Hands Four, Your Email Reminder

Enjoy 4 great CD*NY dances in the next 2 weeks.
Day &
Date
Caller

Band
Type of Dance 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).
Dances Listed in Chronological Order
Tuesday
September
5
Beverly Francis

The Dressed Ship:
Tom Phillips – violin
Chip Prince – piano
Jody Kruskal – Anglo concertina
English 7:00 - 7:30 PM: Join an Advanced or Skills (Beginners') workshop.
7:30 - 10:00 PM: All Dance.

Saturday
September
9
Linda Leslie
Party of Three:
Lilly Pearlman – fiddle
Neil Pearlman – piano
Joe De Paolo – drums / percussion
Contras 6:45 - 7:45 PM: Bonus challenging contras!
7:30 - 8:00 PM: Beginners' welcome and workshop.
Learn the basic figures to maximize your fun! Experienced dancers, join in too!
8:00 PM - 10:45 PM: All Dance
Tuesday
September
12
Tom Amessé

Cynthia Shaw – piano
Lisa Terry – viola da gamba
Cara Schuman – flutes, recorders and tin whistle
English 7:00 - 7:30 PM: Join an Advanced or Skills (Beginners') workshop.
7:30 - 10:00 PM: All Dance.

Saturday
September
16
Joe DePaolo & Paul Morris

The Contrapolitans:
CD*NY's own contra dance orchestra!
Contras 7:30 - 8:00 PM: Join the Beginners' Workshop. Learn the basic figures to maximize your fun! Experienced dancers, join in too!
8:00 PM - 10:45 PM: All Dance

 You Won't Want To Miss This Special Event 

ContraShock
Friday, September 22nd and Saturday, September 23rd.
Look at these numbers! 2 days, 3 dances, 2 callers, 3 bands.
Presented by CD*NY and Brooklyn Contra.
Buy tickets now.

CD*NY Membership for 2017-18

CDNY members and regular dancers, membership is now open for 2017-18! 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, or download the membership form (PDF) and mail it or bring it to a dance.

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.
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    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 CD*NY 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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