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Peterborough NH Contra Canceled 1/7/17

Peterborough NH

(Jan 07, 2017)

Peterborough NH Contra is canceled for tonight

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Masquerade Ball

Rochester, NY

(Sep 23, 2016)


e-mail: lisa@cdrochester.org
Website: www.cdrochester.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CountryDancersofRochester/


Masquerade Ball
Saturday, October 29, 2016
6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

First Baptist Church
175 Allens Creek Rd, Rochester, NY 14618

Admission $25, students $15

More information: www.cdrochester.org

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK – Join the Country Dancers of Rochester for a Masquerade Ball of English country dances. This event is a fundraiser for the English country dance series. Live music will provided by Molly Jaynes on violin, Jane Knoeck on piano, and Gordon Bonnet on flute. Caller Pamela Goddard will lead the dances.

There will be an Orientation / refresher session at 6 pm, dancing starts at 6:30 pm. Beginners are welcome and no partner is necessary. Enchanting refreshments will be served at the break. Halloween costumes are encouraged!

About the Country Dancers of Rochester –

Country Dancers of Rochester (CDR) sponsors traditional New England Contra Dances and English Country Dances. We dance in community twice weekly to live music. The dances are participatory, open to all, with live music, smoke-free and alcohol-free. Newcomers are always welcome. Dances are taught and prompted, with more teaching at the beginning of the evening. No partner or special dress needed — dress comfortably and wear soft-soled, low-heeled shoes.

Contra dances take place on Thursdays from 7:30 -10:30 pm at Covenant United Methodist Church, 1124 Culver Road, Rochester, NY 14609. Admission is $9 ($8 members and students, $2 ages 17 & under).

English country dances take place on Sundays (except fifth Sundays) from 6:30 – 9:30 pm at First Baptist Church, 175 Allens Creek Rd., Rochester, NY 14618. Admission is $9 ($8 members and students, ages 17 & under are free).

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26th Internacional Afro-Latin Festival - Havana, Cuba

Havana, Cuba

(Dec 12, 2015)

February Thu 4, Fri 5, Sat 6. 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. Location: America Theatre, 253 Galiano Ave. Centro Habana, Havana, Cuba. Artistic Director: Ms. Marta Bercy. Contact Us.

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26th Internacional Afro-Latin Festival

Havana, Cuba

(Dec 10, 2015)

Workuba (international modern & afro-latin dance workshop) A multi-day event where Cuban music enthusiasts gather to learn, party, perform, party, watch shows, party and party some more. Held every february in Theatre America of Havana, Workuba is a 3 day Afro-Latin music and dance festival featuring world-class dance Teachers. On its 13th year running, Workuba is recognized as one of the largest festivals of it’s kind on in the world. Welcome to Workuba, Havana!

Classes all the Levels: Afro-Cuban Yoruba, Afro-Cuban Congo, Rumba Guaguancó, Rumba Columbia, Tango, Chachachá/Danzón, Argentine folklore, Kizomba, Rueda de Casino.

Dancers: Cuban Contemporary Dance, Horton Technique, Theatre for Dancers.

Artistic Director & Founder: Ms. Marta Bercy (Modern & Afro-Cuban dance Master)

I see you in Havana!

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26th Workuba Internacional - Havana, Cuba

Havana, Cuba

(Nov 22, 2015)

Workuba (international modern & afro-latin dance workshop) A multi-day event where Cuban music enthusiasts gather to learn, party, perform, party, watch shows, party and party some more. Held every february in Theatre America of Havana, Workuba is a 3 day Afro-Latin music and dance festival featuring world-class dance Teachers. On its 13th year running, Workuba is recognized as one of the largest festivals of it’s kind on in the world.
Welcome to Workuba, Havana!

Classes all the Levels: Afro-Cuban Yoruba, Afro-Cuban Congo, Rumba Guaguancó, Rumba Columbia, Tango, Chachachá/Danzón, Argentine folklore, Kizomba, Rueda de Casino.

Dancers: Cuban Contemporary Dance, Horton Technique, Theatre for Dancers.
General Director: Ms. Marta Bercy (Modern & Afro-Cuban dance Master)
Location: America Theatre, 253 Galiano Ave. Centro Habana, Havana, Cuba.

Tickets: 3 Day Full - $150. / One Day - $80. (Limited Capacity)
Registration at the Theater: February Tuesday 2/ Wednesday 3: 11:00a.m to 2pm/ Thursday 4: 8:30 to 10:00am.

Activities multidisciplinary workshops and tours:
Music House of Centro Habana: The most authentic place to go in Havana to experience genuine dance and music.
Final Show: includes participants Saturday February 6 at 8:30pm.

Suggested Accommodation:
Hotel Deauville – Havana. Considered one of Havana “Grande-Dame” hotels and an icon of 50’s era glamour, the historic Deauville Havana sits overlooking the crystal blue waters of the Northern Atlantic.

Hotel Lincoln – This 3 star hotel is located in the city centre of Havana. A basic, but perfectly adequate hotel with high standards of cleanliness. The location is perfect, within easy walking distance of both the old town and the university area. Recommended for a short stay on a limited budget

Contact Us.

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26th Workuba Internacional (International Modern & Afro-Latin Dance)

Havana, Cuba

(Nov 22, 2015)

Workuba (international modern & afro-latin dance workshop) A multi-day event where Cuban music enthusiasts gather to learn, party, perform, party, watch shows, party and party some more. Held every february in Theatre America of Havana, Workuba is a 3 day Afro-Latin music and dance festival featuring world-class dance Teachers. On its 13th year running, Workuba is recognized as one of the largest festivals of it’s kind on in the world.
Welcome to Workuba, Havana!
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Classes all the Levels: Afro-Cuban Yoruba, Afro-Cuban Congo, Rumba Guaguancó, Rumba Columbia, Tango, Chachachá/Danzón, Argentine folklore, Kizomba, Rueda de Casino.

Dancers: Cuban Contemporary Dance, Horton Technique, Theatre for Dancers.
General Director: Ms. Marta Bercy (Modern & Afro-Cuban dance Master)
Location: America Theatre, 253 Galiano Ave. Centro Habana, Havana, Cuba.
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Tickets: 3 Day Full - $150. / One Day - $80. (Limited Capacity)
Registration at the Theater: February Tuesday 2/ Wednesday 3: 11:00a.m to 2pm/ Thursday 4: 8:30 to 10:00am.

Activities multidisciplinary workshops and tours:
Music House of Centro Habana: The most authentic place to go in Havana to experience genuine dance and music.
Final Show: includes participants Saturday February 6 at 8:30pm.
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Suggested Accommodation:
Hotel Deauville – Havana. Considered one of Havana “Grande-Dame” hotels and an icon of 50’s era glamour, the historic Deauville Havana sits overlooking the crystal blue waters of the Northern Atlantic.

