High Tea 2024

Aug 30-Sep 1 (Labor Day Weekend)

Caller: David Millstone David H Millstone 12 2019 741x1024

David Millstone started contra dancing with Dudley Laufman in the early 1970s and has been calling dances for more than forty years. His monthly dance (1980–2015) was with the band “Northern Spy” in Norwich, Vermont, making this one of the longest series in New England. With an American repertoire ranging from traditional New England chestnuts to high-energy recent compositions, he calls contras, squares, and interesting dances in odd formations. He is also an experienced caller of English country dances. He’s been on staff at dance weekends, festivals and weeklong camps from Alaska and Hawaii, Maine to Florida. He is known for his clear and supportive teaching style, the breadth of his repertoire, his sense of humor, and his ability to pick dances that offer the right level of challenge for all audiences.
David has called throughout the United States and Canada, as well as in nine countries in Europe. He has made six calling tours of Denmark, leading a daylong callers’ class there, and he has led dance tours to Prague and the Czech Republic on nine occasions.

Band: Ragged Robin
Ragged Robin Martha Edwards Bill BoyerAmanda Ramey, violin
  • Martha Edwards, violin
  • Bill Boyer, piano
  • Amanda Ramey

Location: The Monday Club


  • Friday, August 30, 2024 at the Monday Club
    • 7:30 – 10:30 pm – English Country Dance with David Millstone and Ragged Robin
  • Saturday, August 31, 2024 at the Monday Club
    • 10 am – Noon – English Workshop with David Millstone and Ragged Robin
    • Noon – 2:00 pm – Lunch on your own
    • 2:00 – 4:00 pm – English Workshop with David Millstone and Ragged Robin
    • 4:00 – 7:30 pm – Nap, Dinner on your own, Dress
    • 7:30 – 10:30 pm – English Country Dance Ball (dressy attire) with David Millstone and Ragged Robin
  • Sunday Afternoon, September 1, 2024 at the Monday Club
    • 1:30 – 3:30 pm – Farewell English Dance at the Monday Club with David Millstone and Ragged Robin
  • Sunday Evening, September 1, 2024 at the Monday Club
    • 7:00 – 9:30 pm – Contra dance with David Millstone and Ragged Robin
    • Even though this dance is not a part of the High Tea Dance weekend, there’s a tradition that many weekend attendees also enjoy contra dancing, so they stay for our contra dance and have a blast.
    • Admission $10 at the door. Cash, check, Venmo, and PayPal accepted.

In accordance with current health department recommendations, all of our dances currently
require proof of vaccinations when you arrive.
Masks are suggested, but now optional at the Monday Club.
KN-95 or Surgical Masks are still required at Focal Point
If you don't have your own mask, they are available for free (donations accepted) at check-in
Link to current StL County covid rates.

Each session is limited to 50 attendees.


  • Before August 1st, $110
  • During August and at the door: $120

Register for "High Tea 2024" (Fri Aug 30th thru Sun Sep 1st)

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  • Make checks payable to Childgrove Country Dancers
  • Mail to the registrar:

    Liz Lengyel
    13 Reta Ct.
    Granite City, IL 62040

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