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Folk, contra and traditional dances, festivals and other events

(between April 1, 2015  and  April 1, 2016)

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

DG favorite Arlington Heights, MA: English Dance

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Featuring: Christine Robb and Rich Jackson leading with music by Jacqueline Schwab (Piano), Mary Lea (fiddle, viola and violin)

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

Time: 7:30-10:30

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

— Note: Basics session at 7:10pm

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

Web: www.cds-boston.org

Generic Schedule: Every Wednesday Sep-Jun

This date (April 1, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Cambridge, MA: MIT Israeli Dance

— Sponsored by: MIT Folk Dance Club

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

Time: 8:00 - 11:00 pm

Price: $1 suggested donation

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

Web: mit.edu/fdc

Generic Schedule: Every Wednesday (year round)

This date (April 1, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Thursday, April 2, 2015

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

— Sponsored by: Folk Arts Center of New England

— Experienced-level teaching and request dancing.

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

Time: 8-10:45

Price: $9

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

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

Generic Schedule: Every Thursday (year round)

(This cancellation believed correct by the Dance Gypsy;

Harwich, MA: Folk Dancers of Cape Cod (Balkan, International and Israeli Dance) (no dance today)

— Sponsored by: folk dancers of cape cod

— International Folk Dancing by Request

Venue: Masjah Center: 181 Rte 137 get a map

Time: 7pm to 9pm

Price: $5

— Note: formerly known as Wellfleet Folkdancers

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

Web: folkdancersofcapecod.weebly.com

Generic Schedule: Every Sunday (year round)

(This cancellation believed correct by the Dance Gypsy;

Friday, April 3, 2015

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 (April 3, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Angeles National Forest (Mount Baldy), CA: Mt Baldy Dance Weekend (16 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, April 3, 2015 — Sunday, April 5, 2015

— Sponsored by: The Living Tradition

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

Dance styles include: Contra Waltz Dance

Note: Advanced registration required.

Venue: Sierra Club’s Harwood Lodge get a map

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

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

Web: thelivingtradition.org/MtBaldyDance.html

(This event (festival #385) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2015)

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Bennington, VT: Bennington Community Contradance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Bennington Community Contradance

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

Time: 7:30 - 10:30

Price: $10

— Note: All welcome, no partner necessary

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

Web: www.benningtondance.org

Generic Schedule: first Fridays Sep-Jul

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

Boonville, MO: Big Muddy Folk Festival (24 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, April 3, 2015 — Saturday, April 4, 2015

Description: Contras, squares, waltz, swing

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Thespian Hall: Main & Vine get a map

Price: $35

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

Web: bigmuddy.org

(This event (festival #376) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2015)

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Colchester, VT: Burlington Country Dancers (English Dance)

Featuring: David Millstone leading with music by Amy Englesberg (piano), Rylee Wrenner and Sarah Babbitt-Spaeth

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

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

Time: 7:00-9:30

Price: $10

For more information: (802) 899-2378; (Email): de("valandtom", "net", "myfairpoint");

Web: burlingtoncountrydancers.org

Generic Schedule: first & third Fridays Oct-May

This date (April 3, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Cooperstown, NY: Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: The Otsego Dance Society

Featuring: Garry Aney leading with music by Bernie Neuman, Carol Mandigo (guitar), Lise Brown (flute and saxophone)

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 (April 3, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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

— Sponsored by: Marion Cross School PTO

Dance styles include: Family Dance

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

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

Date for 2015: Friday, April 3

(This event (festival #1722) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2015)

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

Featuring: music by (DG supporter) 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 (year round)

This date (April 3, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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

— Sponsored by: Ballroom Nights

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

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

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

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

— Note: Soft soled shoes.

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

Web: www.ballroomnights.com/index2.html

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

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

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Brooklyn (11201), NY: CDNY Playford Ball (32 nd annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Country Dance New York Inc.

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

Dance styles include: English Dance

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

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

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

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

Date for 2015: Saturday, April 4

(This event (festival #778) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2015)

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Charleston, WV: FOOTMAD Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Footmad

— Monthly dances, October through June 2014 dates : Oct 4, Nov 8, Dec13 and 31, 2015: Jan 10, Feb 14, Mar 21, Apr 4, May 16, Jun 13

Venue: Columbia Gas Auditorium: 1700 MacCorkle Ave SE get a map

Time: 7 pm

Price: $5

— Note: All levels welcome, soft soled shoes please. See web site for location.

For more information: (304) 415-3668; (Email): de("kvfootmad", "com", "gmail");

Web: www.footmad.org

Generic Schedule: Saturdays Oct-Jun

This date (April 4, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Cornwall, VT: Cornwall Contra Dance

Featuring: Danielle Boudreau 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

This date (April 4, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Deerfield, NH: Deerfield, NH contra dance

— Sponsored by: Deerfield Contras

Venue: Deerfield Town Hall: 6 Church St. (formerly Old Centre Rd) get a map

Time: 8-11:00

Price: $8.00( 13+ years), $3.00 8-12years

— Note: soft soled dancing shoes please, WE NOW HAVE a WEBSITE

For more information: (603) 679-1915; (Email): de("holt.e", "net", "comcast");

Web: holte0.wix.com/deerfield-contras

Generic Schedule: first Saturdays Sep-Jun

This date (April 4, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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

— Sponsored by: The Folk Project

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

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

Time: 8 pm (7:30 beginner’s workshop)

Price: $10 per adult, $5 per student

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

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

Web: www.folkproject.org

Generic Schedule: first & third Saturdays (year round)

This date (April 4, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Greenfield, MA: Moving Violations Contra Dance (no dance today)

— Sponsored by: Org-139

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

Time: Beginners workshop 8-8:30; contra: 8:30

Price: $10 general, $8 students

For more information: (413) 549-1913; (Email): de("van", "com", "themovingviolations");

Web: www.themovingviolations.com

Generic Schedule: third Saturdays (year round)

(This cancellation believed correct by the Dance Gypsy;

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

— Sponsored by: Fiddlefern Country Dancers

Featuring: Lorraine Sutton leading with music by Anne Lederman (fiddle) and Diane Bell (violin)

— Country Dancing Owen Sound, ON., CAN

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

Time: 7:45 p.m.

Price: $12 Adults, $7.50 Students $5 Children, $20 Family

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

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

Web: fiddlefern.ca

Generic Schedule: first Saturdays Sep-Jun

This date (April 4, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Peterborough, NH: The Play Ball! (7 th annual)

— Sponsored by: Monadnock Folklore Society

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

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

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

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

Time: 6 pm -12:00 am

Price: $16/$12

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

Web: www.monadnockfolk.org

Date for 2015: Saturday, April 4

(This event (festival #1312) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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Peterborough, NH: Peterborough 1st Saturday Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Monadnock Folklore Society

Featuring: Steve Zakon-Anderson leading with music by Perpetual e-Motion (Ed Howe (electric 5 string fiddle), John Coté (guitar, didgeridoo and foot percussion)) plus Maivish

Venue: Peterborough Town House get a map

— (PLAY BALL - Double Dance) —

Time: 6 PM - midnight (note!)

Price: $15

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

Web: www.monadnockfolk.org

Generic Schedule: first Saturdays (year round)

This date (April 4, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Port Ewen, NY: Hudson Valley English Dance

— Sponsored by: Hvcd

Featuring: Melanie Axel-Lute leading with music by 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 (April 4, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

DG favorite West Newton, MA: Experienced English Country Dance

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Featuring: Robin Hayden leading with music by Aldo Fabrizi (mandolin), Karen Axelrod (piano and accordion)

— First Fridays or First Saturdays Experienced English Dance Series

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

Time: 7:30-10:30 (note!)

