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Folk, contra and traditional dance festivals and other events

(between October 22, 2014  and  October 22, 2015)

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Cape Town, (South Africa): International Oriental Dance Festival (9 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Thursday, October 23, 2014 — Sunday, October 26, 2014

Venue: Location TBA

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

Web: www.iodfcapetown.com

(This event (festival #1348) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2014)

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Ann Arbor, MI: Tree Town Stomp (2 nd annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, October 24, 2014 — Sunday, October 26, 2014

— Sponsored by: Aactmad

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

Dance styles include: Contra Waltz Dance

Venue: Concourse Hall: 4531 Concourse Drive get a map

Price: $80, student $60

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

Web: aactmad.org/tts

(This event (festival #1867) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2014)

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Charlottesville, VA: Charlottesville Fall Dance Festival (38 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, October 24, 2014 — Sunday, October 26, 2014

Description: Primarily a contra dance event, there are also a number of workshops for dancers and musicians offered on Saturday.

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

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

Venue: Walker Middle School get a map

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

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

Web: www.contracorners.com

(This event (festival #250) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2014)

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Indianapolis, IN (United States): Gypsy Moon Ball (33 rd annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, October 24, 2014 — Sunday, October 26, 2014

— Sponsored by: Indy Contra

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

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: CARRY in soft soled shoes!

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

Price: $~75

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

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

(This event (festival #687) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2014)

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Malibu, CA: Camp Hess Kramer Institute Weekend (30 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, October 24, 2014 — Sunday, October 26, 2014

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

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

Dance styles include: Balkan Folk Dance

Venue: Camp Hess Kramer get a map

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

Web: us.geocities.com/FDFedSouthInc

(This event (festival #855) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2014)

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

Multi-day event: Friday, October 24, 2014 — Sunday, October 26, 2014

Description: A no-frills, all-thrills contradance weekend.

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

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

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

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

Web: www.dancingfool.net

(This event (festival #1718) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2014)

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Sebring, FL: Sharpes Assembly (annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, October 24, 2014 — Sunday, October 26, 2014

Dance styles include: English Dance

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

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

(This event (festival #1638) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2014)

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Thurmont, MD: Catoctin Mountain Fall Weekend (23 rd annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, October 24, 2014 — Sunday, October 26, 2014

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

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

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

Web: www.bfms.org

(This event (festival #825) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2014)

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Concord, MA: Fall Favorites (22 nd annual) (unconfirmed)

Description: English Country Dance -- Vote for 5 of your favorite dances.

Dance styles include: English Dance

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

Price: $12/10 advance; $15/12 at door; $8 under 25

For more information: (781) 591-2372; (Email): de("edc", "org", "cds-boston");

Web: www.cds-boston.org

Date for 2014: Saturday, October 25

(This event (festival #251) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2014)

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Lawrenceville, NJ: Rum and Onions XXXIII (35 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Princeton Country Dancers

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

Dance styles include: Contra Family Square Dance

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

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

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

For more information: (908) 359-4837;

Web: www.princetoncountrydancers.org

Date for 2014: Saturday, October 25

(This event (festival #1704) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2014)

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Lawrenceville, NJ: Rum and Onions XXXIV (35 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Princeton Country Dancers

Description: Contra Dance with Pot Luck Dinner and Halloween Costume Grand March. There will be dance instruction for beginners at 2:30pm and 7:00pm, 1/2 hour before the start of the dance. Calling by Will Mentor.

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

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

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

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

For more information: (908) 359-4837; (Email): de("rum_and_onions", "com", "yahoo");

Web: www.princetoncountrydancers.org

Date for 2014: Saturday, October 25

(This event (festival #255) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2014)

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Webster, NY: Masquerade Ball (6 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Country Dancers of Rochester

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

Dance styles include: English Dance

Note: Advance registration suggested - see website

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

Price: $25

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

Web: www.CDRochester.com

Date for 2014: Saturday, October 25

(This event (festival #1404) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2014)

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

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

Multi-day event: Sunday, October 26, 2014 — Sunday, November 2, 2014

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

Price: $440

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

Web: augustaheritagecenter.org

(This event (festival #546) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2014)

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Manchester, NH: Halloween Costume Dance Party (annual)

— Sponsored by: Queen City Ballroom

Description: Wear your best costume or come in street clothes, Pre-dance lesson for advanced beginner level and above at 5:00 pm. It’s a potluck, so bring some tasty finger food or a dessert to share. Small prizes for best costumes in a variety of categories. It’s a fun night of dancing to a great mix of music. Singles and couples of all dance levels welcome.

Dance styles include: Ballroom Dance

Venue: Queen City Ballroom Dance Studio: 21 Dow St — second floor above the Sanel Company get a map

Time: 5:00 - 9:00 Pm

Price: $10.00 per person includes both lesson and party; free with QCB October membership

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

Web: www.queencityballroomnh.com

Date for 2014: Sunday, October 26

(This event (festival #1406) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Austin, TX: Fire Ant Frolic 2013 (18 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, October 31, 2014 — Sunday, November 2, 2014

— Sponsored by: Taada

Description: Fire Ant Frolic 2013 is pleased to feature Diane Silver calling to the music of ”Contrazz”. We will also enjoy dancing to the music of 2013 Catapult talent ”Ladies at Play”. Our dance venue is the Grand Ballroom of “The Mansion”, the largest of its kind in central Texas. the polished oak floor spans over four thousand square feet (two average houses could fit inside!) and the ceiling soars to thirty feet. Come join us in Texas this November!

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: Register online at: www.fireantfrolic.com

Venue: Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs (Grand Ballroom) : 2312 San Gabriel St. get a map

Price: $Early Registration: $95 on or before October 1, 2013

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

Web: www.fireantfrolic.com

(This event (festival #547) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2014)

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Nashville, TN: Autumn Leaves International Dance Workshop (31 st annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, October 31, 2014 — Sunday, November 2, 2014

— Sponsored by: Nashville International Folk Dance

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

Dance styles include: Balkan International Folk Dance

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

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

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

Web: www.nifddance.com

(This event (festival #659) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2014)

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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Grass Valley, CA: Fall Has Sprung 12-hour Contravaganza (17 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Foothill Country Dancers

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

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

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

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

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

Web: www.foothilldancers.org

Date for 2014: Saturday, November 1

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Luray, VA (United States): Luray Contra Dance (4 th annual) (unconfirmed)

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

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

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

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

Price: $20

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

Date for 2014: Saturday, November 1

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Saratoga Springs, NY: Victorian Ball (19 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Victorian Social Club

Dance styles include: Vintage Dance

Note: Formal, Civil war or Victorian dress requested.

Venue: Canfireld Casino get a map

Price: $60 ($75 at door)

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

Date for 2014: Saturday, November 1

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Friday, November 7, 2014

Decatur, GA: Atlanta Dance Weekend (39 th annual)

Multi-day event: Friday, November 7, 2014 — Sunday, November 9, 2014

— Sponsored by: Chattahoochee Country Dancers

Description: Save the date for Atlanta’s 39th annual contra dance weekend with Elixir and Uncle Farmer, callers Nils Fredland and Luke Donforth, and much more! Check back for more information.

Dance styles include: Contra English Waltz Otherstyle 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: $75 Early Reg. until 10/17; $85 Late Reg until 11/3; $90 at door

For more information: (Email): de("ccwr2r", "com", "gmail");

Web: www.ContraDance.org

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Eugene, OR (United States): DANCEABLE FEAST (13 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, November 7, 2014 — Sunday, November 9, 2014

— Sponsored by: Danceable Feast

Description: Contra dance with Wild Asparagus and George Marshall, caller. Swing dance with Porkpie Quartet, led by Pete Petersen. Swing instruction by Anna Blair. Gourmet food prepared by chef Annie Johnston.

Dance styles include: Contra Swing Dance

Venue: Sky Camp get a map

Price: $210 for adults 30 and over until 6/30, $175 for ages 16-29

For more information: (Email): de("dholland", "com", "beauchocolat");

Web: www.danceablefeast.org

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Kresgeville, PA: Head For the Hills (29 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, November 7, 2014 — Sunday, November 9, 2014

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

Dance styles include: Contra English Dance

Venue: Camp Harlam get a map

Price: $170

For more information: (609) 688-0366;

Web: head-for-the-hills.com

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Morrilton (Petit Jean State Park), AR: Petit Jean Dance Weekend (21 st annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, November 7, 2014 — Sunday, November 9, 2014

— Sponsored by: Arkansas Country Dance Society

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

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

Note: soft soled shoes

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

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

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

Web: arkansascountrydance.org

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

Multi-day event: Friday, November 7, 2014 — Sunday, November 9, 2014

— Sponsored by: Tucson Friends of Traditional Music

Description: This year we are pleased to have a Rodney Miller band - the Stringrays! Contra dancing, music,dancing and song workshops. Price includes all dances and workshops, rustic lodging for two nights and six meals. Online registration begins June 1.

