Hands Four, Your Email Reminder

Enjoy these 3 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
Bob Isaacs Black River Ironworks:
Jonah Sidman – fiddle
Corey Walters – flute
Michael Friedman – piano
 Bonus: Advanced Squares 

Time: 7:30 - 8:00 PM (at the same time as the Beginners'Workshop)

Help Ensure The Continuation of Bonuses

When we have something special, like the advanced squares at this dance, we ask that you consider increasing your admission fee by $3 to help us be able to offer these dance treats to everyone in our community. Please pay what you can - regular fees or more. Thanks!
Tuesdays English Country Dances 7:00 - 7:30 PM: Join an Advanced or Skills (Beginners') workshop.
7:30 - 10:00 PM: All Dance.
Beverly Francis Cynthia Shaw – piano
Tom Phillips – violin
John Austin – double bass
Happy birthday Jane Austen
Gene Murrow Cynthia Shaw – piano
Naomi Morse – violin
Sue Polansky – clarinet
Holiday Party --bring some of your holiday cookies to share!

Country Dance * New York's Dances Take a Vacation for Christmas and New Year's

There will be no dances on the following dates:
  • December 24 - No contradance
  • December 27 - No English dance
  • December 31 - No contradance

    We wish you holiday joy and we'll have the following dances to welcome you to 2017:
  • January 3 - English dance
  • January 6 - 12th Night English dance
  • January 7 - contradance

  •  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. Contributions to the Third Musician Fund will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to a recently increased maximum of $1,200. The deadline for having your contributions matched is December 20, 2016.

    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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