The Dance Gypsy presents

Folk, contra and traditional dance festivals and other events

(between December 18, 2017  and  December 18, 2018)

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Understanding the Listings

Gray vs Black? Some listings appear in gray text. This is an intended difference. Gray events are not quite as important as black events. Gray events may be unconfirmed, cross-references or cancelled.

Unconfirmed: A “confirmed” event has in some way been confirmed. We don’t demand a lot for confirmation, but some sort of communication that says to us "yes, that event is taking place on that date!” This is strionger than “Well, there usually are (or used to be) events on that day.”

Cross reference: When a series moves temporarily (perhapsd their regular hall is closed), there is a cross refernce, helping find the actual listing for the day.”

Cancelled: A “cancelled event” appears in places where a dancer might reasonably expect a dance — but there is none. e.g. no dance on a holiday, summer vacation or there conflict". These listings are “lined-out”

The Map: Although the events are listed by date, the map above can be used to identify events by location. When you point at the push pin, the event name appears. Click on the pin and the window will scroll to the speciifc event

Monday, December 25, 2017

Melrose, MA: (duplicate Of) Annual Christmas Concert and Dance (34 th annual)

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

Dance styles include: Contra English Family Scandinavian Square Folk Dance

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

Time: 7:00-10:00

Price: $Suggested donation 6

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


Date for 2017: Monday, December 25

(This event (festival #2143) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Norwich, VT: New Year’s Eve Ball and Contradance (annual)

— Sponsored by: Muskeg Music

Description: What better way to celebrate the start of a fresh year than by contradancing to live music, under the guidance of iconic New England caller Tony Parkes? Come to Tracy Hall in Norwich on Sunday, December 31.  Dress in your favorite celebratory dance clothes to step and swirl to live music by talented local band ”Cuckoo’s Nest”. Tony Parkes  will coach and call.  Everyone is welcome – no partner or experience necessary.  Regular dance starts at 8 - but newcomers may arrive at 7:45 for a walk-through.  Anticipate a special celebration at midnight! Please bring clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing, to preserve the well-finished floor.    Admission $10, students $6; under 16 free!  Event is sponsored by Muskeg Music; more info at  Pot-luck snacks at the break – please bring finger food to share!  

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: Wear soft-soled shoes for dancing, to preserve the well-finished floor.

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

Time: 8pm - 11:59 Pm

Price: $15 (students $9; under 16 free - extra donations welcome

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


Date for 2017: Sunday, December 31

(This event (festival #2148) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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Pine Knoll Shores, NC (United States): Bogue Banks Boogie (20 th annual)

Multi-day event: Sunday, December 31, 2017 — Monday, January 1, 2018

— Sponsored by: Triangle Contra Dancers

Featuring: David Digiuseppe ~ Hot Under the Caller ~ Jesse Edgerton ~ Roger Gold ~ Ted Ehrhard

Description: Traditional Contras. David DiGiuseppe (Accordion), Ted Ehrhard (fiddle), Roger Gold (Guitar) Jesse Edgerton, Caller

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Trinity Center: 618 Salter Path Road get a map

Price: $Variable. Full plan $140/person

For more information: (919) 904-9132; (Email): de('steveb919', 'net', 'earthlink');


(This event (festival #2147) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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Tamworth, NH (United States): Tamworth Contradance

— Sponsored by: Tamworth Outing Club

Featuring: Dudley Laufman ~ Eric Rollnick

Description: Family-friendly contra and square dance called by Eric Rollnick & Dudley Laufman. All dances taught and walked through.

Dance styles include: Contra Family Square Dance

Venue: Tamworth Town House: 27 Cleveland Hill Road get a map

Time: 8:00-11:30

Price: $7 ($3 children under 13)

For more information: (603) 323-7001; (Email): de('s.perry', 'com', 'steepleviewcabinetry');


Date for 2017: Sunday, December 31

(This event (festival #2145) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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Monday, January 1, 2018

Brattleboro, VT: Immaginary (unconfirmed)

Venue: American Legion Post #5: 32 Linden Street get a map

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Date for 2018: Monday, January 1

(This event (festival #2079) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2018)

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Friday, January 26, 2018

Bozeman, MT (United States): Wintergreen Dance Weekend (17 th annual)

Multi-day event: Friday, January 26, 2018 — Sunday, January 28, 2018

— Sponsored by: Bozeman Folklore Society

Description: Come dance the winter cold away in historic downtown Bozeman, Montana! On-line registration available.

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: Please no scents or perfume, not gender-balanced.

Venue: Bozeman Senior Center: 807 North Tracy Avenue get a map

Price: $95 until Oct.21st, thereafter membership dependent.

For more information: (406) 209-0593; (Email): de('wintergreen', 'org', 'bozemanfolklore');


(This event (festival #2140) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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Friday, March 2, 2018

Cape Girardeau, MO: (duplicate Of) Chance Dance (9 th annual)

Multi-day event: Friday, March 2, 2018 — Sunday, March 4, 2018

— Sponsored by: Cape Friends of Traditional Music and Dance

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

Dance styles include: Contra Square Swing Waltz Dance

Note: No Restrictions

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

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

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


(This event (festival #2138) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Wasilla, AK: (duplicate Of) Dancing Bears Dance Camp (37 th annual)

Multi-day event: Friday, May 25, 2018 — Monday, May 28, 2018

— Sponsored by: The Dancing Bears

Featuring: ~ Bethany Waickland ~ Brian Demarcus ~ Buster ~ Carol Ormand ~ Carter Bancroft ~ Dave Langford ~ David Millstone ~ Garren Volper ~ Glen Loper ~ Jay Marvin ~ Scotty Meyer ~ Stomp Rocket

Description: An annual 3+ day dance camp featuring contra and square dancing as well as a variety of other dance and music workshops. Located at beautiful Kings Lake Camp near Anchorage, Alaska.

Dance styles include: Contra Square Otherstyle Dance

Note: Advanced registration is required. See our website ( for details.

Venue: King’s Lake Camp get a map

Price: $275 before May 1; $295 after May 1

For more information: (907) 223-2327; (Email): de('barbara', 'com', 'alaskabike');


(This event (festival #2149) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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