The Dance Gypsy presents

Folk, contra and traditional dance festivals and other events

(between May 25, 2017  and  May 25, 2018)

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Understanding the Listings

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

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

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

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

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Ballston Spa, NY: Gottagetgon Festival (annual)

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

Featuring: Set Americain

Description: Concerts, workshops. Sat. night family dance

Dance styles include: Family Multiple_style Dance

Venue: Saratoga County Fairgrounds get a map

For more information: (518) 882-6809; (Email): de('betsyfry', 'com', 'aol');

Web: www.pickingandsinging.org

(This event (festival #422) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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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

(This event (festival #1734) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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Wasilla, AK: Dancing Bears Dance Camp (36 th annual)

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

— Sponsored by: The Dancing Bears

Featuring: Bob Isaacs ~ Cis Hinkle ~ Full Nelsons ~ Pete’s Posse ~ Susan Kevra

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

Dance styles include: Contra Square Otherstyle Dance

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

Venue: King’s Lake Camp get a map

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

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

Web: thedancingbears.org

(This event (festival #1834) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Belfast, ME: Memorial Day Weekend Party (36 th annual)

Multi-day event: Saturday, May 27, 2017 — Sunday, May 28, 2017

— Sponsored by: Penobscot Bay Scottish Country Dancers

Description: Belfast Memorial Day Weekend Party! Saturday, May 27 American Legion Hall, 43 Church St., Belfast, ME 12:30 – 2:30 Scottish Fiddle Workshop with Judi Nicolson (fiddle), https://scottishfiddleschool.org/faculty-and-staff/judi-nicolson/ (bio) Kathy Fraser-Collins (piano), Fred Collins (drums) $25 3:30 – 4:45 Dance Review 5:45 – 7:00 Potluck Supper ($1 + Pot) 7:00 Belfast Memorial Day Weekend Party Music by Judi Nicolson (fiddle), Kathy Fraser-Collins (piano), Fred Collins (drums) $10 RSCDS members, $12 nonmembers Briefs & Dance Diagrams posted to Boston Branch calendar http://rscdsboston.org/event-calendar.html Sunday May 28 Brunch/Ceilidh 10:00 - 2:00 pm 794 Shore Road, Bayside (Northport), ME Party Information: Gayle Koyanagi 207-338-6085 (h), 207-322-7727 (c) , gkoyanagi20@gmail.com Hospitality: Kim Jacobs 207-722-3139

Dance styles include: Scottish Dance

Note: soft-soled shoes

Venue: Belfast American Legion Hall: 143 High Street — (entrance on Church Street) get a map

Time: 7:00 pm

Price: $10 RSCDS members, $12 nonmembers

For more information: (207) 322-7727; (Email): de('gkoyanagi20', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: www.rscdsboston.org/events-calendar.html

(This event (festival #999) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Brattleboro, VT: Memorial Day Dawn Dance (41 st annual)

Multi-day event: Sunday, May 28, 2017 — Monday, May 29, 2017

— Sponsored by: Brattleboro Dawn Dances

Description: This semi-annual event draws hundreds of dancers from across the region and features three different bands and callers. Please note that this year there will be no English dancing in the afternoon. Tickets are available online and at the door.

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Gibson-Aiken Center: 207 Main Street get a map

Time: 8:00pm - 7:00am

Price: $15-$25

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

Web: www.dawndance.org

(This event (festival #2128) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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Tupper Lake, NY (United States): Sunset Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: The Wild Center

Featuring:

Description: Come dance with us! It doesn’t matter if you’ve got two left feet, or if you’re a prima ballerina, everyone is welcome at the Wild Center Contra. Not sure what contra dancing is? Not a problem! All the necessary moves are taught and called; just follow along and you’ll do just fine. Come to dance or just to watch and enjoy the company. and when you start feeling tired from the allemandes and swings, take a walk on our trails as the sun dips beneath the horizon, painting the sky in pastel colors. the live tunes will be provided by the Green Mountain All-Stars. All ages welcome to join the fun. No partner or dance experience needed. a beginners lesson will be taught from 5:30 to 6:00.

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: The Wild Center: 45 Museum Drive get a map

Time: 5:30 Pm - 8:30 Pm

Price: $6 per person, $10 per couple, $15 per family (kids aged 10 and up), no charge for kids under 10

For more information: (518) 359-7800; (Email): de('sschreier', 'org', 'wildcenter');

Web: www.wildcenter.org/event/sunset-contra-dance

Date for 2017: Sunday, May 28

(This event (festival #2123) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Seneca, SC (United States): Old Keowee Contra Dance (2 nd annual)

— Sponsored by: Oconee Heritage Center

Description: Community event to support the Oconee Heritage Center. Beginner’s introductory session at 6:30, dance 7-10. Contra, folk & square dancing in a wood-floored lakeside dance hall. Caller Becky Walker with live fiddle band. Park has campsites, some waterfront. Hot dogs and snacks for sale, water will be available. For more information, visit our website or call Jennifer Moss at the number provided below.

Dance styles include: Contra Square Waltz Dance

Note: No alcohol as it is a public park

Venue: South Cove County Park Recreation Center: 1099 South Cove Road get a map

Time: 7 pm - 10 pm

Price: $8 per person. Free park admission. Kids 12 & under free.

For more information: (864) 638-2224; (Email): de('moss', 'org', 'oconeeheritagecenter');

Web: OldKeoweeContraDance.weebly.com

Date for 2017: Friday, June 16

(This event (festival #2103) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Coeur d'Alene, ID: Lady Of the Lake Music and Dance Week (32 nd annual)

Multi-day event: Sunday, June 18, 2017 — Saturday, June 24, 2017

— Sponsored by: Lady of the Lake

Description: Contras, English Country Dance, Couple Dancing & Squares, singing, music workshops, and more. Fantastic staff! the Rhythm Raptors and the Canote Brothers with Seth Tepfer and Susan Michaels calling contras & a squares. Corkscrew with Betsy Branch, Bill Tomczak and Mark Douglass with Kalia Kliban for English Country Dancing and contra dancing. Camp N-Sid-Sen has cabins nestled in the trees on the shore of Lake Coeur D’Alene and a wonderful beach for swimming and boating. Dancing all day & every evening, calling workshop with Seth Tepfer. Numerous small group music workshops & jamming opportunities! and then take a swim ….

Dance styles include: Contra English Square Waltz Dance

Note: Advanced registration required. Registration opens Jan 2017 on a first come, first serve basis. on-line registration is now open.

Venue: Camp N-Sid-Sen get a map

Price: $635 adults / $545 Teens

For more information: (406) 581-8178; (Email): de('danceweek', 'org', 'ladyofthelake');

Web: www.ladyofthelake.org

(This event (festival #454) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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Friday, August 11, 2017

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

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

— Sponsored by: Bay Area Country Dance Society

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

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

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

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

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

Price: $See web site

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

Web: www.bacds.org/btb

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

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Friday, November 10, 2017

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

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

— Sponsored by: Chattahoochee Country Dancers

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

Dance styles include: Contra Waltz Dance

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

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

Price: $To Be Announced

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

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

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

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Monday, January 1, 2018

Brattleboro, VT: Immaginary (unconfirmed)

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

For more information:

Date for 2018: Monday, January 1

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

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