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English Country Dances of 2016

Past English Dances in 2016

Monday, January 4, 2016 7pm English Plain and Fancy Dance $5

music: recorded
caller: multiple

Note: the dance from 7-8:30 features easier, community-style dances. 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, then stay for some more complex dances after 8:30pm.

Friday January 15, 2016 7:30pm (Workshop in the Basics at 7pm) English Country Dance $7

band:  Tu'Penny Players
caller: MR2 (Missy Reisenleiter and Mark Rice)

Monday, February 1, 2016  7pm English Plain and Fancy Dance $5

music: recorded
caller: multiple

Note: the dance from 7-8:30 features easier, community-style dances. 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, then stay for some more complex dances after 8:30pm.

polka dots on flag
"Would you like polka dots, sir?"

Friday February 19, 2016 7:30pm PRESIDENTS' BALL (aka Presidents Having a Ball) English Country Dance $10
(Workshop in the Basics at 7pm)

band:  Tu'Penny Players (Martha Edwards, fiddle, Kristin Graham, keyboard, Justus Matthews, clarinet)
callers: Peter Wollenberg, Mark Rice, Missy Reisenleiter

In this season of silly Presidential campaigns, we've decided to have a little fun ourselves.

Monday, March 7, 2016 7pm English Plain and Fancy Dance $5

music: recorded
caller: multiple

Note: the dance from 7-8:30 features easier, community-style dances. 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, then stay for some more complex dances after 8:30pm.

Friday March 18, 2016 7:30pm (Workshop in the Basics at 7pm) English Country Dance $7

band:  Tu'Penny Players
caller: Robert Green

Monday, April 4, 2016 7pm English Plain and Fancy Dance $5

music: recorded
caller: multiple

Note: the dance from 7-8:30 features easier, community-style dances. 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, then stay for some more complex dances after 8:30pm.

Friday April 22, 2016 7:30pm (Workshop in the Basics at 7pm) English Country Dance $7 (PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE TO FOURTH FRIDAY!)

band:  Tu'Penny Players
caller: Missy Reisenleiter

There's a Regency Ball at the Mahler Ballroom on the third Friday (April 15, 2016) - our band is playing, and lots of our dancers are going. It's expensive, and requires period costume, but oh, what a pleasure!  Deborah Hyland will be calling, and Dance Discovery will provide some wonderful dance demonstrations! And if this sort of thing rocks your world, there's a Civil War Ball at the Mahler Ballroom the next day, Saturday April 16, 2016. We're going to that one, too...

Monday, May 2, 2016 7pm English Plain and Fancy Dance $5

music: recorded
caller: multiple

Note: the dance from 7-8:30 features easier, community-style dances. 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, then stay for some more complex dances after 8:30pm.

Friday May 20, 2016 7:30pm (Workshop in the Basics at 7pm) English Country Dance $7

band:  Tu'Penny Players
caller: Mark Rice

Monday, June 6,  2016 7pm English Plain and Fancy Dance $5

music: recorded
caller: multiple

Note: the dance from 7-8:30 features easier, community-style dances. 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, then stay for some more complex dances after 8:30pm.

Friday June 17, 2016 7:30pm (Workshop in the Basics at 7pm) Midsummer Night Ball $10

band:  Tu'Penny Players
caller: Andrea Nettleton from Atlanta Georgia

Monday, July 4, 2016 7pm English Plain and Fancy Dance $5

music: recorded
caller: multiple

Note: the dance from 7-8:30 features easier, community-style dances. 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, then stay for some more complex dances after 8:30pm.

Friday July 15, 2016 7:30pm (Workshop in the Basics at 7pm) English Country Dance $7

band:  Tu'Penny Players
caller: Tom Hurlbut from Muscatine Iowa

Monday, August 1, 2016 7pm English Plain and Fancy Dance $5

music: recorded
caller: multiple

Note: the dance from 7-8:30 features easier, community-style dances. 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, then stay for some more complex dances after 8:30pm.

Friday August 19, 2016 7:30pm (Workshop in the Basics at 7pm) English Country Dance $7

band:  Tu'Penny Players
caller: Jonathan Sivier from Champaign-Urbana, IL

Friday-Saturday-Sunday September 2-4, 2016 HIGH TEA ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE WEEKEND

band:  Ladies at Play with Martha Edwards
caller: Sharon Green from San Francisco

There is an English dance Friday night at 8pm and a English dress ball on Saturday night at 8pm. Saturday boasts two workshops, one at 10am, one at 2pm. Sunday, there's a potluck brunch at 11am, and a Calling Party/Workshop at 2:30pm. If that's not enough for you, stay for the regular contra dance on Sunday night. The band and caller stay on and demonstrate their versatility! 

Monday, September 5, 2016  English Plain and Fancy Dance CANCELLED !

Enjoy Labor Day - have a picnic!

Friday September 16, 2016 7:30pm (Workshop in the Basics at 7pm) English Country Dance $7

band:  Tu'Penny Players
caller: Bob Green

Monday, October 3,  2016 7pm Learn to Dance English $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 October 21, 2016 7pm English Country Dance $7

band:  Tu'Penny Players
caller: Missy Reisenleiter

Monday, November 7, 2016 7pm Learn to Dance English $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 November 18, 2016  7pm English Country Dance Dance moved 3 days, to the following Monday!

So sorry, there was a bit of a SNAFU, and the Monday Club needs the hall on November 18, so we've moved the dance to the following Monday night (see directly below). Same time, same place - even more fun, if you come!

Monday November 21, 2016  7pm English Country Dance $7

band:  Tu'Penny Players
caller: Mark Rice

Monday, December 5, 2016 7pm Learn English 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.

Dancing English at the Monday Club

Friday December 16, 2016  7pm Yuletide Ball $10

band:  Ben Schreiber, George Paul and Martha Edwards
caller: Dr John Ramsay

 

This dance was unfortunately cancelled on account of dangerously icy weather. We'll really have to try to reschedule it sometime!