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 Fridays Oct-May

This date (April 4, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Old Wethersfield (Wethersfield), CT: Mostly Waltz of the Hartford Community Dance

— Sponsored by: HCD Mostly Waltz committee

Featuring: music by Perpetual Emotion

— First Sunday afternoons: a low-key & friendly place for waltzes + swing, blues, polka, tango, etc.

Venue: Griffith Academy: 275 Main Street get a map

Time: 3 pm - 6 pm (free intro lesson 2:00-3 pm)

Price: $13 at the door, students with ID $6

— Note: All experience levels & ages welcome. No partner needed. No smoking or alcohol. Wooden floor.

For more information: (203) 915-8259; (Email): de("mostly.waltz", "com", "gmail");

Web: hcdance.org/waltz.htm

Generic Schedule: first Sundays Oct-May

This date (April 5, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Monday, April 6, 2015

Concord, MA: Monday Contras

— Sponsored by: MondayContras Committee

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

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

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

Time: 7:30-10:30

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

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

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

Web: MondayContras.com

Generic Schedule: Every Monday (year round)

This date (April 6, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

DG favorite Nelson, NH: Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Monadnock Folklore Society

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

— We always have cookies!

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

Time: 8:00-10:30

Price: $3

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

Web: www.monadnockfolk.org

Generic Schedule: Every Monday (year round)

This date (April 6, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Cambridge, MA: Contra Dance for All: @ MIT

— Sponsored by: MIT Folk Dance Club

Featuring: Laura Johannes leading

Venue: MIT Student Center (Room 491) : 84 Massachusetts Avenue get a map

Time: 8:00-10:30

Price: $6-10 donation (students $3, MIT students free)

— Note: Beginners and sit-in musicians welcome.

For more information: (617) 354-0864; (Email): de("contra-request", "edu", "mit");

Web: mit.edu/fdc/contra

Generic Schedule: irregular Tuesdays (year round)

This date (April 7, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Contra Dance Umbrella

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

DG favorite Arlington Heights, MA: English Dance

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Featuring: Christine Robb and Rich Jackson leading with music by Jacqueline Schwab (Piano), Mary Lea (fiddle, viola and violin)

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

Time: 7:30-10:30

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

— Note: Basics session at 7:10pm

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

Web: www.cds-boston.org

Generic Schedule: Every Wednesday Sep-Jun

This date (April 8, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Cambridge, MA: MIT Israeli Dance

— Sponsored by: MIT Folk Dance Club

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

Time: 8:00 - 11:00 pm

Price: $1 suggested donation

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

Web: mit.edu/fdc

Generic Schedule: Every Wednesday (year round)

This date (April 8, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Arlington Heights, MA: Experienced International Dance

— Sponsored by: Folk Arts Center of New England

— Experienced-level teaching and request dancing.

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

Time: 8-10:45

Price: $9

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

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

Generic Schedule: Every Thursday (year round)

This date (April 9, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Ely, (United Kingdom): Contra Holiday in Medieval England

Multi-day event: Thursday, April 9, 2015 — Thursday, April 16, 2015

Description: We are in the heart of the cathedral city of Ely, near Cambridge, England, with shops, river, and train station just a  short walk away. Join us on daily excursions or explore on your own. a great vacation for singles and couples, with an opportunity to meet UK dancers. $1275 includes breakfast, dinner, accommodations and 7 nights of dancing.

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: Advanced registration required.

Venue: King’s School: Barton Square get a map

Price: $1275

For more information: (011) + 7578676807; (Email): de("contraholiday", "net", "verizon");

Web: www.contraholiday.net

(This event (festival #1949) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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

— Sponsored by: folk dancers of cape cod

— International Folk Dancing by Request

Venue: Masjah Center: 181 Rte 137 get a map

Time: 7pm to 9pm

Price: $5

— Note: formerly known as Wellfleet Folkdancers

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

Web: folkdancersofcapecod.weebly.com

Generic Schedule: Every Sunday (year round)

This date (April 9, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Reno, NV: Reno Dance Sensation (11 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Thursday, April 9, 2015 — Sunday, April 12, 2015

Description: Three events in one: Lindy, West Coast Swing, and Salsa.

Dance styles include: Swing Dance

Venue: Reno Hilton get a map

For more information: (916) 317-5450; (Email): de("kaediddy", "com", "msn");

Web: www.renodancesensation.com

(This event (festival #760) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2015)

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Friday, April 10, 2015

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 (April 10, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Aptos, CA: Queer Contra Dance Camp (8 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, April 10, 2015 — Sunday, April 12, 2015

— Sponsored by: Queer Contra Dance Camp

Description: The San Francisco Bay Queer Contra Dance is hosting its seventh annual dance camp within the lush redwood forest of Monte Toyon, a beautiful camp facility near Santa Cruz, 79 miles south of San Francisco, where you’ll be housed and fed and offered a weekend of gender-role-free dancing. Beginners are welcome. While most dancers are gay, lesbian, bisexual and/or transgender, we also welcome straight allies.

Dance styles include: Contra English Swing Dance

Venue: Monte Toyon: 220 Cloister Lane get a map

Price: $Tbd

For more information: (Email): de("sfcontradance", "com", "aol");

Web: www.lcfd.org/sf/DanceCamp/wcamp.html#about

(This event (festival #1823) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2015)

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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 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

This date (April 10, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Edgewater, MD: Chesapeake Dance Weekend (33 rd annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, April 10, 2015 — Sunday, April 12, 2015

Description: Mix of music and dance styles, workshops, great food, and all-around high-energy enjoyment.

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Camp Letts get a map

For more information: (301) 681-3033; (Email): de("BillHutchins", "net", "earthlink");

Web: FSGW.org

(This event (festival #388) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2015)

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Lowell, OR: Cascade Contras Dance Camp (22 nd annual)

Multi-day event: Friday, April 10, 2015 — Sunday, April 12, 2015

— Sponsored by: Eugene Folklore Society

Description: Music by Nor’easter and KGB. Callers are Jeremy Korr and Susan Petrick. Contra dances, dance workshops, music workshops, perhaps some jam sessions and singing sessions. Amazing food from Annie Johnston & crew! Beautiful lakeside venue.

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: Advance registration required

Venue: SKY Camp: 45 minutes east of eugene get a map

Price: $Adults:$215/after Jan15 $225. Ages18-25:$185. Younger: Less

For more information: (Email): de("dancecampcoord", "org", "eugenefolklore");

Web: eugenefolklore.org/cascadecontras

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Minneapolis, MN: Call of the Loon Weekend (5 th annual)

Multi-day event: Friday, April 10, 2015 — Sunday, April 12, 2015

— Sponsored by: Tapestry Folkdance Center

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

Dance styles include: Contra Waltz Dance

Note: Tapestry does not allow alcohol on the premises.

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

Price: $80 before March 16

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

Web: calloftheloon.org

(This event (festival #1566) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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New York, NY: NYC Village Contra - Gender Free

— Sponsored by: Village Contra

Featuring: Maia Mccormick leading with music by Brooklyn Swing Ensemble plus Bill Peek (piano), Danny Elias (clarinet), Marco Brehm (bass), Sam Zygmuntowicz (fiddle and Mandolin)

— NYC gender-role- free contra dance

Venue: LGBT Center: 208 West 13th Street get a map

Time: 6:30pm

Price: $15.

— Note: clean, soft soled shoes; socialize after at diner

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

Web: villagecontra.org

Generic Schedule: second Fridays (year round)

This date (April 10, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Oberlin, OH: Dandelion Romp (16 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, April 10, 2015 — Sunday, April 12, 2015

Description: Three evening dances, with dance and music workshops from musicians and callers. Schedule and registration information available on website.

Dance styles include: Contra English Waltz Dance

Note: Beginners welcome! Walk-ins welcome!

