ECD around the United States

This list was originally prepared by Giovanni De Amici, from information collected on the ECD mailing list. It is now maintained by Alan Winston. To get your group listed here, or to make corrections, please send details to  winston@slac.stanford.edu

This list is only updated when people send me updates for it. If I haven't listed your group, or if my info is out of date, tell me about it. I don't, unfortunately, have time to be proactive about getting/checking listings. This document last modified: Saturday, 12-Jul-2014 17:41:47 PDT

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State-by-State Listing

Alabama

Huntsville, Alabama: Monday evenings at 7:00 PM in the Cooper House at 405 Randolph Street in Huntsville. It is rare that we cancel a dance or meet at a different location, however, to be sure, please email nmaulsby@hiwaay.net or call Harriet at (256) 539-5505. We're always happy to have new dancers and guests.

Alaska

Ken McFarland has a group in Fairbanks. E-mail: ken_mcfarland@earthlink.net Web (that I know of): http://www.fairnet.org/agencies/DanceAlaska/pHPBB3/viewforum.php?f=17&sid=899372 eb99f7f6b75799cb6b10da226f

Arizona

"We Make History" runs several costume/historical events a year in Prescott and Mesa, including a Georgian "Her Majesty's Ball" (January), an Early American George Washington's Birthday Ball (February), and a piratical Buccaneers' Ball. info at their website

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California

Monrovia: 2nd and 4th Fridays. 7:30PM - 10:00PM. St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 122 S. California Ave., Monrovia. Contact Kris Davey @ krisdavey@hotmail.com

Val Verde (near Santa Clarita): Dance on third Sundays, 1:30 - 3:30 Location, etc, see http://garyes.googlepages.com/vvecd Questions/Info: GaryShapiro

Varying locations: Lively Arts History Association Annual Ball info: laha@pacbell.net or here

Culver City: 1st Saturday Regency dancing (tapes) Friends of the English Regency 2012 Autumn Ball is October 20th.

Culver City: 2nd and 4th Sundays Schedule or Contact Annie Laskey at 310-837-3427 or Culver City English Country Dance email

Riverside:Second Thursday of every month, 7:30 pm, All Saints Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 3847 Terracina Drive, Riverside CA. (South of Mission Inn Ave on Market, where, passing 14th, it becomes Magnolia, then continue to Terracina. Beginners encouraged, casual dress, $5 donation.) Contact: Susan Bonson Info here

Santa Ana:Third Saturday of the month Info. Contact Judee by email or telephone 951 780-5312 or 951 218-5181

  • San Diego Area

Rancho Bernardo: Every Sunday, 6:00-9:00 pm, (including beginner's session at 6:00) Rancho Bernardo Swim and Tennis Club,16955 Bernardo Oaks Drive Rancho Bernardo, CA 92128
Web Address: sdecd.org

  • Monterey Bay Area

Santa Cruz: 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7:00-9:30 pm, First Congregational Church, 900 High Street, Santa Cruz. Info: 831-464-1875 or by email

  • San Francisco Bay Area

General info: Bay Area Country Dance Society

San Francisco: 2nd Saturdays, 7:00-10:00pm, DanceGround Keriac, 1805 Divisadero (at Bush).

Berkeley: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 4th Saturdays (experienced), 8:00 pm at Grace Northern Church, 2138 Cedar Street (near Oxford)

Palo Alto: 1st, 3rd and 5th Fridays, 8:00 pm Masonic Temple, 461 Florence (off University)

Palo Alto: Regency (live music), 2nd Fridays (except December and August), doors open 7:30, dancing 8:00, St. Mark's Episcopal, 600 Colorado (off Middlefield), Bay Area English Regency Society

Palo Alto:, 1st, 3rd, Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30 pm promptly, September-June. All Saints Episcopal, Waverley @ Hamilton, Palo Alto.

Other Recurring Events: (BACDS) Monte Toyon Dance Weekends in March and October, Playford Ball in March or April, Family Week and English Week camps in June/July, Fall Ball. The Regency group runs several costume-or-festive-attire events throughout the year as well, and some of the PEERS events are ECD-themed as well.

