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Special Events

2022 Winter Cotillion

SATURDAY December 10, 2022


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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: Judi Rivkin

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

7:30 -11 pm


Please note this year's Cotillion is different from previous Cotillions.  Changes: There will be no potluck. It will be on a Saturday rather than the usual Sunday. It will not be held at the Trinity Cathedral, but at our regular dance hall, the Suzanne Paterson Center.

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

February Fling 2023

February 25, 2023


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

Dancing Master: Scott Higgs
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:

  • Vaccines: All participants must provide proof of having been fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna, or J&J) at least two weeks prior to the February Fling. If eligible for a COVID-19 booster for more than one month, you must also have had a COVID-19 booster. Proof of meeting this requirement will be required with your registration.

  • Masks: Everyone must wear a well-fitting N95, KN95, or KF94 (or equivalent) mask covering the mouth and nose when indoors at all times.

Rum & Onions XLII

October 2023


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Rum & Onions XLII

An annual Gala Halloween Contra Dance

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

Caller:  TBD

Music by:  Rum & Onions

Led by:  Bob Pasquarello

Please join us for a special evening dance:

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


The afternoon dance and a potluck dinner from previous years will not be happening this year.  There will still be a costume parade, the Basics Workshop, and the evening dance, complete with dessert break!


General admission:  $20

Students/limited income:  $15-20

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

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.

Head for the Hills 2022: Cancelled

November 2023


The 2022 Head for the Hills Committee has decided it isn't feasible to have HFTH this year. We look forward to a weekend of dancing in 2023.


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


November 2023

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.
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