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You Are Invited To The

Thirteenth Annual

Traditional Dance
& Music Weekend

March 14-15, 2014

The the Central Illinois English Country Dancers, and the Urbana Country Dancers will be holding a weekend of traditional dance and music at the Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W.Stoughton in Urbana, IL

The weekend will feature a Friday evening contra dance, various dance workshops during the day Saturday and a Saturday evening English Country Ball.



Dance Instruction By
Missy Reisenleiter
From St. Louis

Judy Greenhill
From Guelph, Ontario

Music By
The Cosmic Martens
With Peter Martin on flute, Meg Dedolph on guitar, and Edward Wallace on fiddle, from Chicago

Relative Harmony

From Guelph, Ontario &
The Flatland Consort

From Champaign-Urbana


All events at the Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W.Stoughton, Urbana, IL

Friday, March 14
Friday 6:45 - 7:30 p.m. Easy Scandinavian Mixers Workshop
Leaders: Jon & Sue Hanson
Dance Room
Friday 7:30 - 8:00 p.m. New Contra Dancer Orientation
Leader: Scott Meyer
Blair Room
Friday 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. Contra Dance
Caller: Judy Greenhill
Band: Relative Harmony
Dance Room
Friday 8:00 - 9:30 p.m. Scandinavian Fiddle Workshop
Leader: Don Peterson
Blair Room
Saturday, March 15
Saturday 10:15 Doors Open
Saturday 10:30 - 11:30 Kakuri (Finnish Schottische) Workshop
Leaders: Dan & Anne Michelsen
Dance Room
Saturday 10:30 - Noon Open Fiddle Jam
Leader: Kathleen Everyingham
Blair Room
Saturday Lunch Break
Saturday 1 - 2 p.m. Introduction to Scottish Country Dance Workshop
Leader: Heather Simmons
Dance Room
Saturday 2 - 3 p.m. English Country Dance Workshop: Heys and Sides
Leader: Missy Reisenleiter
Band: The Flatland Consort
Dance Room
Saturday 1 - 3 p.m. Open Singing: Sea Chanteys and Other Music of the Waterways
Leader: Chris Maden
Blair Room
Saturday 3 - 4 p.m. Choreographed Couple Dance Workshop
Leader: Bonny Theil
Dance Room
Saturday 4 - 5 p.m. Irish Set Dance Workshop
Leader: Daniel Flora
Dance Room
Saturday 3 - 5 p.m. Open Shape Note Singing
Leader: Illinois Sacred Harp Singers
Blair Room
Saturday Dinner Break
Saturday 7 - 10 p.m. English Country Ball
Mistress of Ceremonies: Missy Reisenleiter
Band: The Cosmic Martens
Dance Room



$5 Friday evening contra dance
$5 Friday evening Scandinavian fiddle workshop
$25 All Day Saturday
$5 Each Saturday workshop
$10 Saturday evening Ball

The Friday evening Scandinavian dance workshop and the Fiddle Jam, Sea Chantey and Shape Note Singing on Saturday are free. However, donations to help defray the cost of the event will be welcome.

Further Information

Weekend Flier (PDF - 156 KB)

Further information on the workshops (PDF - 57 KB)

For more information contact
Jonathan Sivier at
or call (217)359-8225


Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W.Stoughton, Urbana, IL

Weather Information and Illinois Road Conditions


Champaign-Urbana lodging page

The Urbana Landmark Hotel at 210 S. Race St. is reasonably close. Their phone number is 217-384-8800.

Central Illinois English Country Dancers' web pages are maintained by, last update February 11, 2014