Venue: Hales Gym: 180 West Lorain St get a map

Price: $55 early (postmark by April 1st), $65 at the door; student discount, volunteer discounts (see websit

For more information: (Email): de("dromp", "edu", "oberlin");

Web: www.dandelionromp.com

(This event (festival #863) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2015)

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Providence, RI: Brown University Folk Festival (7 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, April 10, 2015 — Saturday, April 11, 2015

— Sponsored by: Folk Musicians of Brown

Description: Fourth-annual festival run by Brown University students and graduates, which includes workshops, open jams and performances, is completely free! Friday night we will kick off with a traditional contra dance in the beautiful Sayles Hall (2012 Acts still undetermined)! the main outdoor festival on Saturday will showcase folk acts from Providence and beyond, with live music of diverse genres running from noon-midnight.

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Sayles Hall (Main Green, Brown University) : 77 Waterman — Come through the gate, second building on left get a map

Price: $Festival: Free; Contra dance: $2 recommended donation

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

Web: brownfolkfest.org

(This event (festival #1324) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2015)

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Richmond, VA (United States): Springforth Ball and Dance Weekend (22 nd annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, April 10, 2015 — Sunday, April 12, 2015

— Sponsored by: Traditional American Dance and Music Society

Description: Friday: contra dance; Saturday: workshops, potluck dinner, Ball; Sunday: brunch, waltz time, contra dance. Local overnight housing is available on a first come basis. Child care is available. See registration form.

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: Early advance registration ends March 11

Venue: Ginter Park (Recreation Center) : 3421 Hawthorne Ave get a map

Price: $80

For more information: (Email): de("tedmcgarry", "com", "juno");

Web: richmond.contracorners.com

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Toronto, ON: Toronto Spring Thaw Dance Weekend (21 st annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, April 10, 2015 — Sunday, April 12, 2015

Description: Contras, English, Squares, Waltzes

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

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

Price: $45 (cad)

For more information: (416) 532-2025; (Email): de("info", "org", "tcdance");

Web: www.tcdance.org

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

— Sponsored by: Ballroom Nights

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

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

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

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

— Note: Soft soled shoes.

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

Web: www.ballroomnights.com/index2.html

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Chicago, IL: University Of Chicago Dance Weekend! (9 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Saturday, April 11, 2015 — Sunday, April 12, 2015

Description: Dance weekend at the University of Chicago.

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

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

Price: $non-students $15 friday night/$20 saturday afternoon and night, pre-register at our website for full

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

Web: fac.uchicago.edu

(This event (festival #1311) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2015)

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Contra Dance Umbrella

East Hardwick, VT: Contra Dance Hardwick

— Sponsored by: Contra Dance Hardwick

Featuring: music by Roaring Marmalade

— Family friendly dance open to dancers of all ability levels. Fun and Relaxed atmosphere. All dances taught.

Venue: Caledonia Grange #9: Church St get a map

Time: 5:30 Potluck; 6:30 Dance

Price: $7 per individual plus $4 for each additional family member

— Note: feel free to bring your own plates & utensils for potluck. Clean shoes, too, please.

For more information: (Email): de("beeswing", "net", "myfairpoint");

Web: www.facebook.com/groups/277075038990066

Generic Schedule: second Saturdays Oct-Apr

This date (April 11, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Jamaica Plain, MA: Jamaica Plain Gender Role Free Contras

— Sponsored by: Boston Gender-Free Contra Dancers

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

Time: 7:30-10:30

Price: $10 (or whatever you can afford)

— Note: (All are welcome!)

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

Web: www.lcfd.org/jp

Generic Schedule: second & fourth Saturdays Sep-Jul

This date (April 11, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Montague (Center), MA: LGBTQ Gender Role Free Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: affiliated with Lavender Country and Folk Dancers

— Gender role free dance (men and women both lead and follow)

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

Time: 7-10:00

Price: $7-$10 sliding scale ($5 students)

— Note: Please bring soft-soled non-street shoes to protect the wooden dance floor

For more information: (413) 773-3568; (Email): de("davegott13", "com", "gmail");

Web: www.lcfd.org/westma

Generic Schedule: Saturdays Sep-May

This date (April 11, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Norwich, VT: Second Saturday Contra

Featuring: David Millstone leading with music by Northern Spy (Alan Graham (guitar, bones), Andy Stewart (fiddle), Bill Shepard (fiddle, foot percussion), Carol Compton (piano, accordion, recorders), Mary Jo Slattery (guitar), Rick Barrows (mandolin, mandola, tenor banjo) and Thal Aylward (fiddle))

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

Time: 8:00

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

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

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

Generic Schedule: second Saturdays Sep-Jun

This date (April 11, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Stamford, CT: Round Hill Country Dances (Contra Dance)

— Sponsored by: Round Hill Country Dances

— Traditional and contemporary contras

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

Time: 8-11 - Beginners 7:30

Price: $Suggested donation $15-$25, minimum $12, family and student discounts

— Note: NOTE This dance , formerly in Greenwich, has moved to North Stamford, Connecticut

For more information: (203) 372-3890; (Email): de("jmazza", "net", "snet");

Web: roundhill.net

Generic Schedule: second Saturdays Sep-Jul

This date (April 11, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Sugar Hill, NH: Swing Into Spring Swing Dance (annual) (unconfirmed)

Dance styles include: Swing Dance

Venue: Sugar Hill Inn: 116 Route 117 get a map

Price: $12

For more information: (800) 548-4748; (Email): de("info", "com", "sugarhillinn");

Web: www.sugarhillinn.com

Date for 2015: Saturday, April 11

(This event (festival #1192) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2015)

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Worcester, MA: Worcester Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Worcester Contra Dance

Featuring: Don Heinold leading with music by The French Connection

— See our webpage for the latest schedule of upcoming bands & callers

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

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

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

— Note: Please bring clean, soft-soled shoes

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

Web: www.worcesterdance.org

Generic Schedule: second Saturdays Jan-Jun

This date (April 11, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Concord, MA: Mostly Waltz for Boston

— Sponsored by: Folk Arts Center of New England

Featuring: music by Audrey Knuth (fiddle) and Eric Eidreiner (piano)

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

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

Time: 2:00-5:30

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

— Note: Please bring soft soled shoes.

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

Web: facone.org/programs/mostlywaltz.html

Generic Schedule: second Sundays Jan-Jun

This date (April 12, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Concord, NH: English Dance

— Sponsored by: NH English Country Dance Society

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

Venue: Presidential Oaks (Odd Fellows Home): 200 Pleasant St. get a map

Time: 5:30-7:45

Price: $8

— Note: 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 (April 12, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Eugene, OR: Eugene Folklore Society Contra Dances

— Sponsored by: Eugene Folklore Society

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

— modern urban contra dance series, since 1980s

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

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

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

— Note: please wear soft-soled shoes

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

Web: www.eugenefolklore.org

Generic Schedule: second & fourth Saturdays Sep-Jun

This date (April 12, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Manchester, NH: Queen City Ballroom’s 18th Anniversary Dance (19 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Queen City Ballroom Dance Studio

Description: 18th Anniversary Dance Party & Showcase DJ’d music of all genres. Singles and couples of all ages and dance ability levels welcome. Beginners welcome. Dance hosts for single ladies. Semi-formal. Door prizes. Raffle. Cash bar. Dance showcase by QCB Performing Team.

