Community Calendar

Apr
28
Fri
2017
Contra Dance! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: Mean Lids

Caller: Jo Mortland (Chicago)

May
5
Fri
2017
Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
May 5 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: The Young and the Fretless

Caller: Dale Wilson (St. Louis)

May
6
Sat
2017
English Country Dance @ Phillips Recreation Center
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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.

May
13
Sat
2017
Kalyx Barn Dance! @ Kalyx Center for Sustainability
May 13 @ 5:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Band: The New Hoosier Broadcasters (Southern Indiana)

Caller: Deborah Hyland (St. Louis)

It’s come time for another Kalyx Barn Dance!!! The New Hoosier Broadcasters of Bloomington IN and Louisville KY will be playing great old-time music for contra and square dances for the dynamic calling of Deborah Hyland (St. Louis)!! A combination not experienced before and not to be missed!!!

  • 5:00 pm  Potluck
  • 6:30 pm  Beginner Lesson
  • 7:00 pm  Dance with Deborah Hyland and The New Hoosier Broadcasters
  • 9:00 pm  Giant bonfire
  • 9:30 pm  More dancing
May
19
Fri
2017
Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
May 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: Snakeroot

Caller: Scott Meyer

Jun
2
Fri
2017
Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
Jun 2 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: The Young and the Fretless

Caller: Keith Tuxhorn (Springfield, IL)

Jun
10
Sat
2017
Playford Ball @ Phillips Recreation Center
Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jul
7
Fri
2017
Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
Jul 7 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: Billy Mathews and Friends

Caller: Martha Tyner (Bloomington, IL)

Jul
21
Fri
2017
Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
Jul 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: Euphor

Caller: Gail Hintze (Chillicothe, IL)

Aug
4
Fri
2017
Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
Aug 4 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: Meadowhawk

Caller: Scott Meyer

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
18
Fri
2017
Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
Aug 18 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: Too Old To Be Controlled

Caller: Jim Hemphill (St. Louis)

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
1
Fri
2017
Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
Sep 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: Snakeroot

Caller: Chet Gray (Louisville, KY)

Sep
9
Sat
2017
Irish Set Dancing Evening @ 314B Illini Union
Sep 9 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

6:30 p.m.  Intro to Irish Set Dancing

7-10 p.m.  Set dancing with the Gaelic Park Dancers from Chicago!

All dances will be called and danced to live 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
15
Fri
2017
Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
Sep 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: Tim MacDonald & Jeremy Ward (Chicago)

Caller: Meg Dedolph (Chicago)