The Dance Gypsy presents

Folk, contra and traditional dance festivals and other events

(between December 9, 2016  and  December 9, 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.

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

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

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

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

— Sponsored by: Queen City Ballroom

Description: Semi-formal. Beginners welcome. Singles and couples welcome. Dance host for single ladies. Showcase. Door prizes. Cash bar.

Dance styles include: Ballroom Dance

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

Time: 1:00 to 5:00 PM

Price: $Tickets $26 per person if purchased by Dec 10; $30 per person at the door

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

Web: www.queencityballroomnh.com

Date for 2016: Sunday, December 11

(This event (festival #1411) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Aston, PA: Gilron Dance Retreat (19 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Thursday, December 15, 2016 — Sunday, December 18, 2016

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

(This event (festival #755) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

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 2016: Saturday, December 17

(This event (festival #291) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Sunday, December 18, 2016

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 2016: Sunday, December 18

(This event (festival #1417) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Brookline, MA: Boston Israeli Dancing Marathon (37 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Saturday, December 24, 2016 — Sunday, December 25, 2016

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: $15 general admission, students/seniors/children $10, young kids free

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

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

(This event (festival #292) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Sunday, December 25, 2016

Fort Lauderdale, FL: New Year’s Bash (26 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Sunday, December 25, 2016 — Tuesday, December 27, 2016

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');

(This event (festival #1064) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Melrose, MA: Annual Christmas Concert and Dance (33 rd annual) (unconfirmed)

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

Dance styles include: Contra English Family Scandinavian Square Folk Dance

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

Price: $Suggested donation 6

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

Web: www.manystrings6.com/dance

Date for 2016: Sunday, December 25

(This event (festival #294) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Nelson, NH: Nelson Christmas Dance and Dessert Potluck (16 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— 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

Price: $free

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

Web: www.monadnockfolk.org

Date for 2016: Sunday, December 25

(This event (festival #293) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Monday, December 26, 2016

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

Multi-day event: Monday, December 26, 2016 — Sunday, January 1, 2017

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

(This event (festival #295) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Brasstown, NC: Winter Dance Week (40 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Monday, December 26, 2016 — Sunday, January 1, 2017

— 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

(This event (festival #296) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Morgantown, WV: Contradancers Delight Holiday (14 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Monday, December 26, 2016 — Saturday, December 31, 2016

— 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

(This event (festival #699) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

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

Multi-day event: Tuesday, December 27, 2016 — Sunday, January 1, 2017

— 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

(This event (festival #299) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Dodgeville, WI: Festival Of Christmas and Mid-winter (69 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Wednesday, December 28, 2016 — Sunday, January 1, 2017

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

(This event (festival #301) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Kingston, OK: Fiddler’s Dream Music and Dance Camp (17 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Wednesday, December 28, 2016 — Saturday, December 31, 2016

— 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');

(This event (festival #725) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

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

Multi-day event: Thursday, December 29, 2016 — Sunday, January 1, 2017

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

(This event (festival #297) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Saturday, December 31, 2016

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

Multi-day event: Saturday, December 31, 2016 — Sunday, January 1, 2017

— 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

(This event (festival #308) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Charleston, WV: Good Riddance (6 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Footmad

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

Price: $Tbd

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

Web: www.footmad.org

Date for 2016: Saturday, December 31

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Atlanta, GA: New Year’s Eve Contra Dance (41 st annual)

— Sponsored by: Chattahoochee Country Dancers

Description: Featuring Jesse Edgerton and ”Playing with Fyre:” Cailen Campbell (fiddle), George Paul (piano), and Joe de Palo (percussion)

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

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

Time: 8:30 - 12:30

Price: $15

For more information: (Email): de('ccd-sc', 'com', 'yahoogroups');

Web: www.ContraDance.org

Date for 2016: Saturday, 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 2016: Saturday, 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 2016: Saturday, 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 2016: Saturday, December 31

