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Friday, November 27, 2015 - Thanksgiving Festival Time!

We’re so excited – it’s time to kick up our heels and dance off the great food we had for Thanksgiving Day. Get directions to the dance at Salem UCC. Pay for weekend tickets with PayPal. Full festival info on the festival page. See you at the dance!

And when you’re done dancing, tell us what you think.

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - CDR Fall Newsletter

Get the latest on CDR happenings in our Fall Newsletter, available now!  Featuring articles about club happenings in ECD and Contra, and a peak behind the scenes making the dances run.  Back issues are available on our flyers page.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - New Time for Thursday Night Contra

Starting with the end of Daylight Time, Thursday Night Contras will move 1/2 hour earlier. We’ll start dancing at 7:30 pm and end at 10:30 pm. Remember to “Fall Back” on Sunday, November 1, and to come a 1/2 hour earlier to the dance on Thursday, November 5.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - Time to Renew!

September is membership month at CDR.  Members support traditional American and English social dance in the Rochester area, receive a $1 discount at our regular weekly dances, and will get to select the club officers at our annual meetings in September. New this year: members will receive our newsletter by postal mail. Memberships run from October 1 for one year, through September 30.  Renew now for 2015-2016.

Sunday, August 9, 2015 - Web Site Established

There is now a web site specifically for the Meryton Assembly Dancers: Their next event is Saturday, September 19 at 4:00 pm at the Rochester Fringe Festival, Eastman School of Music, Sproull Atrium at Miller Center, Gibbs St, Rochester, NY.

Friday, July 3, 2015 - Chuck Abell on the CDSS Blog

Read our own Chuck Abell’s essay about American Dance & Music Week last summer at Pinewoods, It will put you in the mood for this summer!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - Tempest CD Release Concert & Dance

Come enjoy the sweet sounds of Tempest (Tim Ball, Chuck Abell, Eric Metzgar) as they introduce their new full-length CD, Equilibrium, an enlivening mix of traditional and contemporary music recorded with special guest musicians at the legendary Wilburland Studio in Ithaca.

Saturday, March 7, 2015, 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Friends Meeting House, 84 Scio Street, Rochester, NY
$7 general admission, $5 students and under 18, under 12 free

Concert at 12:30 pm, dancing follows at 1:30 pm – contra, swing, blues, waltz, etc.

No partner needed; bring soft-soled shoes for dancing. Refreshments provided. For more information visit

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - Sunday’s Dance Cancelled

The English Country dance on Sunday, February 15 is cancelled due to bad weather.

Sub zero temperatures and blowing snow with possible white out conditions are forecast for the evening of Feb. 15.  In the interests of not encouraging people to come out in dangerous conditions, we’re cancelling the dance.  Chocolate Night is postponed until Feb. 22.

Friday, November 28, 2014 - Eat, Drink & Be Merry!

Please join us for a Country Dancers of Rochester End-of-Year Party!

Date: Saturday, December 27, 2014, from 7:00 to 10:00 PM
At: Kate’s house, 555 Winona Blvd, Rochester, NY 14617

It’s an OPEN HOUSE.  No RSVP required ~ Everyone welcome
Bring a treat to share!
Contact with questions.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 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. Check for lost items.  Many thanks to Great Bear Trio and Food for Thought and Rebecca, Rachel and Jane for powering the fun.  With Gaye Fifer and Sarah VanNorstrand 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!

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