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Triangle Y Ranch Camp get a map

Price: $200

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

Web: www.tftm.org

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

Multi-day event: Friday, November 7, 2014 — Sunday, November 9, 2014

Description: Contra and Squares

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

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

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

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

Web: www.pittsburghcontra.org

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

Multi-day event: Friday, November 7, 2014 — Sunday, November 9, 2014

Venue: Fillmore get a map

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

Web: www.sfaddf.org

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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Binghamton, NY: Kindred Spirits (10 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Binghamton Community Dance

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

Dance styles include: Contra English Dance

Note: Clean shoes to keep our good floor good.

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

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

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

Web: www.binghamtondance.org/kindred.htm

Date for 2014: Saturday, November 8

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Palo Alto, CA: Contra College (5 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Saturday, November 8, 2014 — Sunday, November 9, 2014

— Sponsored by: Bacds

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

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

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

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

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

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

Web: www.bacds.org/camps/cc2013

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Patterson, NY (United States): Swing N’ Patterson (5 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: The Duffle Bag

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

Dance styles include: Swing Dance

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

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

Web: thedufflebaginc.com/swingdance.htm

Date for 2014: Saturday, November 8

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Spokane, WA: Fall Folk Festival (19 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Saturday, November 8, 2014 — Sunday, November 9, 2014

Description: Dance, music, activitoes and crafts

Dance styles include: Contra English Dance

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

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

Web: spokanefolkfestival.org

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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Greenfield, MA: Fall Frolic (19 th annual)

— Sponsored by: Friends of Greenfield Dance

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

Dance styles include: Contra Square Waltz Dance

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

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

Time: 2:00-10:00 pm

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

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

Web: www.friendsofgreenfielddance.org

Date for 2014: Sunday, November 9

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

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

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

Dance styles include: English Dance

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

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

Time: 1:30-4:30 pm

Price: $15

For more information:

Web: www.amherstECD.org

Date for 2014: Sunday, November 9

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Friday, November 14, 2014

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

Multi-day event: Friday, November 14, 2014 — Sunday, November 16, 2014

— Sponsored by: Country Dance and Song Society

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

Dance styles include: Square Dance

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

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

Price: $180

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

Web: www.folkschool.org

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Quaker Meeting House Jaffrey, NH: Family Contra Dance Jaffrey NH (6 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Monadnock Quaker Meeting

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

Dance styles include: Contra Family Dance

Note: Inside shoes please.

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

Price: $5 - $10 donation

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

Web: www.monadnockfriends.org

Date for 2014: Friday, November 14

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Lawrence, KS: Pilgrim’s Progression Dance Weekend (20 th annual)

Multi-day event: Friday, November 14, 2014 — Sunday, November 16, 2014

— Sponsored by: Lawrence Barn Dance Association

Featuring: Perpetual e-Motion ~ Will Mentor

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

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: No advanced registration.

Venue: Woodlawn School: 508 Elm Street get a map

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

Web: www.lawrencebarndance.org

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Poughkeepsie (Poughkeepsie), NY: HVCD Annual Contra Dance Holiday Party (5 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Hudson Valley Community Dances

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: All children must be supervised by an adult.

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

Price: $8 to $20

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

Web: www.hudsonvalleydance.org

Date for 2014: Saturday, November 15

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Brattleboro, VT: Brattleboro Playford Ball (36 th annual) (unconfirmed)

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

Dance styles include: English Dance

Note: Advance registration necessary

Venue: Oak Grove School get a map

Price: $30

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

Date for 2014: Saturday, November 22

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Peterborough, NH: Thanksgiving Eve Work Up an Appetite Dance (28 th annual)

— Sponsored by: Monadnock Folklore Society

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

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

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

Time: 8-11:30

Price: $10

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

Web: www.monadnockfolk.org

Date for 2014: Wednesday, November 26

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Bruceville, TX: Texas Camp (67 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Thursday, November 27, 2014 — Sunday, November 30, 2014

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

Dance styles include: International Folk Dance

Note: Advance registration required.

Venue: Greene Family Camp get a map

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

Web: www.tifd.org

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

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

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

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

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

Date for 2014: Thursday, November 27

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Watertown, MA: Thanksgiving Dance (36 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Description: a spectacular evening of contradances

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

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

Price: $6

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

Web: mysite.verizon.net/manystrings6

Date for 2014: Thursday, November 27

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Bethlehem, PA: ContraCopia Friday (13 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: www.valleycontradance.org

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

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

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

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

Price: $22

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

Web: www.valleycontradance.org

Date for 2014: Friday, November 28

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

Multi-day event: Friday, November 28, 2014 — Saturday, November 29, 2014

— Sponsored by: Chicago Barn Dance Company

Description: Open calling, Open bands

Dance styles include: Contra Square Dance

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

Price: $40

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

Web: breakingupthanksgiving.com

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Elk Park, NC: Turkey Twirl (5 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, November 28, 2014 — Sunday, November 30, 2014

— Sponsored by: Appalachian Folk School

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

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

Price: $70

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

Web: www.warrendoyle.com

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Rochester, NY: Thanksgiving Dance Weekend (31 st annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, November 28, 2014 — Saturday, November 29, 2014

— Sponsored by: Country Dancers of Rochester

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

Dance styles include: Contra English Square Waltz Dance

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

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

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

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

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San Francisco, CA: Kolo Festival (63 rd annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, November 28, 2014 — Saturday, November 29, 2014

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

Dance styles include: Balkan Folk Dance

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

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

Web: balkantunes.org/kolofestival

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West Hartford Town Hall, CT: Post-thanksgiving Contra With Wild Asparagus (21 st annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Hartford Community Dance

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

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: Children must be able to dance on their own

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

Price: $15

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

Web: www.hcdance.org

Date for 2014: Friday, November 28

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West Hartford Town Hall, CT: Post-Thanksgiving Contra with Wild Asparagus (16 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Hartford Community Dance

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

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

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

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

Price: $15

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

Web: www.hcdance.org

Date for 2014: Friday, November 28

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Philadelphia, PA: ContraCopia Saturday Dance O Plenty (4 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Patmad

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

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

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

Price: $30

For more information:

Web: www.strutyourstuffing.org

Date for 2014: Saturday, November 29

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

Description: includes afternoon of challenging contras

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

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

Price: $12

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

Web: www.roundhill.net

Date for 2014: Saturday, November 29

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Sunday, November 30, 2014

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

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

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

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: All are welcome.

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

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

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

Web: www.deffa.org/funraiser.php

Date for 2014: Sunday, November 30

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North Yarmouth, ME: Deffa Fun Raiser (9 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Deffa

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

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

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

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

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

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

Date for 2014: Sunday, November 30

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Friday, December 5, 2014

Essex Junction, VT: Vermont International Festival (22 nd annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, December 5, 2014 — Sunday, December 7, 2014

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

Dance styles include: International Folk Dance

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

Price: $5

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

Web: www.vermontinternationalfestival.com

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

Multi-day event: Friday, December 5, 2014 — Sunday, December 7, 2014

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

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

Price: $65

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

Web: www.bigscioty.com/warmup.html

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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Oakland, CA: No Snow Ball (28 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Bacds

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

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

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

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

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

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

Date for 2014: Saturday, December 6

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Albany, NY: Stockade Assembly

— Sponsored by: DanceFlurry Organization

Featuring: ~ Flying Romanos ~ Leader Sue Dupre ~ Sue Dupre

Description: Discounted advance registration available by December 8, 2014. Afternoon semi-formal dances held twice a year (usually December and May)

Dance styles include: English Dance

Note: Experienced only. Soft soled shoes, please.

