URBANA COUNTRY DANCERS

FALL 2017 SCHEDULE

We generally dance on two Fridays of each month (with occasional dances on Saturdays). The specific dates depend on the scheduling of holidays and other events. 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 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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MONTH DAY BAND(S) CALLER(S) LOC
September 2017
September
Friday 1 Snakeroot
Wayne Logue, Peter Fagan, Jose Agusti, Tom Faux & Randy McCabe
Chet Gray
Louisville
PRC
September Friday 15 Tim MacDonald & Jeremy Ward
Meg Dedolph
Chicago
PRC
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
Deborah Hyland
St. Louis
Champaign VFW
609 Edgebrook Dr
October 2017
October Friday 6 Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers
from Soldiers Grove WI
Gail Hintze
Chillicothe
PRC
October Friday 13 to
Sunday 15
Hoosier Partner
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
AND
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
Monticello, IL
Kalyx Center Map Kalyx Center Map
Lauren Peckman
St. Louis
KAL
November 2017
November 2-4 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
Dale Wilson
St. Louis
IMC
November Friday 10 Baba Yaga’s Stew
Diana Davis, Lucia Thomas, & Sarah Allen
Gender Free Dance
Lauren Peckman
St. Louis
PRC
December 2017
December Friday 1 Euphor
Matt Turino, Sam Payne/guitar, Tom Turino & Michael Valliant
Scott Meyer
Champaign
PRC
December Friday 8 Big Bluestem
Kathleen Everingham, Jose Agusti, Becky Grosser, Bob Pearse, Drew Phillips & Todd Kinney
Jonathan Sivier
Champaign
PRC
December Friday 15 Meadowhawk
Amanda Ramey, Claire Johnson & Matt Turino
Open Calling TBA
2018
January 5-7 31st Annual Chambana Jan Jam
Bands
The Mean Lids & Sassafras Stomp
Callers
Jo Mortland, Scott Meyer & Jonathan Sivier
IUX

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