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Folk, contra and traditional dance festivals and other events in some other country

(between February 25, 2018  and  February 25, 2019)

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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”

The Map: Although the events are listed by date, the map above can be used to identify events by location. When you point at the push pin, the event name appears. Click on the pin and the window will scroll to the speciifc event

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Wooster, OH (United States): Celebration for Bill Alkire

— Sponsored by: Country Dance and Song Society

Description: Bill Alkire has been leading traditional dance for over 70 years. Come celebrate the CDSS 2018 Lifetime Contribution Award with Bill. a presentation at 2 p.m. will be followed by dancing until 5 p.m. with invited callers and music by Pocketful o’ Gimmick.

Dance styles include: Contra English Square Dance

Venue: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Wayne County: 3186 Burbank Road get a map

Time: 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Price: $Free

For more information: (330) 347-8155; (Email): de('senglish', 'edu', 'umich');


Date for 2018: Sunday, February 25

(This event (festival #2154) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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Saturday, May 5, 2018

San Diego, CA (United States): San Diego May Faire Ball (11 th annual)

— Sponsored by: San Diego English Country Dancers

Description: The band will be Ladies at Play with Alisa Dodson calling. the most beautiful venue. Great treats and decorations. Period costumes admired but not required.

Dance styles include: English Dance

Venue: Pacific Beach: 5050 Soledad Road get a map

Time: 6 - 10pm

Price: $40($45afterApril 1)

For more information: (858) 273-4174; (Email): de('rich_cosgrove', 'com', 'hotmail');


Date for 2018: Saturday, May 5

(This event (festival #1824) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Greenwich, NY (United States): Greenwich Library Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Greenwich Public Library

Featuring: ~ Bonnie Epstein On Harp ~ Fern Bradley ~ George Wilson ~ John Guay ~ Vonnie Estes

Description: traditional family/contra dance sponsored by the Greenwich Free Library. Schedule: 6:30pm family dance, 7:45pm contra for beginners, 8:pm09:30pm contra dance

Dance styles include: Contra Family Dance

Venue: St. Joseph’s Church: 36 Bleeker Street get a map

Time: 6:30pm

Price: $free will donation

For more information: (518) 692-7157; (Email): de('amiller', 'edu', 'sals');

Date for 2018: Saturday, May 19

(This event (festival #2120) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Hillsdale, NY (United States): Mettabee Farm Contra Dance

— Sponsored by: Capital District Mega Band (DanceFlurry Organization)

Featuring: ~ Capital District Megaband ~ George Wilson ~ John Guay ~ Megaband ~ Melanie Axel-Lute ~ Vonnie Estes

Description: George Wilson will be conducting the Megaband for your dancing enjoyment.

Dance styles include: Contra Dance

Venue: Mettabee Farm: 551 Harlemville Road get a map

Time: 7pm

Price: $10 suggested donation

For more information: (Email): de('mmaxellute', 'com', 'yahoo');


Date for 2018: Saturday, May 26

(This event (festival #2005) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Mountain City, TN (United States): True Colors CC Contra Dance Retreat

Multi-day event: Friday, October 5, 2018 — Sunday, October 7, 2018

— Sponsored by: True Color Cooking, Division of True Color Services, LLC

Description: True Colors Compassionate Communications Contra Dance Retreat is not your typical dance weekend. Out intention is to create an opportunity to explore, experience and practice ”Nonviolent Communication” as presented by Marshall Rosenberg, PhD within the space of a contra dance weekend. Betwixt and between dancing and dining, we will learn about the ways we communicate and consider strategies to live and dance with more compassion, grace and connections.

Dance styles include: Contra Waltz Dance

Note: Advanced Registration required; adults;

Venue: Appalachian Folk School: 3142 Divide Road get a map

Price: $100 not including housing

For more information: (828) 712-8278; (Email): de('truecolorcooking', 'com', 'gmail');


(This event (festival #2150) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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Friday, January 25, 2019

Bozeman, MT (United States): Wintergreen Dance Weekend (18 th annual)

Multi-day event: Friday, January 25, 2019 — Sunday, January 27, 2019

— Sponsored by: Bozeman Folklore Society

Description: Come dance the winter cold away in beautiful Bozeman, Montana! On-line registration available.

Dance styles include: Contra Square Dance

Note: Please no scents or perfume, not gender-balanced.

Venue: Bozeman Senior Center: 807 North Tracy Avenue get a map

Price: $99 until Oct.21st, thereafter membership dependent.

For more information: (406) 209-0593; (Email): de('wintergreen', 'org', 'bozemanfolklore');


(This event (festival #2157) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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