Special Events

Special Summer Dance

Saturday, June 25, 2022

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Join us as we celebrate summer with an all-day event!

 

Alex Deis-Lauby calls to the music of Crossover Duo: Carol Bittensen and Alex Cumming

The dance rolls called during this dance will be Larks and Ravens.

 

3-6 pm: Dance for experienced dancers
6 pm: Potluck

7:30 pm: Introduction to Contra Dancing

8-11 pm: Dance for all


Requirements for admission to the dance:  
- One-time showing of proof of vaccination, eg a CDC card, an Excelsior Pass, etc.

- Booster vaccinations will be required if you are over 18 and you received your original vaccination(s) more than 6 months ago
- One-time signing of waiver provided by SPC
- A mask must be worn (KN95, N95, or KF94 are strongly recommended)
- No refreshments provided, other than a water jug to refill your water bottle.

- Please note that the Covid screening questionnaire signed at every dance is no longer required by SPC, however, anyone showing any of the symptoms described by the questionnaire will not be permitted in the building.

Flyer coming soon

Special Summer Dance

Saturday, July 23, 2022

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Join us as we celebrate summer with an all-day event!

Lisa Greenleaf calls to the music of Raise the Roof: Mat Clark, Bob Pasquarello, Judi Stellar, and Kathy Talvitie

3-6 pm: Dance for experienced dancers
6 pm: Potluck

7:30 pm: Introduction to Contra Dancing

8-11 pm: Dance for all


Requirements for admission to the dance:  
- One-time showing of proof of vaccination, eg a CDC card, an Excelsior Pass, etc.

- Booster vaccinations will be required if you are over 18 and you received your original vaccination(s) more than 6 months ago
- One-time signing of waiver provided by SPC
- A mask must be worn (KN95, N95, or KF94 are strongly recommended)
- No refreshments provided, other than a water jug to refill your water bottle.

- Please note that the Covid screening questionnaire signed at every dance is no longer required by SPC, however, anyone showing any of the symptoms described by the questionnaire will not be permitted in the building.

Flyer coming soon

Special 5th Saturday Dance

Saturday, July 30, 2022

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Join us as we celebrate summer with a combination contra and English country dance!

Gaye Fifer calls to the music of The Flying Buttresses: Bob Pasquarello, Bob Stein, Kathy Talvitie, and Miranda Weinberg
 

7:30 pm: Introduction to Dancing

8-11 pm: Dance for all


Requirements for admission to the dance:  
- One-time showing of proof of vaccination, eg a CDC card, an Excelsior Pass, etc.

- Booster vaccinations will be required if you are over 18 and you received your original vaccination(s) more than 6 months ago
- One-time signing of waiver provided by SPC
- A mask must be worn (KN95, N95, or KF94 are strongly recommended)
- No refreshments provided, other than a water jug to refill your water bottle.

- Please note that the Covid screening questionnaire signed at every dance is no longer required by SPC, however, anyone showing any of the symptoms described by the questionnaire will not be permitted in the building.

Flyer coming soon

Special Summer Dance

Saturday, August 27, 2022

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Please continue to check our home page for details related to covid safety protocols. 
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Join us as we celebrate summer with an all-day event!

 

Bob Isaacs calls to the music of Coracree: Allan Carr, Sarah Gowan, Bill Quern and Jane Rothfield

Click this link for a preview of Coracree's sound and energy!

 

3-6 pm: Dance for experienced dancers
6 pm: Potluck

7:30: Introduction to Contra Dancing
8-11 pm: Dance for all

 

Requirements for admission to the dance:  

- One-time showing of proof of vaccination, eg a CDC card, an Excelsior Pass, etc.

- Booster vaccinations will be required if you are over 18 and you received your original vaccination(s) more than 6 months ago
- One-time signing of waiver provided by SPC 
- A mask must be worn (KN95, N95, or KF94 are strongly recommended)
- No refreshments provided, other than a water jug to refill your water bottle.

- Please note that the Covid screening questionnaire signed at every dance is no longer required by SPC, however, anyone showing any of the symptoms described by the questionnaire will not be permitted in the building.

