The Dance Gypsy presents

Folk, contra and traditional dance festivals and other events

(between July 23, 2017  and  July 23, 2018)

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This (optional) map includes “clickable” links to the confirmed events. Clicking on a “dancer pin” takes you to the details for that event. All events (confirmed or unconfirmed) matching your description are included (in chronological order) below the map. You may click on a marker or scroll down to those listings without waiting for the map to complete. The back arrow will bring you back to the map.

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

Friday, August 11, 2017

San Francisco, CA: Balance the Bay (10 th annual)

Multi-day event: Friday, August 11, 2017 — Sunday, August 13, 2017

— Sponsored by: Bay Area Country Dance Society

Featuring: ~ Adam Broome ~ Andrew Vannorstrand ~ Great Bear ~ Jaige Trudel ~ Kim Yerton ~ Maivish ~ Matthew Olwell ~ Noah Vannorstrand

Description: Urban contra weekend in San Francisco featuring Great Bear (6) & Maivish, with callers Sara VanNorstrand and Luke Donforth. Cool weather, hot dancing!

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: Advanced registration required: Registration opens March 15, 2017

Venue: Janet Pomeroy Center: 207 Skyline Boulevard get a map

Price: $See web site

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

Web: www.bacds.org/btb

(This event (festival #2117) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Dodgeville, WI: Squirrel Moon Contra and Square Dance Weekend (26 th annual)

Multi-day event: Friday, September 15, 2017 — Sunday, September 17, 2017

Description: The contra dance weekend takes place in the lovely Farwell Hall at Folklore Village, located in the country just 45 minutes from Madison, Wisconsin. Tenting and bunkhouses are on-site, and there are several motels within a short drive. See our website to register.

Dance styles include: Contra Square Dance

Note: The Dance Gypsy map mislocates Folklore Village; use the street address (3210 County Road BB).

Venue: Folklore Village: 3210 County Road BB get a map

Price: $90 (before Aug 30)

For more information: (608) 259-1812; (Email): de('SquirrelMoonReg', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: www.squirrelmoon.org

(This event (festival #189) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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Friday, September 22, 2017

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

Multi-day event: Friday, September 22, 2017 — Sunday, September 24, 2017

— Sponsored by: DanceFlurry Org, Inc

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

Dance styles include: Contra English Scandinavian Square Otherstyle Folk Dance

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

Venue: Silver Bay YMCA Camp get a map

Price: $326+

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

Web: www.danceflurry.org/events_adirondack.phpl

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

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Brigham City, UT (United States): Wasatch Wiggle Dance Weekend (annual)

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

— Sponsored by: Wasatch Contras

Featuring: Audrey Knuth ~ Glen Loper ~ Larry Unger ~ Latter Day Lizards ~ Maggie Jo Saylor ~ Wendy Graham

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: Pre-pay required; walk-ins will not be admitted.

Venue: Academy Conference Center: 58 North Main Street get a map

Price: $125 ($150 after 9/1/17)

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

Web: www.wasatchwiggle.org

(This event (festival #963) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Decatur, GA: Atlanta Dance Weekend (41 st annual)

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

— Sponsored by: Chattahoochee Country Dancers

Description: Atlanta’s 41st annual contra dance weekend will feature Latter Day Lizards, Nova, Seth Tepfer and Will Mentor, plus much, much more (to be updated as plans evolve). Registration will open summer 2017.

Dance styles include: Contra Waltz Dance

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

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

Price: $To Be Announced

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

Web: www.contradance.org/html/weekend/index.php

(This event (festival #2111) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Lawrence, KS: Pilgrim’s Progression Dance Weekend (23 rd annual)

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

— Sponsored by: Lawrence Barn Dance Association

Description: Come contra dance to the calling of Beth Molaro and music by Mean Lids: a contra dance weekend lovingly brought to you by the Lawrence Barn Dance Association.

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: Advanced registration will be available.

Venue: Woodlawn School: 508 Elm Street get a map

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

Web: www.lawrencebarndance.org

(This event (festival #2129) 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

For more information:

Date for 2018: Monday, January 1

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

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