CDS Boston Centre
Special Events

Upcoming English Country Dance Events

Save the date:
CDSBC 100th Anniversary Gala: Saturday, November 7, 2015


The 35th Annual Boston Playford Ball
Saturday, March 7, 2015

Nevins Hall, Memorial Building
150 Concord Street, Framingham, MA
8:00pm to Midnight

Barbara Finney, Mistress of Ceremonies
Music by Bare Necessities

Playford Ball afternoon workshop: 1:30-4:30pm at Nevins Hall, Framingham
Linda Nelson and Miriam Newman leading, with Jean Monroe on piano and Rebecca McCallum on fiddle.

$45 for members of CDS Boston Centre ($50 after February 10, 2015)
$50 for non-members ($55 after February 10, 2015)
$30 for dancers under 25 years old and dancers with limited income

Pre-Ball Workshops:

Saturday, February 7th, 2015 1:30-4:30pm at PACC, Arlington Heights, MA
Barbara Finney and Christine Robb leading with Karen Axelrod on piano and Aldo Fabrizi on mandolin
NEW: Saturday, February 21st, 2015 1:30-4:30pm at Concord Scout House, 74 Walden Street, Concord, MA
Linda Nelson leading with Peter Barnes on piano
CANCELLED: Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 1:30-4:30pm at PACC, Arlington Heights, MA
Linda Nelson leading with Joyce Crouch on piano
Sunday, March 1st, 2015 1:30-4:30pm at PACC, Arlington Heights, MA
Miriam Newman leading with Jacqueline Schwab on piano
Admission for each pre-ball workshop: $7 for those registered for the ball; $9 for non-registrants

download the registration form (.pdf file)
download the flyer (.pdf file)

Directions to Nevins Hall in Framingham (.pdf file)
Map to Nevins Hall from Exit 13 (.pdf file) or directly from Google maps
2015 Registrar's list of nearby restaurants (.pdf file)
2014 map of nearby restaurants (large .pdf file)

Program: Bloomsberry Market, The Boatman*, Childgrove, The Dancing Wife, Emma's Waltz*, The First Lady, The Friendly Brooke*, The Gay Young Squire, Handel with Care, Honeysuckle Cottage, Jacob Hall's Jig, Joint Effort, Knives and Forkes, Rose of Sharon, Sellenger's Round, Slaughter House, Three Score Plus One, To Dance Divine, A Trip to Amsterdam*, A Trip to Kilburn, A Trip to Tunbridge

(Dances marked with an * will not be talked through at the evening ball.)

Past English Country Dance Events


Veronica's Attic

is open by appointment! Call or e-mail to see what's she got to outfit you for dancing.

What's in the attic? Formal wear for men and women (tux jackets $25; tailcoats max $100; gowns $20), jewellery, accessories, summer dancing clothes, and many other good things are available, including Scottish dance items for ESSers.

More details.


Upcoming American Dance Events

Second Saturday dances at the Concord Scout House are on hiatus

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