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Nelson, NH: Nelson New Year’s Celebration (17 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— 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

Price: $5 (suggested donation)

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

Date for 2016: Saturday, December 31

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New Britain, CT: New Year’s Eve Party (20 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 2016: Saturday, December 31

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North Yarmouth, ME: New Year’s Extravaganza Dance (19 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 2016: Saturday, 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: (Email): de('uppervalleydmc', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: Facebook.com/norwichcontradance

Date for 2016: Saturday, 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 2016: Saturday, December 31

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Pine Knoll Shores, NC: Bogue Banks Boogie (19 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Saturday, December 31, 2016 — Sunday, January 1, 2017

— 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

(This event (festival #705) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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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 2016: Saturday, December 31

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

Multi-day event: Saturday, December 31, 2016 — Sunday, January 1, 2017

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

(This event (festival #1421) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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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 2016: Saturday, December 31

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Vashon Island, WA: Northwest New Year’s Camp Bash on Vashon (22 nd annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Saturday, December 31, 2016 — Tuesday, January 3, 2017

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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West Hartford Town Hall, CT: New Year’s Eve Contra Dance (18 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 2016: Saturday, 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 2016: Saturday, December 31

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Wyoming, OH (United States): New Years Eve Potluck and Contra Dance (32 nd 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 2016: Saturday, December 31

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Wyoming, OH (United States): Cincinnati Contra Dancers New Year’s Eve Dance (32 nd 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 2016: Saturday, December 31

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Sunday, January 1, 2017

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 2017: Sunday, January 1

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Northampton, MA: New Year’s Day Dance and Potluck Dinner (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: $Dance- $10 RSCDS members, $12 non-members, $1 and a dish Potluck.

For more information: (413) 527-3407; (Email): de('dansstep1950', 'com', 'gmail');

Date for 2017: Sunday, January 1

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South Amherst, MA: An Afternoon Playford Party (32 nd annual) (unconfirmed)

Description: Dress up (period attire encouraged) for an afternoon of Cammy’s favorite 17th-18th century dances, Mad Robin’s baroque style, and the ”newcomer-welcoming” informality of a party. All dances taught. (Donations for refreshments table welcomed)

Dance styles include: English Dance

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

Price: $suggested donation $12

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

Web: www.manystrings6.com/dance

Date for 2017: Sunday, January 1

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Woodbridge, CT: Hangover Ball (9 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 2017: Sunday, January 1

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Durham, NH: Ralph Page Dance Legacy Weekend (30 th annual)

Multi-day event: Friday, January 13, 2017 — Sunday, January 15, 2017

— Sponsored by: Rpdlw - Neffa

Featuring: Beth Parkes ~ Canterbury Country Dance Orchestra ~ David Millstone ~ Dudley Laufman ~ George Wilson ~ Mary Desrosiers ~ Selma Kaplan ~ the Sugar River String Band ~ Tod Whittemore ~ Tony Parkes

Description: Contra and square dance, new & old, celebrating the 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; discounts for under 25yrs, 1st Time full registration; individual sessions available at the door

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

Web: www.ralphpage.neffa.org

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Elkins, WV: Augusta’s Wild and Wonderful Weekend (19 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, January 13, 2017 — Monday, January 16, 2017

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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South Daytona, FL (United States): Orange Blossom Contra Ball (5 th annual)