Hotel Lincoln – This 3 star hotel is located in the city centre of Havana. A basic, but perfectly adequate hotel with high standards of cleanliness. The location is perfect, within easy walking distance of both the old town and the university area. Recommended for a short stay on a limited budget
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Contact Us.

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Engaged?! Join us for a Free Dance Lesson to Get Introduced to Wedding Dances!

Enfield, CT

(Oct 20, 2015)

Wedding Event November 14th, Free to attend.
Your wedding is a day you will always remember. It is a day you dream about and spend a long time planning.
Your first dance should not be a source of stress, but the start of dancing through life together! EdanSe Company and Ballroom will prepare you for your first dance in and make sure you have fun while dancing!
On Saturday, November 14th, we will be having an Open House Introduction to Wedding Preparation Event! The event will be held from 2:00 – 3: 30 pm at EdanSe Company & Ballroom, located at 127 Pearl St. Enfield, CT 06082.
We are proud to team up with some of our favorite wedding vendors who will be there for you to meet. The event will begin with some appetizers and socializing, a perfect opportunity to ask questions and get to feel comfortable in a dance studio, something a lot of people get anxious about. We will be holding a FREE group class in which you will learn some basics of a variety of popular wedding dances. EdanSe believes in providing high-quality instruction in a warm environment. We listen to what you are looking for, and then tailor our lessons to make your dance dream a reality! Whether you want to just learn some moves or are looking for a choreographed number, our staff will be experts at making it happen for you perfectly.

Our event and wedding preparation services include, but are not limited to:
• Instruction in ballroom and latin dances
• Father/daughter, wedding party, mother/son custom dances
• First dance choreographed especially for you
• Wedding Special rates that will compliment your budget
• Multi-ethnic, gay, lesbian, interfaith couples, and non-traditional ceremonies welcome and accommodated
• Entertainment for your event. One or more of our dance instructors can teach or perform at your event. Worried that your guests won't get out there on the dance floor? Not to fear, our staff can also get the party started and blend in with your guests while getting everyone on their feet, dancing, and socializing.
This event is FREE to attend!! If you are interested in attending this event or if you have any further questions feel free to contact us at 860-265-7700, dance@EdanSeBallroom.com, or check out our website at www.EdanSeBallroom.com

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Flower Power Dance featuring live music by Rob Fletcherâs Ballroom Blitz

Walpole, NH

(Mar 11, 2015)

Saturday, March 21
7 P.M. – 10 P.M.

The Walpole Town Hall
34 Elm Street
Walpole, NH.

$15 per person, BYOB

Rob Fletcher and his band will perform a special night of tunes appropriate for the 60s and 70s. The dance will support the food programs of Our Place, a daytime shelter and food pantry located on Island Street in Bellows Falls.

For those who want to sharpen their dancing skills, Richard and Pamela Clough from Keene Fusion Studios will be on hand at 6 p.m. for an hour of lessons ($5 fee)

Tickets are on sale at Village Square Booksellers, Real to Reel in Walpole, or at the door.

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Keene NH English Dance Canceled

Keene, NH

(Jan 18, 2015)

The English Country Dance scheduled for 2 PM on Sunday January 18th is CANCELED due to icy roads.

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DEERFIELD, NH DANCE FOR 1.3.15 IS CANCELLED

Deerfield, NH

(Jan 03, 2015)

Deerfield, NH dance for tonight 1/3/15 IS CANCELLED. NO DANCE IN DEERFIELD CONTRAS UNTIL FEB. 7

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Peterborough dance cancelled Saturday Jan 3 2015

Peterborough NH

(Jan 03, 2015)

Tonight’s dance at the Peterborough NH Town Hall is canceled. The National Weather Service has upgraded their forecast to a Winter Storm Warning, and as they say: A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow. sleet, and ice are expected or occurring. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

Please stay safe wherever you are and we’ll see you on Saturday February 7th for a great dance with Luke Donforth calling and the band Shindy: Randy Miller, Julie Vallimont, Roger Kahle and Jim DiCarlo.

Come early on Feb. 7th to hear Randy Miller’s presentation about John Taggert, fiddler, and his stories of dances in the Monadnock region during the 1800s and 1900s. 5:30 PM at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove Street next to the Peterborough Town Hall.

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24th Workuba 2015 - Rumba Festival

Havana, Cuba

(Jan 02, 2015)

The distinctive hip and shoulder movement of Rumba, called the Cuban Motion, is one of
the most important elements of this dance. Introduced in the Rumba, it is an important
styling element in a number of popular Latin American Dances.
We offer a variety of dance classes designed for everyone from absolute beginners to
advanced students who are looking to learn new steps and add styling. Group dance
classes are a fun and easy way to develop confidence and also a great way to meet
people.

General Director: Ms. Marta Bercy (Afro-Cuban Contemporary Dance Master)
Location: América Variety Theatre - 253 Galiano Ave, Centro Habana

Activities: multidisciplinary workshops and tours.

Master Classes Saturday: Rumba Guaguanco, Rumba Columbia, Afro-Cuban Folklore
Congo-Bantú, Cuban Son and Chachacha, Mambo in 2, Rueda of Casino, Rumba
Percussion Master Class, Guaguancó Style.
Sunday: Rumba Practice, Callejón de Hamel, Palace of Rumba.
Registration in Havana: Friday 6/2 - 11:00am. to 2:00pm/ Saturday 7/2 – 8:30am to
10:00am.
Cost: $100. (Full)

Organizers: Marta Bercy-Cuban Dance - Ministry of Culture of Cuba.
Tel: (+ 54 9 11) 4504- 4115 (Buenos Aires) / (+53 7) 698-6761 (Havana)

Limited Capacity

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24th Workuba 2015 - Rumba Fest, Havana, Cuba

253 Galiano Ave. Centro Habana, Havana,

(Jan 02, 2015)

General Director: Ms. Marta Bercy (Afro-Cuban Contemporary Dance Master)
Activities: multidisciplinary workshops and tours.
The distinctive hip and shoulder movement of Rumba, called the Cuban Motion, is one of the most important elements of this dance. Introduced in the Rumba, it is an important styling element in a number of popular Latin American Dances. We offer a variety of dance classes designed for everyone from absolute beginners to advanced students who are looking to learn new steps and add styling. Group dance classes are a fun and easy way to develop confidence and also a great way to meet people.

Master Classes Saturday: Rumba Guaguanco, Rumba Columbia, Afro-Cuban Folklore Congo-Bantú, Cuban Son and Chachacha, Mambo in 2, Rueda of Casino, Rumba Percussion Master Class, Guaguancó Style.
Sunday: Rumba Practice, Callejón de Hamel, Palace of Rumba.