Dance styles include: Ballroom Dance

Note: Tickets are non-refundable

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

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

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

Web: www.queencityballroomnh.com

Date for 2015: Sunday, April 12

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Saratoga Springs, NY: Saratoga Sunday Contra Party

— Sponsored by: DanceFlurry Organization

Featuring: Melanie Axel-Lute leading with music by John Guay (hammered dulcimer), Saratoga Pan Celtic Players, Vonnie Estes (piano and field organ)

— Small, low key, informal -different mostly local callers each month with music provided by the Saratoga Pan-Celtic session members

Venue: Senior Citizens Center of Saratoga Springs: 5 Williams Street get a map

Time: 3:45pm beginner workshop, 4-6pm dance

Price: $Free, donations gladly accepted

— Note: Welcome new and experienced local callers

For more information: (518) 692-8612; (Email): de("johnguay", "com", "gmail");

Web: www.facebook.com/pages/Saratoga-Pan-Celtic-Session/135466146471469?ref=hl

Generic Schedule: second Sundays Oct-Apr

This date (April 12, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Monday, April 13, 2015

Concord, MA: Monday Contras

— Sponsored by: MondayContras Committee

Featuring: Linda Leslie leading with music by Jack O’Connor (mandolin, banjo, percussion, guitar), Julie Metcalf (fiddle), Larry Unger (guitar, banjo and bass)

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

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

Time: 7:30-10:30

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

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

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

Web: MondayContras.com

Generic Schedule: Every Monday (year round)

This date (April 13, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Juneau, AK: Alaska Folk Festival (41 st annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Monday, April 13, 2015 — Sunday, April 19, 2015

Description: Unique event and can be compared more to a folk life festival then to the Folk Festivals that many of us have experienced. No one gets paid. Dance sets in the dance hall Thursday - Saturday nights are one hour in length.

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Centennial Hall get a map

Price: $Free

For more information: (907) 463-3316; (Email): de("info", "org", "alaskafolkfestival");

Web: akfolkfest.org

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DG favorite Nelson, NH: Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Monadnock Folklore Society

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

— We always have cookies!

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

Time: 8:00-10:30

Price: $3

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

Web: www.monadnockfolk.org

Generic Schedule: Every Monday (year round)

This date (April 13, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Jamaica Plain, MA: Jamaica Plain GRF English Country Dance

Featuring: Sue Rosen leading with music by Audrey Knuth (fiddle), Bruce Rosen (piano, banjo, guitar, accordion) 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 (April 14, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

DG favorite Arlington Heights, MA: English Dance

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Featuring: Rich Jackson leading with music by 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

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Cambridge, MA: MIT Israeli Dance

— Sponsored by: MIT Folk Dance Club

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

Time: 8:00 - 11:00 pm

Price: $1 suggested donation

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

Web: mit.edu/fdc

Generic Schedule: Every Wednesday (year round)

This date (April 15, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Arlington Heights, MA: Experienced International Dance

— Sponsored by: Folk Arts Center of New England

— Experienced-level teaching and request dancing.

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

Time: 8-10:45

Price: $9

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

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

Generic Schedule: Every Thursday (year round)

This date (April 16, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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

— Sponsored by: folk dancers of cape cod

— International Folk Dancing by Request

Venue: Masjah Center: 181 Rte 137 get a map

Time: 7pm to 9pm

Price: $5

— Note: formerly known as Wellfleet Folkdancers

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

Web: folkdancersofcapecod.weebly.com

Generic Schedule: Every Sunday (year round)

This date (April 16, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Friday, April 17, 2015

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 (April 17, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Bangor, ME: Bangor Contra Dance

Venue: UUSB: 120 Park St. get a map

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

Price: $8/person, $20/family

For more information: (207) 941-9727; (Email): de("info", "org", "bangorcontra");

Web: bangorcontra.org

Generic Schedule: third Fridays (year round)

This date (April 17, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Charleston, SC: Palmetto Bug Stomp (25 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, April 17, 2015 — Sunday, April 19, 2015

— Sponsored by: Charleston folk

Description: Contras, squares, swing and waltz workshops

Dance styles include: Contra Swing Dance

Venue: Park Circle Rec Center get a map

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

Web: charlestonfolk.weebly.com

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Contra Dance Umbrella

Lexington, MA: Roaring Jelly Contra Dance (no dance today)

— Sponsored by: Roaring Jelly

— 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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Manchester, NH: The Mill City Contra

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

— Traditional style contras

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

— (Guest Musician this month: Randy Miller, fiddle) —

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 (year round)

This date (April 17, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Richmond, VT: Burlington Country Dancers (English Dance)

Featuring: Val Medve and Wendy Gilchrist leading with music by Carol Compton (keyboard, accordion, and, recorder, piano), Margaret Smith and Mckinley James

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

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

Time: 7:00-9:30

Price: $10

For more information: (802) 899-2378; (Email): de("valandtom", "net", "myfairpoint");

Web: burlingtoncountrydancers.org

Generic Schedule: first & third Fridays Oct-May

This date (April 17, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Salt Lake City, UT (United States): Salt Lake City Spring Contra Dance Festival (3 rd annual)

Multi-day event: Friday, April 17, 2015 — Sunday, April 19, 2015

— Sponsored by: Wasatch Contras

Featuring: Betsy Branch ~ Terry Wergeland

Description: Workshops, dances, and concerts all weekend long! Each event priced individually and no preregistration required. All-events-pass $50.

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

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

For more information: (801) 232-2348; (Email): de("brendanced", "com", "gmail");

Web: www.wasatchcontras.org

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Ville Platte, LA: Dewey Balfa Cajun-creole Heritage Week (10 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, April 17, 2015 — Friday, April 24, 2015

Dance styles include: Cajun Dance

Venue: Chicot State Park get a map

Price: $225

For more information: (337) 234-8360; (Email): de("info", "org", "lafolkroots");

Web: lafolkroots.org

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

— Sponsored by: Ballroom Nights

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

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

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

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

— Note: Soft soled shoes.

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

Web: www.ballroomnights.com/index2.html

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Albany, NH: Conway Contradance

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

Time: 7:30-9:30, potluck 6:30

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

For more information: (207) 625-2039; (Email): de("gjohn", "net", "psouth");

Generic Schedule: third Saturdays Sep-May

This date (April 18, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Concord (East), NH: Contra Dance

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

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 (April 18, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Contra Dance Umbrella

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

— Sponsored by: The Folk Project

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

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

Time: 8 pm (7:30 beginner’s workshop)

Price: $10 per adult, $5 per student

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

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

Web: www.folkproject.org

Generic Schedule: first & third Saturdays (year round)

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Greenfield, MA: Contra Promenade (3 rd annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Friends of Greenfield Dance

Description: No dress code, but fancy and fun is strongly encouraged! Or come as you are, but please come! No age limit, and no partner necessary. Dessert potluck at the break. Prom portraits downstairs by Jessica Schultz and Ryan Carollo

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: Please bring clean, soft-soled shoes to protect our new dance floor. Kindly do not wear perfume,cologne or other scented products.

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

Price: $12; $10 senior/student/low income

For more information: (Email): de("info", "org", "friendsofgreenfielddance");

Web: www.friendsofgreenfielddance.org

Date for 2015: Saturday, April 18

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Greenfield, MA: Moving Violations Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Org-139

Featuring: music by The Moving Violations (Becky Ashenden (piano, accordion), Chuck Corman (bass, guitar and dumbek), Van Kaynor (fiddle), Ron Grosslein (fiddle and mandolin)) plus Eric Eid-Reiner -piano and Eric Eidreiner (piano)

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

Time: Beginners workshop 8-8:30; contra: 8:30

Price: $10 general, $8 students

For more information: (413) 549-1913; (Email): de("van", "com", "themovingviolations");

Web: www.themovingviolations.com

Generic Schedule: third Saturdays (year round)

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Lenox, MA, MA: Lenox Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Lenox Contra Dance

Featuring: Bob Nicholson leading with music by Russet Trio

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

Time: 8:00-11:30

Price: $10 adults ($5 students), new dancers- 2nd dance free!

— Note: Beginners’ workshop at 8-8:30. All dances taught

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

Web: www.LenoxContraDance.org

Generic Schedule: third Saturdays (year round)

This date (April 18, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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

— Sponsored by: Wasatch Contras

Featuring: TBA leading with music by Betsy Branch and Terry Wergeland

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

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

Time: 7:00-10:30pm

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

— Note: No experience or partner needed.