Multi-day event: Friday, January 13, 2017 — Sunday, January 15, 2017

— Sponsored by: Orange Blossom Ball

Description: The Fifth Annual ORANGE BLOSSOM CONTRABALL For Experienced Contradancers January 13-15 2017 (MLK weekend) will be held in Daytona Beach, FL at the Gold Star Ballroom (sprung dance floor) Back by popular acclamation: Lisa Greenleaf & Bob Isaacs the Sound Traveler Band, Tied & Dyed by John Huffman Agnostic Fiddle Insurgency, Jennifer Dresses, Waltz Karaoke, Daily Contra Medleys New this year: Nor’Easter, Diane Silver, Clothing Exchange, Cajun Dance Session w/lesson (7-member cajun band; Gumbo Limbo) Band Workshops, Song Swap,International Dance Session, Lunch available Saturday & Sunday (addt’l $$) 4 bands, 3 callers, Florida in January, full weekend dancing till 4pm on Sunday Orange Blossom Ball contradance weekend is a zesty urban style dance weekend featuring great music and superb callers. Half the dance sessions will feature “dual callers” with alternating male/female voices to enhance the dancers’ experience. There will be NO CONTRA TEACHING, very limited dance walk-throughs and many no-walk through dances. Daily Contra Medleys, Gender Balanced*-Please try to sign up accordingly

Dance styles include: Cajun Contra International Swing Waltz Folk Dance

Note: Discount for early registration.

Venue: Gold Star Ballroom: 3100 South Ridgewood Avenue get a map

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

Web: www.orangeblossomcontraball.com

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

San Francisco, CA: Hungarian Dance House (Táncház) (4 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Hungarian Heritage Foundation

Description: Learn All Day. Dance All Night. It’s Free & Fun. the Táncház is a Hungarian and Transylvanian tradition involving dancing to live folk music. See performances by Kővirág, Eszterlánc Hungarian Folk Ensemble, Mazsola Children’s Ensemble, and Tihanyi Laci. Dance through the evening with Forrás, the most exciting Táncház band on the West Coast. Enjoy traditional Hungarian food and drink. Schedule: 3:00 pm - Children’s Workshop; 4:00 pm - Adult’s Workshop (Children’s puppet show and crafts); 5:00 pm - Dinner; 6:00 pm - Mini-lecture; 6:30 pm - Mini-Concert; 8:00 pm - Táncház

Dance styles include: International Folk Dance

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

Price: $Free; Food and Beverage are an additional charge

For more information: (510) 649-0941; (Email): de('hungarianheritagefoundation', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: www.CroatianAmericanWeb.org

Date for 2017: Saturday, January 14

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Greenfield, MA: Martin Luther King Weekend Dance (19 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 2017: Sunday, January 15

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Portland, OR (United States): Portland Old-time Music Gathering (18 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 — Sunday, January 22, 2017

— 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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Friday, January 20, 2017

Brooklyn, NY: Golden Festival (32 nd annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, January 20, 2017 — Saturday, January 21, 2017

— 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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Ellenville, NY: Stardust Dance Weekend (75 th annual) (unconfirmed)

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

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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San Luis Obispo, CA: Contra Carnivale (12 th annual) (unconfirmed)

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

— 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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South Daytona, FL (United States): Orange Blossom Contra Ball (5 th annual) (unconfirmed)

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

— Sponsored by: Obb

Description: Huge wooden floor, 3 days of dancing! Bands: Avant Gardeners & Moving Violations Callers: Bev Birnbaum Susan Kevra Jeremy Korr Waltz Sessions w/Sound Traveler Band and English Dance session w/Randy Thorp

Dance styles include: Contra English Swing Waltz Dance

Note: Discount for early registration.

Venue: Gold Star Ballroom: 3100 South Ridgewood Avenue get a map

Price: $90, $100, $105

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

Web: www.orangeblossomcontra.com

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Yonkers, NY: Mardi Gras Ball (12 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 2017: Friday, January 20

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Eugene, OR: Veselo Folk Dance Festival (39 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Saturday, January 21, 2017 — Sunday, January 22, 2017

— 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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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Fairlee, VT: Scandinavian Ski-dance Weekend (21 st annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Thursday, January 26, 2017 — Sunday, January 29, 2017

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 27, 2017

Bozeman, MT: Wintergreen Contra Dance Weekend (17 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, January 27, 2017 — Sunday, January 29, 2017