Registration in Havana: Friday 6/2 - 11:00am. to 2:00pm/ Saturday 7/2 – 8:30am to 10:00am.

Cost: $100. (Full)

Organizers: Marta Bercy-Cuban Dance - Ministry of Culture of Cuba.
Tel: (+ 54 9 11) 4504- 4115 (Buenos Aires)
(+53 7) 698-6761 (Havana)

Limited Capacity

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24th Workuba 2015 - Rumba Fest, Havana, Cuba

Havana, Cuba

(Jan 02, 2015)

General Director: Ms. Marta Bercy (Afro-Cuban Contemporary Dance Master)
Activities: multidisciplinary workshops and tours.
The distinctive hip and shoulder movement of Rumba, called the Cuban Motion, is one of the most important elements of this dance. Introduced in the Rumba, it is an important styling element in a number of popular Latin American Dances. We offer a variety of dance classes designed for everyone from absolute beginners to advanced students who are looking to learn new steps and add styling. Group dance classes are a fun and easy way to develop confidence and also a great way to meet people.

Deadline for application: February, Saturday 7
Where: The América Variety Theatre - 253 Galiano Ave, Centro Habana.
How to apply: Registration in Havana: Friday 6/2 - 11:00am. to 2:00pm/ Saturday 7/2 – 8:30am to 10:00am.
Costs: $100. (Full)

Organizers: Marta Bercy-Cuban Dance - Ministry of Culture of Cuba
Tel: (+ 54 9 11) 4504- 4115 (Buenos Aires)
(+53 7) 698-6761 (Havana)
E-mail: martabercy@gmail.com – workuba@gmail.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/workuba.page
Limited Capacity

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Thanksgiving Eve 2014 Dance Canceled due to Snow.

Peterborough NH

(Nov 26, 2014)

Peterborough NH Thanksgiving Eve Contra Dance Canceled due to weather.

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Rob Fletcher brings Ballroom Dance Music to The Loft at the Clarion Hotel, Northampton, MA

Northampton, MA

(Feb 03, 2014)

Vocalist and chromatic harmonica player Rob Fletcher will perform a special night of ballroom dance music of swing, rumba, foxtrot, cha cha cha, waltz and tango with his band Ballroom Blitz on Friday, February 21 at 7 P.M. at The Loft at the Clarion Hotel in Northampton, MA. Rob will be joined by 16-year-old prodigy Franz Robert on piano, Andrew Lohse on bass and special guests, including clarinetist Ilene Stahl, who recently completed a tour performing with Itzhak Perlman. For more information visit ww.toasttown.com

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Concord NH contra cancelled 1/18/2014

Concord, NH

(Jan 18, 2014)

Concord NH contra dance Jan 18, 2014, cancelled because of snow.

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February - International Modern and Afrolatin dance Workshop

Havana, Cuba

(Jan 06, 2014)

February 15 - 23, 2014. All the Levels,

Workuba brings together the various dances of the Americas that have their roots in traditional African rhythms and dance, and blends these influences with Modern Dance, which the Program considers to be the key elements of the "complete dancer". Workuba makes the difference!
Location: America Theatre, 253 Galiano Ave. Centro Habana, Havana, Cuba.

General Director: Ms. Marta Bercy (Modern and Afro-Cuban dance Master)

Activities: multidisciplinary workshops and tours.
Duration: The workshop will take place from February 15 to 23, 2014.
Classes will take place the entire week. On Sunday tour and lunch at the beach.
Classes to be offered in the Workuba Latin Dance Workshop:
All the Levels: Afro-Cuban Dance, Rumba, Tango et Milonga, Chachacha, The Cuban Son and Rueda, Folklore Argentina, Theatre. Ballet, Contemporary Cuban Dance
Classes Schedules: (Every Day) 10:30am to 12m/ 1:30pm to 4:00pm/ (Dancers: since 8:30am)
Final Performance: Habana Salsa - February Sunday 23 at 5:00pm, America Theatre.
(The final show will be played by the participants to the event.)

Registration: Saturday February 15 from 8:30a.m. to 10:00a.m - America Theatre.
Cost: 300. U$D. (The participation fee includes Workshops, Performances and Certificate)
Observers and Companions: $150. USD. Participants assume costs of airfare and hotel.

Rental Apartments and Rooms in Hostels and Private Houses:
http://www.hospedajehabana.com/ http://www.alojamientoenlahabana.com/index.htm
Limited Capacity

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22nd Workuba 2014 (International Modern and Afrolatin dance Workshop)

Havana, Cuba

(Jan 06, 2014)

(International Modern & Afro-Latin Dance Workshop)
February 15 - 23 / 2014 – All the Levels
Workuba brings together the various dances of the Americas that have their roots in traditional African rhythms and dance, and blends these influences with Modern Dance, which the Program considers to be the key elements of the "complete dancer". Workuba makes the difference!
Location: America Theatre, 253 Galiano Ave. Centro Habana, Havana, Cuba.

General Director: Ms. Marta Bercy (Modern & Afro-Cuban dance Master)

Activities: multidisciplinary workshops and tours.
Duration: The workshop will take place from February 15 to 23, 2014.
Classes will take place the entire week. On Sunday tour and lunch at the beach.
Classes to be offered in the Workuba Latin Dance Workshop:
All the Levels: Afro-Cuban Dance, Rumba’s, Tango et Milonga, Chachachá, The Cuban Son & Rueda, Folklore Argentina, Theatre. Ballet, Contemporary Cuban Dance
Classes Schedules: (Every Day) 10:30am to 12m/ 1:30pm to 4:00pm/ (Dancers: since 8:30am)
Final Performance: “Habana Salsa” - February Sunday 23 at 5:00pm, America Theatre.
(The final show will be played by the participants to the event.)

Registration: Saturday February 15 from 8:30a.m. to 10:00a.m - America Theatre.
Cost: 300. U$D. (The participation fee includes Workshops, Performances and Certificate)
Observers and Companions: $150. USD. Participants assume costs of airfare and hotel.

Rental Apartments and Rooms in Hostels and Private Houses:
http://www.hospedajehabana.com/ http://www.alojamientoenlahabana.com/index.htm
Limited Capacity

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Dover NH Dance is Canceled Tonight (1/2/14)

Dover, NH

(Jan 02, 2014)

The Dover, NH City Hall contradance is canceled tonight due to the storm. We'll be back next month with the usual First Thursday dance in Dover.

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SPECIAL EVENT IN DEERFIELD, NH 12/8

Deerfield, NH

(Dec 07, 2013)

4:30- 5:30 WORKSHOP: FOOLING AROUND - contra dance flourishes with Luke Donforth
5:30-6:30 POTLUCK
6:30 - 7:30 SINGING CIRCLE with Julia Plumb and Sophia Donforth
8:00-11:00 dance with Luke and Velocipede
See entry for today 12/8 for details.