  • North San Francisco Bay Area

General info: North Bay Country Dance Society

San Rafael: 2nd and 4th Sundays, 2:00 - 4:30 pm, Pickleweed Community Center, 50 Canal Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 PCC phone is 415-484-3077. Managers George and Gayle Mills.

Sebastopol: 1st and 3rd Sundays, 2:00 - 4:30 pm, Wischemann Hall, 460 Eddie Lane. Full Info

  • Sacramento Area

Roseville: 1st or 2nd Sunday of each month except July and August. 2:00 - 5:00 pm. Masonic Temple, 235 Vernon Street in downtown Roseville. Info: Susan or David, 916-739-8906. Details at http://www.fussell.org/sacramento/index.htm

  • Santa Barbara Area

Santa Barbara Dances every Tuesday beginning August 30, 2011, 7:30-9:30 pm, Every Tuesday, beginning August 30 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church 21 E. Constance Ave. Santa Barbara, CA 93105 $4; more for the occasional live music SBCDS ECD schedule site. Info: Gary Shapiro; sponsored by the Santa Barbara Country Dance Society.

  • Ventura County

Ventura Dances on first Sundays, 2:00 - 4:30. See the SBCDS ECD schedule site. Info: Gary Shapiro; sponsored by the Santa Barbara Country Dance Society.

  • Mendocino Area

Caspar: Generally 1st Saturday of the month, 8:00 pm, at Caspar Community Center, but may vary depending on hall availability. Check website for actual dates and more information, or email englishdance@larkcamp.com or phone Mickie and Elizabeth at (707) 964 4826.

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Colorado

Denver- Third Saturday of the month (September thorugh May), 8:00 - 11 pm, Berkeley Community Church 3701 West 50th Avenue Live band, caller Chris Kermiet. Admission $8 for members of Colorado Friends of Old Time Music and Dance , otherwise $10. Info: caller Chris Kermiet (303) 321-2262.

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Connecticut

Branford - Summer series taught by Helen Davenport. 1998 dates are 5/15, 6/20, 7/11, 7/25, maybe 8/8 - call to confirm. At Branford Community Center, 46 Church St., Branford, CT (easy access from I-95) 8:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m. Admission $7.00 Beginners' Workshop at 7:30 p.m. Dancing will begin promptly at 8:00 p.m. with a Playford classic FTWK Information (203) 776-1812 or (203) 777-5114

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Delaware

Dover 2nd Saturdays of most months, 7:30 pm, Capitol Grange Hall in Dover, 911 South Governor's Avenue, two blocks south of Kent General Hospital. Beginners introduction, 7:00 pm. Info (www.doverdancers.org)

New Castle 3rd Mondays. New Castle Presbyterian Church Social Hall, 25 East 2nd Street, New Castle 7:00 - 8:30 pm, Free. Contact Mike Connolly.

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Florida

Fort Myers Tuesdays, 6.30-8.30 pm, Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreational Center 16355 Sumerlin Road, Fort Myers Free -after $10.00 lifetime membership to the rec center
Fort Myers English Country Dancers Contact: Tom Howe Email: fortmyersdancers@gmail.com

Gainesville Every Monday, lesson 6:45, dance 7:00-9:30 308 West University Avenue, Gainesville
Live music by Hoggetowne Fancy / Caller Randy Thorp
web info
email
phone (352) 328-9618

Jacksonville
Occasional dances.
Info: Charlie Dyer email   web info

Orange Park (Jacksonville) 1st, 2nd, 4th Fridays
Private home with large, sprung wood dance floor.
lesson 7pm, dance 7:30-10pm
info: Veronica Lane fladancegypsy@earthlink.net (904) 742-0188
web: english.fladancegypsy.info

Melbourne Tuesdays, 6:00-9:00PM, Historic Community House, Melbourne Village, FL,
South Brevard English Country Dancers
Info: Catie Condran Geist Phone: 321/427-3587 email

Saint Cloud 2nd Saturdays, 2-5 PM, Saint Cloud Senior Center, Saint Cloud, FL
Central Florida English Country Dancers

Catie Condran Geist Phone: 321/427-3587 email
web info: http://dancefl.us/ecd/index.php

Titusville Fridays (Sep-May) 7-9PM, North Brevard Senior Center
Space Coast English Country Dancers
Info: Onie Senyk Phone: 321/636-2209 or
Ed Swan Phone: 321/269-3682.