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

Time: 2pm

Price: $30 at the door

For more information: (518) 273-5172; (Email): de("dianebell", "com", "nycap.rr");

Web: www.danceflurry.org

Date for 2014: Sunday, December 14

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Manchester, NH: Queen City Ballroom Holiday Dance Party and Showca (annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Queen City Ballroom

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

Dance styles include: Ballroom Dance

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

Price: $Tickets $12 per person if purchased by Nov 17; $16 per person by Dec 7; $20 per person at the door

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

Web: www.queencityballroomnh.com

Date for 2014: Sunday, December 14

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Aston, PA: Gilron Dance Retreat (17 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Thursday, December 18, 2014 — Sunday, December 21, 2014

Description: Israeli folk dance camp (formerly: Finally Philly)

Dance styles include: Israeli Folk Dance

Venue: get a map

For more information: (301) 762-8978; (Email): de("shmuel", "com", "capitaldance");

Web: www.capitaldance.com

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Trenton, NJ: PCD Winter Cotillion (annual) (unconfirmed)

Description: The event will begin at 5 PM with a potluck dinner by candlelight, so bring a favorite dish to share. the festivities continue at 6:30 PM with entertainment by local dance teams and carol singing. the Grand March is at 7 PM and is followed by three hours of Contra and English Country Dancing, with a break for a concert by the Cotillion singers and potluck desserts. Music will be by Hold the Mustard, which consists of Daniel Beerbohm, Barbara Greenberg, Paul Prestopino, and Kathy Talvatie, and a cavalcade of local callers will call the dances, with Sue Dupre as Mistress of Ceremonies. Festive or spiffy dress is encouraged.

Dance styles include: Contra English Dance

Note: Soft-soled shoes are recommended to protect the wood dance floor

Venue: Trinity Cathedral: 801 West State Street get a map

Price: $12 for adults and $6 for students

For more information: (Email): de("larryK", "org", "princetoncountrydancers");

Web: www.princetoncountrydancers.org

Date for 2014: Sunday, December 21

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Brookline, MA: Israeli Dance Marathon (annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Wednesday, December 24, 2014 — Thursday, December 25, 2014

Description: 10 hours of non-stop all request Israeli dancing!

Dance styles include: Israeli Folk Dance

Venue: Congregation Kehillath Israel: 384 Harvard St THIS MAP IS WRONG! get a map

Price: $10 suggested donation, children $5, students free

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

Web: www.bostoncentral.com/events/dance/p23404.php

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Manchester, NH: Queen City Ballroom Christmas Eve Open House (5 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Queen City Ballroom

Description: Savor a sweet treat and some hot mulled cider, while dancing to holiday tunes. Singles and couples of all levels welcome. Beginners welcome. Bring friends and family.

Dance styles include: Ballroom Dance

Venue: Queen City Ballroom Dance Studio: 21 Dow St — second floor above the Sanel Company get a map

Price: $free

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

Web: www.queencityballroomnh.com

Date for 2014: Wednesday, December 24

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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Fort Lauderdale, FL: New Year’s Bash (24 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Thursday, December 25, 2014 — Saturday, December 27, 2014

Description: Six meals including Gala New Year's Eve Banquet Dinner Pre-New Year's Cocktail Party and special Midnight Dessert. Daily Line and Folk Dancing, Evening Dance Parties, plus much more

Venue: Sunrise Hilton Hotel get a map

Price: $419

For more information: 561.901.1200; (Email): de("dancewithira", "net", "comcast");

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Melrose, MA: Christmas English and Contradance and Concert (31 st annual) (unconfirmed)

Description: Concert at 7 then old favorite English Country and Contradances; “Chestnuts” are the fare for the evening including Playford dances, Simple Gifts, Lady Walpole’s Reel, Rory O’More, couples dances and many more, all hosted by the family ensemble with Recorders, Fiddles, Viola, Cello, Piano, and Harp!

Dance styles include: Contra English Dance

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

Price: $Suggested donation 6

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

Web: www.manystrings6.com/dance

Date for 2014: Thursday, December 25

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Nelson, NH: Nelson Christmas Dance and Dessert Potluck (14 th annual)

— Sponsored by: Monadnock Folklore Society

Description: Contra dance and dessert potluck

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

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

Time: 8:00-10:00 Pm

Price: $free

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

Web: www.monadnockfolk.org

Date for 2014: Thursday, December 25

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Friday, December 26, 2014

Berea, KY: Christmas Country Dance School (annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, December 26, 2014 — Thursday, January 1, 2015

Description: dance leadership course for adults

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Berea College get a map

Price: $200

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

Web: www.berea.edu/peh/dance

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Brasstown, NC: Winter Dance Week (38 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, December 26, 2014 — Thursday, January 1, 2015

— Sponsored by: John C. Campbell Folk School

Description: Contras, squares, English dancing, couple dances, rapper sword, morris, singing, jam sessions, a gala New Year’s Eve Dance and more.

Dance styles include: Contra English Waltz Dance

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

Price: $300 (after Nov. 1: $360)

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

Web: www.folkschool.org

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Morgantown, WV: Contradancers Delight Holiday (12 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, December 26, 2014 — Wednesday, December 31, 2014

— Sponsored by: ContraBlossom

Description: “hot” dancing to wonderful music and calling; workshops; concerts. Resort amenities with knee-friendly floor and flexible, affordable rates.

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Lakeview Resort get a map

Price: $300-500

For more information: (423) 341-1843; (Email): de("warrendance", "com", "gmail");

Web: www.warrendoyle.com

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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Nelson, NH: Nelson Solstice Celebration (annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Monadnock Folklore Society

Description: Concert and dance with other “seasonal activities,” potluck refreshments.

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

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

Price: $5

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

Web: www.monadnockfolk.org

Date for 2014: Saturday, December 27

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Roanoke, WV: Terpsichore’s Holiday (annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Saturday, December 27, 2014 — Thursday, January 1, 2015

— Sponsored by: Lloyd Shaw Foundation

Description: Contras, English Country, Squares, Rapper, Singing. Kids’ programs (dance, song, nature, storytelling, arts and crafts, longsword). Nightly contras.

Dance styles include: Contra English Family Dance

Venue: Stonewall Resort: Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park get a map

For more information: (412) 731-3436; (Email): de("GayeFifer", "com", "gmail");

Web: www.danceholiday.net

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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Dodgeville, WI: Festival Of Christmas and Mid-winter (67 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Sunday, December 28, 2014 — Thursday, January 1, 2015

Description: Seasonal and cultural celebrations and traditions from around the world, with folk and ethnic dancing, crafts, music, storytelling, culture sessions, fantastic foods, and many other activities!

Dance styles include: Scandinavian Folk Dance

Note: Pre Registration is required

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

Price: $220

For more information: (608) 924-4000; (Email): de("staff", "org", "folklorevillage");

Web: www.folklorevillage.org

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Kingston, OK: Fiddler’s Dream Music and Dance Camp (15 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Sunday, December 28, 2014 — Wednesday, December 31, 2014

— Sponsored by: North Texas Traditional Dance Society

Description: This all-volunteer event is a 3-day/3-night weekend for callers, dancers and musicians to enjoy each other’s talents and company and get away from it all. the focus is contra dance and related music.

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: Pre-registration required, maximum 150 capacity

Venue: Cross Point Methodist Camp: 7310 Rock Creek Road get a map

Price: $140 (children half price)

For more information: (214) 828-9591; (Email): de("info", "org", "nttds");

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Olivebridge, NY: Ashokan New Year’s Dance Fest (annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Monday, December 29, 2014 — Thursday, January 1, 2015

Description: Jay & Molly & Swingology, Jesse Lege & Bayou Brew, Tunescape, Cindy Overstreet, John Krumm, Vikki Armstrong, Erica Weiss with music & dance classes, workshops, dance parties, jam sessions, song swaps, delicious food, sauna, & more in a secluded camp in the Catskill Mountains.

Dance styles include: Cajun Contra Swing Dance

Note: Advanced registration required.

Venue: Ashokan Center: 477 Beaverkill Road get a map

Price: $495

For more information: (845) 246-2121; (Email): de("ashokan", "com", "aol");

Web: www.ashokan.org/ashokan/campnyrs.shtml

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Vashon Island, WA: Northwest New Year’s Camp Bash on Vashon (20 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Monday, December 29, 2014 — Thursday, January 1, 2015

Description: On Puget Sound; for all ages and experience levels. All events are led by campers. Music, dancing, crafts, nature, games, fun.

Dance styles include: Contra English Square Swing Multiple_style Dance

Venue: Camp Sealth get a map

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

Web: www.bashonvashon.org

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Belmont, MA: FAC New Year’s Eve Party (annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 — Thursday, January 1, 2015

— Sponsored by: Folk Arts Center of New England

Description: Festive attire is encouraged. Refreshments and midnight toast included.

Dance styles include: International Folk Dance

Venue: Payson Park Church (Parish Hall) : 365 Belmont Street get a map

Price: $20

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

Web: www.facone.org

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Charleston, WV: Good Riddance (4 th annual)

— Sponsored by: Footmad

Featuring: ~ Friends ~ Joe Dobbs ~ Warren Doyle

Description: A New Year’s Eve contra dance celebration.

