Hands Four, Your Email Reminder

You're back from your holiday celebrations and CD*NY has 5 great dances in the next 2 weeks to start 2017.
Date Caller
Band Location: Unless noted otherwise, dances take place at The United Methodist Church of the Village, 201 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011. Enter via first door on the northwest corner of 13th Street and 7th Avenue. (map).
Contradances 7:30 - 8:00 PM: Join the Beginners' Workshop.
8:00 PM - 10:45 PM: All Dance
Emma Gorin Audrey Knuth (of the Free Raisins) – fiddle
Chris Miller – sax & banjo
Mark Kilianski – guitar
Open Waltzing
There will be an open waltzing session from 7:30 - 8:00 PM, in addition to the Beginners' Workshop.
Carl Levine The Contrapolitans
CD*NY's own contradance orchestra!
Tuesdays English Country Dances 7:00 - 7:30 PM: Join an Advanced or Skills (Beginners') workshop.
7:30 - 10:00 PM: All Dance.
Elizabeth Freedman Cynthia Shaw – piano
Julia Hartman – violin
Helen White – flute
Helen White Sara Banleigh – piano
Julia Hartman – violin
Sue Polansky – clarinet
Lisbeth Redfield – cello
Bring A Friend - Share the Fun
Bring a Friend. Both get in at no cost. Invite your friends to try English country dancing and help us grow our dance community.

There will be no admission charge for you or your friend.
Friday English Country Dance 7:30 - 10:30 PM: Twelfth Night Assembly: A Festive Occasion to Mark the End of the Christmas Season
Tom Amessé Cynthia Shaw – piano
Gene Murrow – recorders and concertina
Julia Hartman – violin
Come celebrate with us this age-old tradition of merriment, revelry and camaraderie to make the most of your holiday season. Festive dress is encouraged. All dances will be taught but dancers must have a knowledge of basic English figures. Click for more information.

 You Won't Want to Miss These Special Future Events 


Waltz and Contra

Date: Saturday, January 28

3:00 - 4:00 PM: Advanced waltz workshop
4:00 - 5:00 PM: Beginners' waltz workshop
5:15 - 6:45 PM: Open waltzing
6:45 - 7:45 PM: BYO Dinner
7:30 - 8:00 PM: Contra Dance lesson for beginners
8:00 - 10:45 PM: Contra Dance

Caller: Gaye Fifer

Larry Unger – guitar and banjo
Naomi Morse – violin
Marco Brehm – bass
 English Country Dance 

Playford Ball 2017

Location: New York City.
Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017
Time: Similar to past Balls

Mistresses of Ceremony: Beverly Francis and Dorothy Cummings
Music by: A Joyful Noise

More details will be available soon on an eBlast and/or on the Playford Ball webpage.

CD*NY Membership for 2016-17

Become more involved - join/renew your membership to save money at our events and to support our dance community. Visit the CD*NY website membership page to find out about membership benefits.

If you want to join/renew you can do so by either:
  • using PayPal or a credit card online
  • downloading the membership form (DOC) and mailing it (preferred) or bringing it to a dance.
  • doing so at the door.

  • Want to view listings for more dances?

    You will find lots of useful information on the CD*NY home page:

  • The online calendar for all CD*NY dances. Click this link.
  • Information about Upcoming Special Events. Click this link.
  • A list of fliers that can be downloaded and other useful information, such as The Fall Contra and Fall English Calendars(PDFs). Click this link.

  • 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.
    Double Your Gift - Third Musician Fund Matching Challenge

    The budget for English Dance musicians provides for only two musicians at each dance. You may have noticed that, lately, we have three musicians playing. That is possible because of the Third Musician Fund.

    A generous anonymous CDNY member has offered to continue last year's challenge grant. Contributions to the Third Musician Fund will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to a recently increased maximum of $1,200. The challenge grant matching has started , so make a donation now to get us off to a fast start for 2017!

    You can contribute to the fund by donating when you pay your admission at English dances or by mailing a check to: PO Box 878, Village Station, New York, NY 10014. Please make the check out to "CDNY" and write "Third Musician Fund" on the memo line of your check.

    Your contributions to the Third Musician Fund, and any other contributions to Country Dance * New York, a non-profit 501c3 organization, are tax deductible.

    You don't have to be an English Dancer to contribute.

    Online Resources for CD*NY Dancers

    CD*NY on Facebook

    CD*NY website

    CD*NY Meetup group

    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.

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