Join us on Saturday, April 28th for a special Spring Fever contra dance - a fabulous opportunity to dance to the wonderful music of Wild Asparagus! More info in this BroadwayWorld.com article.
Added by Anne Scher on April 19, 2012 at 5:39pm — No Comments
Please note that the April 28th SPRING FEVER contra dance with Wild Asparagus has a NEW location: P.S. 199 at 270 West 70th Street, AND also, NEW times for the experienced dance and the evening contra for all. See the calendar and revised flier for details.
Added by Anne Scher on April 9, 2012 at 2:19pm — No Comments
A celebratory song by Cynthia Shaw commemorating Wayne Batcheler's birthday and 25 years of dancing with Country Dance * New York. This took place at the regular CD*NY Tuesday evening English Country Dance, February 21, 2012.
Naomi Morse, Dominique Gagné, and Wayne Batcheler gathered at Robin Russell’s house on Monday morning, March 5, 2012 to make the 20th annual recording of the music for CDNY’s Playford Ball. We had a lot of fun doing this, and hope you will enjoy it and find it helpful in preparing for the Ball. The CDs are available for $8 at Tuesday evening Ball practice sessions at The Church of the Village, or send $8 plus $2.50 postage and packaging to Wayne at 161 West 16 Street, NY, NY…Continue
Once again Country Dance * New York is offering summer dance camp scholarship camps to its members. The CD*NY grants may be applied to any camp week* offering primarily American and/or English country dance and music instruction, including callers' workshops being held in conjunction with a dance week. These are partial grants, limited to a maximum of 40% of the camp fee, and are intended for current CD*NY members who need some…Continue
Added by Kate Fais on March 8, 2012 at 8:35pm — No Comments
Mr. Isaac's Maggot
Waters of Holland
Added by Kate Fais on March 7, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Come to the Winter Meltdown contra dance on Saturday, March 10th. Live, high-energy music will be provided by the innovative and extremely popular dance band and caller combination from New England, Elixir, which blends superb calling, driving fiddle and guitar playing, and the rich texture and rhythmic excitement of a full horn section, deftly weaving brassy riffs and daring solos in and out of traditional Irish, French Canadian, and New England tunes. Elixir thrills dancers and concert…Continue
Added by Anne Scher on March 6, 2012 at 11:06pm — No Comments
Playford Ball dances to be taught on Tuesday, March 6:
The Marple Bridge Rose
The Severn Bore
A complete list for the Playford prep series will be posted soon. On
March 13th you can look forward to Parson's Farewell.
Added by Kate Fais on March 5, 2012 at 2:01am — No Comments
Learn to waltz with breath-taking ease & sensuous pleasure, and enjoy waltzing to romantic live music in three-quarter time! Review basics & delicious partnering techniques for all levels. Eric Hollman offers simple, fun & effective instruction for all levels. No partner needed.
This Saturday, February 11 from 7:30 to 8pm. Contra dance to follow at 8pm.
Added by Kate Fais on February 10, 2012 at 10:36am — No Comments
Added by Anne Scher on January 21, 2012 at 11:53am — No Comments
We need volunteer ECD angels for the annual The George Washington Ball at the Mt. Vernon Hotel and Museum on Sunday, February 19th at 1 pm (we will gather 1/2 hour prior) at 421 E. 61st St. The dances will be led by Tom Amesse. For more information email Susan at email@example.com.
Posted on behalf of Susan Amesse.
Happy new year to all.
English dancing is again on the move. We will try a new location for three dances in January – January 9, 23, and 30. Note that there is no dance the week of January 16 because of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The new location is the Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center, 250 West 65th Street. We will dance from 7 to 10 p.m. (we need to stop in time to get everything cleaned up by 10:30). The closest subway is the #1 at 66th Street. There is some street parking…Continue
Come and share your favorite holiday cookies with your dancing friends this Tuesday. If you don't have time to bake, pick up a interesting confection you'd like to share. There are lots of memories associated with holiday baking, so during the break, let's chat about them as we munch on these delicous special cookies.
Country Dance * New York's 2012 Playford Ball will take place on April 14, 2012. We'll be returning to Hillis Hall at Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims in Brooklyn, a really spectacular space with gorgeous stained glass windows. Both the walkthrough and the dance will take place there.
We have a fantastic line-up of talent! Our callers will be Beverly Francis and Orly…Continue
Added by Rose Fox on December 14, 2011 at 2:02pm — No Comments
I'm very pleased to announce that CD*NY's CafePress store is open for business! You can get snazzy water bottles, shirts, bags, buttons, magnets, and more, right here:
For each item purchased, CD*NY gets $1. Even better, every time you carry your CD*NY bag to an event or wear your CD*NY shirt to the gym, you're spreading the word and encouraging new people to…Continue
Added by Rose Fox on December 13, 2011 at 4:00am — No Comments
On Tuesday December 6 we will be dancing at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, which shares a brand-new building at 450 West 37th St., Manhattan, with the Baryshnikov Arts Center. We'll be dividing the evening between the smaller room (smaller than Coltoff) and the larger one. The smaller one, of course, is the one we can afford without too much difficulty, and we want to see how it works with the number of people we usually get on a Tuesday. Neither room has windows, alas, but the…Continue
Added by Elizabeth Parry on November 30, 2011 at 12:32pm — No Comments
The Montpelier Grange needs a new dance floor. Buy a raffle ticket to win a double bedded room at the Saratoga Hilton for Dance Flurry 2012, February 17 - 19, (a $350 value), $5 each or 5 for $20. All proceeds benefit the Montpelier Grange Floor Fund. Make checks payable to Capital City Grange and mail to Shelley Fracalossi, PO Box 1527, Plattsburgh NY 12901. Tickets will be mailed to you. Winner will be drawn at CDU contra dance…Continue
Gene wrote the following:
"Gene just had a big birthday on the 21st, and he's celebrating by calling several of his favorite dances for experienced dancer friends. We have an outstanding band: Robin Russell on piano, Naomi Morse playing violin, and a special guest, Daphna Mor, on recorder. Daphna is an Israeli-born, internationally celebrated recorder virtuoso known for her excellent interpretations of Middle Eastern repertoire as well as jazz, English dances (she's been to…Continue