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Family Folk Dance

Ottawa, Ontario

(Sep 12, 2013)

Family International Intergenerational Folk Dance Class, bi-weekly, start anytime and fee is pro-rated. Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street, Ottawa, ON $42 for 7 weeks, under age 4 free. Open to all! 10:00- 11:00 Tuesdays, starting Sept. 10, 2013
Register with ottawaeastCAG.ca
Details at www.joiedevivrefolkdancers.com

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Gypsy Show! Workshops Gypsy Dance!

Gorzów Wlkp. Poland

(Aug 08, 2013)

Sinti Music Festival! Germany Dusseldorf

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No Dover Dance 7/4

Dover, NH

(Jun 29, 2013)

There is no dance in Dover, NH on 7/4 due to the holiday and resulting high rent for the hall. We'll be back in August.

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Contra Dance In Lincoln, VT July 5, 2013

Lincoln, VT

(Jun 25, 2013)

Benefit Dance for the Lincoln Historical Society: July 5, 2013 8 – 11 PM

Announcing a very special contra dance on Friday, July 5 with calling by Susan Kevra and music by Peter Sutherland, Oliver Scanlon and Russ Barenberg. It'll take place in the lovely Burnham Hall. All proceeds will go to the Lincoln Historical Society. Admission is $8. $5 for full time students and Lincoln residents.

Pete Sutherland (on fiddle) is a local -- and national -- treasure and will be joined by the amazing young fiddler, Oliver Scanlon. Russ Barenberg, from Nashville, but here in VT for the summer, is a Grammy nominated guitarist.

Susan Kevra is the daughter of Mary Anne Kevra, and has called all over the US and in Western Europe. The benefit is a way of saying thank you to Lincoln for the kindness of neighbors during her mother's time here in Lincoln.

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Marianne Taylor High Spirits Weekend

Deerfield, NH

(May 25, 2013)

June 28-30 Nils Fredland, Tony Parkes, Chris Ricciotti, David Kaynor, Dugan Murphy and Andy Taylor-Blenis - teaching or calling. "Half-Nelson", Old New England, Sugar River String Band, Dave Kaynor, Timm Triplet and others playing. $30 or $10/session. Limited to 80 dancers. See Dance Gypsy Festivals for June 28-30 for details.

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Feb. 23 Kingston, NH Contra Dance CANCELED

Kingston, NH

(Feb 22, 2013)

Due to the pending winter storm, the Kingston, NH Contra Dance is CANCELED for February 23rd.

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Dance Trance 2013

Lexington KY

(Jan 17, 2013)


Dance Trance 2013, 7-9 June 2013, will feature Mean Lids and ContraForce with Seth Tepfer and Keith Cornett Eustis calling.
For Registration go to: http://ravitz.us/dancetrance/dancetrance.pdf

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(Jan 17, 2013)

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Dance Trance 2013, 7-9 June 2013, will feature Mean Lids and ContraForce with Seth Tepfer and Keith Cornett Eustis calling.
For Registration go to: http://ravitz.us/dancetrance/dancetrance.pdf

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Contra Dance at The Dance Hall

Kittery, Maine

(Jan 13, 2013)

The Dance Hall in Kittery continues to build towards a regular, monthly contra dance series. Next up, Saturday February, 16 will feature caller Rickey Holt.
with Paul Lizotte, fiddle, Nancy Fiske, clarinet and recorders, and Debby Knight, keyboard.

7 Walker St., Kittery, ME
7:30pm lesson; dance 8-11pm
$10
for more information: www.thedancehallkittery.org

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12/29 Kingston Contra Dance is ON despite weather

Kingston, NH

(Dec 29, 2012)

The Annual Seacoast Holiday Dance in Kingston, NH is being held this evening despite the pending snow. Please tell your friends, and travel safely if you decide to venture out!

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Sandywoods Contra Dance Series

Tiverton, Rhode Island

(Dec 28, 2012)

In 2013, the Sandywoods Contra Dance Series will continue to be held on the third Wednesday of every month, from 7-10 pm. (In March, the dance will be held on the 27th rather than the 20th.)

Sandywoods Center for the Arts is located at 43 Muse Way, Tiverton, RI. Visit www.sandywoodsmusic.com/contra-dance.html for more information.

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The Dance Hall revives the grange hall contra dance tradition

Kittery, Maine

(Nov 14, 2012)

(The Dance Hall revives a Grange Hall tradition with community contra dance featuring caller Tony Parkes, fiddler Elly Marshall and pianist Abe Stimson.

Born and raised in New York City, Tony learned to call and play piano for square dances at the Farm and Wilderness Camps in Vermont. He studied square and contra calling informally with many of the best-known callers in the Northeast, including Don Durlacher, Dick Kraus, and Ralph Page, and completed the Teaching Techniques Course in international folk dancing with Mary Ann Herman of Folk Dance House.

In 1973 Tony moved to the Boston area to be nearer the center of the New England contra dance revival. He completed the square dance calling course, wiith a focus on timing and phrasing, taught by Dick Leger for the New England Folk Festival Association (NEFFA). Tony has performed at every NEFFA Festival since 1969 and has served on the boards of NEFFA, the Country Dance Society (Boston Centre), and the Folk Arts Center of New England. He currently serves on NEFFA's Grants Committee.

Tony is known for his original dances in the traditional New England style, including Flirtation Reel, Hey Fever, and the modern classic Shadrack's Delight. He is the author of Contra Dance Calling: A Basic Text and two collections of dance material. For over 20 years he appeared weekly with the band Yankee Ingenuity, which he co-founded; he recorded two albums with them, Kitchen Junket and Heatin' Up the Hall. He also played piano on two albums with the Canadian-American fiddler Gerry Robichaud.

7-10pm

$7 advance
$10 at the door
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/290114

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Benefit Contra Dance September 15!

Athol, Massachusetts

(Sep 05, 2012)

The Friends of the Athol Public Library are delighted to invite you all to a

BENEFIT CONTRA DANCE
on September 15
in the Athol Town Hall!
584 Main Street, Athol, MA
7:00 - 10:00 pm

Tickets for the contra dance are now available at the Athol Library and in the Selectboard Office, as well as at the door on the night of the 15th.

$7, $5 if you are a member of the Friends or a student.

There will be live music with the No-Name Band! In the band are staff from several area libraries, including Tom Deam of the Athol Library, Charlene Deam of the Orange Public Libraries, and Lester Scafidi, who is the retired children's librarian from the Wheeler Memorial Library.

