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.
12:30-1:30p Favorite Dances of Folklore Village
- Leader: Martha Tyner
- Band: Rare Privilege
A variety of dances done at festivals at Folklore Village in Wisconsin
1:45-3:15p Selections from a Caller’s In-Basket
- Leader: Nikki Herbst
- Band: Rare Privilege
From new compositions to newly reconstructed dances written centuries ago, in this workshop we will learn a variety of dances that show the tremendous breadth of style, shape, and feel of English Country Dance.
3:30-4:30p Early American Dances
- Leader: Jonathan Sivier
- Band: The Flatland Consort
American dances from the 18th and 19th centuries
What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than with a little old-timey village klezmer music at the historic Rose Bowl Tavern in downtown Urbana! Plenty of space on the dance floor, great drink selection, and free popcorn. Music lovers under age 21 welcome with their responsible adult.
$5.00 cover (kids under 12 free)
106 N. Race St., right across the street from the Courier Cafe.
The Central Illinois English Country Dancers
Invite You To An
English Country Dance
- Dances Led By: Susan Burt, 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.
The Central Illinois English Country Dancers will be holding a dance with live music provided by local musicians. Dancers of all ages are welcome. All dances will be taught. Partners, costumes and experience are not required, however we ask that soft-soled, non-marking, non-street shoes be worn so as not to damage the dance floor.
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.
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.