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Childgrove Family Dance (on hiatus)

Alas, we have had to put the Family Dances on hiatus until further notice. Although the folks who came reported having a truly wonderful time, not enough of them showed up over time to cover expenses, and we've had to cancel them. If you, or anyone you know, would like to help us recruit families to come to the dances, we'd be more than delighted to start holding them again!

ABOUT THE FAMILY DANCES (when we held them)

All are welcome: young and old, new dancers and experienced ones! Bring yourself and your children or grandchildren. We call simple, fun dances anyone can do to live music.  All of the dances are designed so that children who are uncomfortable dancing with people they don't know yet can stay with the person they chose to dance with - a parent, grandparent or friend. 

DO I HAVE TO KNOW HOW?  No prior experience is necessary to enjoy the dance.  All of the dances are taught and walked through, and when the music plays, the caller continues to prompt the dances. There is usually much laughter and fun, and "mistakes" are treated as a part of that fun.

WHO: Children and adults of all ages are welcome.  We've seen 4-year-olds who get awfully good at this, but it's probably better for children age 6 and up. We choose dances that are fun for kids to do with their parents or each other, so please come prepared to join in!

WHEN:

WHERE: The Monday Club at 37 South Maple in Webster Groves.

FEE:

  • Children, $3 each
  • Adults, $5 each
  • Families - maximum $16
  • Dance Angels - free

 

 

PAST DANCES:

Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 3:00-4:30pm - Family Dance.

band: Roger Netherton and Alyssa Caitlin
caller: Karen Jackson & Mac McKeever

 Sunday, November 18, 2018 from 3:00-4:30pm - Family Dance.

band: Cloud Nine (Tim Lilly on harp, Martha Edwards on fiddle)
caller: Bob Green and Karen Jackson

Fundraising Quilt Raffle!

OK - the dust has settled, and the winners have been drawn!!  BOTH quilts were won by women named "Anne" -- and both are from Illinois! What are the odds!?!?

The Marsha Bray, "Windmills in Autumn," quilt will be going to Anne Robin, from Champaign, IL. Karen hopes to deliver it the last weekend in Sept., at a Barn Dance weekend in the "Chambana" area...

The Stephanie Sappington, "Squared Silk Ties" quilt, won by Anne Jones, is being given back to Karen, to re-raffle for Julie's benefit at a future time that feels appropriate!! Woo hoo!"

The total brought in from ticket sales and donations was a whopping $2800!! (This community ROCKS!!) AND - with that amount being doubled by another "anonymous donor," as a "matching grant," the grand total going to Julie and her needs will *actually* be $5600!! How awesome is that?!?! This means that we've pre-paid for Julie's E-stim therapy bike, as well as the packing, shipping, unpacking and setting up of same, as WELL as some money to go directly into her trust to be used as needed. Karen has plans to deliver "the goods" to Julie on September 20, 2012.

Yay, dancers!! :)

 A Bit of Background

 Our dear friend Julie Carman, from the Carbondale area, was involved in a terrible car accident last year which left her unable to walk or use her fingers.  She's been working hard to do everything possible to regenerate the nerve connections that will allow her to have as close to a normal life as she can, and amazingly, she's maintained her fabulous, luminescent spirit through all these trials.

There was hardly any insurance coverage to help her out - not her own, and not the other driver's.

She's found a piece of equipment that may help her rejuvenate her muscles, one of a type that had helped her before. It's a used one, but it still costs several thousand dollars, which would put a huge dent in her trust fund, so the dance community is doing what it can to help her raise the money.

Marsha Bray and Stephanie Sappington donated the beautiful quilts that were raffled off.  Marsha made the quilt she donated, and Stephanie's mother and grandmother worked together to make the other one, largely out of silk ties!  The drawing was on Sept. 15, 2012, at the Monday club.

The raffle is now over, but the opportunity to help Julie is not!   As you can imagine, without health insurance, needed medical help can be simply unaffordable. 

You can make a direct donation to Julie's trust fund, using a check made out to "Julie Carman," or "Julie Carman Payback Trust,"  and mailed to her sister at:

Debbie Bach, Trustee
Julie Carman Payback Trust
209 Sugar Hill Road,
Ava, IL 62907.

Upcoming Dances

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

band:  Alyssa Catlin, guitar, Martha Edwards, fiddle, Tim Hirzel, flute
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 some interesting dance form 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 and Friends
callers: wonderful local callers

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

band: Pat & Possum (Charlie Walden)
caller: //This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">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:  TBA
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
caller: Kathy Coffman

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

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

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.

More dances...

Location of our Regular Dances

the Monday Club in Webster Groves, MO

Click here for a Google map of 37 S. Maple, Webster Groves, MO
Click here for a MapQuest map of 37 S. Maple, Webster Groves, MO

Directions to our regular dances at 37 S Maple in Webster Groves, MO:

  • Take I-44 to Elm Ave (Exit 280).
  • Go North on Elm for a little less than a mile.
  • Turn Right on Lockwood (Stoplight) and go 1 block to Maple.
  • Turn Right on Maple (Hardware Store) and go 1 block.
  • The Monday Club is on your right, at the corner of Cedar and Maple.

 

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Can we help?

If you have a question, or there's something we can do to fix things, let us know!  Contact Mac McKeever at 636-537-1643 or Martha Edwards at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll see what we can do.