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Folk, contra and traditional dance festivals and other events

(between February 14, 2016  and  February 14, 2017)

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

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Maryville, TN: Cabin Fever (Knoxville) (42 nd annual)

Multi-day event: Friday, February 12, 2016 — Sunday, February 14, 2016

— Sponsored by: Knoxville Country Dancers

Featuring: ~ Coffee Zombies ~ Dianne Silver ~ Edward Howe ~ Jamie Oshima ~ Matthew Kenny ~ Tom Cunningham

Description: 42 the answer to Life the Universe and everything and the number of years that the Knoxville contra dance group has hosted this dance weekend.

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

Time: Registration opens at 6:00 PM

Price: $90(earlybird) / $105 normal

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

Web: www.knoxvillecontradance.org

(This event (festival #1385) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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Newport Beach, CA: Laguna Folk Dance Festival (46 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, February 12, 2016 — Sunday, February 14, 2016

— Sponsored by: Laguna International Dancers

Description: Folk dance festival includes parties and instruction by ???. Also music & singing lessons with Miamon Miller and others. 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: $70 - $90 for passport to all events or pay individually

For more information: (949) 933-6294;

Web: lagunainternationaldancers.com/laguna_woods_folk_dancers/FESTIVAL_FLYER.html

(This event (festival #737) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot, QC: Montreal Winter Workshop (15 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, February 12, 2016 — Friday, February 19, 2016

— 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

(This event (festival #1822) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Saratoga Springs, NY (United States): Flurry Festival Of Traditional Music and Dance (annual)

Multi-day event: Friday, February 12, 2016 — Sunday, February 14, 2016

— Sponsored by: DanceFlurry Organization

Featuring: ~ Barnes ~ Clayfoot Strutters ~ Crowfoot ~ The Gaslight Tinkers ~ Heartsease ~ Highland Soles ~ Jaige Trudel ~ Lilly Pearlman ~ Party of Three ~ Set Americain

Dance styles include: English Multiple_style Dance

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

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

Web: www.flurryfestival.org

(This event (festival #2036) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

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

Multi-day event: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 — Wednesday, February 24, 2016

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

(This event (festival #344) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Buena Vista, CO: Stellar Days and Nights (12 th annual)

Multi-day event: Thursday, February 18, 2016 — Sunday, February 21, 2016

— Sponsored by: Arkansas Valley Music and Dance

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

Dance styles include: Cajun Celtic Contra Square Swing Waltz Dance

Note: Space is limited. Pre-registration required

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

Price: $350. Youth discounts available.

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

Web: www.stellardaysandnights.org

(This event (festival #864) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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Friday, February 19, 2016

Corvallis, OR: Corvallis Contra Weekend (12 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, February 19, 2016 — Sunday, February 21, 2016

— 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

(This event (festival #1317) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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

Multi-day event: Friday, February 19, 2016 — Sunday, February 21, 2016

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

(This event (festival #655) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Saratoga Springs, NY (United States): The Flurry (29 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, February 19, 2016 — Sunday, February 21, 2016

— 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

(This event (festival #560) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Saturday, February 20, 2016

San Francisco, CA: San Francisco Tamburitza Festival (17 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Saturday, February 20, 2016 — Sunday, February 21, 2016

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

(This event (festival #182) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Friday, February 26, 2016

Cape Girardeau, MO: Chance Dance (7 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, February 26, 2016 — Sunday, February 28, 2016

— Sponsored by: Cape Friends of Traditional Music and Dance

Featuring: Bob Kogut ~ Euphoria Stringband ~ Turnip the Beet

Description: Traditional Contra Dance weekend featuring Euphor, the Ripples, 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', 'gmail');

Web: chance-dance.angelfire.com

(This event (festival #1401) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Ellenville, NY: Stardust Dance Weekend (74 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, February 26, 2016 — Sunday, February 28, 2016

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

(This event (festival #1180) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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

Multi-day event: Friday, February 26, 2016 — Sunday, February 28, 2016

— 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

(This event (festival #714) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Pasadena, CA: Fiddling Frog Dance Festival (27 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, February 26, 2016 — Sunday, February 28, 2016

— 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

(This event (festival #343) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Cranston, RI: 23rd Annual Cajun & Zydeco Mardi Gras Ball (24 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Lagniappe Productions

Description: Non-stop music and dancing at the most vibrant Mardi Gras celebration in New England. Featuring Grammy winning Beau Soleil avec Michael Doucet, Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys. These guys know how to let the good times roll... in a big way! 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! Celebrants dress in everything from formal wear and masks to tee shirts and jeans and everything in between. TICKETS only $30 in advance. Reserved tables available for larger groups, $325 for a reserved table for 10 (advanced only). Tickets now on sale on website. Cajun-inspired food available, cash bars. ”Laissex les bon temps rouler!”

