Community Calendar

Jan
4
Fri
2019
Jan Jam 2019 !!! @ Illini Union
Jan 4 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Fri Jan 4, 2019 @ Illini Union Rooms A/B/C:

Details subject to change

Jan
5
Sat
2019
Jan Jam 2019 !!! @ Illini Union
Jan 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm

Sat Jan 5, 2019 @ Illini Union

Jan Jam 2019 !!! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
Jan 5 @ 11:00 pm – Jan 6 @ 2:00 am

After Party at Channing-Murray Foundation!

Jan Jam After Party: Contra dancing with Amanda Ramey, Matt Turino and
Open band and open calling hosted by Lauren Peckman
Jan
6
Sun
2019
Jan Jam 2019 !!! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Sun Jan 6, 2019 Brunch & Dancing @ Channing-Murray Foundation

  • 10-11a     Brunch
  • 11-12n     Open Waltz with Mean Lids
  • 12-1:30p  Contra Dance with Mean Lids and Scott, Jonathan and Gail
Jan
18
Fri
2019
Contra Dance! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
Jan 18 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: The Young and the Fretless

Caller: Jonathan Sivier

7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation

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

Band: Snakeroot

Caller: Dale Wilson (St. Louis)

7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation

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

Band: Too Old To Be Controlled (McLean county)

Caller: Deborah Hyland (St. Louis)

7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation

Mar
1
Fri
2019
Contra Dance! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
Mar 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: Acoustic Mayhem (Champaign)

Caller: Karen Jackson (St. Louis)

7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation

Mar
15
Fri
2019
Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
Mar 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: Rare Privilege (Wisconsin)

Caller: Tamara Loewenthal (Bloomington, IN)

7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation

Apr
5
Fri
2019
Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
Apr 5 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: Big Bluestem

Caller: Lauren Peckman (St. Louis)

7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation

Apr
19
Fri
2019
Contra Dance! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
Apr 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: Euthree (Urbana, IL; Bloomington, IN)
Caller: Jim Hemphill (St. Louis)

7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation

Apr
27
Sat
2019
Spring Kalyx Barn Dance @ Kalyx Center for Sustainability
Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

We are in the 10th year The Kalyx Barn Dances and it should be a good one with local favorites Too Old To be Controlled playing great tunes all night and Dance Mistress Deborah Hyland calling fun and invigorating dances for us! There will be one of Bill’s famous bonfires at the break and fun had by all! Come early for a potluck and stay late for the camping!

5:00-6:30 Potluck
7:00 Dance
9:00 Bon Fire
9:30ish-11:00 Dance

May
3
Fri
2019
Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
May 3 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: Meadowhawk

Caller: Dale Wilson (St. Louis)

7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation

May
17
Fri
2019
Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
May 17 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: Euphor (Urbana, IL; Bloomington, IN; Lexington, KY)

Caller: Lauren Kriel (Evanston)

7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation

Jun
7
Fri
2019
Steampunk Contra Dancing @ Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Steampunk Contra Dancing

Ticketed event. Come dance the night away with the Chicago band Ceilidh Bandicoots! Featuring callers Jonathan Sivier, Jon Hanson, and Scott Meyer.

Contra dancing was popular in the 19th century and it’s had a big revival this past decade. You don’t need a partner and you don’t need fancy lessons. Any level of dance skill can join in just listen to the caller and have a ball. A costume is not required, but it makes it more fun!

Light refreshments will be served. Cash bar. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

Note: Event will break to allow dancers to attend the Arc Attack Demo and will resume afterwards. Ticket price provides admission to both dance sessions.

Jun
14
Fri
2019
Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: The Young and the Fretless

Caller: Jonathan Sivier

7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation

Jun
21
Fri
2019
Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: Fiddlin Banjo Billy & The Old Time Players (Tolono, IL & somewhere in the Ozarks!)

Caller: Jim Hemphill (St. Louis)

7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation

Jul
12
Fri
2019
Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
Jul 12 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: Too Old To Be Controlled (McLean County)

Caller: Bob Green (St. Louis)

7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation