The Dance Gypsy presents

Folk, contra and traditional (regularly scheduled) dances in Massachusetts

(between May 21, 2018  and  May 21, 2019)

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

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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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Monday, May 21, 2018

Concord, MA: Monday Contras

— Sponsored by: MondayContras Committee

Featuring: Sue Rosen leading with music by Ben Leddy (banjo, guitar), Jack O’Connor (mandolin, banjo, percussion, guitar, cello, piano), Julie Metcalf (fiddle, vocal), Mike Sokolovsky (guitar and percussion)

— Contras plus Squares, Waltzes, etc. Performers detail at MondayContras.com, if not shown here.

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

Time: 7:30-10:30

Price: $5, 10 or 15 “You Pick a Price”; $3 after 9pm.

— Note: Please bring a clean pair of soft-soled shoes to change into for dancing. No strong scents, please!

For more information: (978) 341-4143; (Email): de('simitopaz', 'net', 'comcast');

Web: MondayContras.com

Generic Schedule: Every Monday (year round)

This date (May 21, 2018 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Jamaica Plain, MA: Jamaica Plain GRF English Country Dance

Venue: 1st Church of Jamaica Plain (Unitarian-Universalist): Centre St and Eliot St. get a map

Time: 7:30-10:00

Price: $7

— Note: Note: 5th Tuesdays are ‘experienced’ dances.

For more information: (617) 721-0600; (Email): de('ecddeb', 'com', 'yahoo');

Web: www.lcfd.org/bgfe

Generic Schedule: second, fourth & fifth Tuesdays Sep-Jul

This date (May 22, 2018 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

DG favorite Arlington Heights, MA: English Dance

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Featuring: Linda Nelson and Tom Roby leading with music by Kate Barnes, Mary Lea (fiddle, viola and violin)

Venue: Park Ave Congregational Church: 50 Paul Revere Road get a map

Time: 7:30-10:30

Price: $9 ($7 members, $4 students & newcomers)

— Note: Basics session at 7:10pm

For more information: (Email): de('info-english', 'org', 'cds-boston');

Web: www.cds-boston.org

Generic Schedule: Every Wednesday Sep-Jun

This date (May 23, 2018 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Friday, May 25, 2018

Amherst, MA: International Dance

— Sponsored by: Amherst International Folkdancing

Venue: Bangs Community Center: Boltwood Walk get a map

Time: 7:30-10:00

Price: $Donation

For more information: (413) 323-6330; (Email): de('cindy', 'org', 'amherstfolkdancing');

Web: www.amherstfolkdancing.org

Generic Schedule: Every Friday (year round)

This date (May 25, 2018 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

DG favorite Cambridge, MA: Harvard Square English Country Dance - Beginner Friendly

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Featuring: Sue Rosen leading with music by Bruce Rosen (piano, banjo, guitar, accordion), Elaine Winic and Vince O’donnell (fiddle)

— Beginner friendly English Country Dance.

Venue: Harvard-Epworth Methodist Church: 1555 Massachusetts Ave get a map

Time: 7:30-9:30.

Price: $7/$6 CDS members/$4 students

— Note: Please wear comfortable clothing and clean, soft-soled shoes.

For more information: (617) 744-5331; (Email): de('harvardecd', 'com', 'cleverthoughts');

Web: www.cds-boston.org

Generic Schedule: second & fourth Fridays Sep-Jun

This date (May 25, 2018 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Monday, May 28, 2018

Concord, MA: Monday Contras

— Sponsored by: MondayContras Committee

— Contras plus Squares, Waltzes, etc. Performers detail at MondayContras.com, if not shown here.

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

Time: 7:30-10:30

Price: $5, 10 or 15 “You Pick a Price”; $3 after 9pm.

— Note: Please bring a clean pair of soft-soled shoes to change into for dancing. No strong scents, please!

For more information: (978) 341-4143; (Email): de('simitopaz', 'net', 'comcast');

Web: MondayContras.com

Generic Schedule: Every Monday (year round)

This date (May 28, 2018 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Jamaica Plain, MA: Jamaica Plain GRF English Country Dance

Venue: 1st Church of Jamaica Plain (Unitarian-Universalist): Centre St and Eliot St. get a map

Time: 7:30-10:00

Price: $7

— Note: Note: 5th Tuesdays are ‘experienced’ dances.

For more information: (617) 721-0600; (Email): de('ecddeb', 'com', 'yahoo');

Web: www.lcfd.org/bgfe

Generic Schedule: second, fourth & fifth Tuesdays Sep-Jul

This date (May 29, 2018 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

DG favorite Arlington Heights, MA: English Dance

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Featuring: Graham Christian leading with music by Catherine Miller (fiddle), Kate Barnes, Mary Lea (fiddle, viola and violin)

Venue: Park Ave Congregational Church: 50 Paul Revere Road get a map

Time: 7:30-10:30

Price: $9 ($7 members, $4 students & newcomers)

— Note: Basics session at 7:10pm

For more information: (Email): de('info-english', 'org', 'cds-boston');

Web: www.cds-boston.org

Generic Schedule: Every Wednesday Sep-Jun

This date (May 30, 2018 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Monday, June 4, 2018

Concord, MA: Monday Contras

— Sponsored by: MondayContras Committee

— Contras plus Squares, Waltzes, etc. Performers detail at MondayContras.com, if not shown here.

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

Time: 7:30-10:30

Price: $5, 10 or 15 “You Pick a Price”; $3 after 9pm.

— Note: Please bring a clean pair of soft-soled shoes to change into for dancing. No strong scents, please!

For more information: (978) 341-4143; (Email): de('simitopaz', 'net', 'comcast');

Web: MondayContras.com

Generic Schedule: Every Monday (year round)

This date (June 4, 2018 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

DG favorite Arlington Heights, MA: English Dance

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Featuring: Barbara Finney and Christine Robb leading with music by Bare Necessities (Earl Gaddis (violin), Jacqueline Schwab (Piano), Mary Lea (fiddle, viola, violin), Peter Barnes (piano, flute, whistles, and and guitar))

Venue: Park Ave Congregational Church: 50 Paul Revere Road get a map

Time: 7:30-10:30

Price: $9 ($7 members, $4 students & newcomers)

— Note: Basics session at 7:10pm

For more information: (Email): de('info-english', 'org', 'cds-boston');

Web: www.cds-boston.org

Generic Schedule: Every Wednesday Sep-Jun

This date (June 6, 2018 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Friday, June 8, 2018

DG favorite Cambridge, MA: Harvard Square English Country Dance - Beginner Friendly

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Featuring: Barbara Finney leading with music by Cecile Leroy, Daniel Rain, Yaron Shragai and Zoe Madonna (Accordion)

— Beginner friendly English Country Dance.

Venue: Harvard-Epworth Methodist Church: 1555 Massachusetts Ave get a map

Time: 7:30-9:30.

Price: $7/$6 CDS members/$4 students

— Note: Please wear comfortable clothing and clean, soft-soled shoes.

For more information: (617) 744-5331; (Email): de('harvardecd', 'com', 'cleverthoughts');

Web: www.cds-boston.org

Generic Schedule: second & fourth Fridays Sep-Jun

This date (June 8, 2018 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Monday, June 11, 2018

Concord, MA: Monday Contras

— Sponsored by: MondayContras Committee

— Contras plus Squares, Waltzes, etc. Performers detail at MondayContras.com, if not shown here.

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

Time: 7:30-10:30

Price: $5, 10 or 15 “You Pick a Price”; $3 after 9pm.

— Note: Please bring a clean pair of soft-soled shoes to change into for dancing. No strong scents, please!

For more information: (978) 341-4143; (Email): de('simitopaz', 'net', 'comcast');

Web: MondayContras.com

Generic Schedule: Every Monday (year round)

This date (June 11, 2018 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Jamaica Plain, MA: Jamaica Plain GRF English Country Dance

Venue: 1st Church of Jamaica Plain (Unitarian-Universalist): Centre St and Eliot St. get a map

Time: 7:30-10:00

Price: $7

— Note: Note: 5th Tuesdays are ‘experienced’ dances.

For more information: (617) 721-0600; (Email): de('ecddeb', 'com', 'yahoo');

Web: www.lcfd.org/bgfe

Generic Schedule: second, fourth & fifth Tuesdays Sep-Jul

This date (June 12, 2018 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

DG favorite Arlington Heights, MA: English Dance

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Featuring: Barbara Finney and Christine Robb leading with music by Bare Necessities (Earl Gaddis (violin), Jacqueline Schwab (Piano), Mary Lea (fiddle, viola, violin), Peter Barnes (piano, flute, whistles, and and guitar))

Venue: Park Ave Congregational Church: 50 Paul Revere Road get a map

Time: 7:30-10:30

Price: $9 ($7 members, $4 students & newcomers)

— Note: Basics session at 7:10pm

For more information: (Email): de('info-english', 'org', 'cds-boston');

Web: www.cds-boston.org

Generic Schedule: Every Wednesday Sep-Jun

This date (June 13, 2018 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Friday, June 15, 2018

