URBANA COUNTRY DANCERS

SPRING 2014 SCHEDULE

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We generally dance on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month (with occasional dances on Saturdays and additional Fridays). All dances run from 8 to 11 P.M. unless otherwise noted. There is a new dancer orientation workshop at 7:30 prior to most dances. Most of the dances are at the Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W.Stoughton, Urbana. Admission $5 (students/seniors $4; under 13 free). Special events may have a higher admission price.

If you are going to be traveling this spring you might want to check out some of the dance groups elsewhere in the country, or some of the dance weekends this spring.

Key to the location codes

MONTH DAY BAND(S) CALLER(S) LOC
January 2014
January Friday 3 &
Saturday 4
27th Annual Chambana Jan Jam
Music by:
Gallimaufry
Too Old To Be Controlled
Euphor
Michael Hamilton
Anne Huber
Scott Meyer
Jonathan Sivier
IUX
January Friday 17 Billy Mathews and His Old Time Players
Billy Mathews with Christine and Paul Breene
Scott Meyer
Champaign
PRC
January Friday 31 Mean Lids
Miriam Larson, Ben Smith, and Matt Turino
6:45 pm Workshop: Connection in Contra Dance led by Scott Meyer
Wade Pearson
St. Louis
PRC
February 2014
February Friday 7 Got Your Back Stringband
Brenda Koenig, Corbin Phillips, Matt Croisant & Dave Soucek
Kristi Emilsson
Champaign-Urbana
PRC
February Friday 14 The Dead Beets
Celia and Stella Faux, Gillian Moore & Kai Ebata
Scott Meyer & Matt Turino
Champaign-Urbana
PRC
February Friday 21 Yellowjacket Stringband
Tom Turino and Claire Johnson
6:45 pm Workshop: Twirling led by Angela Jordan and Josh Rich
Jonathan Sivier
Champaign
PRC
March 2014
March Friday 7 The Young and the Fretless
Tom Basset, Lyle Konigsberg, Chris Strand and Matt Croissant
Gaile Hintze
Chillicothe
PRC
March Saturday 8 Dan Jam
Waltz Night with Big Bluestem
A night of waltzing
7 pm Workshops: Beginning Waltz led by Annie and Dan & Intermediate Waltz led by Jonathan Sivier
7:30-10: Waltz Party with Big Bluestem
Admission Free!
PRC
March Friday 14 Relative Harmony
Family Band/Caller combo from Guelph, Ontario
6:45 pm Workshop: Scandinavian Mixers led by Jon and Sue Hanson
8-9:30 pm: Scandinavian Fiddle Workshop with Don Peterson
Judy Greenhill
Guelph, Ontario
PRC
March Saturday 15 Cosmic Martens
Peter Martin, Meg Dedolph & Edward Wallace, from Chicago
Marchfest Traditional Dance & Music Event
With workshops during the day and an English country ball in the evening Hosted by the Central Illinois English Country Dancers
Missy Reisenleiter
St. Louis
IUB
March Friday 21 Celador
Gretchen Caverly and David Hayes from Asheville, NC
6:45 pm Workshop: Contra Triplets led by Scott Meyer
Anne Huber
Urbana
PRC
April 2014
April Friday 4 Euphor
Tom and Matt Turino, Sam Payne, and Michael Valliant
Jo Morland
Chicago
PRC
April Friday 11 Big Bluestem
Kathleen Everingham, Jose Agusti, Becky, Randy Cordle, Drew Phillips & Todd Kinney
6:45 pm Workshop: Quirky Contra Dances led by Jonathan Sivier
Ken Gall
Indianapolis
PRC
April Friday 25 Too Old To Be Controlled
Claudia and Gary Kauffman & Dave Kuntz
Paul Watkins
Chicago
PRC

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