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

Web: www.wasatchcontras.org

Generic Schedule: third Saturdays (year round)

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Dublin, NH: Monadnock English Country Dance

— Sponsored by: Monadnock Folklore Society

Featuring: Allison Aldrich leading with music by Mary Lea (fiddle, viola and violin)

— English Country Dance, a friendly dance suitable for beginners and aficionados

Venue: Dublin Town Hall (2nd Floor) : 1120 Main St get a map

Time: 2:00 Pm - 5:00 Pm

Price: $10.00

— Note: soft soled shoes

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

Web: monadnockfolk.org

Generic Schedule: third Sundays Feb-May

This date (April 19, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Troy, NY: Rensselaer English Country Dance

— Sponsored by: Affiliate of DanceFlurry Organization

Featuring: Tom Amesse leading with music by Heartsease (Diane Bell (violin), Gail Griffith (concertina and cello), 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 (April 19, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Monday, April 20, 2015

Concord, MA: Monday Contras

— Sponsored by: MondayContras Committee

Featuring: Daniel Friedman leading with music by Audrey Knuth (fiddle), David Kaynor (fiddle), Jack O’Connor (mandolin, banjo, percussion, guitar), Julie Vallimont (piano and accordion)

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

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

Time: 7:30-10:30

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

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

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

Web: MondayContras.com

Generic Schedule: Every Monday (year round)

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DG favorite Nelson, NH: Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Monadnock Folklore Society

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

— We always have cookies!

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

Time: 8:00-10:30

Price: $3

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

Web: www.monadnockfolk.org

Generic Schedule: Every Monday (year round)

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Contra Dance Umbrella

Cambridge, MA: MIT Israeli Dance

— Sponsored by: MIT Folk Dance Club

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

Time: 8:00 - 11:00 pm

Price: $1 suggested donation

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

Web: mit.edu/fdc

Generic Schedule: Every Wednesday (year round)

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DG favorite Concord, MA: English Dance

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Featuring: Linda Nelson leading with music by 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

— (Pre-NEFFA party) —

Time: 7:30-10:30

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

— Note: Basics session at 7:10pm

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

Web: www.cds-boston.org

Generic Schedule: Every Wednesday Sep-Jun

This date (April 22, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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

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

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

Dance styles include: Cajun Dance

Venue: Downtown Lafayette get a map

Price: $free

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

Web: www.festivalinternational.com

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

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

— Sponsored by: Folk Arts Center of New England

— Experienced-level teaching and request dancing.

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

Time: 8-10:45

Price: $9

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

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

Generic Schedule: Every Thursday (year round)

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Harwich, MA: Folk Dancers of Cape Cod (Balkan, International and Israeli Dance) (no dance today)

— Sponsored by: folk dancers of cape cod

— International Folk Dancing by Request

Venue: Masjah Center: 181 Rte 137 get a map

Time: 7pm to 9pm

Price: $5

— Note: formerly known as Wellfleet Folkdancers

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

Web: folkdancersofcapecod.weebly.com

Generic Schedule: Every Sunday (year round)

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

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

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

Venue: Wilkes Community College get a map

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

Web: www.merlefest.org

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Friday, April 24, 2015

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

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

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: max 160 dancers

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

Price: $49

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

Web: www.hands4-berea.com

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

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

— Sponsored by: Yad Beyad Boston

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

Dance styles include: Israeli Folk Dance

Venue: Extreme Dancesport: 26 New Street get a map

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

Web: yadbeyadboston.com

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

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

— Beginner friendly English Country Dance.

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

Time: 7:30-9:30.

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

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

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

Web: www.cds-boston.org

Generic Schedule: second & fourth Fridays Sep-Jun

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

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

— Sponsored by: North Texas Traditional Dance Society

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

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

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

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

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

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

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

Description: Contra, Square

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: get a map

Price: $120

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

Web: www.mdh-online.org

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

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

Description: Contra Dance Weekend

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

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

Price: $125

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

Web: www.tcdancers.org

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

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

— Sponsored by: lenox.assembly@gmail.com

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

Dance styles include: English Dance

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

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

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

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

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

— Sponsored by: Neffa

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

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

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

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

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

Web: www.neffa.org

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

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

Description: Urban Contra Weekend in Portland, Oregon

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

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

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

Web: www.PortlandRaindance.org

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

— Sponsored by: Ballroom Nights

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

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

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

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

— Note: Soft soled shoes.

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

Web: www.ballroomnights.com/index2.html

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Brattleboro, VT: Brattleboro International Folk Dance (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Brattleboro International Folk Dancing

Featuring: Gini Milkey and Rachelle Ackerman leading with music by Xopo

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

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

Time: 7-10:00

Price: $12 (suggested donation)

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

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

Web: www.xopoandfriends.com

Generic Schedule: fourth Saturdays Sep-Jun

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Eugene, OR: Eugene Folklore Society Contra Dances

— Sponsored by: Eugene Folklore Society

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

— modern urban contra dance series, since 1980s

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

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

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

— Note: please wear soft-soled shoes

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

Web: www.eugenefolklore.org

Generic Schedule: second & fourth Saturdays Sep-Jun

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Jamaica Plain, MA: Jamaica Plain Gender Role Free Contras

— Sponsored by: Boston Gender-Free Contra Dancers

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

Time: 7:30-10:30

Price: $10 (or whatever you can afford)

— Note: (All are welcome!)

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

Web: www.lcfd.org/jp

Generic Schedule: second & fourth Saturdays Sep-Jul

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Kingston, NH: Kingston, NH Contra Dance

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

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

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

Time: 8-11:00

Price: $8 (students: $5)

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

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

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

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

— Sponsored by: RSCDS Montreal

Dance styles include: Scottish Dance

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

Price: $85

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

Web: scdmontreal.org

Date for 2015: Saturday, April 25

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

— Sponsored by: RSCDS Montreal Banch

Description: Scottish country dinner & dancing.

Dance styles include: Scottish Dance

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

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

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

Web: www.scdmontreal.org

Date for 2015: Saturday, April 25

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

Description: Three bands, three callers, mostly contras

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

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

Price: $35

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

Web: www.sbcds.org/sf

Date for 2015: Saturday, April 25

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Saratoga Springs, NY: Saratoga Contradance

— Sponsored by: DanceFlurry Organization

— Traditional contras

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

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

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

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

Web: www.danceflurry.org

Generic Schedule: fourth Saturdays Jan-Apr

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South Amherst, MA: Fiddlers Green Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Fiddlers Green Contra Dance

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

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

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

Time: 7:30-10:30 pm

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

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

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

Web: www.fiddlersgreencontra.org

Generic Schedule: fourth Saturdays Jan-May

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

Featuring: (DG supporter) Adam Boyce leading

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

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

Time: 7:30pm

Price: $by donation

— Note: All ages and abilities welcome.

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

Generic Schedule: fourth Saturdays Jan-Nov

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

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

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

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

Dance styles include: Contra Square Dance

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

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

Price: $420

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

Web: augustaheritagecenter.org

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Concord, MA: Monday Contras

— Sponsored by: MondayContras Committee

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

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

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

Time: 7:30-10:30

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

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

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

Web: MondayContras.com

Generic Schedule: Every Monday (year round)

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DG favorite Nelson, NH: Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Monadnock Folklore Society

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

— We always have cookies!

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

Time: 8:00-10:30

Price: $3

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

Web: www.monadnockfolk.org

Generic Schedule: Every Monday (year round)

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Jamaica Plain, MA: Jamaica Plain GRF English Country Dance

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

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

Time: 7:30-10:00

Price: $7

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

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

Web: www.lcfd.org/bgfe

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

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

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

— Sponsored by: Fiddlefern Country Dancers

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

Dance styles include: Contra Family Square Dance

Note: Check website for registration form and more details.