Dance styles include: Contra Square Dance

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

Time: 8 pm

Price: $Tbd

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

Web: www.footmad.org

Date for 2014: Wednesday, December 31

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Atlanta, GA: New Year’s Eve Contra Dance (annual) (unconfirmed)

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

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

Price: $15

For more information: (Email): de("coopermarjorie", "net", "bellsouth");

Web: www.ContraDance.org

Date for 2014: Wednesday, December 31

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Concord, MA: New Years Eve Dance at the Concord Scout House (annual) (unconfirmed)

Description: A festive New Year’s Eve Dance with Contra dances, Squares, and couple dances. (Contributions of desserts and other munchies for the 10:30 PM break are most welcome.)

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

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

Price: $15

For more information: (617) 547-7781; (Email): de("Walter_Lenk", "net", "Comcast");

Web: www.configular.com/dance/nyeve

Date for 2014: Wednesday, December 31

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Greenfield, MA: New Year’s Eve in Greenfield (annual) (unconfirmed)

Description: An evening of dance appropriate to the evening

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

For more information:

Web: www.guidingstargrange.org

Date for 2014: Wednesday, December 31

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Manchester, NH: “New Year’s Eve” Ballroom Dance Party! (annual) (unconfirmed)

Description: Semi-formal. Singles and couples of all dance levels welcome. Fine recorded mix of ballroom, Latin, and swing music. Mixers. Door prizes, hats, noisemakers, hot and cold buffet style Hors D’oeuvres and decadent desserts. Champagne or sparkling cider toast at midnight, followed by pastries and coffee.

Dance styles include: Ballroom Dance

Venue: Queen City Ballroom Dance Studio: 21 Dow St — second floor above the Sanel Company get a map

Price: $25.00 per person if purchased by November 24th; $30.00 per person from November 25th until sold out

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

Web: www.queencityballroomnh.com

Date for 2014: Wednesday, December 31

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Montpelier, VT: First Night Montpelier Community Dance (annual) (unconfirmed)

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Union School Auditorium: School St. get a map

Price: $10

For more information: (802) 229-9408;

Web: www.onionriverarts.org/welcome.shtml

Date for 2014: Wednesday, December 31

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Nelson, NH: Nelson New Year’s Celebration (15 th annual)

— Sponsored by: Friends of the New Years Eve Dance

Description: Potluck dinner and contra dance

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

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

Time: potluck; 7:00; dance: 8-11:00

Price: $5 (suggested donation)

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

Date for 2014: Wednesday, December 31

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New Britain, CT: New Year’s Eve Party (18 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Description: Ballroom dance

Dance styles include: Ballroom Dance

Venue: Foundation of Special Care: 1849 Corbin Ave. — Corner of Osgood Ave. get a map

Price: $45

For more information: (Email): de("rcote", "net", "ntplx");

Date for 2014: Wednesday, December 31

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North Yarmouth, ME: New Year’s Extravaganza Dance (17 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Southern Maine Folk Association

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

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

Price: $12

For more information: (207) 865-9014;

Date for 2014: Wednesday, December 31

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Norwich, VT: Norwich New Year’s Eve Dance (annual) (unconfirmed)

Description: New Year’s Eve Contradance, potluck refreshments, singing at midnight.

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: bring soft soled shoes, potluck finger-foods for the break

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

Price: $15 (Under 16 and over 60 half-price)

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

Date for 2014: Wednesday, December 31

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Olivebridge, NY: Ashokan New Year’s Dance Eve (annual) (unconfirmed)

Description: Contras, Squares, Cajun, Lindy & East Coast Swing, Blues, Waltzes & More! (single night of longer festival)

Dance styles include: Cajun Contra Swing Dance

Venue: Ashokan Center: 477 Beaverkill Road get a map

Price: $25 Dance - $50 Dinner & Dance (reserved)

For more information: (845) 246-2121; (Email): de("office", "org", "ashokan");

Web: www.ashokan.org/ashokan/campnyrs.shtml

Date for 2014: Wednesday, December 31

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Pine Knoll Shores, NC: Bogue Banks Boogie (17 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 — Thursday, January 1, 2015

— Sponsored by: Cape Fear Contra Dancers

Description: Annual New Year’s Eve Dance at the NC coast with the Avant Gardeners band, and Diane Silver calling. Double rooms w/ private bath, 4 meals and 3 or 4 contra dances. Limited to 100 experienced dancers, gender balanced. Registration form on website in the Fall.

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: Experienced only, no young children, soft soled shoes, advanced registration required.

Venue: Trinity Center Camp and Conference Center: 618 Salter Path Road get a map

Price: $125.00 full plan/ Day plan available

For more information: (910) 270-3363; (Email): de("PhoebeH", "net", "charter");

Web: www.wilmingtoncontradance.info

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Rochester, NY: New Years Eve Contra (annual) (unconfirmed)

Description: Contra with opening concert

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Covenant United Methodist Church: 1124 Culver Rd get a map

Price: $15

For more information: (716) 425-2960; (Email): de("bookings", "org", "cdrochester");

Web: www.rochestercontra.com

Date for 2014: Wednesday, December 31

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San Diego, CA: San Diego - New Year’s Eve Contra Dance Party (annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 — Thursday, January 1, 2015

Description: Fantastic New Year’s Eve party in Southern California. We sold out in 2009. LA and out-of-town dancers look forward to this event every year. Dancers are encouraged to bring their favorite finger foods to share. Toast at midnight.

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: Beginner’s lesson at 7:30 pm.

Venue: Trinity United Methodist Church: 3030 Thorn Street get a map

Price: $25

For more information:

Web: sites.google.com/site/sandiegocontradance

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Saratoga Springs, NY: Saratoga First Night (annual) (unconfirmed)

Description: Waltz and tango evening

Dance styles include: Ballroom Tango Dance

Venue: Museum of dance get a map

Price: $10

For more information: (Email): de("david", "org", "dancemuseum");

Web: www.dancemuseum.org

Date for 2014: Wednesday, December 31

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West Hartford Town Hall, CT: New Year’s Eve Contra Dance (16 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Hartford Community Dance

Description: Sponsored jointly by Hartford Community Dance and New Haven Country Dancers.

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

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

Price: $20

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

Web: www1.ctcontra.com/newyears/nye-dance.html

Date for 2014: Wednesday, December 31

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Woodbridge, CT: New Year’s Eve Ballroom Bash (annual) (unconfirmed)

Dance styles include: Ballroom Dance

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

Price: $50

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

Web: www.ctballroomsociety.com

Date for 2014: Wednesday, December 31

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Wyoming, OH (United States): New Years Eve Potluck and Contra Dance (30 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Cincinnati Contra Dancers

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Center for the Arts, Wyoming: 322 Wyoming Ave get a map

Price: $7 donation

For more information: (513) 681-4768; (Email): de("cincinnaticontradance", "com", "gmail");

Web: www.cincinnaticontradance.org

Date for 2014: Wednesday, December 31

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Wyoming, OH (United States): Cincinnati Contra Dancers New Year’s Eve Dance (30 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Cincinnati Contra Dancers

Description: Potluck and Contra Dance

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Center for the Arts, Wyoming: 322 Wyoming Ave get a map

For more information: (513) 681-4768; (Email): de("cincinnaticontradance", "com", "gmail");

Web: www.cincinnaticontradance.org

Date for 2014: Wednesday, December 31

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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Manchester, NH: “NOT a New Year’s Eve” Ballroom Dance Party (5 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Queen City Ballroom Dance Studio

Description: Singles and couples of all ages and dance levels welcome. Fine recorded mix of classic and contemporary music. Finger food buffet and mimosa cocktails.

