CDS Boston Centre
Special Events

Upcoming English Country Dance Events

2016 Dates at a glance:

February Experienced ECD Weekend: Saturday, February 6, 2016
Playford pre-ball workshops: Sundays, February 7, 21, 28, 2016
Playford Ball: Saturday, March 5, 2016

Advanced English Dance Workshop and Experienced English Evening Dance
Saturday, February 6, 2016

Concord Scout House, 74 Walden Street, Concord, MA
Taught by Joanna Reiner, with music by Karen Axelrod and Eric Martin

Afternoon Workshop for Advanced Dancers
2:00 - 5:00 pm
$15 members, $17 nonmembers
Advance registration is required. Afternoon workshop attendance is limited. Registrants will be notified by e-mail regarding acceptance.

Evening Experienced English Dance
7:30 - 10:30 pm
$10 members, $12 nonmembers
Part of the Experienced English Dance series. Preregistration is not required; admission may be paid at the door.

Both dances are open to dancers who have complete familiarity with dance figures and are able to respond quickly to instructions. For more information, contact < registrar at cds-boston dot org >
download the flyer and registration form (.pdf file)



The 36th Annual Boston Playford Ball
Saturday, March 5, 2016

Nevins Hall, Memorial Building
150 Concord Street, Framingham, MA
7:30 to 11:30 pm

Barbara Finney, Mistress of Ceremonies
Music by members of Bare Necessities: Kate Barnes, Mary Lea, Jacqueline Schwab, with Naomi Morse

Playford Ball afternoon workshop: 1:30-4:30pm at Nevins Hall, Framingham
Rich Jackson and Miriam Newman leading, with Jean Monroe on piano and Catherine Miller on fiddle.

$45 for members of CDS Boston Centre ($50 after February 10, 2016)
$50 for non-members ($55 after February 10, 2016)
$30 for dancers under 25 years old and dancers with limited income

Pre-Ball Workshops:

Sunday, February 7th, 2016 1:30-4:30pm at Concord Scout House, 74 Walden Street, Concord, MA
Miriam Newman leading with Karen Axelrod on piano and Aldo Fabrizi on mandolin
Sunday, February 21st, 2016 1:30-4:30pm at PACC, Arlington Heights, MA
Rich Jackson leading with Jacqueline Schwab on piano
Sunday, February 28th, 2016 1:30-4:30pm at PACC, Arlington Heights, MA
Barbara Finney leading with Jean Monroe 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
2016 Registrar's list of nearby restaurants (.pdf file)
2016 map of nearby restaurants (large .pdf file)

Program: Birthday at Pinewoods, Easter Morn, Geud Man of Ballangigh, Good Man of Cambridge, Hortonia*, The Installation, Jack Pudding*, Jumpers Chase, Key to the Cellar, Lilli Burlero, Measured Obsession, News from Tripoli, Nonesuch, Orange Nan, Queen's Jig, Safe Haven, Sapphire Sea, Sellenger's Round, The Slof Galliard*, A Trip to Orpington, A Trip to the Jubilee*

(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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