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

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

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

Web: fiddlefern.ca

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

DG favorite Arlington Heights, MA: English Dance

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

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

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

Time: 7:30-10:30

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

— Note: Basics session at 7:10pm

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

Web: www.cds-boston.org

Generic Schedule: Every Wednesday Sep-Jun

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Cambridge, MA: MIT Israeli Dance

— Sponsored by: MIT Folk Dance Club

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

Time: 8:00 - 11:00 pm

Price: $1 suggested donation

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

Web: mit.edu/fdc

Generic Schedule: Every Wednesday (year round)

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Arlington Heights, MA: Experienced International Dance

— Sponsored by: Folk Arts Center of New England

— Experienced-level teaching and request dancing.

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

Time: 8-10:45

Price: $9

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

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

Generic Schedule: Every Thursday (year round)

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

— Sponsored by: folk dancers of cape cod

— International Folk Dancing by Request

Venue: Masjah Center: 181 Rte 137 get a map

Time: 7pm to 9pm

Price: $5

— Note: formerly known as Wellfleet Folkdancers

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

Web: folkdancersofcapecod.weebly.com

Generic Schedule: Every Sunday (year round)

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Friday, May 1, 2015

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

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

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

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

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

Price: $39 early registration and $49 late

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

Web: www.DanceRhapsody.com

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

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

— Sponsored by: Footmad

Featuring: Coffee Zombies ~ Contrarians ~ Gaye Fifer

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

Dance styles include: Contra Square Dance

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

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

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

Web: www.whitewaterwhirl.org

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Bennington, VT: Bennington Community Contradance

— Sponsored by: Bennington Community Contradance

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

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

Time: 7:30 - 10:30

Price: $10

— Note: All welcome, no partner necessary

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

Web: www.benningtondance.org

Generic Schedule: first Fridays Sep-Jul

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

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

— Sponsored by: John C. Campbell Folk School

Dance styles include: English Dance

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

Price: $196

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

Web: www.folkschool.org

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Cooperstown, NY: Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: The Otsego Dance Society

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

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

Time: 8-11:00+

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

— Note: no partner or experience necessary

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

Web: otsegodancesociety.blogspot.com

Generic Schedule: first Fridays Sep-Jun

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

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

— Sponsored by: Fairfolk

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

Dance styles include: Celtic Contra English Dance

Note: Experienced dancers only

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

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

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

Web: www.fairfolk.org

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

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

— Sponsored by: Columbus Folk Music Society, Inc.

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

Dance styles include: Family Dance

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

Price: $Free To $35.00

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

Web: www.columbusfolkmusicsociety.org

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

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

— Sponsored by: Columbus Folk Music Society, Inc.

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

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

Price: $0.00 - $30.00

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

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

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Montpelier, VT: FCCGH Benefit Dance

— Sponsored by: Friends of the Capital City Grange Hall

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

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

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

Time: 8pm-11pm

Price: $10-$25 sliding scale

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

Web: capitalcitygrange.org

Date for 2015: Friday, May 1

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Richmond, VT: Burlington Country Dancers (English Dance)

Featuring: Dan Blim leading with music by Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin, Mckinley James, Pam Bockes and Susan Reid

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

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

Time: 7:00-9:30

Price: $10

For more information: (802) 899-2378; (Email): de("valandtom", "net", "myfairpoint");

Web: burlingtoncountrydancers.org

Generic Schedule: first & third Fridays Oct-May

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Riner, VA: Dare To Be Square Dance Weekend (annual) (unconfirmed)

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

Description: A weekend of traditional square dancing, calling workshops, and late night music & merriment, in southwest Virginia!

Dance styles include: Square Dance

Venue: Homestead Farm get a map

Price: $35

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

Web: www.daretobesquare.org

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

Featuring: music by (DG supporter) 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 (year round)

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

— Sponsored by: Ballroom Nights

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

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

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

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

— Note: Soft soled shoes.

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

Web: www.ballroomnights.com/index2.html

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

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Woodstock Valley, CT: LCFD Spring Gender Role Free Dance Camp (26 th annual) (unconfirmed)

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

— 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 reigstration discount. Work exchange, and scholarship assistance available. Contras Called by Steve Zakon-Anderson; Band is the Latter Day Lizards; English Country Dance led by Robin Hayden.

Dance styles include: Contra English Dance

Note: advanced registration required; at-the-door OK if you inform the Registrar in advance.

Venue: Camp Woodstock (YMCA camp) : 42 Camp Rd get a map

Price: $240 for full fee; early registration

For more information: (413) 548-1097; (Email): de("camp", "org", "lcfd");

Web: www.lcfd.org

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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Contra Dance Umbrella

Deerfield, NH: Deerfield, NH contra dance

— Sponsored by: Deerfield Contras

Venue: Deerfield Town Hall: 6 Church St. (formerly Old Centre Rd) get a map

Time: 8-11:00

Price: $8.00( 13+ years), $3.00 8-12years

— Note: soft soled dancing shoes please, WE NOW HAVE a WEBSITE

For more information: (603) 679-1915; (Email): de("holt.e", "net", "comcast");

Web: holte0.wix.com/deerfield-contras

Generic Schedule: first Saturdays Sep-Jun

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Durham, NH: Swing into Spring (annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: UNH Hepcats Swing Club

Description: UNH Swing Club’s Spring Dance! We will have a beginner lesson from 7-8 (basic East Coast Swing Dancing will be covered) and dancing from 8-11. the Lake’s Region Big Band will be playing for us this year.

Dance styles include: Swing Dance

Venue: Memorial Union Building (Granite State Room) : Main Street get a map

Price: $7

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

Web: www.unh.edu/hepcats

Date for 2015: Saturday, May 2

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

— Sponsored by: The Folk Project

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

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

Time: 8 pm (7:30 beginner’s workshop)

Price: $10 per adult, $5 per student

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

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

Web: www.folkproject.org

Generic Schedule: first & third Saturdays (year round)

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Greenfield, MA: Moving Violations Contra Dance (no dance today)

— Sponsored by: Org-139

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

Time: Beginners workshop 8-8:30; contra: 8:30

Price: $10 general, $8 students

For more information: (413) 549-1913; (Email): de("van", "com", "themovingviolations");

Web: www.themovingviolations.com

Generic Schedule: third Saturdays (year round)

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Owen Sound, ON: Fiddlefern Country Dance (Contra and Square Dance) (no dance today)

— Sponsored by: Fiddlefern Country Dancers

— Country Dancing Owen Sound, ON., CAN

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

Time: 7:45 p.m.

Price: $12 Adults, $7.50 Students $5 Children, $20 Family

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

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

Web: fiddlefern.ca

Generic Schedule: first Saturdays Sep-Jun

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Peterborough, NH: Peterborough 1st Saturday Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Monadnock Folklore Society

Featuring: Steve Zakon-Anderson leading with music by Brendan Carey Block (fiddle)

Venue: Peterborough Town House get a map

— (Techno) —

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

Price: $10 / $7 students and seniors

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

Web: www.monadnockfolk.org

Generic Schedule: first Saturdays (year round)

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Port Ewen, NY: Hudson Valley English Dance

— Sponsored by: Hvcd

Featuring: Patricia Evans 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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Saint Cloud, FL: Mayfair Ball (11 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Description: English Country Dancing Afternoon workshops with “Long Odds” Evening Ball at 7:00pm with “Full Circle” Price: $20 till Apr.11; $25 after.

Dance styles include: English Dance

Venue: St. Cloud Senior Citizen Center get a map

For more information: (386) 490-4946; (Email): de("stcloudecd", "com", "yahoo");

Web: chagalo.org/ecd

Date for 2015: Saturday, May 2

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San Diego, CA (United States): San Diego May Faire Ball (9 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: San Diego English Country Dancers

Description: The band will be Roguery with Erik Weber calling. the most beautiful venue. Great treats and decorations. Period costumes admired but not required.