Dance styles include: Ballroom Dance

Note: BYOB NOT permitted

Venue: Queen City Ballroom Dance Studio: 21 Dow St — second floor above the Sanel Company get a map

Price: $15.00 per person if purchased by December 31st; $20.00 per person (limited number) at the door

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

Web: www.queencityballroomnh.com

Date for 2015: Thursday, January 1

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Nashua, NH: New Year’s Day Dance And Potluck Dinner (annual) (unconfirmed)

Description: Scottish Country Dancing

Dance styles include: Scottish Dance

Venue: Church of the Good Shepherd: 214 Main St. get a map

Price: $5 (plus dish to share)

For more information: (603) 891-2331; (Email): de("nashuascd", "net", "comcast");

Web: homepage.mac.com/lonwright/NashuaSCD

Date for 2015: Thursday, January 1

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Northampton, MA: New Year’s Day Dinner and Dance (annual) (unconfirmed)

Description: Scottish Country Dance Party

Dance styles include: Scottish Dance

Note: Soft soled shoes

Venue: 1st Churches: 129 Main St. — use Center St. entrance (across from the Iron Horse) get a map

Price: $1 and a dish Potluck, Dance- $10 RSCDS members, $12 non-members

For more information: (413) 527-3407;

Date for 2015: Thursday, January 1

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Woodbridge, CT: Hangover Ball (7 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Description: an “Anything Goes” evening of dance

Dance styles include: Ballroom Dance

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

Price: $8

For more information:

Web: www.ctballroomsociety.com

Date for 2015: Thursday, January 1

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Elkins, WV: Augusta’s Wild and Wonderful Weekend (17 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, January 9, 2015 — Monday, January 12, 2015

Description: A wonderful winter weekend combining dance with the great outdoors; choose dance & music for the entire weekend, or combine outdoors fun and dance.

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Randolph County Community Arts Center get a map

Price: $60

For more information: (304) 637-2355; (Email): de("randolpharts", "net", "meer");

Web: augustaheritagecenter.org

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Brooklyn, NY: Golden Festival (30 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, January 16, 2015 — Saturday, January 17, 2015

— Sponsored by: Zlatne Uste & Golden Festival Organizing Committee

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

Dance styles include: Balkan International Scandinavian Folk Dance

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

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

Web: goldenfest.org

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Durham, NH: Ralph Page Dance Legacy Weekend (28 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, January 16, 2015 — Sunday, January 18, 2015

— Sponsored by: Rpdlw - Neffa

Description: Contra and square dance, new & old, celebrating New England Tradition. Register in advance if you want meals; sign up on the spot available if meals not desired.

Dance styles include: Contra International Square Folk Dance

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

Price: $80; under 25yrs $40; 1st Time full registration $60; individual sessions available

For more information: (603) 397-0042; (Email): de("rpdlw.registrar", "net", "comcast");

Web: www.ralphpage.neffa.org

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Ellenville, NY: Stardust Dance Weekend (73 rd annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, January 16, 2015 — Sunday, January 18, 2015

Description: ballroom tango swing

Dance styles include: Ballroom Tango Swing Dance

Venue: Nevele Grand Hotel get a map

Price: $240 (and up)

For more information: (800) 537-2797; (Email): de("stardust", "net", "catskill");

Web: www.stardustdance.com

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Orlando, FL (United States): Orange Blossom Contra Ball (3 rd annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, January 16, 2015 — Monday, January 19, 2015

— Sponsored by: Obb

Description: Huge wooden floor, 4 days of dancing! Music: Perpetual e-Motion & the Moving Violations. Callers: Lisa Greenleaf, Lynn Ackerson & Andy Shore. Sound Traveler playing for the Waltz session. Swing session music by Sidney Bertisch & Friends. Yoga workshop and more TBA.

Dance styles include: Contra Swing Waltz Dance

Note: Discount for early registration.

Venue: Freedom Middle School: 2850 W Taft Vineland Rd get a map

Price: $105

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

Web: www.orangeblossomcontraball.com

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San Luis Obispo, CA: Contra Carnivale (10 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, January 16, 2015 — Sunday, January 18, 2015

— Sponsored by: Central Coast Country Dance Society

Description: Contra Dance weekend with a Mardi Gras theme!

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

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

Price: $140

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

Web: www.cccds.org

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Yonkers, NY: Mardi Gras Ball (10 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Dance styles include: Cajun Dance

Venue: Roosevelt Ballroom: 2-8 Hudson St — Philipsburgh Building, get a map

Price: $25

For more information: (Email): de("aurarice26", "com", "yahoo");

Web: www.somebodyscreamny.org

Date for 2015: Friday, January 16

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Eugene, OR: Veselo Folk Dance Festival (37 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Saturday, January 17, 2015 — Sunday, January 18, 2015

— Sponsored by: Veselo Community Folk Dancers

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

Dance styles include: Balkan International Folk Dance

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

Price: $50

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

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

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Greenfield, MA: Martin Luther King Weekend Dance (17 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Description: Featuring Nils Fredland calling and Nor’easter playing. Contras, etc.

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: Please bring soft-soled shoes.

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

For more information: (617) 833-5569; (Email): de("noreasterdanceband", "com", "gmail");

Web: www.guidingstargrange.org

Date for 2015: Sunday, January 18

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Portland, OR (United States): Portland Old-time Music Gathering (16 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 — Sunday, January 25, 2015

— Sponsored by: Bubbaville, Inc.

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

Dance styles include: Square Dance

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

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

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

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Fairlee, VT: Scandinavian Ski-dance Weekend (19 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Thursday, January 22, 2015 — Sunday, January 25, 2015

Description: Cross country skiing and Scandinavian Dancing

Dance styles include: Scandinavian Folk Dance

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

Price: $220

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

Web: www.nordic-home.com/skidance

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Bozeman, MT: Wintergreen Contra Dance Weekend (15 th annual)

Multi-day event: Friday, January 23, 2015 — Sunday, January 25, 2015

— Sponsored by: Bozeman Folklore Society

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

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: Please no scents or perfume.

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

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

Web: bozemanfolklore.org/wintergreen.html

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Gulfport, FL: Florida Snow Ball (20 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, January 23, 2015 — Sunday, January 25, 2015

— Sponsored by: Tampa Friends of Old~Time Dance

Description: Contra dance weekend

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: advanced registration required

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

Price: $90

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

Web: www.floridasnowball.com

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Madison, WI: Folk Ball Festival (27 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, January 23, 2015 — Sunday, January 25, 2015

— Sponsored by: Madison Folk Dance Club

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

Dance styles include: Balkan Contra International Folk Dance

Venue: University of Wisconsin (Madison Memorial Union) : 800 Langdon Street get a map

Price: $extravagant freewill donation

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

Web: www.madfolkball.org

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Brattleboro, VT: Northern Roots Traditional Music Festival (8 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Brattleboro Music Center

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

Dance styles include: Celtic Contra Dance

Note: Space is limited. Register early.

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

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

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

Web: www.bmcvt.org

Date for 2015: Saturday, January 24

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North Haven, CT (United States): Elm City Assembly (16 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: New Haven Country Dancers

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

Dance styles include: English Dance

Note: Advanced registration required. For experienced English dancers.

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

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

Web: newhavenenglishdance.org

Date for 2015: Saturday, January 24

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Peterborough, NH: Peterborough Snow Ball (23 rd annual)

— Sponsored by: Monadnock Folklore Society

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

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

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

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

Time: 12 noon-12: 00 midnight

Price: $24

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

Web: www.monadnockfolk.org

Date for 2015: Saturday, January 24

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

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

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Portuguese Hall: 216 Evergreen St get a map

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

Web: santacruzdance.org

Date for 2015: Sunday, February 1

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Saint Croix, (USVI): Tropical Dance Vacation Contra Week (21 st annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Wednesday, February 4, 2015 — Wednesday, February 11, 2015

— Sponsored by: Tropical Dance Vacation

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

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Christiansted get a map

Price: $1150

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

Web: www.tropicaldancevacation.com

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Friday, February 6, 2015

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

Multi-day event: Friday, February 6, 2015 — Sunday, February 8, 2015

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

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

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

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

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

Web: www.dancingfool.net

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

Multi-day event: Friday, February 6, 2015 — Sunday, February 8, 2015

— Sponsored by: Balkana Dance Ensemble

Dance styles include: Balkan International Folk Dance

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

Price: $ $99

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

Web: www.seattlebalkanfest.org

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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Watertown, MA (United States): Canadian American Club (annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Canadian American Club

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

Dance styles include: Celtic Dance

Note: Cash Bar. Over 21 years of age.

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

Price: $10.00

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

Web: www.canadianamericanclub.com

Date for 2015: Saturday, February 7

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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Montpelier, VT: FCCGH Benefit Dances and Dinner (3 rd annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Friends of the Capital City Grange Hall

Description: Family dance, dinner and contra dance benefit for the FCCGH!

Dance styles include: Contra Family Dance

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

Price: $10 for dancing, $10 for dinner

For more information: (802) 477-3951; (Email): de("swartztim15", "com", "gmail");

Date for 2015: Sunday, February 8

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Hanover, NH (United States): Ray School Family Dance (annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Ray School PTO

Dance styles include: Family Dance

Venue: Bernice a Ray Elementary School: 26 Reservoir Rd get a map

For more information: (Email): de("kseltzer13", "com", "gmail");

Web: www.DavidMillstoneDance.com

Date for 2015: Friday, February 13

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Newport Beach, CA: Laguna Folkdancers Festival (45 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, February 13, 2015 — Sunday, February 15, 2015

Description: Folk dance festival includes parties and instruction by Steve Kotansky (Balkans, Hungarian) and George & Irina Arabagi (Moldavian, Ukrainian). General international folk dancing with live and recorded music on Friday evening, Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. Performances by local folk dance groups.