Dance styles include: Cajun Contra Otherstyle 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 2016: Saturday, February 27

(This event (festival #341) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Palm Desert, CA: Palm Desert Greek Festival. (20 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Saturday, February 27, 2016 — Sunday, February 28, 2016

— 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

(This event (festival #1154) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Friday, March 4, 2016

Burnaby, BC: Raincoast Ruckus (21 st annual) (unconfirmed)

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

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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Lava Hot Springs, ID: Lava Meltdown (13 th annual)

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

Featuring: Maivish ~ Mary Wesley ~ {musicians}

Description: A small intimate dance weekend. Contra dance, squares, dance workshops & hot springs. Music will also be provided by 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

(This event (festival #1475) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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Saturday, March 5, 2016

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 2016: Saturday, March 5

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Framingham, MA (United States): Boston Playford Ball (36 th annual)

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society Boston Centre

Description: Barbara Finney, Mistress of Ceremonies; Music by members of Bare Necessities: Kate Barnes, Mary Lea, Jacqueline Schwab, with Naomi Morse --- Pre-Ball Workshops 1:30-4:30pm: Sunday, February 7th, 2016 at Concord Scout House, 74 Walden Street, Concord, MA; Saturday, February 21st, 2016 at PACC, Arlington Heights, MA; Sunday, February 28th, 2016 at PACC, Arlington Heights, MA; Admission for each pre-ball workshop: $7 for those registered for the ball; $9 for non-registrants

Dance styles include: English Dance

Note: Advanced registration required.

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

Time: 1:30 pm workshop; 7:30-11:30 Ball

Price: $45/50 before Feb 10, $55/50 after, $30 under 25 & limited income

For more information: (617) 721-0600; (Email): de('registrar', 'org', 'cds-boston');

Web: www.cds-boston.org

Date for 2016: Saturday, March 5

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Nashua, NH: Winter Gala Dinner & Dance Annual (7 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 2016: Saturday, March 5

(This event (festival #1439) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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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 2016: Saturday, March 5

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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Berlin, VT: FCCGH Benefit Dances and Dinner (4 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Friends of the Capital City Grange Hall

Description: Community dance 3:30pm-5pm with the Fiddlekids, dinner 5pm-6pm, and contra dance 6pm-8:30pm with Maivish and Mary Wesley. Benefit for the Friends of the Capital City Grange Hall.

Dance styles include: Contra Family Dance

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

Price: $10 for all dancing, $10 for dinner, $5/$5 for kids

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

Web: capitalcitygrange.org

Date for 2016: Sunday, March 6

(This event (festival #1927) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Friday, March 11, 2016

Eugene, OR: Eugene Irish Cultural Festival (13 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, March 11, 2016 — Saturday, March 12, 2016

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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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Durham, NC: Spring Dancefest

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

— Sponsored by: Sun Assembly English Dancers

Description: Two-day English dance weekend. Calling by Brooke Friendly of Oregon. Musicians include Mara Shea, Julie Gorka, Walt Robinson, Dean Herington, Joey O’Donnell.

Dance styles include: English Dance

Venue: Murphey School: 3729 Murphy School Rd, get a map

Price: $75 for whole festival; see website for details

For more information: (412) 600-9925; (Email): de('jtynen14', 'com', 'yahoo');

Web: sunassemblydancefest.org

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

Multi-day event: Saturday, March 12, 2016 — Friday, March 18, 2016

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 (4 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Saturday, March 12, 2016 — Wednesday, March 16, 2016

— 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 17, 2016

Live Oak, FL: Suwannee Springfest (20 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Thursday, March 17, 2016 — Sunday, March 20, 2016

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 18, 2016

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

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

— 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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Columbia, MO: Spring Breakdown Contra Dance Weekend (15 th annual)

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

— Sponsored by: Mid-Missouri Traditional Dancers

Description: Contras, squares, waltz, swing

Dance styles include: Ballroom Contra English Square Waltz Multiple_style Dance

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

Price: $85 (early bird gets a discount)

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

Web: mmtdcolumbia.org

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Columbia, MO: Spring Breakdown Contra Dance Weekend (15 th annual)

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

— Sponsored by: Mid-Missouri Traditional Dancers

Description: Featuring Nor’easter and Steve Sakon-Anderson in 2016. Annual Contra Dance weekend in the fabulous Kimball Ballroom. Includes workshops, late-night receptions and a Sunday brunch.