There will be a bake sale that will happen at the break in the dance, about 8:30.

This is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Library and the library renovation project.

Thanks!

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Dance Deerfield

Deerfield, NH

(Jun 01, 2012)

Hi dancers,
A last second plug to get your feet to come to Deerfield, NH tomorrow night at 8:00. We will have a great and varied band from Boston that have been described as Boston’s genre-bending, high-energy dance band,
playing music from Irish, Canadian, jazz, gypsy, and Klezmer sources
Jonathan Cannon and Jonah Sidman (fiddles)
Kirsten Lamb (bass and vocals)
Rowen Caplan (guitar)
And I have just completed two back to back tours of the southeast – calling 18 dances in about 5 weeks. Come see if I have learned anything. I think I have, and I have some great new dances as well.
ALSO: We have extended the season in Deerfield to include June (and September next year). But it is a trial run to see if dancers come. Please support it!
So, come, support me!, this wonderful band and the Deerfield dance series, and have a fabulous evening. Practically guaranteed.
AND PLEASE LET EVERYONE KNOW!
Rickey Holt

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Dover Dance is Canceled Tonight

Dover, NH

(Mar 01, 2012)

The Dover NH First Thursday Dance is canceled tonight due to snow. The next dance will be on Thurs. April 5.

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CHANGE IN CONTRA DANCE MUSIC AND CALLING WORKSOPS, DEERFIELD NH

Exeter, NH

(Jan 24, 2012)

The February workshops with Carol Compton and David Millstone, are CANCELLED. Evening dance still on. (Lost use of hall in afternoon.) March 3, workshops still planned. They are: Chris Ricciotti, Callers Workshop – a solid foundation, and Sylvia Miskoe, Play Your Squeezebox (of all types)for Dancing. Both workshops still planned for March 3rd in the afternoon. PRICE DROPPED: $15.00 for workshop and admission to the evening dance. Send checks to Rickey Holt. For info and address to send checks contact holt.e@comcast.net (603 679-1915). Additional details will be sent to workshop participants

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CONTRA DANCE MUSIC AND CALLING WORKSHOPS DEERFIELD, NH

Deerfield, NH

(Jan 03, 2012)

CONTRA DANCE MUSIC AND CALLING WORKSHOPS DEERFIELD, NH
Feb. 4 - Carol Compton, “PLAY IN THE BAND”: Feb. 4 - David Millstone, “CALL CHESTNUTS” March 3 - Chris Ricciotti, “CALLER’S WORKSHOP – A SOLID FOUNDATION” Sylvia Miskoe “PLAY YOUR ACCORDION FOR DANCING”.
*** RSVP, ASAP to reserve a space. Info and reservations: holt.e@comcast.net, (603) 679-1915 ***
*** PRICE: $25.00, includes admission to the evening dance where workshop leaders will be calling and playing. *** (Contact us at the above address to explore the possibility of a few limited scholarships if needed).
*** Additional details will be sent to workshop participants.
*** Additional info: contact holt.e@comcast.net and I will send you a copy of the flyer

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Dance Gypsy answers reach half million

Dummerston, vt

(Oct 15, 2011)

For the first time, the Dance Gypsy has delivered more than 500,000 query answers within one year.

From October 15, 2010 through October 15, 2011. The dance Gypsy responded to 502,873 queries for information... our greatest year of service so far. This includes request for information about dances (or maps to dances), festivals, musicians, bands, callers and venues (this year we will add organizations)

These queries were made by 79,191 different dancers (actually the measure is 79,191 different computers... so, honestly that estimate is probably probbaly a little high (e.g. if you access from both work and home (are are neither a supporter nor a user-updater) you probably count. as two).

This service was brought to you by the Dance Gypsy with the help of our 215 generous supporters.

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Order your search results by distance

Dummerston, vt

(Sep 18, 2011)

You asked for it... and now you have it: search results organized by distance from your home location.

In the past, search results in the Dance Gypsy were always presented as an alphabetic (by town name) list of events. Now DG supporters have the option of requesting that their results be ordered by the distance from their starting point.

Why the change?
Primarily: because you asked for it. But there are very good reasons for your requests. Alas, while half the readers are probably saying "at last!" ... the other half are asking "Why?"
The alphabetic list has worked fine for those who are used to it, or who routinely use a small geographic search area. And it was well suited to listing within a relatively small geographic area (recall that many years ago, the DG was contained in the state of Vermont). But two changes have conspired to make a distanced-based result more desirable for many dancers:
First, the number of events listed in the Dance Gypsy and their geographic distribution have both increased dramatically. A dancer in San Diego does not want to see all those Boston listings (and vice versa). Listing the closest events first pushes those far-away events to the end of the list.
Second, more and more people are accessing the DG while away from home, using their smart phone, iPads, etc. When you are far from home, you don't know which of those named communities are very close and which are further. What you need is the distance. (The "as the crow flies" distance is also included in the detail section of the listings.)

To order your results by distance, use the the "location section". You can order by distance with or without a maximum distance. You can search based on your current location or any other location.

Finally, note that the primary organization is still 'by date'. Thus, all of today's dances appear before all of tomorrow's, even though they may be further away.

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the Dance Gypsy wants your (old) cell phone

Dummerston, vt

(Aug 25, 2011)

Yes, the Dance Gypsy wants your (old) cell phone

Why?

If you use a mobile device to access the Dance Gypsy, you may have noticed the good and bad news: The good news is that the DG is indeed accessible and readable on mobile devices (and it can even access you current location). The bad news is that it isn't very pretty and can be rather a pain to use things like the drop-down menus.

As more and more people use their mobile devices, it becomes more important to provide a reasonable interface to make their experience more reasonable. But to do that we need development platforms. Without a mobile phone or two to text against, I am really shooting in the dark (I don't even have a serious mobile phone -- where I live the telephone service is so bad it is not worth having one).

What do we need?

I would like to get one each of the major mobile platforms -- at least iPhone and Android... and whatever else. The phones do not need to be new -- they don't even have to work (as a phone), but they must be able to access the internet. Yes, I know the older phones will not reveal full functionality, but they will get me started (besides I doubt you would be willing to give me your brand new iPhone 4 ... but if you recently replaced your iPhone 2 with a newer model, that old one is probably getting lost in the back of your desk drawer.

What's in it for you?

Usually, supporters provide their support to the DG in the form of cash. But a used phone could make a good substitute for could hard cash. Donate an old phone and get the full privileges of other supporters.

Plus of course, you will be helping the Dance Gypsy develop a tool that you just might find very useful. The soon I get an old phone or two, the sooner a better mobile interface will be available.

How to do it:

Just send us your old phone (along with enough information to properly credit your gift) to us at:

The Dance Gypsy

2518 Sunset Lake Rd.

Dummerston, VT 05301

You may email us first if you prefer.

ps You may also want to make suggestions for what you would like to see in a mobile interface.

