Special Events

February Fling

All-day Skilled English Dance, February 22, 2020

Dancing Master: Joanna Reiner Wilkinson

Music with Hold the Mustard:

Daniel Beerbohm (clarinet, flute, whistle); Paul Prestopino (mandolin, banjo, harmonica); Barbara Greenberg (violin); Kathy Talvitie (piano)

​​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.

Afternoon Dance  2:30-5:00

Dinner on your own

Evening Dance  7:30-11:00

Afternoon admission:  $12, Evening admission $20, Both sessions $28.

February Fling is presented jointly by the Lambertville and Princeton Country Dancers.

Double Dance with Alex Deis Lauby, Carol Bittenson and Alex Cumming

Saturday June 27, 2020

Alex Deis Lauby calls to the music of Carol Bittenson and Alex Cumming.


3:00- 6:00 Special Afternoon Contra Dance
6:00- 7:30 Potluck in the dance hall, everyone is invited (bring a dish to share with other hungry dancers!)

7:30- 8:00 Contra Basics & warm-up session

8:00- 11:00: Contra Dance for All

 

Admission:

 

Afternoon only : $13 (reduced $8-13)

Evening only: $17 (reduced $12-17)

All day: $27 (reduced $16-27)

Note: ‘Reduced’ rate is for students & those with limited incomes.

*Afternoon Dance:

Sometimes during special double dance events, the afternoon dances are for experienced dancers only. The information on this one is TBD. More information will be posted here.

Double Dance with Lisa Greenleaf and Raise the Roof

Saturday July 25, 2020


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

3:00- 6:00    Special Afternoon Contra Dance for Experienced Dancers

6:00- 7:30    Potluck in the dance hall, everyone is invited (bring a dish to share with other hungry dancers!)

7:30- 8:00    Contra Basics & warm-up session
8:00- 11:00  Contra Dance for All

Admission: This is a sponsored dance so admission is free. Details about the sponsors will be TBA

 

Double Dance: TBD caller with Coracree

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Caller TBD

Band: Coracree- Jane Rothfield, Alan Carr, Bill Quern, Sarah Gowan

3:00- 6:00    Special Afternoon Contra Dance for Experienced Dancers

6:00- 7:30    Potluck in the dance hall, everyone is invited (bring a dish to share with other hungry dancers!)

7:30- 8:00    Contra Basics & warm-up session
8:00- 11:00  Contra Dance for All

Admission:

 

Afternoon only: $13 (reduced $8- 13)

Evening only: $17 (reduced $12- 17)

All day: $27 (reduced $16- 27)

Note: ‘Reduced’ rate is for students & those with limited incomes.

 

Rum & Onions XLI

Rum & Onions Forty-One

An annual Gala Halloween Contra Dance

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

October 31, 2020

Caller:  Sarah VanNorstrand

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 2019 location was 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.

Head for the Hills

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

 

November 13-15, 2020

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.

Winter Cotillion

Sunday, December 13, 2019

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

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

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.

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