Community Calendar

Oct
25
Fri
2019
Contra Dance! @ Urbana Dance Company
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Band: Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers (Viroqua, WI)

Caller: Martha Tyner (Bloomington, IL)

7:00-7:30p  Intro Contra Dance Lesson
7:30-9:30p  Contra Dance!!!

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

Band: Patt & Possum (Evanston, IL)

Caller: Bob Green (St. Louis)

7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation

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

Band: Meadowhawk

Caller: Gail Hintze (Chillicothe, IL)

7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation

Dec
6
Fri
2019
Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
Dec 6 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: Mean Lids (Urbana & Indianapolis)

Caller: Georges Augustin (Chicago)

7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation

Dec
13
Fri
2019
Contra Dance! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: Acoustic Mayhem

Caller: Jonathan Sivier

7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation

Jan
3
Fri
2020
Jan Jam Contra Dance Weekend !!! @ Illini Union
Jan 3 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

8:00-9:30p  Contra Dance with Mean Lids and Lauren Peckman calling

9:45-11:30p  Contra Dance with Meadowhawk and Lauren Peckman calling

11:45-1:30a  After party Hangout and Dancing at The Rose Bowl Tavern w/ DJ Dennis

Jan
4
Sat
2020
Jan Jam Contra Dance Weekend !!! @ Illini Union
Jan 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm

Workshops 10 am-4:30 pm (Illini Union rooms)
http://urbana-contra.org/Files/Jan_Jam_2020_Schedule.pdf

Afternoon Dances 1:30-4:30 pm (Illini Rooms)
1:30-2:45p  Challenging Contra Dances with Alex & Meadowhawk
3:00-4:30p  Contra Dance with Lauren Peckman & Meadowhawk

Potluck Dinner 5-7 pm (Channing-Murray)
Please bring a dish to share.

Evening Dance 7-11 pm (Illini Rooms)
A great evening of dance with The Mean Lids,
Meadowhawk, and caller Alexandra Deis-Lauby!

After Dance Party 11 pm- 2 am (Channing-Murray)

Jan Jam Contra Dance Weekend !!! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
Jan 4 @ 11:00 pm – Jan 5 @ 2:00 am

Jan Jam After-Party; Contra Dancing with Kelsey Wells; Michael
Hamilton and community band open calling hosted by Beadle!
also food, drinks!!!

Jan
5
Sun
2020
Jan Jam Contra Dance Weekend !!! @ Illini Union
Jan 5 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Sunday at the Illini Union (Illini Rooms A/B/C)

Waltz 11 am-12 pm:The Mean Lids

Contra Dance 12-1:30 pm: The Mean Lids with caller Alexandra Deis-Lauby.

Jan
17
Fri
2020
Contra Dance! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
Jan 17 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: Meadowhawk

Caller: Lauren Kriel (Chicago, IL)

7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation

Jan
31
Fri
2020
Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
Jan 31 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: The Young and the Fretless

Caller: Jonathan Sivier

7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation

Feb
7
Fri
2020
Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
Feb 7 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: Open band (bring your instruments)

Caller: Karen Jackson (St. Louis)

7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation

Feb
21
Fri
2020
Contra Dance! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: Acoustic Mayhem

Callers: Miriam Larson, Amanda Ramey & Michael Fuerst

7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation

Mar
6
Fri
2020
Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
Mar 6 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: The Resurrection Marys (Justice, IL)

Caller: Qwill Duval (Chicago, IL)

7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation

9:30 p.m. Cake!

Apr
15
Fri
2022
Contra Dance!!! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
Apr 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Urbana Country Dancers will host our first Contra Dance in two years! Masks are required for the entire event and vaccination and one booster (Vax card or photo) will be checked at the door. Music will be provided by Claire Johnson and Matt Turino and our callers will be Jonathan Sivier and Kristi Emilsson! Hope to see you at the Channing-Murray Chapel!

Apr
29
Fri
2022
FREE Contra Dance!!! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Free Contra Dance with Too Old To Be Controlled and Kristi Emilsson

Come out to a FREE dance sponsored by Jonathan Sivier in honor of his Birthday!

A great night of dancing with the amazing band Too Old To Be Controlled and Kristi Emilsson calling some fun dances!!!

Beginner’s lesson at 7:30, dance from 8-10:30/11ish. Proof of Vaccination and booster required at the door and masks required while inside.

May
27
Fri
2022
Contra Dance with 🎩Mean Lids🎩 and 🐸Gail Hintze🐸 !!! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
May 27 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Join us at Channing-Murray Foundation to dance to music from the one and only Mean Lids with gender-free calling by Gail Hintze!!

There will be a short beginner lesson at 7:30pm and the dance will start at 8. Bring your own water bottle and a snack to share at the break!

We require that everyone wears a mask while inside the building and presents proof of up-to-date vaccination.

Jun
24
Fri
2022
Contra Dance! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
Jun 24 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join us for our June contra dance at Channing-Murray Foundation! The band will be Meadowhawk with calling by Kristi Emilsson. This dance will have gender-neutral calling!

Beginner’s lesson at 7:30, and dance from 8-11pm.

Everyone is required to show proof of up-to-date vaccination for COVID-19 (current CDC recommendations) and to wear a mask while in the building.

Bring your own water bottle and a snack to share at the break!

Jul
22
Fri
2022
Contra Dance! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
Jul 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Caller: Gail Hintze (Chillicothe, IL)

Band: Brenda & Friends

Masks are required for the entire event and vaccination and one booster (Vax card or photo) will be checked at the door.

7:30p  New Dancer Orientation

Aug
19
Fri
2022
Contra Dance! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
Aug 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Caller: Jonathan Sivier

Band: Acoustic Mayhem
Laura Sleade, Ed Hawkes, Lyle Konigsburg & Sue Frankenburg

Masks are required for the entire event and vaccination and one booster (Vax card or photo) will be checked at the door.

7:30p  New Dancer Orientation