Summer Dancing In and Around NYC !

Since our dance hall gets too hot to bear during the summer we take a break. However, there are other places to dance English Country and contras until we come back. Since schedules and locations may be flexible we strongly suggest you check the dance’s website before you depart.


Contra dances sponsored by CDNY go on vacation between June 9 (the last dance) and September 8. However, you can find out what other dances are like this summer, and return to CDNY in the fall.

Check out these possibilities:

Brooklyn Contra – – see website for place and time

Village Contra –

Swingin Tern (in New Jersey) –, (Call them at (973) 295-6864 for directions – there may be a shuttle from the train)

Princeton Country Dancers –

New York City Barn Dance Nothing scheduled in NYC so
far, but something might show up.


English country dances sponsored by CDNY go on vacation between June 12 (the last dance) and
September 4 – but there is dancing nearby.

Check out these possibilities:

Floating Austen: A Gender Free English Country Dance – in Brooklyn. Follow on Facebook for updates. Once a month on a Sunday afternoon.

North Jersey English Country Dancers, Ridgewood, NJ. Ice cream Sundays twice a month (2-5 p.m.)

Princeton Country Dancers –


One of the best ways to get your dancing during the summer is to go to a week of dance camp. There
are two organizations that run them in the East and several in the West. Among the best are:

Country Dance and Song Society Inc.
– American dance and music, English dance and music, early music, harmony of song and dance for
the singers, and a number of family-oriented camps, all in delightful settings.

Ashokan Fiddle and Dance Camps Northern, Southern,
Western/Swing, Family, klezmer, bluegrass and guitar weeks in a rustic setting.

TradMad Week at Pinewoods Will include contra dance, English
dance, and lots of singing and music, in the wonderful environment of Pinewoods Camp.

For other dances in the area and elsewhere, including camps and festivals of all
kinds, see

For updates on CD*NY’s great series of fall dances, check our website periodically over the
summer: See you back at the Church of the Village in September!