Flyer coming soon

Rum & Onions XLIII

October 22, 2022

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Rum & Onions XLIII

An annual Gala Halloween Contra Dance

(Please click here for the front page of the 2019 flyer, which has some great artwork!)

Caller:  Will Mentor

Music by:  Rum & Onions

Led by:  Bob Pasquarello

Please join us for:

3:00 Afternoon Dance for EXPERIENCED DANCERS

6:00 Potluck Supper.  Bring a substantial dish to share; drinks provided by PCD.

7:00 Contra Dance Basics Workshop/Warm-up.  A fun intro to contra dance basics.   Everyone welcome.

7:30 Costume Parade & Dance.  Parade immediately followed by contra dancing for all till 11:00, costumes encouraged!

9:00 Refreshment Break.  Contributions (sweets, fruit, savory and salty snacks) gratefully accepted

 

An afternoon dance, a potluck dinner, a costume parade, the Basics Workshop, and the evening dance, complete with dessert break!

Prices:   All day/ afternoon only/ evening only

General admission:   $30/ $16/ $18

Students/limited income:   $18-30/ $11-16/ $13-18

Children:   $12/ $7/ $7

Please email to find out about volunteering jobs for reduced or free admission, or for any other questions pertaining to the dance.

Please note this dance is not held in our usual dance hall.  The 2022 location will be at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton, 50 Cherry Hill Road, Princeton.

View a photo gallery of previous years' R&O festivities by clicking the photo at left.

If you are a musician and would like information about playing at this dance, please click here.

Flyer coming soon!

Head for the Hills 2022

11/11/2022 - 11/13/2022

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PCD’s getaway weekend in the Poconos, Head for the Hills

 

November 11-13, 2022

A full weekend of contra and English country dancing, as well as workshops in several other folk and traditional dance styles.  You can expect great bands, callers, and instructors; live music; a special Saturday evening banquet with partner dancing; an evening ceilidh in the main hall; campfire (with singing); and wonderful friendships to develop.

Performers: TBD

If there's a flyer, it will be here.

2022 Winter Cotillion

December TBD, 2022

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The Cotillion is the dressiest event on our calendar, but don't feel compelled to dress up.  A potluck with mood lighting, performances from the Cotillion Singers and our ritual dance teams, even some group participation in carol singing will be interspersed with regular contra and English country dancing.

Mistress of Ceremonies: Sue Dupré (planned for 2020 cotillion)

Band: Raise the Roof- Mat Clark, Judi Stellar, Bob Pasquarello, Kathy Talvitie (planned for 2020 cotillion)

5 pm: Candlelit Potluck Dinner

6:30 pm: seasonal entertainment by local dance teams and carol singing for all

7-10 pm: Contra and English country dancing with a concert by The Cotillion Singers

Bring a potluck item or a ready-to-serve dessert for the break!

Admission $17, Students/Limited Income $10-$17

Note: This event will not be held in our regular dance hall.  It will be at the Trinity Cathedral, 801 West State Street, Trenton, NJ.

If there's a flyer, it will be here.

February Fling 2023

February TBD, 2023

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This is an All-day Skilled English country dance, jointly sponsored by PCD and the Lambertville Country Dancers.

 
Dancing Master: TBD
Music: TBD

 

Afternoon Dance: 
Evening Dance 7:30-10:30
Admission: $25

 

Please note:

Admission is by advance registration only, and typically sells out in January, so register ASAP!  No walk-ins are accepted, but there is usually a waiting list for those registering late.  Please see the flyer and registration form below to apply.
 
Dances will be minimally taught and prompted. The Fling program is designed for experienced English country dancers. “Experienced” means that you know well the standard figures of English country dancing. You can skillfully execute casts and leads, gates, single and double figures of eight, standard and draw poussettes, as well as all manner of heys (circular, mirror and dolphin). You are on time for each move, can assist your partner and neighbor, and can recover quickly from mistakes — while having fun!

Covid safety requirements for admission to the dance:

Will be updated closer to the date of the dance.