— 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 (22 nd annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, January 27, 2017 — Sunday, January 29, 2017

— 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 (United States): Folk Ball Festival (29 th annual)

Multi-day event: Friday, January 27, 2017 — Sunday, January 29, 2017

— 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: Union South: 1308 West Dayton 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 28, 2017

Brattleboro, VT: Northern Roots Traditional Music Festival (10 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 2017: Saturday, January 28

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North Haven, CT (United States): Elm City Assembly (18 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 2017: Saturday, January 28

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Peterborough, NH: Peterborough Snow Ball (25 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— 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

Price: $24

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

Web: www.monadnockfolk.org

Date for 2017: Saturday, January 28

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Location not established, : Workuba International (13 th annual)

Multi-day event: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 — Sunday, February 5, 2017

— Sponsored by: Marta Bercy-Danza Cubana

Description: Artistic Director & Founder: Ms. Marta Bercy (Modern & Afro-Cuban dance Master) Workshops: Afro-Cuban Folklore Yoruba, Rumba, Rueda de Casino Dance Style, Danzón, Chachachá, Tango, Bachata. Master Classes - Dancers: Ballet (Partenaire), Cuban Contemporary Dance, Theatre for Dancers. Final show ”Glass Hearts” dedicated to Bolero with participants. Sunday 5 at 5:00 pm

Dance styles include: International Tango Otherstyle Multiple_style Folk Dance

Note: limited availability

Venue: No Venue Established

Price: $300

For more information: (537) 698-6761; (Email): de('vivianhab12', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: www.facebook.com/workuba.page

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Saint Croix, (USVI): Tropical Dance Vacation Contra Week (23 rd annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 — Wednesday, February 8, 2017

— 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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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Capital Federal, BUE (Argentina): International Modern and Afro Latin dance Workshop (14 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Thursday, February 2, 2017 — Saturday, February 4, 2017

— Sponsored by: Tedancari

Description: February Thu 4, Fri 5, Sat 6. Location: America Theatre, 253 Galiano Ave. Centro Habana, Havana, Cuba. Artistic Director: Ms. Marta Bercy. Classes to be offered in the Workuba Latin Dance Workshop - All the Levels: Afro-Cuban Folklore, Rueda & Cuban Salsa, Cuban Rumba, Tango and Milonga, Argentine Folklore. Dancers: Cuban Modern Dance, Horton Technique, Theatre for Dancers. Performing art workshop. Includes Artistic Presentations: Saturday 6 at 5:30pm.

Dance styles include: International Tango Otherstyle Multiple_style Folk Dance

Note: February Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3: 11:00 am to 2pm. Thursday 4: 8:30 to 10:00am.

Venue: Multiespacio El Juvenil: Av. Corrientes 4534

Price: $150.

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

Web: workuba.wordpress.com

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Friday, February 3, 2017

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

Multi-day event: Friday, February 3, 2017 — Sunday, February 5, 2017

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 3, 2017 — Sunday, February 5, 2017

— 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 4, 2017

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 2017: Saturday, February 4

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

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 2017: Sunday, February 5

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Friday, February 10, 2017

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 2017: Friday, February 10

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Maryville, TN: Cabin Fever (Knoxville) (43 rd annual) (unconfirmed)

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

— Sponsored by: Knoxville Country Dancers

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

Price: $90(earlybird) / $105 normal

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

Web: www.knoxvillecontradance.org

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Newport Beach, CA: Laguna Folk Dance Festival (47 th annual) (unconfirmed)

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

— 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

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Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot, QC: Montreal Winter Workshop (16 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, February 10, 2017 — Friday, February 17, 2017

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

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

— Sponsored by: DanceFlurry Organization

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

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Santa Barbara, CA: Winter Dreams English Country Ball (4 th annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Santa Barbara Country Dance Society

Description: An English Country Ball at the Carrillo Ballroom with its sprung dance floor.

