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Enjoy 5 great dances in the next 2 weeks.
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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
Orly Krasner & Helen White

Chip Prince – piano
Julia Hartman – violin
Gene Murrow – recorders and concertina
English 7:00 - 7:30 PM: Join an Advanced or Skills (Beginners') workshop.
7:30 - 10:00 PM: All Dance.

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2 great dance organizations, CD*NY and Brooklyn Contra,
2 days of dances,
2 callers and
3 bands.
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Contrashock - Friday, September 22 evening - Produced by Brooklyn Contra

Location: Camp Friendship, 339 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY (Map)

7:30 PM: Contra Dance Lesson
8:00 - 11:00 PM: Contra Dance
Caller: Will Mentor
Band:  Great Bear

Contrashock - Saturday, September 23 afternoon and evening - Produced by CD*NY

Location: PS3: The John Melser Charrette School, 490 Hudson Steet (between Christopher and Grove Streets), New York, NY 10014 (Map)

2:15 - 5:30 PM:   Challenging Contras, not much teaching
7:00 PM:             Contra Dance Lesson
7:30 - 10:45 PM: Contra Dance
Callers: Will Mentor and Maggie Jo Saylor

The Ripples:
Christopher Wood – electric baritone guitar
Gabrielle Lanza – vocals & percussion
Kristen Planeaux – piano & flute
Andrew Taylor – fiddle
Pete's Posse:
Pete Sutherland – Fiddle, banjo, piano, melodica, & vocals
Oliver Scanlon – Fiddle, viola, mandolin, dobro, foot percussion & vocals
Tristan Henderson – Guitars, mandolin, harmonica, jaw harp, bass, foot percussion & vocals

You can get more information at the Contrashock website.
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Paul Ross

Chip Prince – piano
Lisa Bueno – violin
Sue Polansky – clarinet
English 7:00 - 7:30 PM: Join an Advanced or Skills (Beginners') workshop.
7:30 - 10:00 PM: All Dance.

Marty Fager

Brooklyn Swing Ensemble:
Sam Zygmuntowicz – fiddle
Marco Brehm – bass
Danny Elias – clarinet
Bill Peek – piano
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

 Mark Your Calendars For This Special Event 

Playford Ball: Saturday, April 14th, 2018

This event is for experienced English dancers and requires pre-registration.

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. 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 membership year!

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.
    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 make sure we match the full amount of the gift this calendar year!

    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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