Hands Four, Your Email Reminder

Enjoy 4 great dances in the next 2 weeks.
Location: Unless noted otherwise, dances take place at The United Methodist Church of the Village, 201 W 13th Street, New York, NY 10011, at the northwest corner of 13th Street and 7th Avenue. Enter via the first door on the North side of 13th Street. (map).
Dances Listed in Date Order
Caller: Elizabeth Freedman
Cynthia Shaw – piano
Naomi Morse – violin
Zara Lawler – flute
7:00 - 7:30 PM: Join an Advanced or Skills (Beginners') workshop.
7:30 - 10:00 PM: All Dance.

Caller: Bob Isaacs
Marnen Laibow-Koser – piano
Jody Kruskal – Anglo concertina
Libby Weitnauer – fiddle
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
Caller: Dorothy Cummings

Bill Peek – piano
Paul Friedman – violin
Gene Murrow – recorders and concertina
Bring a Friend. Both get in at no cost. Invite your friends to try English country dancing and help us grow our dance community.
7:00 - 7:30 PM: Join an Advanced or Skills (Beginners') workshop.
7:30 - 10:00 PM: All Dance.

Caller: Tom Amessé

Cultivate This:
Lauren McDonald – fiddle
Ambose Verdibello – guitar, mandolin, and fiddle
Joe DePaolo – percussion
Contras 6:15 – 7:15 PM: Potluck dinner.
Join us for a community dinner and bring food to share!
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

  Special Events – English Dances – Listed In Date Order 

Friday, November 3 – Playford Revisited. Enjoy selections from recent CD*NY ball programs, with less teaching and more dancing!

Friday, December 8 – Celebrating Beverly and David's many years of active involvement in the CD*NY community.

Friday, January 5 – Twelfth Night Assembly.

Saturday, April 14 – Playford Ball. This event is for experienced English dancers and requires pre-registration.
  Special Events – contradances – Listed In Date Order 

Saturday, December 9 – Fall Fling: Afternoon advanced dance, evening dance for all.

Saturday, January 13 – Waltz and Contra: Afternoon waltzing, evening dance.

CD*NY Membership for 2017-18

Join/renew your membership to save money at our events and to support our dance community. 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 (DOC) and mail it.

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 "CD*NY" 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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