Community Calendar

Apr
14
Sun
2019
English Country Dance @ Phillips Recreation Center
Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
May
4
Sat
2019
English Country Dance @ Phillips Recreation Center
May 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
May
12
Sun
2019
Mother’s Day with Papashoy! @ Rose Bowl Tavern
May 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than with a little old-timey village klezmer music at the historic Rose Bowl Tavern in downtown Urbana! Plenty of space on the dance floor, great drink selection, and free popcorn. Music lovers under age 21 welcome with their responsible adult.

$5.00 cover (kids under 12 free)
106 N. Race St., right across the street from the Courier Cafe.

Jun
9
Sun
2019
24th Annual Playford Ball @ Phillips Recreation Center
Jun 9 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

The Central Illinois English Country Dancers

Invite You To An

English Country Dance

Playford Ball

Regency Quadrille Dancers

The Central Illinois English Country Dancers will be holding their twenty-fourth annual Playford Ball on Sunday, June 9, 2019. The dance will be held at the Phillips Recreation Center, 505 West Stoughton, Urbana, IL. The Ball will run from 2:00 to 5:30 p.m. There is a $7.00 suggested donation to help cover the cost of the Ball. Bring a snack or dessert to share at the break and get $1 off the admission price. Fans and finery are encouraged. All lovers of English Country dance and music are welcome.

  • Dances Led By: Susan Burt, Jon Hanson, Scott Meyer, Jonathan Sivier
  • Music Provided By: The Flatland Consort
  • Doors Open: 1:30 p.m.
  • Playford Ball: 2:00 to 5:30 p.m.
  • Date: Sunday, June 9, 2019
  • Location: Phillips Recreation Center, 505 West Stoughton, Urbana, IL
  • Suggested Donation: $7.00 ($6.00 with a dessert to share)

There will be refreshments at the break, so bring some snacks to share.

Sep
8
Sun
2019
English Country Dance @ Phillips Recreation Center
Sep 8 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Central Illinois English Country Dancers will be holding a dance with live music provided by local musicians. Dancers of all ages are welcome. All dances will be taught. Partners, costumes and experience are not required, however we ask that soft-soled, non-marking, non-street shoes be worn so as not to damage the dance floor.

Sep
22
Sun
2019
Dancing in the Garden @ Museum of the Grand Prairie
Sep 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Dancing in the Garden
We will be meeting at the Mabery Gelvin Botanical Garden by the Museum of the Grand Prairie in Mahomet.
Free!
In case of rain or excessive heat we will dance in the education center in the museum.

Oct
13
Sun
2019
English Country Dance @ Phillips Recreation Center
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Papashoy Klezmer Band @ The Iron Post
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for this early show at The Iron Post in lovely downtown Urbana! Papashoy (“corn”) is excited to share our old-time Jewish klezmer music played in the style of the village bands of Yiddish Eastern Europe’s own corn country. $5.00 cover.
Oct
26
Sat
2019
Yiddish Dance with Veretski Pass and Mitch Harris @ Urbana Dance Company
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Veretski Pass is one of the most highly regarded bands playing in today’s klezmer scene, offering a unique and exciting combination of virtuosic musicianship and raw energy that has excited concertgoers across the world. The trio plays Old Country Music that is a true collage of Carpathian, Jewish, Rumanian, and Ottoman styles seamlessly integrated with original compositions. The full itinerary for their residency in C-U through October 28 can be found at https://tinyurl.com/veretskipass.

Oct
27
Sun
2019
Veretski Pass Performance (free) @ Sinai Temple
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm
Oct
28
Mon
2019
Gateways To World Music: Veretski Pass (Music from the Carpathian Bow) @ Music Building Auditorium
Oct 28 @ 7:30 pm

Veretski Pass features Cookie Segelstein (violin), Joshua Horowitz (chromatic button accordion) and Stuart Brotman (bass) performing music from the Carpathian Bow. Together they offer a unique and exciting combination of virtuosic musicianship and raw energy that has excited concertgoers across the world. With colorful instrumentation, unique arrangements and compositions, Veretski Pass plays “Old Country” music; music with origins in the Ottoman Empire, once fabled as the borderlands of the East and the West. Co-sponsored by C-U Folk and Roots Festival; Champaign-Urbana Jewish Federation Endowment Fund of the C-U Jewish Federation; Hillel at the University of Illinois; Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center and Program in Jewish Culture and Society, UIUC.

The Gateways to World Music Series is supported by School of Music and College of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Illinois.

Nov
3
Sun
2019
International Folk Dancing @ 314 Illini Union
Nov 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Explore dances from around the world!

Everyone Welcome!

We do mostly easy and intermediate dances from around the world. Come alone or with a friend. Beginners are especially encouraged! No partner or experience needed.

English Country Dance w/Olde Music @ Phillips Recreation Center
Nov 3 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

An extra dance with music by special guest band Olde Music

Nov
10
Sun
2019
International Folk Dancing @ 314 Illini Union
Nov 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Explore dances from around the world!

Everyone Welcome!

We do mostly easy and intermediate dances from around the world. Come alone or with a friend. Beginners are especially encouraged! No partner or experience needed.

Nov
17
Sun
2019
International Folk Dancing @ 314 Illini Union
Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Explore dances from around the world!

Everyone Welcome!

We do mostly easy and intermediate dances from around the world. Come alone or with a friend. Beginners are especially encouraged! No partner or experience needed.

English Country Dance @ Phillips Recreation Center
Nov 17 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Nov
24
Sun
2019
International Folk Dancing @ 314 Illini Union
Nov 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Explore dances from around the world!

Everyone Welcome!

We do mostly easy and intermediate dances from around the world. Come alone or with a friend. Beginners are especially encouraged! No partner or experience needed.

Dec
8
Sun
2019
International Folk Dancing @ 314 Illini Union
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Explore dances from around the world!

Everyone Welcome!

We do mostly easy and intermediate dances from around the world. Come alone or with a friend. Beginners are especially encouraged! No partner or experience needed.

Dec
15
Sun
2019
English Country Dance Christmas Ball @ 314A Illini Union
Dec 15 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

25th Annual Christmas Ball
The ball will include refreshments and carol singing
Suggested donation $7

Jan
12
Sun
2020
International Folk Dancing @ 314 Illini Union
Jan 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Explore dances from around the world!

Everyone Welcome!

We do mostly easy and intermediate dances from around the world. Come alone or with a friend. Beginners are especially encouraged! No partner or experience needed.