Hands Four, Your Email Reminder

Here are the dances we can all share in the next two weeks.
Date/Location Caller
273 Bowery
Contradances 8:00 PM - 10:45 PM: All Dance NOTE: The floor has been newly painted, so soft-soled shoes are more important than ever!
Tavi Merrill Simmerville: Rachel Panitch, fiddle; Rebecca Bosworth-Clemens, clarinet; Amy Englesberg, piano; and Tavi Merrill, fiddle.
Dave Eisenstadter Off the Cuff: Jane Rothfield, Fiddle; Allan Carr, Bass; Sarah Gowen, Guitar and Bill Quern, mandolin, banjo and accordian Philadelphia based Off the Cuff features music that straddles Celtic and Appalachian roots with driving rhythms and a unique combination of traditional and original tunes!
English Country Dances 7:00 - 7:30 PM: Join an Advanced or Skills (Beginners') workshop.
7:30 - 10:15 PM: All Dance.
Orly Krasner The Flying Romanos: Robin Russell, Marnen Laibow-Koser and Norma Castle Celebrate Wayne's birthday and 25 years of dancing!

Special Auction Tonight: Wayne is auctioning two opportunities for a day of sailing on his boat, Banoo, in Noark, CT (near Mystic) Come and make a bid for a life jacket. Wayne will match the bid. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Third Musician Fund.
Paul Ross Cynthia Shaw, Paul Friedman and Dominique Gagné A number of dances from Westchester's Celebration of Spring ball program will be included.
Starting in February, English dance with CD*NY on Tuesdays at the Church of the Village. This is especially wonderful, as this is our "ancestral" home! We are working on making this venue permanent for ECD.

The Church of the Village, in the basement
201 W. 13th Street (Northwest corner at 7th Ave.), New York, NY 10011
Enter on 13th Street.
Subways: 1/2/3 to 14th Street or A/C/E/L to 14th Street(8 thAve.) or F/M/L to 14th Street(6 th Ave.)
View a map of the area.

Special Events
When Where What Type Notes
Apr. 14
Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims
Brooklyn Heights
29thAnnual Playford Ball Experienced English Pre-registration required
Sept. 28-30
Circle Lodge
Hopewell Junction, NY
Weekend Whirligig English Pre-registration required
You can expect a downloadable registration form on the CD*NY website by mid-February.

        Check Out CD*NY's New CafePress Store!        

Rose Fox has written a blog about the store. Here are some excerpts.

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, .....

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 join us.

CafePress is running a lot of promotions for the holidays, so check the CafePress front page before you place your order; there may be a discount code you can use.....

If you want an item and don't see it in the shop, let me know and I'll add it. .....

Read the entire blog or go directly to the store. You can also get to the store by going to the CD*NY Website, hovering your cursor over "Get Involved with CDNY" and clicking "Store."

New Dancers

We always welcome new dancers, who are the future of our dance community. Below are links to information on our website that will help ease your transition into the CD*NY Dance Community.

  • How do I know what to do?/Beginner lessons - on the New Dancers page
  • What are English Country Dances and contradances?
  • What else do I need to know? - Contra Etiquette. Much of this information also applies to English Country Dances.

    The best way to find out about CD*NY's dances is to try them. While you're attending your first-ever CD*NY dance, you can get a 1st timer pass, which entitles you to attend another regular ECD or contradance without charge.

  • Joining CD*NY or Renewing Your Membership

    You can visit the CD*NY website to find out about membership benefits. While you're there, you can register and pay online, using PayPal or a credit card,


    download the membership form (PDF) and mail it or bring it to a dance.

    Join now and your membership is good through August 2012.

    You Can Socialize Online With CD*NY


    CD*NY has a group on Facebook. You can join the group to help find out what's happening in our dance community.

    CD*NY's New Website:

    Take a look at the new website, at http://cdny.org ("www" not needed). It has a modern look, is easily navigable and provides useful information about dancing. You can contribute to the website by:
  • Becoming a member of the website (it's free and separate from being a CD*NY member).
  • Telling website visitors as much or as little about yourself as you desire.
  • Posting photos and videos.
  • Joining a group.
  • Starting and/or contributing to group discussions.
  • Posting a blog.
  • Commenting on what you have read.

    Anything you post will be moderated, so there will be a delay before it appears on the website.

  • Dance with CD*NY at These Locations
    Saturday Contradances

    The Chinatown Y, Houston Street Center
    273 Bowery (between East Houston and Stanton Streets)

    How to get to the Chinatown Y.
    English Country Dances

    The Church of the Village, in the basement
    201 W. 13th Street (Northwest corner at 7th Ave.), New York, NY 10011
    Enter on 13th Street.
    Subways: 1/2/3 to 14th Street or A/C/E/L to 14th Street(8 th Ave.) or F/M/L to 14th Street(6 th Ave.)
    View a map of the area.
    Lost and found: Use the phone numbers above to recover items left at dances.

    Shoe Requirement - We Need to Show Our Hosts That We're Considerate of Their Facilities

    To ensure that the floor is preserved for our dancers and for other users, please bring clean soft-soled shoes with you to change into at the dances. They should be shoes that have never been worn outside. If you can't set aside a pair of shoes just for dancing, clean the soles of your shoes thoroughly to remove all grit and dirt. High-heeled shoes are not allowed.

    Useful Links for More Information
    Schedule of Contras & English
    What is Contra?
    Join CD*NY
    CD*NY Home Page
    Google All-Dance Calendar
    What is English?
    Ask Questions/Make Suggestions
    Facebook Page  
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