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Georgia

Atlanta area - once monthly. "Fandango" Weekend workshop in September. Website Contacts: Everett Lunsford, Christine McKay

Griffin First Saturdays, September -June website

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Hawai'i

Island of Oahu: Oahu Playford English Country Dancers - Irregular weekday and evening dances usually in Kahala or Kailua. Beginners and experienced welcome. Visitors, let us know you are coming and we'll try to schedule to accommodate you. Ed & Susie Grant 808-261-9620 or englishcd@yahoo.com

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Idaho

Boise: Every Wednesday 7-9PM at the Dodge residence in SE Boise Info: Gordon & Peggy Dodge Phone: 208/968-5345 or website

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Illinois

Champaign-Urbana: monthly dance on varying days at Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton, Urbana. Playford Ball in June, Christmas Ball in December. Full Info

Chicago: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, St. Mark's Church, Ridge and Grove Streets in Evanston; info 847-433-8704 or senior@newtrier.k12.il.us

Batavia (Chicago-area western suburbs): Sunday afternoons once a month-- please call or email to check date, or to be added to an email reminder list); Fermilab Village Barn, Sauk Blvd on the Fermilab site. Live music alternate meetings by Old Fezziwig's Band. More info at 630-584-0825, folkdance@fnal.gov, or http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/english

Oak Park (just west of downtown Chicago): 3rd Mondays, 7:30 - 10 p.m., at The Nineteenth Century Club, 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park, IL 60301, 708-386-2729. Live music often. $8/$4 students, benefits scholarship fund. Info: Randi Woodworth 708-524-9322 or Mady Newfield 630-584-0825, website

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Iowa

Fairfield: Friday evenings (except first Fridays) Info at www.fairfolk.org

2007 special events:

The springtime BARE NECESSITIES weekend will take place April 6-8 in Fairfield, Iowa, with Contra dancing on Friday night and English Country Dancing to the world's best ECD band on Sat. and Sun., with an optional Scottish Dance workshop (additional registration) on Sun. afternoon.

The November BARE NECESSITIES weekend is all ECD, and will take place November 2-4, 2007 in Fairfield, Iowa, with English Country Dancing for experienced dancers all weekend long.

Iowa City: monthly, for Info contact barbara-zilles@uiowa.edu or call 319 384-8209

AmesWild Rose English Country dancers. Meets about twice a month, first and third Sundays 2:30 - 4:30, Unitarian Church on Hyland Avenue. Facebook group "Wild Rose English country dancers". Contact Linda lindasuzan@aol.com or call 515 292 8590

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Kansas

Lawrence: Third Sundays at 745 Vermont St, Lawrence, KS, 66044. Beginner lesson at 1:30, dancing 2-4:30. website Contact info: Jill Allen or Jerome Grisanti

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Kentucky

Lexington: Every monday, 7:30 pm, Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 1161 Liberty Road. Monthly dances (Friday or Saturday) downtown at ArtsPlace, 161 North Mill street. website

Louisville: 2nd and last Sundays, 3:00-5:00 pm, at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 2233 Woodbourne Ave, Louisville, KY 40205. Don & Kathy Corson On the WebEmail for Info

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Maryland

Baltimore - every Monday, 8:00-10:30 at St. Mark's-on-the-Hill Parish Hall, 1620 Reisterstown Rd, Pikesville, Md. See also Washington,DC Area

General info: Baltimore Folk Music Society

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Massachusetts

  • Amherst Area

Info for all Amherst dances at http://www.amherstecd.org/index.html

South Amherst: 1st Saturday ECD: Munson Library, South East Street, South Amherst, MA; 8:00-10:30 p.m.; contact Graham Christian 413-253-8962

South Amherst: 3rd Saturday ECD: Munson Library, South East Street, South Amherst, MA; 7:30-10:30 p.m.; contact Joyce Crouch 413-549-4123

South Amherst: Monday Night ECD: Munson Library, South East Street, South Amherst, MA; 7:00-9:30 every Monday; contact Robin Hayden 413-256-8260 or by email

