URBANA COUNTRY DANCERS

SPRING 2015 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 2015
January Friday 2 &
Saturday 3
28th Annual Chambana Jan Jam
Music by:
Turnip the Beet
Mean Lids
Too Old To Be Controlled
Susan Kevra
Anne Huber
Scott Meyer
Jonathan Sivier
IUX
January Friday 16 U-3
A compact version of Euphor with Matt and Tom Turino & Michael Valliant
Kristi Emilsson
Champaign-Urbana
PRC
January Friday 30 The Dead Beets
Celia and Stella Faux, Gillian Moore & Kai Ebata
6:45 pm Workshop: Irish Set Dance led by Daniel Flora
Lauren Peckman
Chicago
PRC
February 2015
February Friday 6 Acoustic Mayhem
Laura Sleade, Ed Hawkes, Lyle Konigsberg & Sue Frankenberg
6:45 pm Workshop: Contact Improv led by Chantelle Hougland
Jonathan Sivier
Champaign
PRC
February Saturday 21 Mean Lids
Miriam Larson, Ben Smith, and Matt Turino
7-10 pm Wedding Day Dance for Mark Jaeger and Janet Elaine Guthrie. Admission free!
Paul Watkins
Chicago
PRC
February Friday 27 Dump Chickens
Wayne Logue, Tom Faux, Randall McCabe & Jose Agusti
Scott Meyer & Ardea Thurston-Shaine
Champaign-Urbana
PRC
March 2015
March Friday 6 The Young and the Fretless
Tom Basset, Lyle Konigsberg, Hilary Valentine & Ben Juday
6:45 pm Workshop: Women Learn To Lead led by Kristi and Angela
Gaile Hintze
Chillicothe
PRC
March Saturday 7 Waltz Night with Big Bluestem
A night of waltzing, etc.
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 13 Relative Harmony
Family Band/Caller combo from Guelph, Ontario
6:45 pm Workshop: Scandinavian Schottische Mixers led by Jon and Sue Hanson
Judy Greenhill
Guelph, Ontario
PRC
March Saturday 14 Relative Harmony
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
Judy Greenhill
Guelph, Ontario
PRC
March Friday 20 Claire and Amanda Jim Hemphill
Arcadia, MO
PRC
April 2015
April Friday 3 Steam
Alice Boyle, Dave Firestine, Claire Jamieson Zucker & Robert Rosenberg, from AZ, CO and KS.
6:45 pm Workshop: Cross-step Waltz led by Dan and Annie
Neal Schlein
Champaign-Urbana
PRC
April Friday 10 Got Your Back Stringband
David Soucek, Jason Robinson, Brenda Koenig & Corbin Phillips
Ken Gall
Indianapolis
PRC
April Friday 24 Too Old To Be Controlled
Claudia and Gary Kauffman & Dave Kuntz
6:45 pm Workshop: Excellent Mystery Workshop led by Miriam Larson
Matt Turino & Kristi Emilsson
Champaign-Urbana
PRC
May 2015
Jonathan Sivier's Birthday Celebration Dances
Details still be worked on. Watch for future announcements.
May Friday 1 Big Bluestem
Kathleen Everingham, Jose Agusti, Rebecca Grosser, Drew Phillips & Todd Kinney
Jonathan's Birthday Celebration Contra Dance
Admission Free!

6:45 pm Workshop: Fancy Dancin' - Add flourishes to your contra dancing. Led by Jonathan Sivier
Anne Huber
Urbana
PRC
May Saturday 2 Ragged Robin
Martha Edwards, Billy Boyer, etc.
Jonathan's Birthday Celebration English Country Dance
Admission Free!
Bob Green
St. Louis
PRC
May Saturday 9 The Money Creek Boys
5:00 pm - Potluck
6:30 pm - Beginner Lesson
7 p.m. - Dance with bonfire at the break around 9 p.m.
at the Kalyx Center
442 E 1300 North Rd
Monticello, IL
Kalyx Center Map
Deborah Hyland
St. Louis
KAL

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