Community Calendar

Oct
25
Fri
2019
Contra Dance! @ Urbana Dance Company
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Band: Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers (Viroqua, WI)

Caller: Martha Tyner (Bloomington, IL)

7:00-7:30p  Intro Contra Dance Lesson
7:30-9:30p  Contra Dance!!!

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
1
Fri
2019
Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
Nov 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: Patt & Possum (Evanston, IL)

Caller: Bob Green (St. Louis)

7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation

Nov
15
Fri
2019
Contra Dance! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
Nov 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: Meadowhawk

Caller: Gail Hintze (Chillicothe, IL)

7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation

Dec
6
Fri
2019
Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
Dec 6 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: Mean Lids (Urbana & Indianapolis)

Caller: Georges Augustin (Chicago)

7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation

Dec
13
Fri
2019
Contra Dance! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: Acoustic Mayhem

Caller: Jonathan Sivier

7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation

Jan
3
Fri
2020
Jan Jam Contra Dance Weekend !!! @ Illini Union
Jan 3 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

8:00-9:30p  Contra Dance with Mean Lids and Lauren Peckman calling

9:45-11:30p  Contra Dance with Meadowhawk and Lauren Peckman calling

11:45-1:30a  After party Hangout and Dancing at The Rose Bowl Tavern w/ DJ Dennis

Jan
4
Sat
2020
Jan Jam Contra Dance Weekend !!! @ Illini Union
Jan 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm

Workshops 10 am-4:30 pm (Illini Union rooms)
http://urbana-contra.org/Files/Jan_Jam_2020_Schedule.pdf

Afternoon Dances 1:30-4:30 pm (Illini Rooms)
1:30-2:45p  Challenging Contra Dances with Alex & Meadowhawk
3:00-4:30p  Contra Dance with Lauren Peckman & Meadowhawk

Potluck Dinner 5-7 pm (Channing-Murray)
Please bring a dish to share.

Evening Dance 7-11 pm (Illini Rooms)
A great evening of dance with The Mean Lids,
Meadowhawk, and caller Alexandra Deis-Lauby!

After Dance Party 11 pm- 2 am (Channing-Murray)

Jan Jam Contra Dance Weekend !!! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
Jan 4 @ 11:00 pm – Jan 5 @ 2:00 am

Jan Jam After-Party; Contra Dancing with Kelsey Wells; Michael
Hamilton and community band open calling hosted by Beadle!
also food, drinks!!!

Jan
5
Sun
2020
Jan Jam Contra Dance Weekend !!! @ Illini Union
Jan 5 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Sunday at the Illini Union (Illini Rooms A/B/C)

Waltz 11 am-12 pm:The Mean Lids

Contra Dance 12-1:30 pm: The Mean Lids with caller Alexandra Deis-Lauby.

Jan
12
Sun
2020
Papashoy at the Rose Bowl! @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Kick the winter blues away with klezmer music – old country music at Urbana’s home of country music! Young people welcome with their adults; dancing encouraged.

No cover, tips appreciated.

Jan
17
Fri
2020
Contra Dance! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
Jan 17 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: Meadowhawk

Caller: Lauren Kriel (Chicago, IL)

7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation

Jan
31
Fri
2020
Dennis Stroughmatt and Friends @ The Iron Post
Jan 31 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Friday, January 31st at The Iron Post
– 5 – 7pm: Dennis Stroughmatt and Friends (Creole & Cajun from Southern Illinois)

Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
Jan 31 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: The Young and the Fretless

Caller: Jonathan Sivier

7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation

Feb
7
Fri
2020
Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
Feb 7 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: Open band (bring your instruments)

Caller: Karen Jackson (St. Louis)

7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation

Feb
21
Fri
2020
Contra Dance! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: Acoustic Mayhem

Callers: Miriam Larson, Amanda Ramey & Michael Fuerst

7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation

Feb
25
Tue
2020
Mardi Gras w/ Dennis Stroughmatt & Friends @ The Iron Post
Feb 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Mardi Gras at The Iron Post !!!

Dennis Stroughmatt and Friends

  • Jambalaya
  • Red Beans and Rice
  • Gumbo
  • Muffalettas
  • Abita Beer
  • Hurricanes

Dear friends and music lovers,
 
Yes, it is time for Mardi Gras as Fat Tuesday is next Tuesday, Feb. 25. 
 
Please come out to the Iron Post and let’s celebrate Mardi Gras with music by Dennis Stroughmatt & Friends. The band will include Dennis, Doug Hawf, Greg Bigler, Doug Rigsby and [Rob Krumm], so that’s basically an “old and new” Creole Stomp lineup. We’ll play a lot of Cajun & Creole music, and throw in some second line New Orleans party music as well. 
 
We’ll start at 8:00 PM and play 2 sets.  There will be a cover charge, likely $7. Find your beads from last year or go by Dallas & Co and get some new ones.
 
Thanks and I hope to see some of you there.  This should be a very fun evening 
 
Rob
Mar
6
Fri
2020
Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
Mar 6 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: The Resurrection Marys (Justice, IL)

Caller: Qwill Duval (Chicago, IL)

7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation

9:30 p.m. Cake!