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
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.
The Young & the Fretless is playing at the Rose Bowl Tavern Patio in downtown Urbana on Saturday, May 1, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. This May Day musical performance is also a “Farewell to Hilary” show. Our warm-hearted singer, guitarist and dulcimer player is moving to Arkansas and we will miss her dearly. Please join us in this sendoff performance in which we will be playing our favorite old-time fiddle tunes and songs and, of course, featuring Hilary Valentine!
Weekly old time jam on Thursdays 7-9pm. South East side of Lincoln Square. Contact Ed, firstname.lastname@example.org. 217-493-4654.
Sunday, June 13th live at The Rose Bowl Tavern, 4-6pm.
Gas Light Quartet plays popular music from the late 19th century and early 20th century!
Clarke Buehling – (banjo and Vocals) is known for his faithful renditions of early banjo tunes, many gleaned from his personal collection of sheet music published for the 5 string banjo more than 100 years ago. Clarke currently teaches banjo, fiddle, mandolin and guitar, he also performs with the Ozark Highballers,the First Line trad-jazz band and the Carousel Orchestra.
Paul and Christine Breen have played back up for Billy Mathews for
over 15 years, playing on stages as
Fiddlin Banjo Billy and The Old Time Players. Billy spent many hours mentoring this couple in the style of Old Time Music. Fiddlin Banjo Billy Mathews (fiddle and banjo-mandolin) has been playing and teaching a new generation the old time fiddle tunes he has learned and composed in his time traveling in the Mid-West and Upper South. Recently a collection of his 500 fiddle tunes project has been transcribed by Emily Elam and is now available as a book.
- BYOFood, The Rose Bowl Tavern has the beverages covered.
- Tips for the band always appreciated!
- Show is outside! Dress for the weather.
- Please follow CDC guidelines