Dance Schedule Archives - 2019

Past Dances

Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 7pm Callers Choice Dance $8

band: The Free Radicals (Roger Netherton-fiddle, Blake Korte-mountain dulcimer/guitar, Lukas Simpson-mandolin/banjo/guitar)
callers: wonderful local callers

Sunday, January 6, 2019 at 7pm Contra Dance $8

band: Mound City Slickers (Bill Stewart and Lindell Blackford on fiddles, Bob Clark on banjo, Roy Farwell on guitar, Sean Ruprecht-Belt on banjo-ukelele, and Rich Egan on keyboard.)
caller: Kathy Coffman

Monday January 7, 2019 7pm  Learn to Dance English (aka Plain and Fancy Dance) $5

music: recorded
caller: multiple

If you are new to English, or new to dancing, this is for you! Experienced dancers are encouraged to come to help the newer dancers - we'll do some more complex dances later in the evening.

Friday, January 11, 2019Extra Contra Dance  CANCELLED on account of snow
This is crazy. the only other time we have had to cancel a dance on account of snow was in 2016, the last time Ben played here with some of his friends from far away. Obviously, he has super powers, but we've recommended he start using them to STOP the snow rather than start it. :-)

band: Uncle Farmer (Ben Schreiber, fiddle, Michael Sokolovsky, guitar and feet)
caller: Woody Lane

Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 7pm Contra Dance $8

band: Ellen Gomez
caller: Sarah Kaiser

 Friday January 18, 2019 7pm English Country Dance  $10 (ask about discounts)

band:  Cloud Nine - Martha Edwards and Aileen Murphy on violin, Tim Lilly on guitar
callers: Zoë Quinn and Conner Quinn

Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 7pm Contra Dance $8

band: Dugout Canoe (Geoff Seitz, Dave Landreth, Andy Gribble, Michael Jonas)
caller: Mac McKeever

Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 7-9pm Waltz Party CANCELLED On account of snow.

band: Halcyon Light Orchestra (Martha Edwards and Aileen Murphy, fiddles, Tim Hirzel, flute, Tim Lilly, harp and guitar, and Billy Boyer, keyboard)
workshop leader: Bob Green, who would have taught the Zwiefacher!

Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 7pm Contra Dance $8

band: MO Possum Tamers (Dedo Norris, fiddle, Jim Nelson, guitar, Jeremiah Evans, banjo, Andy Gribble, bass)
caller: Deborah Hyland

Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 7pm Callers Choice Dance $8

band: The Mound City Slickers (Lindell Blackford, Rich Hibbs, Bill Stewart, Keith Dudding, Sean Belt, Rich Egan)
callers: wonderful local callers

Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8

band: Trad to the Bone (Irish) (John Bolduano, Robert Ryan, Paul Cassidy, Tim Yao)
caller: Jim Hemphill

Monday February 4, 2019 7pm  Learn to Dance English (aka Plain and Fancy Dance) $5

music: recorded
caller: multiple

If you are new to English, or new to dancing, this is for you! Experienced dancers are encouraged to come to help the newer dancers - we'll do some more complex dances later in the evening.

 Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8

band: Ragged Robin (Martha Edwards and Aileen Murphy, fiddles, Billy Boyer, keyboard)
caller: Bob Green

Wednesday, February 13 2018 at 7pm Calling Party / Dance Party at Bob and Martha's house

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Friday February 15, 2019 7pm English Country Dance  $10 (ask about discounts)

band: Cloud Nine (Martha Edwards and Aileen Murphy, fiddle, Tim Lilly, harp and guitar, Tim Hirzel, flute)
caller: Karen Jackson

Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8

band: Meadowhawk - from Urbana, IL (Claire Johnson - fiddle, Amanda Ramey - fiddle, Matt Turino - guitar and feet)
caller: Lauren Peckman

Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 7-9pm Waltz Party (Vintage Couples Dances) $10 (ask about discounts)

band: Halcyon Light Orchestra (Martha Edwards and Aileen Murphy, fiddles, Billy Boyer, keyboard)
workshop leader: Bob Green Bob Green (Bob will teach you how to do the Zwiefacher. Seriously, it's a nutzo but fun dance, and you'll learn moves that will be very useful in all your other dancing!)

Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8

band: Boney Goat String Band (Mike Saputo, Lindell Blackford, Rich Hibbs)
caller: Ted Steele

Saturday, March 2, 2019 - Callers Choice Dance  Cancelled
(The callers want to go to Chance Dance in Cape Girardeau - see you there!)

Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8

band: Hot Coffee Breakdown (from Louisville, KY:  Tom Cunningham on fiddle, Kate Sanders on keyboard and Luis deLeon on percussion)
caller: Chet Gray from Louisville, KY

Monday March 4, 2019 7pm  Learn to Dance English (aka Plain and Fancy Dance) $5

music: recorded
caller: multiple

If you are new to English, or new to dancing, this is for you! Experienced dancers are encouraged to come to help the newer dancers - we'll do some more complex dances later in the evening.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 7pm EXTRA Calling Party / Dance Party at Bob and Martha's house, directions here The Berea Kids are still here, and we're ready to party!

Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band: Road Kill Ramblers (Geoff Seitz and friends)
caller: Deborah Hyland

Wednesday, March 13 2018 at 7pm Calling Party / Dance Party at Bob and Martha's house
       
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Friday March 15, 2018 7pm HELLO SPRING! English Country Dance $10 (ask about discounts)

band:  Cloud Nine: Tim Lilly on harp and guitar, Aileen Murphy on fiddle, and Tim Hirzel on flute etc.
caller: Karen Jackson, Zoë Quinn and Conner Quinn

Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8

band: Snorty Horse
caller: Mac McKeever

Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 7-9pm Waltz Party (Vintage Couples Dances) $10 (ask about discounts)

band: Halcyon Light Orchestra (Aileen Murphy, fiddle, Bill Boyer, keyboard, Tim Hirzel, flute)
workshop leader: Aileen Murphy teaching Waltz basics

Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8

band: Little Egypt Pep Steppers
caller: Wade Pearson

Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band: Root Diggers
caller: Dale Wilson

Monday April 1, 2019 7pm  Learn to Dance English (aka Plain and Fancy Dance) $5

music: recorded
callers: multiple

If you are new to English, or new to dancing, this is for you! Experienced dancers are encouraged to come to help the newer dancers - we'll do some more complex dances later in the evening.

Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 7pm Callers Choice Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band: Rich Egan, piano, Martha Edwards, fiddle, Alyssa Catlin, guitar
callers: wonderful local callers

Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band: The Short List (Roger Netherton et al)
caller: Ted Steele

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 7pm Calling Party / Dance Party at Bob and Martha's house, directions here.

Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band: Hogtied
caller: John Coffman from Cape Girardeau, MO

Friday, April 19, 2019 7pm English Country Dance  $10 (ask about discounts)

band:  Martha Edwards, violin, Tim Hirzel, flute, Alyssa Catlin, guitar
caller: Bob Green

Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band: Campeau Creek Boys
caller: Lisa Harris from Lawrence KS

Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 7pm - Waltz Party $10
      FREE workshop in Hambo from 6-6:50pm

band: Halcyon Light Orchestra
workshop leader: Bob Green or Lauren Peckman

Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band: MO Possum Tamers
caller: Mac McKeever

Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 7pm Callers Choice Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band: Martha Edwards, fiddle, Roger Netherton, keyboard and mandolin
callers: wonderful local callers

Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band: Pat & Possum (Geoff Seitz, Charlie Walden, Pat Plunkett)
caller: Karen Jackson

Monday May 6, 2019 7pm Learn to Dance English (aka Plain and Fancy Dance) $5

music: recorded
callers: multiple

If you are new to English, or new to dancing, this is for you! Experienced dancers are encouraged to come to help the newer dancers - we'll do some more complex dances later in the evening.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 7pm Calling Party / Dance Party at Bob and Martha's house, directions here.

Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band: Roger Netherton, Lucas Simpson, Blake Korte
caller: Wade Pearson

Friday, May 17, 2019 7pm English Country Dance  $10 (ask about discounts)

band:  Martha Edwards, violin, Tim Lilly, harp and guitar, Tim Hirzel, flute and Aileen Murphy, violin
caller: Missy Reisenleiter, calling a Gary Roodman night!

Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band: Cosmic Otters - Meg Whitall, Jonathan Whitall, Eric Schedler, joined by Ben Schreiber
caller: Kathy Coffman

Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 7pm - Waltz Party $10
      FREE workshop in FoxTrot from 6-6:50pm

band: Halcyon Light Orchestra
workshop leader: Bob Green and Allison Jonjak

Friday-Sunday, May 24-26, 2019  - Meet Me In St Louis Dance Weekend

Read all about it here.

Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 7pm Callers Choice Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band: Boney Goat Band
callers: wonderful local callers

Sunday June 2, 2019 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band: Rambling Rosies
caller: Dale Wilson

Monday June 3, 2019 7pm  Learn to Dance English (aka Plain and Fancy Dance) $5

music: recorded
callers: multiple

If you are new to English, or new to dancing, this is for you! Experienced dancers are encouraged to come to help the newer dancers - we'll do some more complex dances later in the evening.

Sunday June 9, 2019 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band: Mound City Slickers
caller: Jim Hemphill  (Jim had car trouble) Mac McKeever, Dale Wilson, Bob Green, Allison Jonjak, Wade Pearson

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 7pm Calling Party / Dance Party at Bob and Martha's house, directions here.

Saturday June 15, 2019 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band: Hoosier Cracker Jacks
caller: Tamara Lowenthal

Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 7pm - Waltz Party $10
      FREE workshop in some interesting dance form from 6-6:50pm

band: Halcyon Light Orchestra (this time: Billy Boyer, Martha Edwards, Aileen Murphy)
workshop leader: Bob Green

Friday, June 21, 2019 7pm English Country Dance  $10 (ask about discounts)

band:  Alyssa Catlin, Martha Edwards and Aileen Murphy
caller: Jonathan Sivier of Champaign-Urbana, IL

Sunday June 23, 2019 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band: 3 Crooked Men
caller: Bob Green

Upcoming Dances

Sunday June 30, 2019 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band: 32 Bartenders
caller: Jim Thaxter

Monday July 1, 2019 7pm  Learn to Dance English (aka Plain and Fancy Dance) $5

music: recorded
callers: multiple

If you are new to English, or new to dancing, this is for you! Experienced dancers are encouraged to come to help the newer dancers - we'll do some more complex dances later in the evening.

Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 7pm Callers Choice Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band: 3 Crooked Men
callers: wonderful local callers

Sunday July 7, 2019 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band: Dedo Norris, Jim Nelson & Friends
caller: Gail Hintze

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 7pm Calling Party / Dance Party at Bob and Martha's house, directions here.

Sunday July 14, 2019 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band: Sadie Hawkins Day
caller: Sarah Kaiser

Friday, July 19, 2019 7pm English Country Dance  $10 (ask about discounts)

band:  Hot Tea Breakdown (Tom Cunningham, Martha Edwards, Kate Sanders)
caller: Bob Green

Saturday July 20, 2019 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band: Hot Coffee Breakdown
caller: Karen Jackson

Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 7pm - Waltz Party $10
      FREE workshop in some interesting dance form from 6-6:50pm

band: Hot Latte  Breakdown (Tom Cunningham, Martha Edwards, Kate Sanders)
workshop leader: Bob Green

Friday, July 26, 2019 at 7pm - Extra Extra! Read all about it!  English Dance with Jacqueline Schwab $10

band: the NECromancers (Jacqueline Schwab and Martha Edwards, both of whom graduated from NEC, the New England Conservatory)
callers: Peter Wollenberg, Bob Green and (we hope) Jim Thaxter

Sunday July 28, 2019 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band: Martha Edwards
caller:  Dale Wilson