Recurring Events: 3rd Sunday in October & 3rd Sunday in March (experienced)

  • Boston Area

Jamaica Plain: Gender-role-free English Country Dance. Second, fourth, and fifth (experienced dancers) Tuesdays, 7:30-10:00 p.m., 1st Church of Jamaica Plain (Unitarian-Universalist), corner of Centre and Eliot Streets (at the monument), Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA. Info: Jill +1-617-522-2216 (Janet) or +1-617-512-5554 (John) and Info at www.lcfd.org/bgfe

Harvard Sq 2nd and 4th Fridays, 7:30 - 9:30pm Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church 1555 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Mass. September through June (For more information see http://www.cds-boston.org)

Arlington: every Wednesday (September through June). Summer series (July-August) is in Newton. Info: http://www.cds-boston.org

Brookline: 1st Fridays (experienced) September through June Info: http://www.cds-boston.org

Recurring Events: Playford Ball in March, Gala Ball Holiday Party in January, Fall Favorites in October Info: http://www.cds-boston.org

  • Cape Cod Area

Woods Hole: 3rd Fridays For details call 508-540-1151 or 508-540-0865. Info: http://www.capecontra.org

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Michigan

Ann Arbor: Tuesdays, September through August; second Fridays (advanced dance) September - June; mixed English/contras on 5th Saturdays, year-round.

Kalamazoo (Oshtemo Grange, just west of Kalamazoo): 3rd Wednesdays.

Michigan AACTMAD events calendar: (times, locations, contact info)

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Minnesota

Minneapolis: Sunday evenings at Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55406, and a Playford Ball in March. Info - Phone: 612-722-2914. web, email.

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Missouri

Columbia: Monthly (except in the summer)... more information can be found on the combined English/Contra website for the Columbia area: http://mmtdcolumbia.org/

Kansas City: We meet once every other month in KCMO, but we're only a block from the KS/MO state line. Unless there are scheduling issues, we meet on the first Saturday of even months, 6:30-9:30PM at Immanuel Lutheran, 1700 Westport Rd, KCMO 64111. Our website is www.KCEnglishDance.weebly.com.

Also see listing for Lawrence, Kansas

Rolla: The Jovial Beggars meet monthly in Rolla. They announce their dances via a facebook page, but for those who don't have a facebook account, they have some bare basics at http://jovialbeggars.com

St. Louis: 2nd Fridays. 7:00-9:30, at Brentwood Congregational United Church of Christ, 2400 S. Brentwood in Brentwood, Missouri. Also 4th Mondays, 7:00-9:30, at Focal Point Traditional Arts Center, 2720 S. Sutton, in Maplewood. Playford Ball in April; Old Christmas Grand Dance in early January.

Contact person is Paul Stamler, pstamler@pobox.com or 314-288-9106. Web info: here


St. Louis:Third Fridays. English "Plain and Fancy Dance" on first Mondays (easy/challenging). Presidential Ball in February or March, Midsummer Night Ball in June, High Tea & Whiskey (English and American dance weekend) on Labor Day Weekend, and a Yuletide Ball in December. Dances are held at the Monday Club, 37 S. Maple, Webster Groves, Missouri. Info. Contact: Mary Schmidt

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Nevada

Las Vegas: Generally every Thursday, at varying locations. See website www.lasvegascountrydance.org for current information. Contact: 702-656-9513.

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New Hampshire

Follow this link for general info.

Concord: Second Sundays September-June. 5:30-7:45 pm,Presidential Oaks ,200 Pleasant Street. Contact

Nelson:Irregular dances Sponsored by: Monadnock Folklore Society

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New Jersey

Princeton: Occasional ECD in Princeton. Princeton Country Dancers (includes calendars, which are worth checking): Here In 2004: a series of workshops to be led by Sue Dupre and Judi Rivkin every Monday in October and November: PDF flyer here

Lambertville: 1st friday of every month Info

Ridgewood: Every other Sunday, 2-5 pm, September through June

Unitarian Society, 113 Cottage Place, Ridgewood NJ North Jersey English Country Dancers Info here