Dance styles include: International Folk Dance

Venue: Ensign Intermediate School ((Gym)) : 2000 Cliff Dr. get a map

Price: $55.00 for passport to all events or pay individually

For more information: (714) 893-8888; (Email): de("info", "org", "LagunaFolkdancers");

Web: www.lagunafolkdancers.org/festival.html

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Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot, QC: Montreal Winter Workshop (14 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, February 13, 2015 — Friday, February 20, 2015

— Sponsored by: Bokréta hungarian folkdance ensemble

Description: For over 10 years, Hungarian folk dance and music enthusiasts have been gathering in Montreal every February to learn to improvise folk dances and music. This year, we are pleased to welcome some of the most sought after dance instructors, Enikő Kocsis and Dezső Fitos as well as Tamás Nyitrai (Violin), Péter Árendás (Viola), and Attila Krasznai(Double Bass). the dialect that will be tought will be Észak Mezőség (Northern Mezőség), a very diverse region where different ethnicities have coexisted for centuries.

Dance styles include: Balkan Folk Dance

Venue: Centre Notre-Dame de Fatima: 2464 Boulevard Perrot get a map

Price: $to be confirmed

For more information: (514) 524-1591; (Email): de("bokreta", "ca", "bokreta");

Web: www.bokreta.ca

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

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

Multi-day event: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 — Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Description: Dancing, adventuring and cross-cultural social action project

Dance styles include: Contra Square Swing Dance

Venue: Hacienda Albergue get a map

Price: $995

For more information: (011) + 9072996226; (Email): de("puravidadance", "com", "gmail");

Web: www.puravidadancecamp.com

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Buena Vista, CO: Stellar Days and Nights (11 th annual)

Multi-day event: Thursday, February 19, 2015 — Sunday, February 22, 2015

— Sponsored by: Arkansas Valley Music and Dance

Featuring: Elizabeth Wood ~ Foxfire ~ Rodney Sauer ~ Scott Higgs ~ (DG supporter) Tina Fields

Description: Three nights of Contra and English Country dancing; music, dance, and singing workshops during the day; Colorado hot springs and skiing; Incredible ambiance & scenery.

Dance styles include: Contra English Square Swing Waltz Dance

Note: Space is limited. Pre-registration required

Venue: Adventure Unlimited Ranch: 18325 County Road 366 get a map

Price: $325. Youth discounts available.

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

Web: www.stellardaysandnights.org

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Corvallis, OR: Corvallis Contra Weekend (11 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, February 20, 2015 — Sunday, February 22, 2015

— Sponsored by: Corvallis Folklore Society

Description: In-town dance weekend, two contra bands, two contra callers. There are always some dance and other workshops. Home hospitality available. Pot-luck snacks; potluck lunches. Housing and meals not included.

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: Advance registration required.

Venue: First United Congregational Church (Gatton Hall) : 4515 SW West Hills Rd get a map

Price: $About $75

For more information: (541) 250-0213; (Email): de("cfs.dance.weekend", "com", "gmail");

Web: CorvallisFolklore.org/ccw

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

Multi-day event: Friday, February 20, 2015 — Sunday, February 22, 2015

Description: contra

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Sokal Hall: 1314 W. Patton — just west off Highway 45 in the Heights get a map

For more information: (713) 426-5831; (Email): de("bb09", "org", "hatds");

Web: www.bayoubedlam.org

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Maryville, TN: Cabin Fever (Knoxville) (41 st annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, February 20, 2015 — Sunday, February 22, 2015

— Sponsored by: Knoxville Country Dancers

Description: Help us celebrate our 40th anniversary by joining us for a great weekend of music and dance with Giant Robot Dance and K.G.B. with Nils Fredland calling. Ten great workshops at beautiful Maryville College!

Dance styles include: Contra Swing Waltz Multiple_style Dance

Note: Sellout is likely, register early. Children must be supervised at all times.

Venue: Maryville College: 502 East Lamar Alexander Parkway get a map

Price: $90(earlybird) / $105 normal

For more information: (Email): de("kcdwebmaster", "com", "yahoo");

Web: www.knoxvillecontradance.org

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Saratoga Springs, NY (United States): The Flurry (28 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, February 20, 2015 — Sunday, February 22, 2015

— Sponsored by: The Flurry Festival

Description: Winter weekend ever for Dancers & Music Lovers of all Ages! Dances • Workshops • Singing • Concerts • Jamming Performances • Family Events • Storytelling • Crafts • and more! Beginner, Intermediate and Experienced Level Workshops and Dances Dances and Workshops in Contra, Swing, Latin, English Country, Squares, Cajun, Zydeco, Irish, Scandinavian, Middle Eastern, European, American and International Folk, Chinese, Sacred Circle, Vintage, Clogging, and more! Make Music and Sing Irish, Quebecois, Southern Old Time, African, Scandinavian, Adirondack, Gospel & Community Sings, Folk, Fiddle, Guitar, Banjo, Flute, Harmonica, Ukulele, Mountain Dulcimer, Voice, and more!

Dance styles include: Ballroom Cajun Contra English Family International Israeli Folk Dance

Note: Some soft soled shoes requested and are also sold on site.

Venue: Saratoga Hilton & City Center: 534 Broadway get a map

Price: $Tickets vary, many options!

For more information: (518) 384-3275; (Email): de("info", "org", "flurryfestival");

Web: www.flurryfestival.org

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Capital Federal, BUE (Argentina): International Modern and Afrolatin dance Workshop (12 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Saturday, February 21, 2015 — Sunday, March 1, 2015

— Sponsored by: Tedancari

Description: Location: America Theatre, 253 Galiano Ave. Centro Habana, Havana, Cuba. GENERAL DIRECTOR: Ms. Marta Bercy. Classes to be offered in the Workuba Latin Dance Workshop: DANCE: Afro-Cuban Folklore, Rueda & Cuban Salsa, Modern Dance, Cuban Rumba, Afro-Brazilian, Tango and Milonga, Ballet. PERFORMING ARTS WORKSHOP: Theatre, Pantomime, stage direction, voice and diction, theater for children. Includes Artistic Presentations: Tuesday to Saturday CHOREOGRAPHIC WORKSHOP:Wednesday February 22 at 5:30pm

Dance styles include: International Swing Tango Otherstyle Folk Dance

Note: Registration: Saturday February 18 at 8:30am to 10:00am.

Venue: Multiespacio El Juvenil: Av. Corrientes 4534

Price: $300.

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

Web: www.tedancari.com

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San Francisco, CA: San Francisco Tamburitza Festival (16 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Saturday, February 21, 2015 — Sunday, February 22, 2015

Description: tamburitza music from Balkans for dancing,singing & listening.

Dance styles include: Balkan International Folk Dance

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

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

For more information: (Email): de("johndaley2", "com", "gmail");

Web: www.CroatianAmericanWeb.org

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Cape Girardeau, MO: Chance Dance (6 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, February 27, 2015 — Sunday, March 1, 2015

— Sponsored by: Cape Friends of Traditional Music and Dance

Description: Traditional Contra Dance weekend featuring the Mean Lids, Banjovi, 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 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", "ygmail");

Web: chance-dance.angelfire.com

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Ellenville, NY: Stardust Dance Weekend (73 rd annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, February 27, 2015 — Sunday, March 1, 2015

Description: ballroom tango swing

Dance styles include: Ballroom Tango Swing Dance

Venue: Nevele Grand Hotel get a map

Price: $240 (and up)

For more information: (800) 537-2797; (Email): de("stardust", "net", "catskill");

Web: www.stardustdance.com

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

Multi-day event: Friday, February 27, 2015 — Sunday, March 1, 2015

— Sponsored by: Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society

Description: All contra all the time

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Thelma Boltin Center: 516 NE 2nd Ave. get a map

Price: $85/$50 for students

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

Web: godsdance.org

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Pasadena, CA: Fiddling Frog Dance Festival (26 th annual)

Multi-day event: Friday, February 27, 2015 — Sunday, March 1, 2015

— Sponsored by: california dance cooperative

Description: Contra

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Pasadena Masonic (Dream Hall) get a map

Price: $to be determined

For more information: (626) 303-1136; (Email): de("fiddlingfrog", "net", "verizon");