Dance styles include: Contra English Square Dance

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

Price: $85 (early bird gets a discount)

For more information: (573) 882-3885; (Email): de('mmtdsbd', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: mmtdcolumbia.org

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Lebanon, NH (United States): Lebanon PTO Family Dance (33 rd 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 2016: Friday, March 18

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Memphis, TN: Memfest (14 th annual) (unconfirmed)

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

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 (8 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 2016: Friday, March 18

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San Antonio (78207), TX: San Antonio Folk Dance Festival (58 th annual) (unconfirmed)

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

— 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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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Burlington, VT: Honky-tonk & Zydeco Dance Party (14 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 2016: Saturday, March 19

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Concord, MA: Balkan Music Night (31 st 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 Bosnia. 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 in Concord: 51 Walden St. get a map

Price: $30 concert&dance; $20 dance party only

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

Web: www.balkanmusicnight.com

Date for 2016: Saturday, March 19

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Friday, March 25, 2016

Chicago, IL: Spring Festival (49 th annual) (unconfirmed)

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

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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Covington, KY: Pigtown Fling (27 th annual) (unconfirmed)

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

— 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 (27 th annual) (unconfirmed)

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

— 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 (35 th annual) (unconfirmed)

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

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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Topsham, ME: Downeast Country Dance Festival (26 th annual)

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

— 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 Nor’easter with caller Linda Leslie.

Dance styles include: Cajun Celtic Contra English Family International Israeli Sc Folk Dance

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

Time: 7:30pm Friday - midnight Saturday

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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Trevlac, IN (United States): Mad Robin Romp (37 th annual) (unconfirmed)

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

— 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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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Berlin, VT: Calling for Mud Family Contra Dance (9 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 — VT Rt. 12 or 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 2016: Sunday, March 27

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Bowdoinham, ME: Survivors Sunday (26 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: DownEast Friends of the Folk Arts

Description: Spirited Singing at 11:30am followed by contradancing from 12:30 - 4:00pm to the Stringrays with Sue Rosen calling.

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 2016: Sunday, March 27

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Friday, April 1, 2016

Angeles National Forest (Mount Baldy), CA: Mt Baldy Dance Weekend (17 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, April 1, 2016 — Sunday, April 3, 2016

— 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 (25 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, April 1, 2016 — Saturday, April 2, 2016

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 2016: Friday, April 1

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Saturday, April 2, 2016

Brooklyn (11201), NY: CDNY Playford Ball (33 rd 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 2016: Saturday, April 2

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Peterborough, NH: The Play Ball! (8 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— 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

Price: $16/$12

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

Web: www.monadnockfolk.org

Date for 2016: Saturday, April 2

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Friday, April 8, 2016

Minneapolis, MN: Call of the Loon Weekend (6 th annual)

Multi-day event: Friday, April 8, 2016 — Sunday, April 10, 2016

— Sponsored by: Tapestry Folkdance Center

Featuring: Contratopia ~ George Marshall ~ Patrice Pakiz ~ Sue Hulsether! ~ Wild Asparagus

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: $see website

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

Web: calloftheloon.org

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Oakland, CA: Queer Contra Dance Camp (9 th annual)

Multi-day event: Friday, April 8, 2016 — Sunday, April 10, 2016

— Sponsored by: SF Bay Queer Contra Dance

Featuring: Frannie Marr ~ Kalia Kliban ~ Syncopaths

Description: Gender Roll Free Contra Dance Camp within the lush redwood forest, 79 miles south of San Francisco. Beginners are welcome.

Dance styles include: Contra English Dance

Venue: Lake Merritt Dance Center: 200 Grand Avenue get a map

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

Web: queercontra.org

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Saturday, April 9, 2016

Schuylerville, NY: Friends of Library Community Dance Fundraiser

Featuring: Betsy Fry ~ Gabriel Sgambettera ~ Gigue-A-Bit ~ Steve Fry ~ Vonnie Estes

Dance styles include: Contra Family Multiple_style Dance

Venue: Schuylerville American Legion: 6 Clancy Street get a map

Time: 7-10pm

For more information: (518) 695-6641; (Email): de('svl-director', 'edu', 'sals');

