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Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - Dance Camp Scholarship

CDR believes experienced dancers, callers, musicians and organizers create a better atmosphere and community for all. One way to gain this experience is by attending dance camp. As a benefit of CDR membership, we are pleased to offer an annual partial scholarship to CDSS dance camp.

Preference will be given to applicants with the most potential to provide long term benefits to CDR by increasing their skills, knowledge and experience through attending camp. The deadline for CDR’s scholarship application is February 14, 2014. Copies are also available at the dances. Questions? Contact Lisa Brown for more information.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - Tonight’s Dance is Canceled Due to Weather

Oh the weather outside is frightful, indeed. Tonight’s Contra dance is canceled. Stay warm, dry and safe, folks! And we’ll see you at the dance next week.

Also next week, the Contra Planning Committee meets at 6:30 pm at the Golden Fox. Contact board at cdrochester dot org for details.

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - Two special announcements

Our English Country dance this weekend is on Friday!  It runs 7 – 10 pm and is at the usual place.

Thanksgiving Dance Festival attendees, let us know what you think on our brief Festival survey. Thanks!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - Thanksgiving Dance Festival was Then

It’s done. We’ve danced, we’ve visited, and we’ve had a great time. But now our annual dance weekend is over.  Many thanks to Maivish and Tunescape for powering the fun.  With Adina Gordon and Katy Heine in the driver’s seat, we enjoyed super dancing. And bless all the volunteers who came together to organize the weekend, set up and take down the site.  Reminisce on the Festival page.  Ahhh!

Now that you’re done dancing, let us know what you think on our brief Festival survey. Thanks!

Friday, November 1, 2013 - Thanksgiving Weekend Festival

The 30th Annual Rochester Thanksgiving Dance Weekend is less then a month away! We’re excited to be offering another great line up this year. It will be a rockin’ good time with:

  • Contras and English with Maivish and Tunescape
  • Calling by Adina Gordon and Katy Heine
  • a French workshop with Werner Ceusters
  • organized jams, a silent auction, food and tons of fun!

Get all the details at our web site.

Get directions to the dance

Saturday, September 21, 2013 - Last Minute Location Change

The Oct. 20 English dance will be at Covenant United Methodist Church, 1124 Culver Rd., NOT at First Baptist. Usual time: 6:30 – 9:30. Help spread the word!

Saturday, August 31, 2013 - Annual Membership Enrollment Open

CDR Members get $1 off dance admissions and the satisfaction of supporting traditional American and English social dancing in Rochester. Memberships run from October 1 for one year, through September 30.  Renew now for 2013-2014.

Membership in CDR costs $12 a year for an individual, $18 a year for a household. As always, we accept memberships at the dance and by mail. And, you can pay online using PayPal. Sign up for a CDR membership here.

Thursday, May 9, 2013 - Save These Dates!

In addition to the great Contra dances listed below, traveling bands are making Rochester a destination in the coming months. You won’t want to miss out on these great dances:

  • June 6 – Nor’easter
  • June 20 – Jaige Trudel & Adam Broome
  • July 18 – Perpetual eMotion

So mark your calendar now!

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - Jane Austen Ball

Our Jane Austen themed English country dance weekend in May is now a little over half full.  Click on the Jane Austen Ball link above for more information and a registration form.

Monday, January 14, 2013 - English Country Dance Classes start Feb. 3

Where: First Baptist Church of Rochester, 175 Allens Creek Road
Every Sunday in February, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
A sequence of four beginner classes in English Country Dance, taught by Richard Sauvain & Dan Seppeler with live music.  We start from scratch, and experienced dancers will help you learn.   No partner needed; $5 per class.  Check out the flyer and pass it around!

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