Lexington, MA: Roaring Jelly Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Roaring Jelly

Featuring: Tod Whittemore leading with music by Roaring Jelly (Bob Alessio (Fiddle), Jonathan Finger (Saxophone, Recorder, Mandolin), Karen Blaine (Fiddle), Marilyn Briggs (Guitar), Terrence Cassidy (Fiddle), Barbara Frishkopf (Fiddle), Deborah Gerstein (Piano), Karl Goedecke (Flute, Whistle), Joel J Gonzales (Guitar), Clifford Gordon (Accordion), Linda Gordon (Drum), Joe Griffin (Guitar), Len Katz (Banjo-uke), Esther Keaney (Baroque Flute, Recorder, Whistle), Paul Milde (Fiddle), Joan Motowylak (Fiddle), Philip Pitha (Accordion), Bruce Randall (Trombone, Whistles, Coconuts), Andrew Riffin (Bass), Al Sahin (Cello), Bob Solosko (Banjo, Whistles, Flute), Stuart R Soloway (Fiddle), Elizabeth Titus (Whistle, Flute), Greg Wade (Fiddle), Linda Wade (Whistle, Recorder), Judith Wong (Fiddle), Susan Elberger (Caller), Lois Somers (Fiddle), Carol Kycia (Clarinet, Fiddle), John Chambers (Accordion), Aram Hollman (Fiddle), Paul Lizotte (Fiddle), Leslie Fuller (Fiddle), Michael Pavan Michael Pavan (Fiddle and Mandolin))

— Traditional style contras

Venue: First Parish Church: 7 Harrington Road get a map

Time: (Workshop/lesson: 7:45) Dance: 8-11:00

Price: $7 (children 12 and under free, Family limit $20.00)

— Note: Family-friendly

For more information: (781) 259-0753; (Email): de('gersteind', 'net', 'comcast');

Web: www.roaringjelly.org

Generic Schedule: third Fridays Sep-Mar (and May, Jun)

This date (June 15, 2018 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Monday, June 18, 2018

Concord, MA: Monday Contras

— Sponsored by: MondayContras Committee

— Contras plus Squares, Waltzes, etc. Performers detail at MondayContras.com, if not shown here.

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

Time: 7:30-10:30

Price: $5, 10 or 15 “You Pick a Price”; $3 after 9pm.

— Note: Please bring a clean pair of soft-soled shoes to change into for dancing. No strong scents, please!

For more information: (978) 341-4143; (Email): de('simitopaz', 'net', 'comcast');

Web: MondayContras.com

Generic Schedule: Every Monday (year round)

This date (June 18, 2018 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

DG favorite Arlington Heights, MA: English Dance

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Featuring: music by Bare Necessities (Earl Gaddis (violin), Jacqueline Schwab (Piano), Mary Lea (fiddle, viola, violin), Peter Barnes (piano, flute, whistles, and and guitar))

Venue: Park Ave Congregational Church: 50 Paul Revere Road get a map

— (End of Season Party with CDS-BC leaders) —

Time: 7:30-10:30

Price: $9 ($7 members, $4 students & newcomers)

— Note: Basics session at 7:10pm

For more information: (Email): de('info-english', 'org', 'cds-boston');

Web: www.cds-boston.org

Generic Schedule: Every Wednesday Sep-Jun

This date (June 20, 2018 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Monday, June 25, 2018

Concord, MA: Monday Contras

— Sponsored by: MondayContras Committee

— Contras plus Squares, Waltzes, etc. Performers detail at MondayContras.com, if not shown here.

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

Time: 7:30-10:30

Price: $5, 10 or 15 “You Pick a Price”; $3 after 9pm.

— Note: Please bring a clean pair of soft-soled shoes to change into for dancing. No strong scents, please!

For more information: (978) 341-4143; (Email): de('simitopaz', 'net', 'comcast');

Web: MondayContras.com

Generic Schedule: Every Monday (year round)

This date (June 25, 2018 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Jamaica Plain, MA: Jamaica Plain GRF English Country Dance

Venue: 1st Church of Jamaica Plain (Unitarian-Universalist): Centre St and Eliot St. get a map

Time: 7:30-10:00

Price: $7

— Note: Note: 5th Tuesdays are ‘experienced’ dances.

For more information: (617) 721-0600; (Email): de('ecddeb', 'com', 'yahoo');

Web: www.lcfd.org/bgfe

Generic Schedule: second, fourth & fifth Tuesdays Sep-Jul

This date (June 26, 2018 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Jamaica Plain, MA: Jamaica Plain GRF English Country Dance

Venue: 1st Church of Jamaica Plain (Unitarian-Universalist): Centre St and Eliot St. get a map

Time: 7:30-10:00

Price: $7

— Note: Note: 5th Tuesdays are ‘experienced’ dances.