Dance styles include: English Dance

Venue: Pacific Beach: 5050 Soledad Road get a map

Price: $35 ($40 after March 25)

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

Web: www.thesandiegoball.org

Date for 2015: Saturday, May 2

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Seattle, WA: Cascadia English Country Dance Weekend (annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Saturday, May 2, 2015 — Monday, May 4, 2015

Description: English country dance workshops and dances

Dance styles include: English Dance

Venue: Polish Home: 1714 18th Ave. get a map

For more information: (206) 325-9080; (Email): de("thebestocks", "com", "gmail");

Web: www.paulbestock.com/cascadia.html

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DG favorite West Newton, MA: Experienced English Country Dance

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Featuring: Christine Robb leading with music by Jean Monroe (piano, percussion) and Vince O’donnell (fiddle)

— First Fridays or First Saturdays Experienced English Dance Series

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

Time: 7:30-10:30 (note!)

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 Fridays Oct-May

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White River Junction, VT: Spring Fling Dance (annual) (unconfirmed)

Description: fundraiser for the Bugbee Senior Center

Dance styles include: Swing Dance

Venue: American Legion Hall get a map

Price: $15

For more information: 802-885-2655; (Email): de("jgelfan", "org", "coasevt");

Date for 2015: Saturday, May 2

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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Rochester, NY: Jane Austen Ball Weekend (9 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Country Dancers of Rochester

Description: English Country dances in the spirit of the Jane Austen era. Morning review session, buffet lunch available, Ball starts at 2pm. Regency style or festive clothing suggested. Call for location. Experienced English dance the night before.

Dance styles include: English Dance

Note: Advance registration suggested -- see website

Venue: A private club in Rochester ((call for location)) get a map

Price: $50

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

Web: www.CDRochester.org?page_id=97

Date for 2015: Sunday, May 3

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Old Wethersfield (Wethersfield), CT: Mostly Waltz of the Hartford Community Dance

— Sponsored by: HCD Mostly Waltz committee

Featuring: music by The Sevens (Jonah Sidman (fiddle), Michael Friedman and Ross Harriss (guitar))

— First Sunday afternoons: a low-key & friendly place for waltzes + swing, blues, polka, tango, etc.

Venue: Griffith Academy: 275 Main Street get a map

Time: 3 pm - 6 pm (free intro lesson 2:00-3 pm)

Price: $13 at the door, students with ID $6

— Note: All experience levels & ages welcome. No partner needed. No smoking or alcohol. Wooden floor.

For more information: (203) 915-8259; (Email): de("mostly.waltz", "com", "gmail");

Web: hcdance.org/waltz.htm

Generic Schedule: first Sundays Oct-May

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Monday, May 4, 2015

Concord, MA: Monday Contras

— Sponsored by: MondayContras Committee

Featuring: Sue Rosen leading with music by Jack O’Connor (mandolin, banjo, percussion, guitar), Jonathan Cannon (fiddle guitar mandolin washboard tie musical saw), Owen Morrison (guitar, mandolin, fiddle, percussion) and Rachel Panitch (fiddle)

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

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

Time: 7:30-10:30

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

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

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

Web: MondayContras.com

Generic Schedule: Every Monday (year round)

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DG favorite Nelson, NH: Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Monadnock Folklore Society

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

— We always have cookies!

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

Time: 8:00-10:30

Price: $3

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

Web: www.monadnockfolk.org

Generic Schedule: Every Monday (year round)

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

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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Cambridge, MA: MIT Israeli Dance

— Sponsored by: MIT Folk Dance Club

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

Time: 8:00 - 11:00 pm

Price: $1 suggested donation

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

Web: mit.edu/fdc

Generic Schedule: Every Wednesday (year round)

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Arlington Heights, MA: Experienced International Dance

— Sponsored by: Folk Arts Center of New England

— Experienced-level teaching and request dancing.

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

Time: 8-10:45

Price: $9

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

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

Generic Schedule: Every Thursday (year round)

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

— Sponsored by: folk dancers of cape cod

— International Folk Dancing by Request

Venue: Masjah Center: 181 Rte 137 get a map

Time: 7pm to 9pm

Price: $5

— Note: formerly known as Wellfleet Folkdancers

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

Web: folkdancersofcapecod.weebly.com

Generic Schedule: Every Sunday (year round)

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Friday, May 8, 2015

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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Black Mountain, NC: Lake Eden Spring Arts Festival (28 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, May 8, 2015 — Sunday, May 10, 2015

Description: Multicultural music, dance and arts festival in a beautiful lakefront setting in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

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

For more information: (828) 68MUSIC; (Email): de("info", "com", "theLEAF");

Web: www.theLEAF.com

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Bloomingdale, NJ: Folk Project Spring Festival (26 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, May 8, 2015 — Sunday, May 10, 2015

Description: Small, intimate festival--250 attendees maximum. Three contra dances, Rock’n’Roll dance, dance workshops, pick-up jams, concerts and more. Saturday is dance day with an afternoon and evening Contra Dance - Saturday-only commuter tickets available. Near Morristown NJ.

Dance styles include: Contra Multiple_style Dance

Note: Pre-registration required.

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

Price: $205; Saturday day pass $85

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

Web: festival.folkproject.org

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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 Jerome Fung 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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Des Plaines, IL (United States): ALHC (18 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, May 8, 2015 — Sunday, May 10, 2015

— Sponsored by: Artspectrum

Description: classes, dance contests, dance parties

Dance styles include: Swing Dance

Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel: 5440 N River Rd get a map

Price: $109-$189

For more information: (313) 790-2311; (Email): de("askartspectrum", "com", "yahoo");

Web: artspectrum.org/alhc.htm

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New York, NY: NYC Village Contra - Gender Free

— Sponsored by: Village Contra

Featuring: Bob Isaacs leading with music by Russet Trio plus Aldo Lavaggi, Peter Madsen and Seth Travins

— NYC gender-role- free contra dance

Venue: LGBT Center: 208 West 13th Street get a map

Time: 6:30pm

Price: $15.

— Note: clean, soft soled shoes; socialize after at diner

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

Web: villagecontra.org

Generic Schedule: second Fridays (year round)

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San Antonio (78207), TX: San Antonio Contra Dance Anniversary (8 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, May 8, 2015 — Saturday, May 9, 2015

— Sponsored by: San Antonio Contra Dancers

Description: Rodney Miller & Max Newman will provide music for our Anniversary dance! Also includes a free musician’s workshop. Friday night--Texas’ first TechnoContra.

Dance styles include: Contra Multiple_style Dance

Note: Soft-soled shoes

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

Price: $36, partial registration available

For more information: (210) 431-3922; (Email): de("lbengtson", "edu", "ollusa");

Web: www.contramusicanddance.eventbrite.com

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

— Sponsored by: Ballroom Nights

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

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

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

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

— Note: Soft soled shoes.

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

Web: www.ballroomnights.com/index2.html

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Belmont, CA (United States): Hungarian Heritage Festival (4 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Hungarian Heritage Foundation

Description: Savor the tastes, sights and sounds of Hungary. Come see what makes Hungarian culture truly unique!

Dance styles include: Family International Otherstyle Folk Dance

Venue: Twin Pines Park: 1225 Ralston Avenue get a map

Price: $5 for adults; $3 for youth 6-17 yrs; children under 6 free

For more information: (888) 603-8597; (Email): de("info", "com", "hhf-sf");

Web: www.HungarianHeritageFestival.com

Date for 2015: Saturday, May 9

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Eugene, OR: Eugene Folklore Society Contra Dances

— Sponsored by: Eugene Folklore Society

Featuring: William Watson leading with music by The Quarks

— modern urban contra dance series, since 1980s

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

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

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

— Note: please wear soft-soled shoes

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

Web: www.eugenefolklore.org

Generic Schedule: second & fourth Saturdays Sep-Jun

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Jamaica Plain, MA: Jamaica Plain Gender Role Free Contras

— Sponsored by: Boston Gender-Free Contra Dancers

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

Time: 7:30-10:30

Price: $10 (or whatever you can afford)

— Note: (All are welcome!)

