Hands Four, Your Email Reminder

You Can Enjoy These Dances from March 5th through March 16th at The Church of the Village except that the Winter Meltdown is at The Chinatown Y.

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At The Chinatown Y
Saturday, March 9
Caller: Wil Mentor
Band: The Moving Violations
          Van Kaynor - fiddle
          Ron Grosslein - fiddle
          Chuck Corman - guitar, bass and percussion
          Eric Eid-Reiner - piano

  • 5:45 - 7:30 PM: Advanced Dance
  • 7:30 - 8:30 PM: BYO Dinner
  • 8:30 - 9:00 PM: Beginners' Workshop
  • 9:00 - midnight: Evening dance, for all
  • Date Caller
    Contradances 7:30 - 8:00 PM: Join the Beginners' Workshop.
    8:00 PM - 10:45 PM: All Dance
    Greg Frock Contrazz:
    Sam Zygmuntowicz - fiddle
    Marnen Laibow-Koser - piano, flute and fiddle
    Bob Jones - bass
    Joe De Paolo - drums and percussion
    Tuesdays English Country Dances 7:00 - 7:30 PM: Join an Advanced or Skills (Beginners') workshop.
    7:30 - 10:00 PM: All Dance.
    Playford Ball Preparation: Sessions Two and Three of Six Sessions

    A chance to work on polishing a limited repertoire of dances--those on the program for CD*NY's 30th annual Playford Ball.

    More information about the Ball is on CD*NY's Ball web page. You will enjoy this dance whether or not you plan to attend the Ball.
    Gene Murrow Robin Russell - piano
    Julia Hartman - violin
    Zara Lawler - flute
    Playford Ball Dances for March 5:
    • Emma's Waltz
    • Gigue for Genny
    • Mignonette
    • Trip to the Jubilee
    • Weekend in Wilton
    • Well Done Jack
    • Zither Man
    Gene Murrow Cynthia Shaw - piano
    Tom Phillips - violin
    Sue Polansky - clarinet
    George Davis - violin
    Playford Ball Dances for March 12:
    • A New Beginning
    • Apollo's Hunt
    • Emma's Waltz
    • Night Cap
    • Tango in Toronto
    • Trip to the Jubilee
    • Zither Man
    The instructions for all Ball dances are in this Word file.
    Dance Locations 
    Location Name Phone # Address Notes
    This location is used for Tuesday English Dances and regular Saturday contradances.
    The Church of the Village 201 W. 13th Street (Northwest corner at 7th Ave.), New York, NY 10011
    Enter on 13th Street.
    Walk down 2 flights.
    How to get there.
    This location is used for special dances only.
    The Chinatown Y, Houston Street Center 212-912-2460
    Use this phone number to recover items left at dances held at the Y.
    273 Bowery (between East Houston and Stanton Streets) How to get to there.
    You will be required to sign-in at the desk at the bottom of the stairs. You will not be required to show an ID.

    Special Future Events
    When Where What Type Notes
  • March 22
  • May 17
  • Church of the Village Experienced dance English This CD*NY web page will help you decide if you are an experienced English Country Dancer.
    You can download a PDF flyer for the March 22 dance.
    April 13, 2013
    Brooklyn Heights, NY 30th Annual Playford Ball Experienced English Attendance is by pre-registration only. Registration is now open. You can download a flyer that has a registration form and information about the Ball, including a list of the dances.

    You Can Register for CD*NY's 30th Annual Playford Ball

    We're happy to announce that registration for the 30th Annual CD*NY Playford Ball has begun.

    Please join us on April 13, 2013, at the Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims in Brooklyn Heights, NYC.

    Our esteemed and talented Masters of Ceremonies will be Gene Murrow and Tom Amessé. The delightful music will be provided by Hold the Mustard (Barbara Greenberg, Daniel Beerbohm, Kathy Talvitie and Paul Prestopino).

    CD*NY welcomes dance enthusiasts from near and far!

    You can download a flyer that has a registration form and information about the Ball, including a list of the dances.

    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. The money has come from dancers who contribute a few dollars above the admission charge at the door.

    A generous CDNY member has offered to continue his previous challenge grant: for the rest of 2013 contributions to the Third Musician Fund will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to a maximum of $800.

    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.

    Dancing Can Help Improve Your Physical and Mental Health!

    "Boogie to a Better Brain," an article on page 17 of the October/November issue of AARP the Magazine, cites a recent study in The Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. It showed that dancing doesn't just build bones and improve balance; it can even boost brainpower.

    So, join us at dances so you can have fun and get healthier at the same time!

    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 2013.

    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.

  • 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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