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The Dance Gypsy is now "location-aware".

Dummerston, VT

(May 14, 2011)

The Dance Gypsy is now "location-aware". That means that it can automatically (with your permission) detect your current location and use that information for dance searches, mapping and constructing directions to your dances.

This service was motivated by the needs of traveling dancers (Dance Gypsies) so they could easily get information for nearby dances when away from home. But it works on your home computer too.

How do you do this?

Supporters have this capability automatically: simply answer "yes" when your browser asks permission to share your location. Your current location will be displayed and set as the center for your location-dependent event searches.

Where does it work?

While intended for dancers accessing the site with mobile devices, it has had far more testing on full sized computers (without built-in GPS). Why? because that is what we have here. Obviously it is not practical to get phones and pad-computers of all the various kinds. For that we reason we ask that dancers report the success or failure or the service. Yes, even "it worked on my phone" is useful. That is useful when someone else reports a failure on the same model phone. You may inform us at:

thedancegypsy.com@thedancegypsy.com

Location-reporting is known to work using Macintosh or Windows based computers using Firefox, Safari, Opera, Chrome (Google), and Internet Explorer, plus iPhone. You may need a recent version of the browser to succeed. Some browsers (e.g. Safari) also have a setting in preferences to disallow passing location information. If it doesn't work for you make sure location-reporting is allowed.

The Dance Gypsy contains a lot of information so smaller screens may have trouble displaying search results. Again we would appreciate hear what works for you and what doesn't. We will try to extend the usability to as many platforms as possible.

We hope this new service is useful to you

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Lowell Folk Festival

Lowell, MA

(Apr 26, 2011)

Free Event

Location: Downtown Lowell, MA 01852

Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz

Phone number: 978-275-1705

Email: phil_lupsiewicz@nps.gov

website: ww.lowellfolkfestival.org

Don't miss the largest free folk festival in the United States,this year celebrating its 25th anniversary, featuring live bands on six downtown stages, delicious ethnic food, children's activities, and arts and crafts demonstrations. The celebration begins Friday evening with the downtown parade!

July 29-31, 11:00AM-10:00PM; (July 29-31, 11:00AM-10:00PM; (The events hours: Friday 06:00PM-10:PM, Saturday 11:00 AM-06:00 PM, Sunday 11:00 AM-5:00 PM) )

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Homegrown in the Tradition

Montpelier, VT

(Apr 11, 2011)

Summary:

"Homegrown in the Tradition"

a dance series at the Capital City Grange Hall

6612 VT Rt.12S (Northfield St.)

Berlin VT, 05602

APRIL 23, 2011; 8 - 11 pm

Beginners Welcome! Come at 7:30 for instruction.

Admission $8.00 at the door.

No partner needed.

Bring soft-soled shoes not worn outdoors.

Dessert potluck served at the break.

Contact: Merry Kay Shernock, 802-225-8921

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Taylor Farm Benefit Dance

Jamaica, VT

(Mar 04, 2011)

On Saturday, March 5th, Sally Newton and a group of friends are sponsoring a Contra & Square Dance at the Jamaica Town Hall to benefit Taylor Farm. The main event starts at 8PM and features music and calling by Sally Newton, Michael Donahue, George Ainley, and Alex Scala. Admission is $5 for adults and $15 for families.

Refreshments will be served. There will be a workshop for kids and beginners at 7PM

Jamaica Town Hall is located at 17 Pikes Falls Rd. Jamaica, VT 05343

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Tinmouth Contra Dance

Tinmouth

(Feb 25, 2011)

The February 25th Tinmouth Contra Dance at the Community Center has been canceled due to the weather. This was a special free event sponsored by Long Trail School. We will be rescheduling with the band Nor'Easter at a later date.

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Mary DesRosiers Benefit Rescheduled for March 5

Peterborough, NH

(Feb 07, 2011)

The Benefit Dance that was canceled due to weather on Feb. 5 has been rescheduled for March 5, 2011 at the Peterborough Town Hall. Please spread the word.

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Peterborough Dance Saturday Feb. 5 is CANCELED

Peterborough, NH

(Feb 05, 2011)

Due to the forecast -- up to 1/4" of ice due to freezing rain -- we are canceling tonight's dance at the Peterborough Town House in New Hampshire. This dance was to be a benefit for Mary DesRosiers who lost her home to a fire in November. The benefit will be rescheduled for another date but in the meantime, plan to attend the Coffee House in Nelson next Sunday and the Lui Collins/Garnet Rogers/Animaterra concert on Saturday, March 19th in Peterborough.

More information at http://www.monadnockfolk.org and http://www.marydesrosiers.com, including ways to donate directly.

Please help to spread the word.

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200,000 searches!!

Dummerston, VT

(Feb 03, 2011)

Today, in slightly less than 6 months since announcing the end of formal fund drives, the Dance Gypsy has performed 200,000 searches to help a dancer find nearby dances. That's an average of 1079 search every day!

Those 200,000 searches were performed for 33,000 dancers across the US, Canada, and in, fact around the world. Those searches are currently discovering:

* 5015 individual weekly or monthly events

* representing 457 different dance series

* plus 545 festivals or special events

* happening at 1445 different venues

also

* 629 callers, leaders and teachers

* 1158 musicians

and

* 708 bands

In short, the Dance Gypsy is helping more dancers find more dances than ever before.

And by the way, in those same 6 months, 117 dancers have stepped forward to help our efforts. Although that's only 0.35% of the visitors, it is, nonetheless, the largest number of supporters we have ever had. You can add your support to that growing community at:

http://www.thedancegypsy.com/support

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Remember you can post cancelations here

Dummerston, VT

(Feb 02, 2011)

This weeks big storms serve as a good time to remind dancers that you can use the "news" section to post late breaking results for your events. Things such as "The wonderland dance is canceled tonight" or "In spite of the weather, we will dance, no matter what". In the next 24 hours, your message will be seem by over 1000 dancers - including dancers who do not usually visit your own website.

Just use the news writing section to post your message about the status.

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Contra Dance downunder

Christchurch New Zealand

(Dec 06, 2010)

There is contra dancing in this part of the world.

Visitors to New Zealand are welcome to get in touch.

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Dance Gypsy passes 100,000

Dummerston, VT

(Nov 19, 2010)

No, That's not our age. Today the Dance Gypsy answered its 100,000th query since we announced the end of fund-drives in August. It took 102 days to reach that milestone -- so that's roughly 1000 queries a day.

The Dance Gypsy thanks all of you dancers for your continued support.

