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Mostly Waltz

August 18, 2024

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Come to Mostly Waltz in Princeton on Sunday, August 18th

This month only, Mostly Waltz pays a visit to Princeton, NJ! Join us for a great time dancing to music by Bob Pasquarello, John Krumm & Mat Clark

Sponsored by Mostly Waltz and Princeton Country Dancers


  • Suzanne Patterson Building, 1 Monument Drive, Princeton, NJ (intersection of Routes 27 & 206). Ample free off-street parking. directions


Our Program:

  • 2:30 - 3:30: Waltz lesson with basics and cool moves

  • 3:30 - 6:00: Dancing to live music mostly waltzes & other couple dances such as blues, swing, swing, tango, schottische, one step, polka, etc. No partner necessary.

  • 4:45ish: refreshments at the break


Other Details

  • Admission is a sliding scale $10 - $20

  • More info, 215.460.4397


Many thanks to our many volunteers at Mostly Waltz and the Princeton Country Dancers

Covid safety requirements for admission to the dance:

  • Masks and Vaccines optional

February Fling 2024

February 24, 2024


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This is a skilled English country dance, jointly sponsored by PCD and the Lambertville Country Dancers.

Dancing Master: Joanna Reiner Wilkinson

Music by A Joyful Noise: Daniel Beerbohm, Barbara Greenberg, Kathy Talvitie


Afternoon Dance: There will not be an afternoon dance this year.
Evening Dance 7:30-11:00
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:

  • Masks: Everyone must wear a well-fitting N95, KN95, or KF94 (or equivalent) mask
    covering the mouth and nose when on the dance floor at any time. Masks may only be
    taken off in the lounge when eating or drinking.

  • Vaccinations: Vaccinations and recent boosters strongly recommended but not required.

Rum & Onions XLIII

October 26, 2024


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Rum & Onions XLIII

An annual Gala Halloween Contra Dance

Caller:  Darlene Underwood

Music by:  Rum & Onions

Led by:  Bob Pasquarello

Please join us for:

3:00 Experienced dancers only afternoon contra dance

6:00 Potluck dinner

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

7:30 Costume Parade

8:00 Contra Dance.  Parade immediately followed by contra dancing for all till 11:00, costumes encouraged!

9:30 Refreshment Break.  Contributions (sweets, fruit, savory and salty snacks) gratefully accepted


Please note that the dance roles called will be Larks and Robins.


All Day:

General Admission: $30

Students/limited income:  $18-30

Children: $12

Afternoon only:

General Admission: $18

Students/limited income: $13-18

Children: $7

Evening only:

General Admission: $18

Students/limited income: $13-18

Children: $7

Please email here for any questions you may have pertaining to the dance.

Photos of previous R&O events can be found in the gallery at our R&O page here.

If you are a musician and would like information about playing at this dance, please email Bob Pasquarello by clicking here.

Head for the Hills 2023

November 10-12, 2023


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


A getaway weekend of dance, music and song in the Poconos with many of your favorite musicians, callers, and workshop leaders, sponsored by Princeton Country Dancers.

Featuring: contra dancing every day, English dance workshops and parties, couple dancing, workshops in dance for all ages, singing, instrumental music, tune swaps/jamming, and more. Calling for the weekend will use gender-free role terms. Special events include an oh-so-elegant cocktail party with live swing dance music, a fabulous ceilidh (skits, songs, dance performances), and a late night dance party.

Performers include:

Daniel Beerbohm, Michael Bell, April Birnie, Marco Brehm, Josh Burdick, Minda Cowen, Alex Deis-Lauby, Danny Elias, Steve Epstein, Jeff Gauthier, Sue Gola, Barbara Goun, Barbara Greenberg, Diane Hartzell, Doug Healy, Donna Hunt, Carol Johnson, Karen Justin, Lenora Kandiner, Michael Karcher, Ben Kennedy, Judy Klotz, Robert LaRue, Peggy Leiby, Carl Levine, Nathalie Levine, Rick Lightbody, Susie Lorand, Louise McClure, Ted McClure, Cecily Mills, Imogen Mills, Janet Mills, Robert Mills, Bob Pasquarello, Daniel Potter, Norman Plankey, Anna Rain, Christie Riehl, Ted Rudofker, Dylan Simpson, Judi Stellar, Kathy Talvitie, Ret Turner, Miranda Weinberg, Helen White, Sam Zygmuntowicz



Adults: $225
Students/Limited Income: $175-$225
Youth (6-17): $155
Children: (3-6): $115


Fees cover all accommodation (heated double occupancy room with bathroom), meals from dinner on the arrival day to lunch on the departure day, and all of the various dance, music, and song events in the program.


2023 Winter Cotillion

December 9, 2023


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The Cotillion is the dressiest event on our calendar, but don't feel compelled to dress up.  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: Judy Rivkin

Band: Raise the Roof: Mat Clark, Bob Pasquarello, Judi Stellar, and Kathy Talvitie


5:30 Potluck Dinner

7:00 Entertainment by local dance teams

        Carol singing for all

7:30 - 10:30 Contra and English Dancing

        Concert by the Cotillion Singers


Admission $20, Students/Limited Income $15-$20

Please note the Cotillion this year will be held on a Saturday instead of a Sunday, and will be held in our regular dance hall (Suzanne Paterson Center) instead of the Trinity Cathedral in Trenton.

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