Community Calendar

May
7
Sun
2017
Israeli Dancing @ Phillips Recreation Center
May 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

An evening of Israeli folkdancing! All are welcome, regardless of age
or experience. We will start at 7:00 with beginner circle dances, and
progress to an intermediate level. Please wear clean, soft-soled shoes
to protect the floor.

Aug
13
Sun
2017
Israeli Dance @ Phillips Recreation Center
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

NEW! Beginner-level Israeli Dance Class

You are invited to join a new class in beginner Israeli Folkdancing, at the Phillips Recreation Center in Urbana. All ages are welcome! 

Learn classic yet simple dances at a comfortable pace, in a relaxed atmosphere. This is a drop-in class, with donations requested to help cover facility costs.

Beginner classes start at 7:00 pm sharp, so please feel free to arrive early.

More advanced teaching will follow at 7:30 pm, interspersed with lots of open dance time. We’ll introduce exciting new dances to our repertoire and review some dances that were taught last year.

Aug
28
Mon
2017
Runa @ Piper's Hut
Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm

Quickly gaining recognition as one of Irish music’s new “super-groups,” RUNA has been enchanting audiences by pushing the boundaries of Irish folk music into the Americana and roots music formats since their formation in 2008. Interweaving the haunting melodies and exuberant tunes of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and intoxicating rhythms of jazz, bluegrass, flamenco and blues, they offer a thrilling and redefining take on traditional music.

Sep
10
Sun
2017
Israeli Dancing @ Phillips Recreation Center
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Each evening will begin with a half hour beginner-level class. More advanced teaching will follow, interspersed with lots of open dance time.

Sep
18
Mon
2017
Drops of Green @ Piper's Hut
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm

Drops of Green are a band of four young Irish men hailing from Laois, Kilkenny and Waterford. Formed in early 2015, they are quickly building a fan base both home and abroad. Combining a vast of instrumentation with blissful four part harmonies, they cover all of your favourite Irish melodies within the shows set list. Bringing their own unique and modern style to all of these classic Irish ballads , along with a wealth of tradition , storytelling and passion , their show is a must see for Irish music fans young and old alike.

Oct
15
Sun
2017
Israeli Dancing @ Phillips Recreation Center
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Each evening will begin with a half hour beginner-level class. More advanced teaching will follow, interspersed with lots of open dance time.

Nov
11
Sat
2017
Israeli Dancing @ Phillips Recreation Center
Nov 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Each evening will begin with a half hour beginner-level class. More advanced teaching will follow, interspersed with lots of open dance time.

Dec
9
Sat
2017
Israeli Dancing @ Phillips Recreation Center
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Each evening will begin with a half hour beginner-level class. More advanced teaching will follow, interspersed with lots of open dance time.

Jan
13
Sat
2018
Israeli Folkdancing @ Phillips Recreation Center
Jan 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
You are invited to an evening of Israeli folkdance. All are welcome,
regardless of experience. We will begin with a half hour class
at the beginner level. More advanced teaching will follow,
interspersed with lots of open dance time. Please bring a separate
pair of clean, soft-soled, non-marking, non-street shoes to help
protect the floor.
Feb
3
Sat
2018
Israeli Folkdancing @ Phillips Recreation Center
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
You are invited to an evening of Israeli folkdance. All are welcome,
regardless of experience. We will begin with a half hour class
at the beginner level. More advanced teaching will follow,
interspersed with lots of open dance time. Please bring a separate
pair of clean, soft-soled, non-marking, non-street shoes to help
protect the floor.
Feb
18
Sun
2018
Kevin Burke @ House Concert TBA
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Kevin Burke’s fiddle playing has been at the forefront of traditional music for over 30 years. In the US he received a National Heritage Fellowship from the NEA, in Ireland the prestigious Gradam Ceoil award, both acknowledging him as a master of the tradition. Although Kevin has spent much of his life playing in a group context, he has never lost his love for solo fiddle music – the “naked fiddle” as he sometimes puts it. His solo concerts are mesmerizing, you feel like a fortunate guest in the home of this gracious master of the Irish tradition.

Mar
3
Sat
2018
Israeli Folkdancing @ Phillips Recreation Center
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
You are invited to an evening of Israeli folkdance. All are welcome,
regardless of experience. We will begin with a half hour class
at the beginner level. More advanced teaching will follow,
interspersed with lots of open dance time. Please bring a separate
pair of clean, soft-soled, non-marking, non-street shoes to help
protect the floor.
Apr
15
Sun
2018
Israeli Folkdancing @ Phillips Recreation Center
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
You are invited to an evening of Israeli folkdance. All are welcome,
regardless of experience. We will begin with a half hour class
at the beginner level. More advanced teaching will follow,
interspersed with lots of open dance time. Please bring a separate
pair of clean, soft-soled, non-marking, non-street shoes to help
protect the floor.
May
6
Sun
2018
Israeli Folkdancing @ Phillips Recreation Center
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
You are invited to an evening of Israeli folkdance. All are welcome,
regardless of experience. We will begin with a half hour class
at the beginner level. More advanced teaching will follow,
interspersed with lots of open dance time. Please bring a separate
pair of clean, soft-soled, non-marking, non-street shoes to help
protect the floor.