Dance styles include: English Dance

Note: Advanced registration required

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

Price: $40

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

Web: www.sbcds.org/wd

Date for 2017: Saturday, February 11

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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

Multi-day event: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 — Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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 16, 2017

Buena Vista, CO: Stellar Days and Nights (13 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Thursday, February 16, 2017 — Sunday, February 19, 2017

— 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

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Corvallis, OR: Corvallis Contra Weekend (13 th annual) (unconfirmed)

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

— 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 17, 2017 — Sunday, February 19, 2017

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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Saratoga Springs, NY (United States): The Flurry (30 th annual)

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

— Sponsored by: The Flurry Festival

Featuring: Bob Isaacs ~ Buddy System ~ Capital District Mega Band ~ Fennig’s All-Stars ~ Genticorum ~ Gordon Bonnet ~ Great Bear ~ Kathy Anderson ~ The Moving Violations ~ Notorious ~ VanNorstrand Van Norstrand ~ Set Americain ~ Steve Zakon-Anderson

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 18, 2017

San Francisco, CA: San Francisco Tamburitza Festival (18 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Saturday, February 18, 2017 — Sunday, February 19, 2017

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 24, 2017

Ellenville, NY: Stardust Dance Weekend (75 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, February 24, 2017 — Sunday, February 26, 2017

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 24, 2017 — Sunday, February 26, 2017

— 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 (28 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, February 24, 2017 — Sunday, February 26, 2017

— 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 25, 2017

Cranston, RI: 23rd Annual Cajun & Zydeco Mardi Gras Ball (25 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 2017: Saturday, February 25

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Palm Desert, CA: Palm Desert Greek Festival. (21 st annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Saturday, February 25, 2017 — Sunday, February 26, 2017

— 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 3, 2017

Cape Girardeau, MO: Chance Dance (8 th annual)

Multi-day event: Friday, March 3, 2017 — Sunday, March 5, 2017

— Sponsored by: Cape Friends of Traditional Music and Dance

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

Dance styles include: Contra Square Swing Waltz Dance

Note: No Restrictions

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

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

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

Web: chance-dance.angelfire.com

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Minneapolis, MN: Call of the Loon Weekend (7 th annual)

Multi-day event: Friday, April 7, 2017 — Sunday, April 9, 2017

— Sponsored by: Tapestry Folkdance Center

Featuring: ~ Carol Ormand ~ David Millstone ~ Latter Day Lizards ~ Northern Air ~ Northern Aire

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

Dance styles include: Contra Waltz Dance

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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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Darlington, MD: Almost Heaven Dance Weekend (30 th annual)

Multi-day event: Thursday, May 18, 2017 — Sunday, May 21, 2017

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

Description: Music will be provided on all 4 days by Swallowtail, Barefoot, and the O-Tones (swing, blues). Contras called by George Marshall, Tim Van Egmond, and TBA. Workshops include Salty Dog Rag, Swing, Waltz, Play With Swallowtail, singing, and percussion. 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 21+), $199 (age 13-20)

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

Web: sites.google.com/site/ahsince1988

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Atlanta, GA: Catapult! the National Contra Showcase (4 th annual)

Multi-day event: Friday, May 26, 2017 — Monday, May 29, 2017

— Sponsored by: Catapult Showcase

Description: A four-day festival focused on showcasing the next generation of undiscovered contra dance weekend musicians and callers. 6 Hot Bands. 6 Cool Callers. 4 Days of Dancing. 24 Hours of Contra. 18 Hours of Workshops. Band and Caller applications being accepted now (see website for details).

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Note: Advanced registration required.

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

Price: $Tba

For more information: (404) 307-3444; (Email): de('info', 'com', 'catapultshowcase');

Web: www.catapultshowcase.com

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Friday, November 10, 2017

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

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

— Sponsored by: Chattahoochee Country Dancers

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

Dance styles include: Contra Waltz Dance

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

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

Price: $To Be Announced

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

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

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