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New Mexico

Albuquerque

Fourth Fridays (except May and October), 8-10:30 pm. Lloyd Shaw Dance Center. Organizers write (on 7/9/2014):
Mad Robin, a five person band, hosts a regular Fourth Friday English Country Dance in Albuquerque, NM. It meets all months except May and October when we host a couple dance focused on waltzing on the third Friday instead ( due to conflicts with dance camps hosted by our contra dance community on the Fourth Friday of May and October). The dance is at Lloyd Shaw Dance center, 2 blocks south of Central and 2 blocks east of San Mateo, on the south side of the street. Parking is free. The admission is $6, and the dance runs 8-10:30 pm. Callers change every month; the band members are Juli Palladino violin/viola, Sherilyn Urben violin/cello/piano, Tom Hunter mandolin, Dr. William Litchman clarinet, Gary Mayhew, guitar. For more info, email Sherilyn at madrobincello@yahoo.com or call 505-604-4631.


Every 2nd Sunday, English Country & contras, 7-9:30pm, Heights Community Center, 823 Buena Vista SE, information - Gemma DeRagon (505) 344-6779, email

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New York

  • NYC Area

General info: Country Dance * New York

Manhattan: Weekly Tuesday English country dances - live music

Manhattan: Contra most Saturdays (check schedule cdny.org )

Recurring Events: Yearly Ball in April , Weekend Whirligig (ECD only) in early October, and other events

  • Metropolitan Area

Smithtown: once a month except for July and August, usually afternoon on the third Sunday. Info

White Plains: Weekly Thursday dances, except last week of month: Saturday party. Info

  • Central and Upstate New York

Plattsburgh Usually 2nd and 4th Friday nights. Dancing to recorded music. Adirondack English Country Dancers Contact Sharon Schenkel at 518-572-1453 or email lylfaceem@aol.com

Troy: 3rd Sundays [Oct. thru April, on the RPI Campus] Info: Don Bell

Sand Lake (20 min. from Albany & Troy): Historic Dancing (Contra, English, and Colonial) in the town hall on 3rd Fridays 7:30-10:00 pm (not July & August). Contact Gail Griffith at 518-674-3052 or by email, c/o Terry Klein.

Albany:
Capital English Country Dancers Channing Hall, First Unitarian Universalist Church 405 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12206 (opposite Downtown UAlbany) First Sundays, October through May 2 - 5 PM, Introductory workshop on request @ 1:30 PM

Occasional Dance Parties include the Fall Frolic, and Ice Cream Sunday

Info: 518. 477. 5684, or web Directions

Ithaca: Irregular Saturday and Sunday dances (1999 so far: March 27, April 17, May 22, potluck 6:30, dance 7:30)
Ithaca and upstate New York info site or email Pamela Goddard

Rochester: Country Dancers of Rochester sponsors regular English dances with live music, on first and third Sunday evenings, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, at the First Baptist Church, 175 Allens Creek Road, Rochester, NY 14618. More info at CDRochester.org Recurring events: Jane Austen Ball, annual on the first Sunday in May.

Hudson Valley: 1st Saturdays at Port Ewen Reformed Church (off Rte 9 in Port Ewen). Sponsored by Husdon Valley Community Dances, www.hudsonvalleydances.org - contact Sarah Kessenich 845-679-8587

Syracuse area: 1st Saturdays at United Church of Fayetteville, 310 East Genesee St., Fayetteville, NY, just east of Syracuse. Sponsored by Syracuse Country Dancers; more information at syracusecountrydancers.org

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North Carolina

: Old Farmer's Ball English Country Dance Mostly 1st and 3rd Sundays 4:00pm - 6:30pm 3:30, Beginners Session Homewood Manor 19 Zillicoa St. Asheville, NC 28801 Leader with Live music Check schedule for updates and also for directions: www.oldfarmersball.com Karen Gaughan and AnneMarie Walter, co-organizers. 828-230-8449

Durham: Sun Assembly English Country Dancers, every Thursday, 7:30-9:30 pm, Freedman Center of Beth-El Synagogue, Watts at Green St., Durham. Live music 2nd and 4th Thursdays. Contact Pat Petersen Website here

Recurring events: New Year's Eve dance

Winston-Salem: English Country Dance with The Colonial Heritage Dancers, 2nd & 4th Friday nights at 6:45 until 9:30pm. From 6:45 until 8:00 we have instructions for beginner & intermediate dancers. This time is open to all dancers. Starting at 8:00 until 9:30 it's dancing for the more accomplished dancer. We meet at Historic Bethabara Park (336) 924-8191. Open to singles & couples, beginners are always welcome. Contact Rita Greene at: The1776gal@yahoo.com or see The Colonial Heritage Dancers for the schedule & more info.