For more information: (617) 721-0600; (Email): de('ecddeb', 'com', 'yahoo');

Web: www.lcfd.org/bgfe

Generic Schedule: second, fourth & fifth Tuesdays Sep-Jul

This date (July 10, 2018 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

DG favorite West Newton, MA: English Dancing & Ice Cream Social Summer Series

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Venue: First Unitarian Church: 1320 Washington St. get a map

Time: 7:30-10:30

Price: $9 ($7 members, $4 students/newcomers)

For more information: (Email): de('info-english', 'org', 'cds-boston');

Web: www.cds-boston.org

Generic Schedule: Every Wednesday Jul-Aug

This date (July 11, 2018 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

DG favorite West Newton, MA: English Dancing & Ice Cream Social Summer Series

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Venue: First Unitarian Church: 1320 Washington St. get a map

Time: 7:30-10:30

Price: $9 ($7 members, $4 students/newcomers)

For more information: (Email): de('info-english', 'org', 'cds-boston');

Web: www.cds-boston.org

Generic Schedule: Every Wednesday Jul-Aug

This date (July 18, 2018 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Jamaica Plain, MA: Jamaica Plain GRF English Country Dance

Venue: 1st Church of Jamaica Plain (Unitarian-Universalist): Centre St and Eliot St. get a map

Time: 7:30-10:00

Price: $7

— Note: Note: 5th Tuesdays are ‘experienced’ dances.

For more information: (617) 721-0600; (Email): de('ecddeb', 'com', 'yahoo');

Web: www.lcfd.org/bgfe

Generic Schedule: second, fourth & fifth Tuesdays Sep-Jul

This date (July 24, 2018 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

DG favorite West Newton, MA: English Dancing & Ice Cream Social Summer Series

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Venue: First Unitarian Church: 1320 Washington St. get a map

Time: 7:30-10:30

Price: $9 ($7 members, $4 students/newcomers)

For more information: (Email): de('info-english', 'org', 'cds-boston');

Web: www.cds-boston.org

Generic Schedule: Every Wednesday Jul-Aug

This date (July 25, 2018 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Jamaica Plain, MA: Jamaica Plain GRF English Country Dance

Venue: 1st Church of Jamaica Plain (Unitarian-Universalist): Centre St and Eliot St. get a map

Time: 7:30-10:00

Price: $7

— Note: Note: 5th Tuesdays are ‘experienced’ dances.

For more information: (617) 721-0600; (Email): de('ecddeb', 'com', 'yahoo');

Web: www.lcfd.org/bgfe

Generic Schedule: second, fourth & fifth Tuesdays Sep-Jul

This date (July 31, 2018 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

DG favorite West Newton, MA: English Dancing & Ice Cream Social Summer Series

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Venue: First Unitarian Church: 1320 Washington St. get a map

Time: 7:30-10:30

Price: $9 ($7 members, $4 students/newcomers)

For more information: (Email): de('info-english', 'org', 'cds-boston');

Web: www.cds-boston.org

Generic Schedule: Every Wednesday Jul-Aug

This date (August 1, 2018 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

DG favorite West Newton, MA: English Dancing & Ice Cream Social Summer Series

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Venue: First Unitarian Church: 1320 Washington St. get a map

Time: 7:30-10:30

Price: $9 ($7 members, $4 students/newcomers)

For more information: (Email): de('info-english', 'org', 'cds-boston');

Web: www.cds-boston.org

Generic Schedule: Every Wednesday Jul-Aug

This date (August 8, 2018 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

DG favorite West Newton, MA: English Dancing & Ice Cream Social Summer Series

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Venue: First Unitarian Church: 1320 Washington St. get a map

Time: 7:30-10:30

Price: $9 ($7 members, $4 students/newcomers)

For more information: (Email): de('info-english', 'org', 'cds-boston');

Web: www.cds-boston.org

Generic Schedule: Every Wednesday Jul-Aug

This date (August 15, 2018 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

DG favorite West Newton, MA: English Dancing & Ice Cream Social Summer Series

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society, Boston Centre

Venue: First Unitarian Church: 1320 Washington St. get a map

Time: 7:30-10:30

Price: $9 ($7 members, $4 students/newcomers)

For more information: (Email): de('info-english', 'org', 'cds-boston');

Web: www.cds-boston.org

Generic Schedule: Every Wednesday Jul-Aug

This date (August 22, 2018 ) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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