FALL 2017 SCHEDULE
We generally hold dances on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month. There are occasional exceptions to this rule with dances on other Fridays or Saturdays. The specific dates may depend on the scheduling of holidays and other events. All dances start at 8 P.M. and go to 11 P.M. unless otherwise noted. Most dances are held at the Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W.Stoughton, Urbana. Admission for most dances is on a sliding scale from $5 to $10, pay what you feel is right. A higher fee may be charged for special events.
If you are going to be traveling this fall you might want to check out some of the dance groups elsewhere in the country, or some of the dance weekends this fall.
Key to the location codes
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Wayne Logue, Peter Fagan, Jose Agusti, Tom Faux & Randy McCabe
|September||Friday 15||Tim MacDonald & Jeremy Ward
|September||Saturday 23||Acoustic Mayhem
Laura Sleade, Ed Hawkes, Lyle Konigsberg & Sue Frankenberg
Birthday Dance for Lee Roberts:
Come help Lee celebrate his 80th birthday.
6 p.m. - Potluck
8 p.m. - Contra Dance
VFW Post 5520, 609 Edgebrook Dr, Champaign
609 Edgebrook Dr
|October||Friday 6||Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers
from Soldiers Grove WI
|October||Friday 13 to
Dance weekend in Indianapolis
|October||20 & 21||
Eighth Annual Illinois All-Weekend Barn Dance
Two nights, two barns! A weekend of fantastic music and dance. Bring your friends, family, food and instruments and celebrate our dance community.
|October||Friday 20||Community Band
Open band. Open calling. Musicians and callers are invited to join in.
|Open Mic Calling
|October||Saturday 21||Cliff Harrison and Friends
5:30 pm - Potluck prior to the dance.
7:00 pm - Intro to contra dance
7:30 pm - Dancing
9:00 pm - Big bonfire, followed by more dancing
11:00 pm - More dancing with open band and open calling
at the Kalyx Center
454 E 1300 North Rd
Kalyx Center Map Kalyx Center Map
9th Annual Champaign-Urbana Folk and Roots Festival
Come out for two days of music, dance, storytelling and hands-on fun. See the festival website for more information and a schedule.
|November||Friday 3||The Young and the Fretless
Tom Bassett, Lyle Konigsberg, Hilary Valentine & Rebecca Grosser
Part of the Folk and Roots Festival
This dance is being held in the Independant Media Center (IMC) next to Lincoln Square in downtown Urbana. See the map at Map of Festival Venues
|November||Friday 10||Baba Yaga’s Stew
Diana Davis, Lucia Thomas, & Sarah Allen
Gender Free Dance
Matt Turino, Sam Payne/guitar, Tom Turino & Michael Valliant
|December||Friday 8||Big Bluestem
Kathleen Everingham, Jose Agusti, Becky Grosser, Bob Pearse, Drew Phillips & Todd Kinney
Amanda Ramey, Claire Johnson & Matt Turino
Various factors have forced us to cancel this dance.
We'll see you next year at Jan Jam.
31st Annual Chambana Jan Jam
The Mean Lids & Sassafras Stomp
Jo Mortland, Scott Meyer & Jonathan Sivier