Brasstown : English country dance one Thursday a month during the school year (September - June) at the John C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road, Brasstown. Phone: 1-800-FOLK-SCH (365-5724) or 828-837-2775 Info (Click on "Concerts, Dances, and Events", then "Dance Events", and you should find the listing.)

Charlotte: English country dance every Friday night, 7-9pm. Website

Madison: Madison: Every Friday, Madison Presbyterian Church Madison, NC, 7:30-9:30pm. A teaching class that prepares for demonstrations and balls. Contact David Stratton at (336) 871-2981 or at dstratton1@triad.rr.com

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Ohio

  • Columbus

  • Columbus: 1st and 3rd Sundays, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m., at at Clinton Heights Lutheran Church, 15 Clinton Heights (corner of Clinton Heights and High Street), contact Sue Wartell 614-263-9501 or swartel@cas.org.

  • Cincinnatti

  • Cincinnati:2nd, 4th, 5th Thursdays 8-10 pm at Church of Ascension & Holy Trinity, 344 Burns Ave, Wyoming, OH 45215. $5.00 donation. Cincinnati English Country Dancers, http://www.cincyecd.org. Contact info: Toni Tumbusch: victoriantoni@netzero.net or Info@cincyECD.org.

  • Cleveland Area

  • Broadview Heights: 2nd Friday Dances; September - May, Triune Lutheran Church, 4810 W. Mill Rd., Broadview Hts, OH. Contact Kathy Beard Website

    Gates Mills: Weekly, Thursday, 2:00-4:00 pm, St. Christopher-By-The-River Church, 7601 Old Mill Road, Gates Mills OH, Contact Kathy Beard Website

  • Yellow Springs

  • Yellow Springs: Every Thursday, 7-9 pm, Bryan Community Center in Yellow Springs. The Liberty Dancers teach English Country Dance as well as perform. No experience necessary. Free instruction and lots of fun for ages 13 and up. Contact numbers are 937-878-8392 and 937-399-8749

Oklahoma

Oklahoma City: 2nd and 4th Thursdays, City Arts Building, 3000 Pershing Blvd (On the Fairgrounds)
Info: Carol Barry Phone: 405/341-1465 or email Go to Scissortail.org for additional information and special events.

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Oregon

  • McMinnville

  • McMinnville (Oregon): Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m., McMinnville Grand Ballroom, 325 NE Third Street Set to Music English Country Dancing - Balls every other month. Info: Laura Hatch, 971-237-6147, email maidoflorien@gmail.com website and Facebook .

  • Portland Area

  • General/Calendar Info:HERE

    Portland: Every Friday, dance 7:30 - 10:30 pm, Burlingame Water Tower Dance Hall, SW 17th and Marigold, no street shoes (First Fridays are open mic evenings for musicians and callers

    Recurring events: English Country Ball in November.

  • Southern Oregon

  • Ashland: Mondays, 7:30 - 9:30, The DanceSpace, 280 E. Hersey #10 (sometimes live music)
    (Heather and Rose English and Scottish Dance, geographically-based calling)
    Info: Chris Sackett and Brooke Friendly, Phone: (541) 482-9586 email: friendsack at opendoor.com web info

    Eugene: Thursdays: Eugene Country Dancers (Heather and Rose), English and Scottish Country Dancing, Veteran's Memorial Ballroom, Second Floor, 1626 Willamette, Eugene. 6:30 - 9:30 pm. (Offered in conjunction with the Emerald Valley Regency Society). All dances taught. Beginning dances from 6:30, more intermediate dances from 7:30. No partner necessary. Cost: $40 for a 10-week course (9/15/11 - 11/17/11). Introductory session free (9/8/11). Contact: Stephen at 541-485- 3503 or dancing@s2graphis.com. NOTE: This group is a gateway to over 40 annual balls, weekend camps, and special events throughout the greater Pacific Northwest.

