If you can't attend the Playford Ball practice sessions at COV from now through April 1 and you're coming to the ball, we hope you get a chance to dance some or all of the dances in your home communities beforehand. For those of you practicing at home (and many do, using the posted instructions and recorded music!), three of the dances can be viewed on YouTube in quite successful versions (thanks to David Tilove for discovering these links):
* Bryon's Boutade…Continue
Added by Paul Ross on March 4, 2014 at 2:31pm — No Comments
All you type-A personalities can now plan your Tuesday ball practice attendance with your accustomed level of detail by referencing the Schedule of Ball Practice Sessions. Orly and Paul have laid out which dances will be taught during which weeks (exceptions made only for acts of the weather gods and the vagaries of time), so now you can plan your must-attend Tuesdays. For the rest of us, all the…Continue
Added by Kate Fais on March 2, 2014 at 2:13pm — No Comments
Dorothy Cummings and I will launch CD*NY's 6-session ball prep season this coming Tuesday, Feb 25, to be followed by Orly the next week, and culminating on April 1 with Orly and me teaching (no, that's not an April Fool's Day joke!).
On the schedule for our first ball prep evening will be Mr Stapledon's New Hornpipe, a dance in triple time by Philippe Callens. John Stapledon, who passed away last year, was a fruit farmer in Wales who just happened to write some of the best English…Continue
Added by Paul Ross on February 20, 2014 at 2:35am — No Comments
Saturday, Jan 11 presents two great opportunities. A free contra dance geared for beginners from 4-6pm (with each beginner partnered by an experienced dancer). And later, from 8pm to 10:45pm, a contra dance for all (with a beginners' workshop at 7:30pm). Admission to the evening dance is $15 general public or $12 for students with ID and CDNY members. Everyone who attends the free afternoon dance will receive a coupon off the $15 regular admission price for that evening's contra dance. The…Continue
Tell your friends. Free contra dance for beginners on Sat, Jan 11 from 4-6pm followed by regular contra dance for all that evening - both with the great caller Will Mentor and hot band from Boston, Nor'easter. See link for further details. …Continue
Added by Anne Scher on December 27, 2013 at 5:21pm — No Comments
The trains are running so we are dancing!!! Band couldnot brave the storm through Pennsylvannia so we are having the amazing band M and M: Michael Gorin and Marco Brehm. We still expect Donna Hunt, one of our favorite callers to show up at the church of the village. Come dance, and bring candy for Michael and Marco!!
Added by merle.mceldowney on December 14, 2013 at 5:25pm — No Comments
Join us this coming Sunday, October 20 for a special SUNDAY afternoon contra dance with the wonderful caller George Marshall and exciting music by Vermont's Clayfoot Strutters. No partner required. Beginners welcome. All dances taught. Beginners' workshop 1:30-2pm, with dancing for all 2-5:30pm.
See link for more info:…Continue
Added by Anne Scher on October 16, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments
What a 25th Anniversary Party!
George & I want to thank everyone who helped make it a rousing success. Tom Amesse did a wonderful job leading the dancing; Hold the Mustard was even better than they were when they played for our wedding; Elissa Weiss, Sol Weber and Chip Prince were provided marvelous entertainment.
What a wonderful dance community we have!
Join us for the fabulous Fall Fling contra dances this Saturday, 9/21! Great live music by Giant Robot Dance --- a high-energy band from Vermont, NY, and Washington, DC, made up of three sets of brothers, and the wonderful caller Adina Gordon. All are welcome to the evening dance - beginners' workshop at 7:30pm. See more details on flier or click on link below for article.…Continue
Added by Anne Scher on September 16, 2013 at 12:32pm — No Comments
Whether you have tried English country dancing (known to some as Jane Austen-era dancing) or not, come join us on Tuesday nights starting Sept 3rd for great dancing - ranging from boisterous to elegant - to great live music. See the link for further info.…Continue
Added by Anne Scher on August 30, 2013 at 2:33pm — No Comments
Grand Picnic - the brooklyn band that has made CDYN's dances the best for years. Where have you been all summer? Janine Smith calls dances - come greet people who have been lost for months - the dancing will be great!
Added by merle.mceldowney on August 30, 2013 at 12:59pm — No Comments
See the dnainfo.com report on English country dancing. Tuesday night dances begin after the summer break on Sept 3. Great live music, dances ranging from elegant to boisterous, friendly folks, no partner needed, and all dances are taught. Come try it - we will be happy to see you.…Continue
Added by Anne Scher on August 16, 2013 at 2:26pm — No Comments
Added by Anne Scher on June 22, 2013 at 10:21am — No Comments
Join us this Saturday night, June 8th, for a lively contra dance with fabulous music - a melding of Southern old-time, New England fiddle, klezmer, and swing - performed by the popular Brooklyn Swing Ensemble! Click on link for more info.
Added by Anne Scher on June 5, 2013 at 7:34pm — No Comments
The annual members' meeting and election will be held TUESDAY, June 11th at the English country dance during the break (roughly 8:30pm).
If you are unable to attend the meeting and would like to designate a proxy vote, please download the form below and mail it to the Secretary, Paul Ross (via CD*NY, PO Box 878 Village Station, New York, NY 10014).…Continue
Added by Kate Fais on May 22, 2013 at 3:51pm — No Comments
Join us for a great contra dance on Saturday, May 11 featuring high-energy music by Grand Picnic! You don't need a partner and all dances are taught. Beginner's workshop is at 7:30pm, dance begins at 8pm. The highly regarded caller Richard Fisher will lead the proceedings. See link for additional details.…Continue
Added by Anne Scher on May 10, 2013 at 1:06pm — No Comments
Come contra dance on Sat. 4/27 to the lively tunes of Vertical Expression, a high energy band all the way from the U.K. winding up its first U.S. tour. Remember that all dances are taught and you don't need to come with a partner. The highly regarded caller Bob Isaacs will lead the proceedings. …Continue
Added by Anne Scher on April 15, 2013 at 5:33pm — No Comments
Are you attending a dance camp this summer, and need financial assistance? Please check out http://cdny.org/page/scholarships for more information, along with a scholarship application.
If you lost a necklace at Winter Meltdown, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Added by Loren Shlaes on March 11, 2013 at 12:06am — No Comments
Two great contra dances this Saturday, March 9 with caller Will Mentor and music by The Moving Violations!
Clink on link for article! Dancing for all from 9pm to 11:45pm. Also note that there is an advanced dance for experienced dancers from 5:45pm-7:30pm. Brown bag dinner from 7:30pm - 8:30pm, and beginners' workshop from 8:30pm - 9pm!…
Added by Anne Scher on March 7, 2013 at 8:46pm — No Comments