Community Calendar

Jan
5
Sat
2019
English Country Dance @ Illini Union Rooms A/B/C
Jan 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
English Country Dance with Bob Green and Martha Edwards
Jan
20
Sun
2019
English Country Dance @ Phillips Recreation Center
Jan 20 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

What is English Country Dance?

English Country Dance is the dance form that was popular in England and America in the 1600’s, 1700’s and early 1800’s. It is one of the dance forms from which modern contra and square dance are descended. If you’ve seen any of the recent Jane Austen movies then you’ve seen this sort of dance. We also do some early American dances from the Colonial and Revolutionary War eras. Follow this link for more information.

Feb
17
Sun
2019
English Country Dance @ Phillips Recreation Center
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Mar
15
Fri
2019
Marchfest @ Phillips Recreation Center
Mar 15 – Mar 17 all-day

 

You Are Invited To The

Seventeenth Annual

Marchfest
Traditional Dance
& Music Festival

March 15-17, 2019

The Central Illinois English Country Dancers with the cooperation of the Urbana Country Dancers will be holding a weekend of traditional dance and music at the Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W.Stoughton in Urbana, ILThe event will feature a Friday evening contra dance, various dance workshops during the day Saturday, a Saturday evening English Country Ball. Sunday events are still being planned. Check back for more details.
 

Featuring

Music By
Rare Privilege

With Amy McFarland on piano & Maria Terres on violin
The band comes from Wisconsin

Dance Instruction By
Nikki Herbst
English dance leader from Iowa

Additional Music and Dance Instruction By
The Flatland Consort
Tom Anderson on piano, Laura Bauer on woodwinds, Richard Engelbrecht-Wiggans on cello and Gwynne McQueen on violin

Susan Burt
Jon Hanson
Scott Meyer
Jonathan Sivier
Local English Dance Leaders


 

Check back soon for additional details

 

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
Jun
9
Sun
2019
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

The Central Illinois English Country Dancers will be holding their twenty-fourth annual Playford Ball on Sunday, June 19, 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 Burth, 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.