    Roseburg - Fridays: Roseburg Country Dancers (Heather and Rose), English and Scottish Country Dancing, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 913 NW Garden Valley Blvd., Building 16 (Auditorium), starting at 6:30 pm every Friday, with ending time varying depending on when the next group is using the facility. No partner necessary. Cost: Free. Contact Alixe at 541-643-4193 or Lynn at 541-430-5534

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Pennsylvania

Harrisburg: Four times a year, but a new monthly series may be starting as "Four Seasons ECD". Contact: FourSeasonsECD@yahoo.com First event 6/23/12

Philadelphia: Germantown Country Dancers

  • Every Wednesday at Merion Friends Meeting, Narberth
  • First Saturdays in the fall/winter/spring at Summit Church
  • Occasional Sunday afternoon Community Dances

Lancaster: 3rd Tuesdays (evenings) email for info

Brandywine Valley: 1st Wednesdays (evenings) email for info

Carlisle 1st Thursdays (evenings) email for info

Pittsburgh

The Country Dance & Song Society of Pittsburgh meets at 7:30 second Saturdays and fourth Thursdays (with minor chanes some months) during the school year at Friends Meeting House in the Oakland/Shadyside area. The group sponsors several big dance weekends each year. For more details, visit our web site at www.cdssp.org. Contact: Allison Thompson ( (412) 422-7265 ) OR Dorolyn Smith (412) 421-5973 OR Jim Morgan (412) 535-2078.

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Rhode island

Wakefield: 7:30 - 10:30 PM ECD Saturdays, except during the summer, at South Kingstown Land Trust Barn. Info at http://www.kingstonenglishcountrydance.org

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South Carolina

Western South Carolina: Oconee Country Dancers run a quarterly dance, fourth Sunday in January, April, July and October. 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. at Fort Hill Presbyterian Church, in Clemson, SC or the Depot in Walhalla, SC. Contact coordinators for the Oconee Country Dancers, Becky Walker (864-638-8339, beckyw@oconee.k12.sc.us) or Ed Edmondson (864-885-0643, edeliz@aol.com> in advance for location and directions.

Greenville Area:

Palmetto English Country Dance. Meets at Grace Baptist Church in Taylors. All are welcome, no partner needed. Website: www.palmettoecd.com Email: info@palmettoecd.com. Schedule: Meets the first Friday of every month unless otherwise noted on website. Dance class from 7:00-9:45 pm. Email us to be put on our email notification loop. More details, history, and directions on website.

Carolina English Country Dancers, www.carolinaEnglishdancers.net Contact: Klhaug@alum.mit.edu Performance group available for events.

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Tennessee

Nashville: Up to date info at www.dancenashville.org Every Monday night (except holidays) at Cohn Adult Education Center, Park Ave, in Nashville, Tennessee, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM. (Located near 46th Street and Charlotte Ave). Also, second Sundays at Friends Meeting House. (See website, above, for details.) contact: Eddie H. Doss Telephone:(615) 361-6107 E-mail: ehdoss@worldnet.att.net

Knoxville: The Lark in the Morn English Country Dancers meet virtually every Sunday evening at 8 p.m. at the Laurel Theatre on the corner of 16th Street and Laurel Avenue in Knoxville, Tennessee. Live music. Contact: Karan Dotson at (865) 546-8442 or e-mail mythicalglass@bellsouth.net

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Texas

San Antonio: First Saturdays, 7:30PM to 10:30PM at Incarnate Word University. contact: Ed Schroeder, (210) 684-7782 edsch@texas.net or Jimmy Drury, (210) 520-4701, J_L_drury@msn.com

Austin: Second Friday of the month, 7:30 - 10:30 pm, at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, which is at 6800 Woodrow Ave., in Austin, Texas. The cost is $6. We also dance most fourth Fridays in the back dance room at Hancock Recreation Center, which is at 811 East 41st Street, in Austin, TX. This dance is free. For both dances, all dances are called and you do not need to bring a partner. For more information contact Ann McCracken by email Note: This dance is fragrance free.

