Hands Four, Your Email Reminder

Enjoy these 4 great dances in the next 2 weeks.
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 north side of 13th Street) (map).
Contradances 7:30 - 8:00 PM: Join the Beginners' Workshop.
8:00 PM - 10:45 PM: All Dance
Alexandra Deis-Lauby The Gaslight Tinkers:
Dave Noonan – drums
Garrett Sawyer – electric bass & guitar
Peter Siegel – guitar & mandolin
Audrey Knuth – fiddle
 Bonus Medley 

Time: 7:30 - 8:00 PM (at the same time as the Beginners'Workshop)
Kathy Anderson Steam:
David Firestine – mandolin, bouzouki & mandola
Alice Boyle – fiddle & viola
Robert Rosenberg – guitar & banjo
Claire Zucker – bodhrán, concertina, clogging & vocals
 Open Waltzing 

Time: 7:30 - 8:00 PM (at the same time as the Beginners' Workshop)
Tuesdays English Country Dances 7:00 - 7:30 PM: Join an Advanced or Skills (Beginners') workshop.
7:30 - 10:00 PM: All Dance.
Paul Ross The Anglopolitans: CD*NY's own ECD orchestra!
Tom Amessé &
Elizabeth Freedman
Gotham Gals:
Robin Russell – piano
Julia Hartman – violin
Norma Castle – flute
Bring a friend.

No admission charge for you or your friend.

Help us grow our dance community.

 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 Dances 

  Bring A Friend - Share the Fun

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.

Date: Tuesday,   

January 10
Twelfth Night Assembly: A Festive Occasion to Mark the End of the Christmas Season

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.

Date: Friday, January 6
Time: 7:30 - 10:30 PM
Callers: Tom Amessé
Music by: 

Cynthia Shaw – piano
Gene Murrow – recorders and concertina
Julia Hartman – violin
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: 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.

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