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West Side Victorian Dancers on the Go

near Hales Corners

(Sep 15, 2010)

West Side Victorian Dancers have been invited to a number of Wisconsin sites as part of the observance of the Civil War Sesquicentennial: November 11,2010, Madison History Round Table; December 11,2010, Victorian Christmas at the Kenosha Civil War Museum; March 5,2011, American Heroes Ball, Milwaukee; March 13,pre-concert at the March 13, 2011, Bel Canto Chorus Concert at Christ King Church, Wauwatosa; April 16, 2011, Grand Union Ball and afternoon workshop at the Kenosha Civil War Museum. All appearances include demonstration and audience participation.

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2/16 MIT contra is ON!

Cambridge, MA

(Feb 16, 2010)

We *are* dancing at MIT tonight, Tuesday 2/16/2010. Come warm up to the amazing sounds of Perpetual e-Motion, with calling by Jeff Petrovitch!

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Seattle Balkan Dancers - Friday night Balkan dancing

Seattle, WA

(Oct 11, 2009)

We had been dancing at Green Lake and we've moved to the Russian Center (704 19th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112) every Friday night, starting at 8:30. Please visit our web site: www.ratchenitza.com for listings of classes, live music events, and the occasional Friday when the hall is not available.

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Champlain Valley Parking Alert

Farrisburg, VT

(Jul 30, 2009)

Due to another extremely wet summer, parking at the park will be limited to essential vehicles only; performers, staff, vendors and campers. All other vehicles must park at the Vergennes Union High School (map forthcoming) and will be shuttled to the park. Please allow for the extra time it may take. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause,but the weather and condition of the park leave us no choice. We are working hard to make this arrangement work as smoothly as possible and ask for your understanding and patience.

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Dance in the May: Maypole, Morris, Contra

Exeter, NH

(May 06, 2009)

Dance in the May with a little Maypole and a little Morris dancing at Stone Soup’s next Contra Dance in Exeter, NH. This Saturday, May 9 – the day before Mother’s Day! – at 7:30 at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 12 Elm Street, Exeter, NH, we will add a little Maypole and a little Morris to our dancing. Weave the ribbons and raise the sticks with us. Everyone welcome. We will dance the rest of the evening away with dances mostly in the 300 plus year old New England Tradition of Contra Dancing. All dances taught. Even beginners enjoy themselves at once! So bring all the left feet you can find, a desert, a flower or a partner if you like – or all three and join us. Or come alone; plenty of folks do. Bring a flower for a mom there. And don’t forget our contest: id the flowers and birds on our current poster and get a free ticket for next month. For more information call Rickey Holt, (603 679-1915)

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New website for Burlington, VT QCC dance

Burlington, Vermont

(Apr 17, 2009)

The Burlington Queen City Contras contra dance has a new website! Check it out at www.queencitycontras.org We look forward to seeing you in Burlington.

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12/13/08 - Nelson & Gilmanton, NH Dances Cancelled

Londonderry, NH

(Dec 13, 2008)

Contra dances in NH have been a major casualty of the recent ice storm. The Nelson dance tonight has been cancelled, and so has the Gilmanton dance featuring Swallowtail. Checking to see if a dance is happening tonight is recommended. The organizers may be without power and unable to spread the word about a cancellation themselves.

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Queen City Ballroom Halloween Costume Party

Manchester, NH

(Sep 30, 2008)

Wear your best costume and come out dancing at the Queen City Ballroom’s Halloween Costume Party on Saturday, October 25 from 7:00 to 10:00 PM. Pre-dance beginner lesson 6:15 to 7:00 PM. $8 per person. Lesson and dance $12 per person. Small prizes for best costumes. Light refreshments. Fine ballroom tunes. Singles and couples of all levels welcome. Studio is at 21 Dow St, Manchester, NH. For more information call 603-622-1500 or visit www.queencityballroomnh.com.

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An Afternoon of Elegance

Manchester, NH

(Sep 15, 2008)

The Queen City Ballroom will host An Afternoon of Elegance dance party on Sunday afternoon September 28 from 1:00 to 5:00 PM at Rockingham Ballroom, 22 Ash Swamp Road, Newmarket, NH. Fine contemporary and classic dance tunes. Wooden dance floor. Showcase by Queen City Dancers. Prizes. Refreshments. Singles and couples of all dance levels welcome. Dance hosts. Beginners table. Singles table. Tickets $15 per person. $18 at the door. For more information call 603-622-1500 or visit www.queencityballroomnh.com

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No Lancaster, MA Dance 5/18, See you in September

Lancaster, MA

(May 16, 2008)

The Sunday, May 18 dance in Lancaster, MA is not happening. Caller/band members had a need to head to Europe. The next Lancaster dance is scheduled for the 4th Friday in September with Dandelion Wine playing and Chris Weiler calling. Check www.songsailor.com/contra.html for more details.

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Sunday 2/10 Lancaster, MA Contra with Nat Hewitt & Liza Constable

Lancaster, MA

(Feb 06, 2008)

Check out the new contra dance series in Lancaster, MA (near Clinton, Leominster & Fitchburg)at the Lancaster Town Hall 695 Main Street on Sunday, 2/10 from 2-5PM. Nat Hewitt & Liza Constable are playing and Jeff Petrovitch is calling. Dancers of all levels are welcome, including beginners. Pot-luck refreshments will be served at the dance break. Directions and additional information can be found at http://www.songsailor.com/contra.html . See you on the dance floor.

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Monday English Dance at the Whately Dance Barn tonight!

South Amherst

(Feb 04, 2008)

The South Amherst Monday Night English Dance will be in Whately, not Amherst, tonight, February 4 (because of tomorrow's election). See www.amherstecd.org for driving directions.

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Sunday Dance, Lancaster, MA 11/18 2pm-5pm

Lancaster, MA

(Nov 13, 2007)

The second Lancaster, MA dance happens Sunday, November 18 from 2-5 PM. Nils Fredland is calling. Brendan Taaffe and Colin Lindsay are playing. The dance is located at 695 Main Street (route 70) in Lancaster which is next door to Clinton and Leominster. There will be a pot-luck at John's house before the dance starting at 12:30. Additional information and pot-luck directions can be found at http://www.songsailor.com/contra.html or by calling Jill: 978-368-9062 or John: 978-368-8470.

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New Dance - Sunday Dance Series Starts Oct. 21

Lancaster, MA

(Sep 24, 2007)

The Lancaster, MA contra dance starts off its season on Sunday, October 21 from 2-5PM. Ethan Hazzard-Watkins & Timm Triplett are playing while Jeff Petrovitch calls. Bring a big smile, soft-soled clean shoes, $8 for admission and pot-luck refreshments if you wish. Check http://www.songsailor.com/contra for more details including directions and the rest of this year's dance schedule.