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

Web: www.lcfd.org/jp

Generic Schedule: second & fourth Saturdays Sep-Jul

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Norwich, VT: Second Saturday Contra

Featuring: David Millstone leading with music by Northern Spy (Alan Graham (guitar, bones), Andy Stewart (fiddle), Bill Shepard (fiddle, foot percussion), Carol Compton (piano, accordion, recorders), Mary Jo Slattery (guitar), Rick Barrows (mandolin, mandola, tenor banjo) and Thal Aylward (fiddle))

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

Time: 8:00

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

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

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

Generic Schedule: second Saturdays Sep-Jun

This date (May 9, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Stamford, CT: Round Hill Country Dances (Contra Dance)

— Sponsored by: Round Hill Country Dances

— Traditional and contemporary contras

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

Time: 8-11 - Beginners 7:30

Price: $Suggested donation $15-$25, minimum $12, family and student discounts

— Note: NOTE This dance , formerly in Greenwich, has moved to North Stamford, Connecticut

For more information: (203) 372-3890; (Email): de("jmazza", "net", "snet");

Web: roundhill.net

Generic Schedule: second Saturdays Sep-Jul

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Woodbridge, CT: An Evening in Old Hollywood (9 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Description: A Dance in Paradise Delicious & Plentiful Hors D’oeuvres & Desserts B.Y.O.B. Dress in Your Tropical Best

Dance styles include: Ballroom Dance

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

Price: $15

For more information: (203) 526-6843; (Email): de("ctballroom", "com", "aol");

Web: www.ctballroomsociety.com

Date for 2015: Saturday, May 9

(This event (festival #1152) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2015)

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Worcester, MA: Worcester Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Worcester Contra Dance

Featuring: Dereck Kalish leading with music by Tbd

— See our webpage for the latest schedule of upcoming bands & callers

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

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

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

— Note: Please bring clean, soft-soled shoes

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

Web: www.worcesterdance.org

Generic Schedule: second Saturdays Jan-Jun

This date (May 9, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Concord, NH: English Dance

— Sponsored by: NH English Country Dance Society

Featuring: Dave Bateman leading with music by Justine Paul (accordion, piano) and Vince O’donnell (fiddle)

Venue: Presidential Oaks (Odd Fellows Home): 200 Pleasant St. get a map

Time: 5:30-7:45

Price: $8

— Note: 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 (May 10, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Madrid, NM: Gypsy Festival (13 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Description: A celebration of dance, music, food, performance art & world culture.

Venue: Madrid is only one block long - you can’t miss it. get a map

Price: $10

For more information: (Email): de("gypsyfestival", "com", "hotmail");

Date for 2015: Sunday, May 10

(This event (festival #972) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2015)

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Whately, MA: Mothers’ Day Contra (17 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Description: (bring your mother and she gets in free)

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Richard and Flora’s Whately Dance Barn get a map

Price: $10 (suggested donation)

For more information: (413) 665-0484; (Email): de("florafauna", "com", "the-spa");

Web: www.whatelydancebarn.com

Date for 2015: Sunday, May 10

(This event (festival #417) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2015)

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Concord, MA: Monday Contras

— Sponsored by: MondayContras Committee

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

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

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

Time: 7:30-10:30

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

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

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

Web: MondayContras.com

Generic Schedule: Every Monday (year round)

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DG favorite Nelson, NH: Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Monadnock Folklore Society

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

— We always have cookies!

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

Time: 8:00-10:30

Price: $3

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

Web: www.monadnockfolk.org

Generic Schedule: Every Monday (year round)

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Jamaica Plain, MA: Jamaica Plain GRF English Country Dance

Featuring: Miriam Newman leading with music by Audrey Knuth (fiddle), Marnen Laibow-Koser (violin, viola, flute, recorders, piano) and Ron Dann

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

Time: 7:30-10:00

Price: $7

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

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

Web: www.lcfd.org/bgfe

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

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

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

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Cambridge, MA: MIT Israeli Dance

— Sponsored by: MIT Folk Dance Club

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

Time: 8:00 - 11:00 pm

Price: $1 suggested donation

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

Web: mit.edu/fdc

Generic Schedule: Every Wednesday (year round)

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Arlington Heights, MA: Experienced International Dance

— Sponsored by: Folk Arts Center of New England

— Experienced-level teaching and request dancing.

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

Time: 8-10:45

Price: $9

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

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

Generic Schedule: Every Thursday (year round)

This date (May 14, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Darlington, MD: Almost Heaven Dance Weekend (28 th annual)

Multi-day event: Thursday, May 14, 2015 — Sunday, May 17, 2015

— Sponsored by: Almost Heaven Dance Weekend, LLC

Description: Tractor Family & Taki Masuko, Swallowtail, Play With Swallowtail Orchestra, late night Techno Contra (dJ Improper). Contras called by Nils Fredland, George Marshall, Tim Van Egmond. Gaye Fifer teaches Dutch Crossing. All ages welcome. 3 nights and 3 days of dancing, jamming, singing, and children’s program. Rural environment on the Susquehanna River. Workshops include Play With Swallowtail, clogging, Swing, Waltz, Tango, Salty Dog, more. Comfortable lodging and meals included.

Dance styles include: Contra Swing Tango Waltz Dance

Note: Advance registration required. Beginners welcome. If space is available, we will open the Saturday night Flamingo Ball to walk-in dancers.

Venue: Camp Ramblewood: 2564 Silver Road get a map

Price: $275, ages 22+, $180, ages 13-21

For more information: (240) 304-9468; (Email): de("A.H.DanceCamp", "com", "gmail");

Web: sites.google.com/site/ahsince1988

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

— Sponsored by: folk dancers of cape cod

— International Folk Dancing by Request

Venue: Masjah Center: 181 Rte 137 get a map

Time: 7pm to 9pm

Price: $5

— Note: formerly known as Wellfleet Folkdancers

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

Web: folkdancersofcapecod.weebly.com

Generic Schedule: Every Sunday (year round)

This date (May 14, 2015 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Montreal, QC: Festival La Grande Rencontre (23 rd annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Thursday, May 14, 2015 — Sunday, May 17, 2015

— Sponsored by: Spdtq

Description: traditionnal quebecois/irish dance evening on the saturday evening.

Dance styles include: Contra Square Dance

Venue: École des arts de la Veillée: 911 Jean-Talon East get a map

Price: $22

For more information: (514) 273-0880; (Email): de("info", "org", "espacetrad");

Web: www.espacetrad.org

(This event (festival #1347) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2015)

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Friday, May 15, 2015

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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Bangor, ME: Bangor Contra Dance

Venue: UUSB: 120 Park St. get a map

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

Price: $8/person, $20/family

For more information: (207) 941-9727; (Email): de("info", "org", "bangorcontra");

Web: bangorcontra.org

Generic Schedule: third Fridays (year round)

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Boulder (in Gold Hill 12 mile west of Boulder), CO: Moonfest - Spring (36 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, May 15, 2015 — Sunday, May 17, 2015

Description: Music Festival weekend with dancing, jamming and singing. Three featured contra dances and a special dance (which means it changes - waltz, Cajun, swing, ...) and workshops. a community weekend (even if your not local). Children are welcomed with a fun Kid’s Coop filled with activities. All participants help keep cost down by doing a chore (most are in the kitchen).

Dance styles include: Contra Swing Waltz Dance

Note: Advanced registration required, no pets allowed.

Venue: Colorado Mountain Ranch: 10063 Gold Hill Rd get a map

Price: $100

For more information: (303) 786-8502; (Email): de("chuck", "com", "river");

Web: www.boulderdance.org/moonfestival

(This event (festival #418) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2015)

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