Hands Four, Your Email Reminder

Welcome back from your Summer activities.
Enjoy 4 great CD*NY dances to start the Fall season.
Date Caller
Band
Saturdays
Contradances 7:30 - 8:00 PM: Join the Beginners' Workshop.
8:00 PM - 10:45 PM: All Dance
Location: The Church of the Village
September
10
Luke Donforth Grand Picnic:
Sam Zygmuntowicz – fiddle
Jody Kruskal – concertina
Michael Gorin – fiddle
Bill Peek – piano
Marco Brehm – bass
September
17
Chuck Abell The Fish Family:
Bill Christopherson – fiddle
Tom Phillips – fiddle and mandolin
Bill Peek – piano
Tuesdays English Country Dances 7:00 - 7:30 PM: Join an Advanced or Skills (Beginners') workshop.
7:30 - 10:00 PM: All Dance.
Location: The Church of the Village
September
6
Tom Amessé The Flying Romanos:
Robin Russell – piano
Marnen Laibow-Koser – violin
Norma Castle – flute
September
13
Beverly Francis Trio Elegante:
Robin Russell – piano
Julia Hartman – violin
John Austin – double bass

CD*NY Membership for 2016-17

CDNY members and regular dancers, membership is now open for 2016-17! Join/renew your membership to save money at our events and to support our dance community. Renewing before the start of the new season enables us to get membership envelopes faster. And if you are a regular dancer who has been considering joining for a little while, now is the best time to do so because you'll get in at the member rate for the rest of this year too!

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

or

download the membership form (DOC) and mail it (preferred) or bring it to a dance.
 
 Special Future Events - Contradances 
When Where What Notes
Friday
September 30
Camp Friendship
 
  Contrashock - Part 1  
 
Sponsored by Brooklyn Contra
Saturday
October
1
P.S. 199
 
  Contrashock - Part 2  
 
Sponsored by Country Dance * New York
Two dances, two callers and two bands are at each dance. More details are at this Facebook event and on the Contrashock website.
Saturday
November 19
P.S. 199 Fall Fling
  • Afternoon advanced contra
  • Evening contra for all
  • Lisa Greenleaf calling.
    Music by NOVA.

    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).

  • Location of Dances 
    Location Name 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 or take the elevator.
    This map on the CD*NY home page shows how to get there.

    The locations below are used only for special dances.

      Part 1 of Contrashock, on Friday, September 30th
    Camp Friendship 339 8th Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215 (between 5th and 6th Avenues) Click for a map of the area.

        Part 2 of Contrashock, on Saturday, October 1st
    and the Fall Fling on Saturday, November 19th
    P.S. 199 270 West 70th Street, between West End and Amsterdam Avenues, Manhattan. Click for a map of the area.

    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.

  • Comfort In the Heat - Yours and Others

    Please give care to your personal hygiene! Shower, wear deodorant and make sure your breath is fresh. If you are prone to sweating, bring additional clean shirts to change into over the course of the evening. Please refrain from wearing perfume and cologne; when bodies heat up on the dance floor, fragrances are more rapidly dispersed and quickly become overpowering.

    A related announcement, called "Sensitive Issues," is on the website.
     
    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: for the rest of 2016, contributions to the Third Musician Fund will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to a maximum of $1,000.

    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.

    Useful Links for More Information
    CD*NY Home Page
    Get information about CD*NY dances.
    View a detailed calendar under "Upcoming Dances."
    What is Contra?
    Join CD*NY
    Lost Items
    Send email or call 212-459-4080
    Facebook Page
    What is English?
    Volunteer
    Ask Questions/Make Suggestions
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