Web: www.caldancecoop.org/cgi/frogdriver.cgi

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Palm Desert, CA: Palm Desert Greek Festival. (19 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Saturday, February 28, 2015 — Sunday, March 1, 2015

— Sponsored by: St George G O C

Description: Dance lessons, mouth- watering Greek lamb chops, Gyros, kabobs, heavenly, honey drenched Pastries, Greek Salads, Appetizers, Imported Greek Wine/Beer, Greek coffee, Authentic market place, kids zone & guided church tours. Find us on FB/Twitter #PDGREEKFEST

Dance styles include: Balkan Otherstyle Folk Dance

Note: No Pets

Venue: St George Greek Orthodox Church get a map

Price: $3.00 Admission

For more information: (760) 568-9901; (Email): de("info", "org", "pdgreekfest");

Web: www.pdgreekfest.org

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Friday, March 6, 2015

Burnaby, BC: Raincoast Ruckus (20 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, March 6, 2015 — Sunday, March 8, 2015

Description: Contras, English, Waltzes, Swing

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Bonsor Recreation Complex: 6550 Bonsor Avenue get a map

Price: $72

For more information: (604) 730-5903; (Email): de("vcountry", "ca", "vcn.bc");

Web: www.vcn.bc.ca/vcountry/ruckus

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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Binghamton, NY (United States): Grand Emerald Ball (annual) (unconfirmed)

Description: Blue and Grey ball ‘Period Dress’ is requested.

Venue: Binghamton Riverwalk Hotel: Water St get a map

Price: $15

For more information: (Email): de("last1on2", "com", "juno");

Web: photo31efdny.tripod.com/civilwarsociety/cws.htm

Date for 2015: Saturday, March 7

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Cranston, RI: 22nd Annual Cajun & Zydeco Mardi Gras Ball (23 rd annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Lagniappe Productions

Description: Non-stop music and dancing at the most vibrant Mardi Gras celebration in New England. Featuring Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys, C.J. Chenier & Red Hot Louisiana Band, and Leroy Thomas & the Zydeco Roadrunners. MORE ABOUT THE MUSIC ~ Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys ~ With 13 recordings and 4 Grammy nominations, the best is still clearly yet to come from Steve Riley and Mamou Playboys. After celebrating the Playboys 25th anniversary this year and Steve coming off a Grammy Award in the Best Regional Roots Music Album category with the Band Courtbouillon, these guys know how to let the good times roll... ~ C.J. Chenier & Red Hot Louisiana Band ~ Heralded by Billboard Magazine as ”the undisputed heir to the Zydeco throne and unparalleled party starter,” C.J. Chenier is hot off the release of his new CD”Can’t Sit Down.” ~ Leroy Thomas & the Zydeco Roadrunners ~ Born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Leroy Thomas comes from a long line of zydeco musicians, including his dad, Leo ”The Bull” Thomas, who is the only drummer to ever lead a zydeco band and whose distinctive drumming style has influenced dozens of today’s zydeco bands. Zydeco music and performing for dancers run in the Thomas family in a big way! Three of Leroy’s cousins are the very talented Keith Frank, Geno Delafose and Brian Terry. Mardi Gras Ball RI is ”costume optional” event! Costumed Mardi Gras Ball partiers are eligible for prizes in several categories! a $250 GRAND PRIZE goes home with the best overall costume. Prizes are awarded also for best group, couple, individual, traditional and creative categories. *If costumes aren’t your thing, no worries, mate! Celebrants dress in everything from formal wear and masks to tee shirts and jeans and everything in between. TICKETS Tickets only $30 in advance for a full night of fun! Reserved tables available for larger groups, just $325 for a reserved table for 10. Tickets now on sale on website. Cajun-inspired food available, cash bars. ”Laissex les bon temps rouler!”

Dance styles include: Cajun Multiple_style Dance

Note: Please, no outside food or drink. Confetti is prohibited in venue.

Venue: Rhodes On The Pawtuxet get a map

Price: $30 in advance/ 40 at the door

For more information: (401) 783-3926; (Email): de("chukwent", "net", "cox");

Web: www.MardiGrasRI.com

Date for 2015: Saturday, March 7

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Nashua, NH: Winter Gala Dinner & Dance Annual (6 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Dance styles include: Ballroom Dance

Note: Pre purchase before March 2 is appreciated, limited sales at door. Call if you have questions.

Venue: Crown Plaza (hotel): 2 Somerset Parkway get a map

Price: $40. per person dinner & dance

For more information: (603) 673-4360; (Email): de("may", "net", "souhegan");

Web: opportunitynetworks.org

Date for 2015: Saturday, March 7

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Saint Paul, MN: Twin Cities Playford Ball (annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Minnesota Country Dance Coop

Description: formal evening of English Country dance

Dance styles include: English Dance

Venue: Mount Olivet Luthern Church get a map

For more information: (612) 822-9731; (Email): de("tnriley9608", "net", "comcast");

Date for 2015: Saturday, March 7

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Eugene, OR: Eugene Irish Cultural Festival (12 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, March 13, 2015 — Saturday, March 14, 2015

Dance styles include: Celtic Dance

Venue: Sheldon High School get a map

For more information: (541) 346-4363; (Email): de("lynnbuckman", "com", "yahoo");

Web: www.eugeneirishfest.org

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Lava Hot Springs, ID: Lava Meltdown (12 th annual)

Multi-day event: Friday, March 13, 2015 — Sunday, March 15, 2015

Featuring: áge à Trois ~ Dave Eisenstadter ~ For Kids of All Ages ~ Jeremiah McLane ~ Owen Marshall ~ Ruthie Dornfeld

Description: A small intimate dance weekend. Contra dance, squares, dance workshops & hot springs. ”For Kids of All Ages” listed under performers is a mistake & should not be there. It showed up mysteriously & can’t be deleted. ”age a Trois” is also a mistake & can’t be deleted. It should read ”Bandage a Trois”.

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: Advanced registration required. Not recommended for beginners.

Venue: Lava Hot Springs Senior Center & Community Buildin: 150 North Center get a map

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Web: www.lavameltdown.info

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Framingham, MA (United States): Boston Playford Ball (35 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society Boston Centre

Dance styles include: English Dance

Venue: Nevins Hall, Memorial Building: 150 Concord St get a map

Price: $48 / $44 if paid before Feb 1 / $25 under 25

For more information: (617) 524-8869; (Email): de("edc", "org", "cds-boston");

Web: www.cds-boston.org

Date for 2015: Saturday, March 14

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Pahoa (Kehena Beach), HI: Tropical Dance Vacation English Week (annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Saturday, March 14, 2015 — Friday, March 20, 2015

Description: English dancing and sun in the tropics with Bare Necessities, Brad Foster and Bruce Hamilton

Dance styles include: English Dance

Venue: Kalani Oceanside Retreat: RR2 get a map

Price: $950-$1750

For more information: (413) 575-6283; (Email): de("george", "com", "wildasparagus");

Web: www.tropicaldancevacation.com

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near Sarasota, FL: Sarasota Folk Dance and Music Camp (3 rd annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Saturday, March 14, 2015 — Wednesday, March 18, 2015

— Sponsored by: Napraforgok Hungarian Folk Dance Ensemble

Description: We welcome you to the 1st Napraforgok (Sunflowers) Hungarian Folk Dance & Music Camp in the tropical paradise of Florida! We bring you dance and music by Hungarian master performers and instructors from the ancient grounds of the Carpathian Basin in the heart of Europe. We welcome everybody children and adults, beginners and advanced to learn and have fun. a very exciting experience!

Dance styles include: Balkan Folk Dance

Venue: Someplace near Sarasota, FL (Camp Frontier) : 18050 U.s. 301 get a map

Price: $from $280

For more information: (610) 888-8022; (Email): de("info", "org", "sarasotafolkdancecamp");

Web: sarasotafolkdancecamp.org

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Live Oak, FL: Suwannee Springfest (19 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Thursday, March 19, 2015 — Sunday, March 22, 2015

Dance styles include: Multiple_style Dance

Venue: Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park get a map

For more information: (Email): de("info", "com", "suwanneespringfest");

Web: www.magmusic.com

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Aptos, CA: BACDS Spring Fever (annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, March 20, 2015 — Sunday, March 22, 2015

— Sponsored by: Bacds

Description: 3 parallel programming tracks - one Contra, one English, one Music/Singing/Talking Heads. Go with your favorite or mix’n’match as you like - You can’t go wrong! 2 dance floors, 5 yummy meals, 2 after-dance potlucks, camper-led late-night activities.

