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In the next 2 weeks, enjoy 2 contras & 2 Playford Ball Prep. English Dances.
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
Marty Fager Squeezology:
Jody Kruskal – Anglo concertina
Libby Weitnauer – fiddle
Marnen Laibow-Koser – piano
Joe DePaolo Gotham Carnival:
Julia Hartman – violin
Dominique Gagné – guitar
Joe DePaolo – percussion
Jean Monroe – piano
Tuesdays English Country Dances 7:00 - 7:30 PM: Join an Advanced or Skills (Beginners') workshop.
7:30 - 10:00 PM: All Dance.
Dorothy Cummings and Helen White Liza Wu – piano
Paul Friedman – violin
Zara Lawler – flute
Playford Ball preparation session #2.

The dances for these two sessions will be chosen to provide an enjoyable evening whether you plan to attend the Ball or not.

Playford Ball preparation session #3.
Beverly Francis and Elizabeth Freedman Gotham Carnival:
Julia Hartman – violin
Dominique Gagné – flute
Jean Monroe – piano
Click here to view the following recently added items that can help you prepare for the Playford Ball.

  • Dance directions       
  • Dance preparation schedule       
  • Links to videos of most Ball dances

  •  You Won't Want to Miss These Special Future Events 
    Listed in date order

    English Dances
    Playford Ball Preparation

    The dances for these sessions will be chosen to provide an enjoyable evening whether you plan to attend the Ball or not.

    Remaining Dates: 

    Tuesday, March 28
    Friday,    March 31
    Tuesday, April 4
    English Dance
    Playford Ball 2017


    A formal ball, for experienced dancers.
    Pre-registration is required.

    More information and a flyer, with a registration form, is on the Playford Ball webpage.

    Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017
    Mistresses of Ceremony: Beverly Francis and Dorothy Cummings
    Music by: A Joyful Noise
    Location: Manhattan
    English Dance
    Special Dance to Honor Linda Wolfe and The New York Times

    Date: Friday, May 12
    Callers: Beverly Francis, Paul Ross, Tom Amessé and Dorothy Cummings
    Band: Chip Prince, Naomi Morse and Gene Murrow
    Challenging Contras

    An evening of contras with challenging figures and less teaching!

    Date: Friday, May 26
    Caller: Adina Gordon
    Band: Giant Robot Dance
    English and Contras

    An afternoon English dance, with
    Caller: Tom Amessé
    an evening of contradances, with
    Caller: Adina Gordon

    Date: Saturday, May 27
    Band: Giant Robot Dance (for both dances)
    Location: To be determined

    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.
  • A list of fliers that can be downloaded such as the current Contra and English Calendars(PDFs). Click this link.
  • Information about Upcoming Special Events. 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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