Date for 2016: Saturday, April 9

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Friday, April 22, 2016

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

Multi-day event: Friday, April 22, 2016 — Tuesday, April 26, 2016

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.org

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Friday, May 6, 2016

Woodstock Valley, CT: LCFD Spring Gender Role Free Dance Camp (27 th annual)

Multi-day event: Friday, May 6, 2016 — Sunday, May 8, 2016

— Sponsored by: Lavender Country & Folk Dancers

Featuring: Andy Shore ~ Frost ~ Frost and Fire ~ Tom Roby

Description: Gender Free Contras, English Country Dancing, Workshops. Friday evening through Sunday afternoon. 2 nights lodging; 6 meals. Early registration discount. Work exchange, and scholarship assistance available. Contras called by Andy Shore, English led by Tom Roby, Music by Frost and Fire

Dance styles include: Contra English Dance

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

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

Time: 5pm Fri - 3:30pm Sun

Price: $varies, see web site

For more information: (Email): de('camp', 'org', 'lcfd');

Web: www.lcfd.org

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Darlington, MD: Almost Heaven Dance Weekend (29 th annual)

Multi-day event: Thursday, May 19, 2016 — Sunday, May 22, 2016

— Sponsored by: Almost Heaven Dance Weekend LLC, non-profit subordinate of CDSS

Description: Music will be provided on all 4 days by the Great Bear Trio ”extended” and the Coffee Zombies. Contras called by George Marshall and Janine Smith. Workshops include beginner and intermediate Clogging, Salty Dog Rag, Dutch Crossing, Swing, Waltz. Outdoor activities include swimming, canoeing, birding, fire circles, s’mores. Rural environment on the Susquehanna River. Low price includes comfortable lodging, 9 meals, and party snacks. All ages welcome.

Dance styles include: Contra Swing Waltz Otherstyle Dance

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

Venue: Camp Ramblewood: 2564 Silver Road get a map

Price: $285 (age 26+), $199 (age 13-25)

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

Web: sites.google.com/site/ahsince1988

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Logan, OH: Mayapple Stomp (25 th annual)

Multi-day event: Saturday, May 21, 2016 — Sunday, May 22, 2016

— Sponsored by: Southeast Ohio Traditional Dance Society

Description: Old-Time music & dance. Camping and dancing in the Hocking Hills with open-mic format.

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Izaac Walton Lodge: 29740 Blosser Rd get a map

Time: 2:00pm Saturday - 12:00pm Sunday

For more information: (740) 590-4102; (Email): de('athenscontradance', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: sites.google.com/site/athenscontradance/home/mayapplestomp

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Wasilla, AK: Dancing Bears Dance Camp (35 th annual)

Multi-day event: Friday, May 27, 2016 — Monday, May 30, 2016

Description: A Friday through Monday dance camp weekend featuring contra and square dances and offering a variety of music and dance workshops. Every Memorial Day weekend at beautiful King’s Lake Camp near Anchorage Alaska. Additionally, a dance featuring the Guest Artists is held in Anchorage on the Thursday night prior to the Camp and is open to the community.

Dance styles include: Contra Square Dance

Note: Pre-registration is required. Please see our website for registration and Camp details: thedancingbears.org

Venue: King’s Lake Camp get a map

Price: $265-$285

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

Web: thedancingbears.org

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Friday, June 10, 2016

Colchester, VT: Across the Lake (14 th annual)

Multi-day event: Friday, June 10, 2016 — Sunday, June 12, 2016

— Sponsored by: Burlington Country Dancers

Featuring: Bare Necessities ~ Melissa Running ~ Scott Higgs

Description: By advance registration only. Send your email address to receive flyer and registration form in late February.

Dance styles include: English Dance

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

Price: $see website

For more information: (802) 899-2378; (Email): de('val.medve', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: www.burlingtoncountrydancers.org

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Friday, September 2, 2016

Julian, CA: (duplicate Of) Labor Day Dance Away (14 th annual)

Multi-day event: Friday, September 2, 2016 — Monday, September 5, 2016

— Sponsored by: California Dance Cooperative

Description: Friendly to families with children. 1-hour yoga in morning and afternoon. Discounts to newcomers and dancers age 33 and under. Fresh, tasty food. Solar-heated pool. Comfortable cabins in forested mountains east of San Diego.

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: Pre-registration required.

Venue: Cedar Glen Camp: 743 Farmer Rd. get a map

Price: $320 early (Before 6/15) $350 after, age 18-33 $275, children $95, teen $175

For more information: (626) 372-4304; (Email): de('nancyrpower', 'com', 'yahoo');

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

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