Dance styles include: Contra English Waltz Otherstyle Dance

Venue: Monte Toyon: 220 Cloister Lane get a map

Price: $Tbd

For more information: (650) 326-3665; (Email): de("core-sw", "org", "bacds");

Web: bacds.org/springfever

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Lebanon, NH (United States): Lebanon PTO Family Dance (32 nd annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: West Lebanon PTO

Description: Annual family dance sponsored by the West Lebanon Parent-Teacher Organization. Includes pie auction after dance!

Dance styles include: Family Dance

Venue: Lebanon High School: 195 Hanover Street get a map

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

Date for 2015: Friday, March 20

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Memphis, TN: Memfest (13 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, March 20, 2015 — Sunday, March 22, 2015

Description: Contra, Waltzing, Swing, Squares, and Southern Hospitality

Dance styles include: Contra Swing Other-styles Dance

Venue: Idlewild Presbyterian Church get a map

Price: $70-75

For more information: (901) 272-9850; (Email): de("mcdonaldron", "net", "comcast");

Web: memphiscontra.webs.com

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Middlebury, VT: ACT’s Annual Contra Dance & Raffle Fundraiser (7 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Description: Traditional style contras, with live band and callers; beginners workshop; all levels welcome; raffle prizes & dessert buffet.

Dance styles include: Contra Family Dance

Venue: Municipal Gym: 94 Main Street get a map

Price: $5.00/ACT Registered Teen, $10.00/Person, $15.00/Couple, $25.00/Family

For more information:

Web: www.addisonteens.com

Date for 2015: Friday, March 20

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San Antonio (78207), TX: San Antonio Folk Dance Festival (57 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, March 20, 2015 — Sunday, March 22, 2015

— Sponsored by: San Antonio Folk Dance Festival

Description: Outstanding weekend of international folk dance, including a Saturday evening performance in Thiry Auditorium. Teachers for 2014 are Miroslav Marcetic, Sanna Longden and Renee Park.

Dance styles include: Balkan International Multiple_style Folk Dance

Note: Soft-soled shoes

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

Price: $80

For more information: (210) 431-3922; (Email): de("info", "org", "safdf");

Web: www.safdf.org

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Topsham, ME: Downeast Country Dance Festival (25 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, March 20, 2015 — Saturday, March 21, 2015

— Sponsored by: DownEast Friends of the Folk Arts

Description: A weekend celebration of traditional dance and music, featuring New England contras, international folk dancing, Scandinavian, Cajun, couples dancing and more; plus dance, singing and instrumental workshops, performances, jam sessions, and family activities! Evening contradancing to the Henry Road Band, Velocipede and Perpetual e-Motion with callers Dugan Murphy, Maggie Robinson and Will Mentor.

Dance styles include: Cajun Contra English International Israeli Scandinavian Folk Dance

Venue: Mount Ararat Middle School: 66 Republic Avenue get a map

Price: $35, partial Festival, advance, and student tickets available

For more information: (207) 563-8953; (Email): de("festival", "org", "deffa");

Web: www.deffa.org

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Burlington, VT: Honky-tonk & Zydeco Dance Party (13 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Description: benefit for the Cancer Patient Support Program

Dance styles include: Zydeco Dance

Venue: Sheraton-Burlington (Emerald Grand Ballroom) get a map

Date for 2015: Saturday, March 21

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Concord, MA: Balkan Music Night (30 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Folk Arts Center of New England

Description: The biggest Balkan event in the area. High-energy combination of concert & marathon dance party featuring folk songs, instrumental music, participatory dance traditions from Albania. Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, and Turkey. After the concert, the party offers the audience a chance to learn simple, no-partner dances, refreshments, sing-alongs, and dance demonstrations. Concurrently, the Kefana offers acoustic music in an intimate space perfect for a more mellow listening experience.

Dance styles include: Balkan International Folk Dance

Venue: Friends of the Performing Arts Center: 51 Walden St. get a map

Price: $25 concert&dance; $15 dance party only Thru Mar 1; Starting Mar 2: $30 concert&dance, $20 da

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

Web: www.balkanmusicnight.com

Date for 2015: Saturday, March 21

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Bowdoinham, ME: Survivors Sunday (annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: DownEast Friends of the Folk Arts

Description: DownEast Country Dance Festival Survivors gather for Spirited Singing at 11:30am and contradancing to Perpetual e-Motion with Will Mentor calling from 12:30pm - 4:00pm.

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Bowdoinham Town Hall: 13 School Street get a map

Price: $10/$8 with a Festival bracelet

For more information: (207) 563-8953; (Email): de("festival", "org", "deffa");

Web: www.deffa.org

Date for 2015: Sunday, March 22

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Montpelier, VT: Calling for Mud Family Contra Dance (8 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Montessori School of Central Vermont

Description: Celebrate mud season with us at this family-friendly Contra Dance! Come hungry -- pasta dinner to follow. Entry to the dance is $5 a person, or $15 a family, dinner is $6 per person. All proceeds benefit the Montessori School of Central Vermont.

Dance styles include: Contra Family Dance

Note: Please bring a pair of clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing.

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

Price: $5 per person/$15 per family

For more information: (802) 223-3320; (Email): de("info", "org", "mscvt");

Web: www.mscvt.org/contra-dance

Date for 2015: Sunday, March 22

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Chicago, IL: Spring Festival (48 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, March 27, 2015 — Sunday, March 29, 2015

Description: Balkan, Eastern European, and Eastern Mediterrean Folk Dance, Music and Culture

Dance styles include: International Folk Dance

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

Price: $100

For more information: (847) 331-7842; (Email): de("balkanske_igre", "com", "yahoo");

Web: www.balkanskiigri.com

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Columbia, MO: Spring Breakdown (annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, March 27, 2015 — Sunday, March 29, 2015

Description: Contras, squares, waltz, swing

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Stephens College (Kimball Ballroom-Lela Rainey Woods Hal) get a map

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

Web: mmtd.missouri.org

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Covington, KY: Pigtown Fling (26 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, March 27, 2015 — Sunday, March 29, 2015

— Sponsored by: Cincinnati Contra Dancers

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: Please bring dancing shoes with soft leather soles or non-marking rubber soles to protect the floor.

Venue: Holmes High School Field House: 2500 Madison Ave get a map

For more information: (513) 681-4768; (Email): de("jwmccain1", "com", "hotmail");

Web: www.cincinnaticontradance.org

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Covington, KY: Pigtown Fling (26 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, March 27, 2015 — Sunday, March 29, 2015

— Sponsored by: Cincinnati Contra Dancers

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Holmes High School Field House: 2500 Madison Ave get a map

For more information: (513) 681-4768; (Email): de("cincinnaticontradance", "com", "gmail");

Web: www.cincinnaticontradance.org

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Honolulu, HI: Hawaiian Scottish Festival (34 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, March 27, 2015 — Sunday, March 29, 2015

Description: Athletic events, Scottish Highland Dance Competition, Scottish Crafts & Wares, Scottish Food (yes! there will be haggis), Scottish Country Dancing, Culture & Heritage Tent, Children’s Activities,

Dance styles include: Scottish Dance

Venue: Kapiolani Park get a map

For more information: (Email): de("Daniel", "com", "hawaii.rr");

Web: www.scotshawaii.org

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Trevlac, IN (United States): Mad Robin Romp (36 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, March 27, 2015 — Saturday, March 28, 2015

— Sponsored by: Bloomington Old Time Music & Dance Group

Description: Contra-dance week-end. New Location w/wood floor in heated lodge. Pot luck Saturday, breakfast provided Sat & Sun. Dancers provide their own music and calls. (formerly: Swing Into Spring)

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: Camp rules: no pets, no alcohol

Venue: Camp Gallaue: Jack Creek Rd get a map

Price: $30 (includes camping, bunks in cabin extra)

For more information: (812) 339-1210; (Email): de("Baus", "edu", "alumni.indiana");

Web: bloomingtoncontra.org

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Friday, April 3, 2015

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

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

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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

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Friday, April 10, 2015

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

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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

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

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

— Sponsored by: Eugene Folklore Society

Description: 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: $EFS members $200 Non Members $205

For more information: (541) 688-3155; (Email): de("dancecampcoord", "org", "eugenefolklore");

Web: eugenefolklore.org/cascade.php

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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Sunday, April 12, 2015

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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Monday, April 13, 2015

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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Friday, April 17, 2015

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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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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Saturday, April 18, 2015

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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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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

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

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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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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Saturday, April 25, 2015

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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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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Friday, May 1, 2015

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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