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New Dance Sunday Dance Series Starts Oct. 21

Lancaster, MA

(Sep 24, 2007)

The Lancaster, MA contra dance starts off its season on Sunday, October 21 from 2-5PM. Ethan Hazzard-Watkins & Timm Triplett are playing while Jeff Petrovitch calls. Bring a big smile, soft-soled clean shoes, $8 for admission and pot-luck refreshments if you wish. Check http://www.songsailor.com/contra for more details including directions and the rest of this year's dance schedule.

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New contra Dance in Brattleboro

Dummerston, VT

(Aug 28, 2007)

Announcing a new contra Dance series in Brattleboro, VT. dances will be held on the last Sunday of the month, starting September 30. The inaugural evening will feature Rick Mohr calling and music by Beeswax Sheepskin. Dance location is The Church (also known as the Stone Church) in downtown Brattleboro. [but double-check the location for the first nigh because The Church suffered major storm damage recently.] For more information contact at Ethan at (802) 257-9234 or ethan@ethanhw.com .

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New Nelson Saturday Dance Series

Nelson, NH

(Aug 28, 2007)

The Monadnock Folk Music Society will sponsor a new contra Dance series in Nelson, New Hampshire. The inaugural evening will be Saturday, September 8 featuring Mary DesRosiers calling with music by Rodney Miller, Gordon Peery, and August Watters. Dances will continue on the second Saturday of every month thereafter. They are held in the Nelson Town Hall, home of the popular Nelson Monday night contra dance series. For more information, see www.monadnockfolk.org, or contact at Lisa at (603) 827-3044 or lisa@lisasieverts.com.

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Tod Whittemore ONE EVENING ONLY June 29, Dover, NH

Dover, NH

(Jun 24, 2007)

Tod Whittemore is back from Arizona calling a contra dance (the only one on this trip east) on June 29 in Dover, NH. Please see the calendar listing.

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Lancaster, MA Sunday 6/10 Contra & Pot Luck

lancaster, MA

(Jun 08, 2007)

Lancaster, MA is having our first contra from 2-5 PM on Sunday, June 10. David Kaynor is calling with Notorious playing. Admission is $8. There will be a pre-dance pot luck at John's house from noon until 2PM. His house is located on route 70 just a few miles down the road from the Town Hall on the South Lancaster/Clinton town line. Call him for detailed directions 978-368-8470. Bring your clean, soft soled shoes and food to share. See you there.

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June 10th - New Contra - Lancaster, MA

Lancaster, MA

(May 28, 2007)

Join us at a new contra dance in Lancaster, MA on Sunday, June 10th from 2:00-5:00 PM with David Kaynor calling and Notorious playing. There will be a potluck preceeding the dance from noon-2:00 PM at John's house (about 2 minutes from the hall). Call him for directions: 978-368-8470. See you there....

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Richmond Blueberry Fiddle Festival

Swanzey, NH

(May 22, 2007)

Come join us at the Cheshire Fairgrounds for an unforgettable day of grand old-fashioned family fun at the Fifth Annual Richmond Blueberry Fiddle Festival! Featuring a delightful lineup of great performers, music workshops, dancing, traditional folk games and races, blueberry bake-off, auction and other events—young and old alike are sure to be pleased. New this year: antique and classic car show, evening contra dance, and “Living History” timeline. Visit www.blueberryfiddlefestival.com or call 603-239-6495 for more information.

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Pre-Contra Pot Luck - Lancaster, MA Sunday, June 10th

Lancaster, MA

(May 20, 2007)

There will be a pre-contra pot luck at John's home in South Lancaster from 12:00 - 2:00 PM on Sunday, June 10th which is about a 3 minute drive from the Town Hall. Bring yummy food to share and get energized for a great new dance. Contact John for directions: 978-368-8470

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Free Contra Dance

Exeter, NH

(May 16, 2007)

On Sunday, May 20, from 2-5, we will be holding a free contra dance to recorded music in order to prepare for a later gig. We have done these before and they are fun, and very helpful. We will have the use of an adequate dance floor, and amplification. Dancers with at least some experience are welcome. Contact holt.e@comcast.net. Thank you.

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Sun., June 10th 2-5PM - NEW DANCE, Lancaster, MA

Lancaster, MA

(May 15, 2007)

Join us in Lancaster, MA for a brand new dance on Sunday, June 10th from 2-5 PM. After much negotiating and debate the town of Lancaster has agreed to have a preliminary contra at the Town Hall thanks to the many supportive letters we received from the dance community. The hall is a cozy traditional space on the town green. Lancaster is next door to Clinton & Leominster, about a half hour from Concord, 45 minutes from Peterborough, NH and about an hour from Greenfield, MA. Notorious will be playing. Admission is $8.00 and please bring your clean, soft soled shoes. See you there.....

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Two contra dancers go all the way around: blog.chorusjig.com

Keene, NH

(Mar 11, 2007)

Dave and Lisa, two contra dancers from New England, are traveling all the way around the country visiting contra dances. They began in mid-February with the Dance Flurry in Saratoga Springs, NY, and are traveling until the Memorial Day Dawn Dance weekend in Brattleboro, VT, visiting over 50 dances in between. Their blog is located at http://blog.chorusjig.com -- please visit and comment.

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Change of Venue

Hartland VT

(Feb 27, 2007)

(Enter your news. Please use text only with no formatting.)Due to problems at the Tunbridge VT Town Hall the next Ed Larkin Contra Dance will be held at the Chelsea Grange Hall. This is located approx 8 miles north of Tunbridge on VT RT 110. We apologize for the move but life does go on. Hope to see you there.

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Third Friday Kingston Dance IS No Longer

Kingston, NH

(Feb 13, 2006)

The Third Friday Kingston, NH, dance is no longer being held. Instead, the dance has moved to the FOURTH SATURDAY, 8-11 p.m., at the Kingston, NH, Town Hall (see details under Dance Listings). It replaces the Dancing Cat series, which has been discontinued.

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Post your storm cancellations here

Dummerston, VT

(Feb 11, 2006)

The Dance Gypsy provides this service as a mechanism for you to inform people of last minute changes to your schedule. If you need to cancel for snow or your performers can't show or you have a special event, put your announcement here so that the dance community can see it easily. There is no limit on what or how much you can say. just make it relevant to the Dance world ... and of course there is no charge for this service.

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Gala Scottish Concert!!

Concord, NH

(Oct 21, 2005)

Featuring "Highland Dance Boston", composer/pianist, Muriel Johnstone and the SRSNH Ensemble. Sunday, November 27 at 2:30 p.m. at the Concord City Auditorium. Tickets are $17, $14 & $11 and may be ordered by e-mail: SRSNHgala@aol.com or by calling (603) 286-8211.

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