance

Venue: Worthington Community Center: 345 East Wilson Bridge Rd get a map

Price: $Walk-in $95 adult $60 26 and under; early bird available

For more information: (614) 395-2196; (Email): de('bigsciotycontra', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: www.bigscioty.com/warmup.html

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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Albany, NY: Capital English Country Dancers (no dance today)

— Sponsored by: Capital English Country Dancers

— 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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DG favorite Berlin, VT: Contra Dance (no dance today)

— 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) 744-2851; (Email): de('ttaska', 'com', 'pshift');

Web: capitalcitygrange.org/contradances

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

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DG favorite Concord, MA: Experienced English Country Dance

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Featuring: Robin Hayden leading with music by Karen Axelrod (piano and accordion)

— Experienced English Dance Series

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

Time: 7:30-10:30

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

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

Web: www.cds-boston.org

Generic Schedule: first irregular days Oct-May

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Oakland, CA: No Snow Ball (30 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Bacds

Description: A gala event, the No Snow Ball is held annually on the first Saturday in December at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Ascension, just next door to the majestic lights of the Mormon Temple. Dancers are invited to dust off their formal or festive attire and dance the night away. Plan ahead and save $5 on each ticket. See our flyer or website for details. Don’t forget to bring a potluck contribution to share. If interested in a work/trade position for a reduced admission price, email: nosnowball@bacds.org

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Ascension: 4700 Lincoln Avenue — next to the Mormon Temple, off Highway 13 get a map

Price: $30 for non-members, $25 for members, $20 for students, Ages 5 and under FREE

For more information: (Email): de('nosnowball', 'org', 'bacds');

Web: www.facebook.com/pages/No-Snow-Ball/226590537377545

Date for 2016: Saturday, December 3

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Port Ewen, NY: Hudson Valley English Dance

— Sponsored by: Hvcd

Featuring: William Brearley 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 (December 3, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Manchester, NH: Queen City Ballroom Holiday Dance Party and Showca (annual) (no dance today)

— Sponsored by: Queen City Ballroom

Description: Semi-formal. Beginners welcome. Singles and couples welcome. Dance host for single ladies. Showcase by the Queen City Ballroom team. Door prizes. Cash bar. Tickets available at the studio or by mail or by phone with credit card.

Dance styles include: Ballroom Dance

— (Event cancelled. Hopefully, you can try again next year.) —

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

Price: $Tickets $12 per person if purchased by Nov 16; $16 per person by Dec 6; $20 per person at the door

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

Web: www.queencityballroomnh.com

Date for 2016: Sunday, December 4

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Troy, NY: Capital English Country Dancers

Troy, NY Victorian Stroll — — Sponsored by: Capital English Country Dancers

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))

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

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

— (DanceFlurry Organization Outreach Event) —

Time: 2-5:00

Price: $free, donations gladly accepted

— 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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Monday, December 5, 2016

Concord, MA: Monday Contras

— Sponsored by: MondayContras Committee

Featuring: Dugan Murphy leading with music by Debby-Knight (piano), Eric Boodman (fiddle, percussion), 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: $10; 22 & under $5; all $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 (December 5, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

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 (December 7, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Friday, December 9, 2016

Albany, NY: Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Dance Flurry Organization

Featuring: Steve Zakon-Anderson leading with music by Jay Ungar (fiddle, mandolin, guitar, banjo and harmonica), Molly Mason (Guitar, piano, bass and mandolin), Peter Davis (piano, sax and clarinet)

— 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 Barbara Pixton (bass, piano), Bruce Randall and Ron Dann

— Beginner friendly English Country Dance.

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

Time: 7:30-9:30.

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

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

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

Web: www.cds-boston.org

Generic Schedule: second & fourth Fridays Sep-Jun

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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Berlin, VT: Montplier Contra Exchange

Contra + Swing — — Sponsored by: Contra Exchange

Featuring: Luke Donforth leading with music by The Gaslight Tinkers

— 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

— (Mini swing workshop before the break) —

Time: 8:00-11:30

Price: $6-12 Sliding Scale

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

Web: www.contraexchange.org

Generic Schedule: second Saturdays (year round)

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Cornwall, VT: Cornwall Contra Dance

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

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

Time: 7:00pm-9:30pm

Price: $5.00

— Note: Bring clean, non-marking shoes

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

Web: www.facebook.com/CornwallContraDance

Generic Schedule: second Saturdays Sep-Apr

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Norwich, VT: Second Saturday Contra

— Sponsored by: Muskeg Music

Featuring: Mary Wesley leading with music by Clayfoot Strutters (Pete Sutherland (fiddle, piano, guitar), Jeremiah McLane (accordion, piano), Lee Blackwell (drums, guitar), Peter Davis (piano, sax, clarinet), Mark Roberts (flute, banjo, guitar, bouzouki, percussion, whistle) and Harry Aceto (bass))

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 (December 10, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Concord, NH: Concord NH English Dance

— Sponsored by: NH English Country Dance Society

Featuring: Rich Jackson leading

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

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

Time: 6:00 - 9:00

Price: $10

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

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

Web: www.nhecds.org

Generic Schedule: second Sundays Sep-Jun

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Concord, MA: Monday Contras

— Sponsored by: MondayContras Committee

Featuring: Dave Eisenstadter leading with music by Ariel Friedman (cello), 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: $10; 22 & under $5; all $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 (December 12, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Jamaica Plain, MA: Jamaica Plain GRF English Country Dance

Featuring: Tom Roby leading with music by Barbara Pixton (bass, piano), Elaine Winic and Ishmael Stefanov

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

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

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 (December 14, 2016 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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