Special Events

All Hands In Virtual Social Gathering and Contra Dance

Saturday, October 10, 2020

PCD  will once again be joining with other dance groups for "All Hands In" this Saturday, Oct 10, 7:00-8:45.

Tune in at 7:00 to chat with fellow PCD dancers. Then at 7:30 you can dance with them and other contra dancers worldwide at the Zoom dance sponsored by the Toronto dance.

No admission fee, but donations to the musicians can be made at https://contradance.link/donation

 

Music by Gròóvåtrøñ, with Don Veino, Louise Siddons, Wendy Graham, and Drew Delaware calling

To attend, click on the following link:  https://contradance.link/allhandsin

For this special dance, there will be four callers who have been writing new choreography specifically for virtual dancing.

The callers will be Don Veino (Concord, MA); Louise Siddons (Stillwater, OK); Wendy Graham (Durango, CO); and Drew Delaware (Toronto, Canada.) The callers have been working together on a program that will absolutely thrill you with variety and living-room ingenuity!

The music will be fantastic, too.  Gròóvåtrøñ is an enchanting contra trio featuring flute, oboe, acoustic and electric guitar, tenor banjo, didgeridoo, hotel bell, and various groovatronics™. The band features Everest Witman (of "Nova"), along with Grace Hendrickson-Jones and Jonathan Werk.
 
To attend, click on the following link:  https://contradance.link/allhandsin

CANCELLED: Rum & Onions XLI

Update: Due to ongoing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, this dance has been canceled.  Assuming the virus is under control by next year, Rum & Onions Forty-Two will be October 30, 2021.

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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.

CANCELLED: Head for the Hills

Due to concerns about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, this event has been cancelled. We look forward to enjoying some time in the Poconos at next year's Head for the Hills event, November 12- 14, 2021.

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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, 2020

Please note: this dance has not been officially cancelled due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, but it still is a possibility. Please check back here to see if anything has changed.

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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

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.

February Fling 2021: CANCELLED

Please note there will be no February Fling in 2021. The information below is a sample of what would normally happen at a Fling.

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All-day Skilled English Dance

Dancing Master:

Music:

​​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.

RESCHEDULED: Double Dance: Susan Taylor with Coracree

Update: Due to ongoing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, this dance has been tentatively rescheduled for August 21, 2021.

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Saturday, August 22, 2020

Susan Taylor calls to the music of 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: $15 (reduced $10- 15)

Evening only: $15 (reduced $10- 15)

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

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

Am I experienced? Experienced means that you know figures such as roll away, California twirl, pass through to a wave, contra corners, & the basic moves without being taught, you know where to beat the start of each dance phrase and how to recover from a mistake, you execute flourishes safely & on time without disturbing others, and you assist your partner and neighbor to the next move.

 

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All Hands In Virtual Social Gathering and Contra Dance

October 10, 2020

PCD  will once again be joining with other dance groups for "All Hands In" this Saturday, Oct 10, 7:00-8:45.

Tune in at 7:00 to chat with fellow PCD dancers. Then at 7:30 you can dance with them and other contra dancers worldwide at the Zoom dance sponsored by the Toronto dance.

No admission fee, but donations to the musicians can be made at https://contradance.link/donation

 

Music by Gròóvåtrøñ, with Don Veino, Louise Siddons, Wendy Graham, and Drew Delaware calling

To attend, click on the following link:  https://contradance.link/allhandsin

For this special dance, there will be four callers who have been writing new choreography specifically for virtual dancing.

The callers will be Don Veino (Concord, MA); Louise Siddons (Stillwater, OK); Wendy Graham (Durango, CO); and Drew Delaware (Toronto, Canada.) The callers have been working together on a program that will absolutely thrill you with variety and living-room ingenuity!

The music will be fantastic, too.  Gròóvåtrøñ is an enchanting contra trio featuring flute, oboe, acoustic and electric guitar, tenor banjo, didgeridoo, hotel bell, and various groovatronics™. The band features Everest Witman (of "Nova"), along with Grace Hendrickson-Jones and Jonathan Werk.
 
To attend, click on the following link:  https://contradance.link/allhandsin

CANCELLED: Rum & Onions XLI

October 31, 2020

Update: Due to ongoing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, this dance has been canceled.  Assuming the virus is under control by next year, Rum & Onions Forty-Two will be October 30, 2021.

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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.

Cancelled: Head for the Hills 2020

Next year: 11/12/2021 - 11/14/2021

Due to concerns about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, this event has been cancelled. We look forward to enjoying some time in the Poconos at next year's Head for the Hills event, November 12- 14, 2021.

____

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

December 13, 2020

Please note: this dance has not been officially cancelled due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, but it still is a possibility. Please check back here to see if anything has changed.

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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

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.

February Fling 2021

February 2021

Please note there will be no February Fling in 2021. The information below is a sample of what would normally happen at a Fling.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

All-day Skilled English Dance

Dancing Master:

Music:

​​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.

RESCHEDULED: Double Dance: Susan Taylor with Coracree

August 21, 2021

Update: Due to ongoing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, this dance has been tentatively rescheduled for August 21, 2021.

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Saturday, August 22, 2020

Susan Taylor calls to the music of 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: $15 (reduced $10- 15)

Evening only: $15 (reduced $10- 15)

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

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

Am I experienced? Experienced means that you know figures such as roll away, California twirl, pass through to a wave, contra corners, & the basic moves without being taught, you know where to beat the start of each dance phrase and how to recover from a mistake, you execute flourishes safely & on time without disturbing others, and you assist your partner and neighbor to the next move.

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