Houston:
General info hatds.org
Second Tuesday of the month, 7:30 - 9:30 pm in Oxford Hall in the Heights, 1135 Oxford Street, Houston. The cost is $3. All dances are called and you do not need to bring a partner. No experience necessary! For more information contact Mike Head or Confirm by phone at (713) 861-4185 or 713.812.1027.

Clear Lake
Info
First and Third Friday of the month, 7:00-9:0 pm. Clear Lake United Methodist Church located at the intersection of El Camino Real and Seafoam.
Contact Lee and Barbara Attema or phone (281) 990 6195 (home) or (281) 728 6263 (cell).


Dallas


North Texas Traditional Dance Society ECD on 4th Saturday of every month, 8-11 PM First United Lutheran Church 6202 E. Mockingbird, Dallas, TX 75214 contact: Carl Dreher, 214-827-9843 Website: www.NTTDS.org


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Vermont

Burlington Area: 1st and 3rd Fridays from mid-September through May at Elley-Long Music Center, 223 Ethan Allen Ave., Colchester, VT (off Route 15 between Burlington & Essex Junction). Info, Val Medve or call 802-899-2378. Website: here

Annual "Across the Lake" English Country Dance Weekend in June at Elley-Long Music Center, 223 Ethan Allen Ave., Colchester, VT (off Route 15 between Burlington & Essex Junction). Info, Val Medve

Norwich: monthly dance January-April on sunday afternoons. Contact (and caller): Chris Levey, 802-785-4121. Web info: here

Fall series (October-December) with David Millstone, 1st Sunday, 1-4 Info

Brattleboro: Playford Ball the Saturday before Thanksgiving

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Virginia(see also Washington DC Area )

Charlottesville Area: Second Fridays, September through May at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Ivy (about 5 miles west of Charlottesville at the corner of Route 250 and Owensville Road).Info: rondaledancgypsy@aol.comwebsite.

Williamsburg: Every Tuesday night at the Newport House with the Williamsburg Heritage Dancers

Blacksburg: Two Wednesdays a month. Blacksburg Historical Dance Society website

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Washington, DC Area

Glen Echo Park: Every 2nd Sunday in the month, 2.30-5.30pm. English Country Dance for Fun with Michael Barraclough. Contact 703-992-0752. info

Glen Echo Town Hall: Every Wednesday. Programs for weekly EC dances sponsored by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington are posted here.

Herndon, VA: On hiatus while seeking a new hall. Contact Mary Drum 703-742-5437

Silver Spring, MD: 2nd and 4th Saturdays

College Park, MD: Tuesday nights, 8-10 pm. Thrir Venstri Foetr (performance oriented historical dance group focusing on ECD; name is Old Norse for "Three Left Feet") meets weekly. Info: http://www.wam.umd.edu/~eowyn/3LF/index.html

Recurring Events: Annual New Year's Dance and Washington Spring Ball, usually in mid-May. Information on the Washington Spring Ball is on the web here For additional information about the Folklore Society's ECD programs, contact via Email English@fsgw.org.

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Washington State

General Info: Matt Fisher's SeattleDance.org English Calendar

Seattle: 1st, 3rd, 5th Fridays September-June at University Friends Center, Beginner's Workshop 7:30, dance 8-10:30. ALL DANCES ARE FRAGRANCE-FREE. Info: bestockp@oz.net Paul or Victoria 206-329-7289 (1st and 5th Fridays feature one or two of Victoria Bestock, Russell Owen, Mike Richardson, or Laura Me Smith, and music by KGB, The Tricky Brits, or various other musicians. 3rd Fridays are Laurie Andres and the Limeyland Band.) Also, Victoria Bestock leads a monthly experienced dance, usually on 2nd Fridays (except for April 2006, when it's the 4th Friday).

Recurring Events: English Ball in January, register with Paul Bestock. Cascadia Occasional Dance Weekend, May 8-10 in 1998, register with Paul Bestock.

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Wisconsin

Madison: 1st, 3rd, and 5th Mondays, 7:30 - 9:30, Wilmar Center October through May, Memorial Library June - September, Full info

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