Kentucky
Contra Dance, Square Dance, and Waltz
Schedule

This page tries to keep track of all contra dances, traditional square dances (but not Modern Western Square Dances), traditional waltz sessions and Scandinavian dances in Kentucky including dance camps and weekends along with other events in Kentucky which include contra dancing and these other forms. Because most of the information is gathered from web sites and the listings are not updated as frequently as the web sites, dancers should visit the web sites for up-to-date information. If you are aware of any dances, dance series or other events that should be included on this list, please e-mail me.

Note: The Louisville dance scheduled for Saturday, April 19 as the hall is unavailable.

April 2014
Monday, April 21, 2014  Dance Series: Louisville - Monday Location: Louisville Caller(s): Andrea Nettleton; Band(s)/Musician(s): Monday Night All-Stars; Note:

Friday, April 25, 2014  Dance Series: Berea - Hands Four Weekend Location: Berea Caller(s): George Marshall; Band(s)/Musician(s): Wild Asparagus (David Cantieni, George Marshall, Ann Percival, Becky Tracy) w/Mark Hellenberg; Note: Dance and music weekend; register in advance; event ends on April 27, 2014

Friday, April 25, 2014  Dance Series: Frankfort - Capital City Location: Frankfort Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Capital City Country Dance Orchestra; Note:

Saturday, April 26, 2014  Dance Series: Berea - Hands Four Weekend Location: Berea Caller(s): George Marshall; Band(s)/Musician(s): Wild Asparagus (David Cantieni, George Marshall, Ann Percival, Becky Tracy) w/Mark Hellenberg; Note: Dance and music weekend; register in advance; event ends on April 27, 2014

Saturday, April 26, 2014  Dance Series: Berea - Saturday Location: Berea Caller(s): No dance today; Band(s)/Musician(s): No dance today; Note: See you at the Hands Four Weekend this weekend?

Sunday, April 27, 2014  Dance Series: Berea - Hands Four Weekend Location: Berea Caller(s): George Marshall; Band(s)/Musician(s): Wild Asparagus (David Cantieni, George Marshall, Ann Percival, Becky Tracy) w/Mark Hellenberg; Note: Dance and music weekend; register in advance; event ends on April 27, 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014  Dance Series: Louisville - Monday Location: Louisville Caller(s): Deborah Denenfeld; Band(s)/Musician(s): Monday Night All-Stars; Note:

May 2014
Friday, May 2, 2014  Dance Series: Frankfort - Capital City Location: Frankfort Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Capital City Country Dance Orchestra; Note:

Friday, May 2, 2014  Dance Series: Louisville - Friday Location: Louisville Caller(s): Open mic; Band(s)/Musician(s): Buzzstep; Note:

Saturday, May 3, 2014  Dance Series: Lexington - Saturday Location: Lexington Caller(s): Barbara Ramlow; Band(s)/Musician(s): Footbridge; Note:

Monday, May 5, 2014  Dance Series: Louisville - Monday Location: Louisville Caller(s): Dwayne Johnson; Band(s)/Musician(s): Monday Night All-Stars; Note:

Friday, May 9, 2014  Dance Series: Frankfort - Capital City Location: Frankfort Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Capital City Country Dance Orchestra; Note:

Friday, May 9, 2014  Dance Series: Lexington - Friday Location: Lexington Caller(s): Deborah Denenfeld; Band(s)/Musician(s): Empty Bottle String Band; Note:

Saturday, May 10, 2014  Dance Series: Carcassonne - Squares Location: Carcassonne Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Lee Sexton and friends; Note:

Monday, May 12, 2014  Dance Series: Louisville - Monday Location: Louisville Caller(s): Susan Moffett; Band(s)/Musician(s): Monday Night All-Stars; Note:

Thursday, May 15, 2014  Dance Series: Louisville - Squares - LOTSA Location: Louisville Caller(s): Randy Wilson; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Paw Paw Pickers; Note:

Friday, May 16, 2014  Dance Series: Berea - Friday Location: Berea Caller(s): Open mic; Band(s)/Musician(s): Pick-up band; Note:

Saturday, May 17, 2014  Dance Series: Louisville - Saturday Location: Louisville Caller(s): Karen Jackson; Band(s)/Musician(s): Queen City String Band; Note:

Monday, May 19, 2014  Dance Series: Louisville - Monday Location: Louisville Caller(s): Naresh Keswani; Band(s)/Musician(s): Monday Night All-Stars; Note:

Friday, May 23, 2014  Dance Series: Lexington - Friday Location: Lexington Caller(s): Jim Thaxter; Band(s)/Musician(s): Athcer, Beck and Kahl (open band); Note:

Saturday, May 24, 2014  Dance Series: Berea - Saturday Location: Berea Caller(s): Darlene Underwood; Band(s)/Musician(s): Zeke's Fancy; Note:

Monday, May 26, 2014  Dance Series: Louisville - Monday Location: Louisville Caller(s): Bradley Smith; Band(s)/Musician(s): Monday Night All-Stars; Note:

June 2014
Monday, June 2, 2014  Dance Series: Louisville - Monday Location: Louisville Caller(s): Deborah Denenfeld; Band(s)/Musician(s): Monday Night All-Stars; Note:

Friday, June 6, 2014  Dance Series: Lexington - Dance Trance Location: Lexington Caller(s): Lisa Greenleaf; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Latter Day Lizards (Peter Barnes, Dave Langford, Bill Tomczak) w/Mark Hellenberg and Stuart Kenney; Note: Weekend dance festival; register in advance; event ends on June 8, 2014

Friday, June 6, 2014  Dance Series: Whitesburg - Seedtime on the Cumberland Location: Whitesburg Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Mostly music, crafts and food festival plus a square dance; event ends on June 7, 2014

Saturday, June 7, 2014  Dance Series: Lexington - Dance Trance Location: Lexington Caller(s): Lisa Greenleaf; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Latter Day Lizards (Peter Barnes, Dave Langford, Bill Tomczak) w/Mark Hellenberg and Stuart Kenney; Note: Weekend dance festival; register in advance; event ends on June 8, 2014

Saturday, June 7, 2014  Dance Series: Whitesburg - Seedtime on the Cumberland Location: Whitesburg Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Mostly music, crafts and food festival plus a square dance; event ends on June 7, 2014

Sunday, June 8, 2014  Dance Series: Lexington - Dance Trance Location: Lexington Caller(s): Lisa Greenleaf; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Latter Day Lizards (Peter Barnes, Dave Langford, Bill Tomczak) w/Mark Hellenberg and Stuart Kenney; Note: Weekend dance festival; register in advance; event ends on June 8, 2014

Monday, June 9, 2014  Dance Series: Louisville - Monday Location: Louisville Caller(s): Susan Moffett; Band(s)/Musician(s): Monday Night All-Stars; Note:

Saturday, June 14, 2014  Dance Series: Carcassonne - Squares Location: Carcassonne Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Lee Sexton and friends; Note:

Monday, June 16, 2014  Dance Series: Louisville - Monday Location: Louisville Caller(s): Bradley Smith; Band(s)/Musician(s): Monday Night All-Stars; Note:

Thursday, June 19, 2014  Dance Series: Louisville - Squares - LOTSA Location: Louisville Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, June 21, 2014  Dance Series: Louisville - Saturday Location: Louisville Caller(s): Rachel Shapiro; Band(s)/Musician(s): Cosmic Otters; Note:

Monday, June 23, 2014  Dance Series: Louisville - Monday Location: Louisville Caller(s): Josiah Roberts; Band(s)/Musician(s): Monday Night All-Stars; Note:

Monday, June 23, 2014  Dance Series: Whitesburg - Cowan Creek Music School Location: Whitesburg Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Numerous; Note: Week of music with a little dancing; register in advance; event ends on June 27, 2014

Tuesday, June 24, 2014  Dance Series: Whitesburg - Cowan Creek Music School Location: Whitesburg Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Numerous; Note: Week of music with a little dancing; register in advance; event ends on June 27, 2014

Wednesday, June 25, 2014  Dance Series: Whitesburg - Cowan Creek Music School Location: Whitesburg Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Numerous; Note: Week of music with a little dancing; register in advance; event ends on June 27, 2014

Thursday, June 26, 2014  Dance Series: Whitesburg - Cowan Creek Music School Location: Whitesburg Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Numerous; Note: Week of music with a little dancing; register in advance; event ends on June 27, 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014  Dance Series: Whitesburg - Cowan Creek Music School Location: Whitesburg Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Numerous; Note: Week of music with a little dancing; register in advance; event ends on June 27, 2014

Saturday, June 28, 2014  Dance Series: Berea - Saturday Location: Berea Caller(s): Susan McElroy-Marcus; Band(s)/Musician(s): Mixed Nuts (Kentucky); Note:

Monday, June 30, 2014  Dance Series: Louisville - Monday Location: Louisville Caller(s): Beth Brokaw; Band(s)/Musician(s): Monday Night All-Stars; Note:

July 2014
Saturday, July 5, 2014  Dance Series: Lexington - Saturday Location: Lexington Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Thursday, July 10, 2014  Dance Series: Berea - Whippoorwill Festival Location: Berea Caller(s): Joe Wilkie; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Festival includes one dance; event ends on July 13, 2014

Friday, July 11, 2014  Dance Series: Berea - Whippoorwill Festival Location: Berea Caller(s): Joe Wilkie; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Festival includes one dance; event ends on July 13, 2014

Saturday, July 12, 2014  Dance Series: Berea - Whippoorwill Festival Location: Berea Caller(s): Joe Wilkie; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Festival includes one dance; event ends on July 13, 2014

Saturday, July 12, 2014  Dance Series: Carcassonne - Squares Location: Carcassonne Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Lee Sexton and friends; Note:

Sunday, July 13, 2014  Dance Series: Berea - Whippoorwill Festival Location: Berea Caller(s): Joe Wilkie; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Festival includes one dance; event ends on July 13, 2014

Sunday, July 20, 2014  Dance Series: Murray - Kentucky Dance Institute Location: Murray Caller(s): Ed Austin, Paul Henze, Hary Khamis, Roo Lester, Campbell Miller, Jody Trautwein and Marcie Van Cleave; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Week-long multi-style dance program; register in advance; event ends on July 26, 2014

Sunday, July 20, 2014  Dance Series: Nancy - Cumberland Dance Camp Location: Nancy Caller(s): Bill Litchman and Carol Ormand; Band(s)/Musician(s): Musicians from Cocks of the North, Cosmic Otters, Mean Lids, Mixed Nuts, The Avant Gardeners, The Retrospectacles and Uncle Farmer; Note: Dance week; register in advance; event ends on July 26, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014  Dance Series: Murray - Kentucky Dance Institute Location: Murray Caller(s): Ed Austin, Paul Henze, Hary Khamis, Roo Lester, Campbell Miller, Jody Trautwein and Marcie Van Cleave; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Week-long multi-style dance program; register in advance; event ends on July 26, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014  Dance Series: Nancy - Cumberland Dance Camp Location: Nancy Caller(s): Bill Litchman and Carol Ormand; Band(s)/Musician(s): Musicians from Cocks of the North, Cosmic Otters, Mean Lids, Mixed Nuts, The Avant Gardeners, The Retrospectacles and Uncle Farmer; Note: Dance week; register in advance; event ends on July 26, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014  Dance Series: Murray - Kentucky Dance Institute Location: Murray Caller(s): Ed Austin, Paul Henze, Hary Khamis, Roo Lester, Campbell Miller, Jody Trautwein and Marcie Van Cleave; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Week-long multi-style dance program; register in advance; event ends on July 26, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014  Dance Series: Nancy - Cumberland Dance Camp Location: Nancy Caller(s): Bill Litchman and Carol Ormand; Band(s)/Musician(s): Musicians from Cocks of the North, Cosmic Otters, Mean Lids, Mixed Nuts, The Avant Gardeners, The Retrospectacles and Uncle Farmer; Note: Dance week; register in advance; event ends on July 26, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014  Dance Series: Murray - Kentucky Dance Institute Location: Murray Caller(s): Ed Austin, Paul Henze, Hary Khamis, Roo Lester, Campbell Miller, Jody Trautwein and Marcie Van Cleave; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Week-long multi-style dance program; register in advance; event ends on July 26, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014  Dance Series: Nancy - Cumberland Dance Camp Location: Nancy Caller(s): Bill Litchman and Carol Ormand; Band(s)/Musician(s): Musicians from Cocks of the North, Cosmic Otters, Mean Lids, Mixed Nuts, The Avant Gardeners, The Retrospectacles and Uncle Farmer; Note: Dance week; register in advance; event ends on July 26, 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014  Dance Series: Murray - Kentucky Dance Institute Location: Murray Caller(s): Ed Austin, Paul Henze, Hary Khamis, Roo Lester, Campbell Miller, Jody Trautwein and Marcie Van Cleave; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Week-long multi-style dance program; register in advance; event ends on July 26, 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014  Dance Series: Nancy - Cumberland Dance Camp Location: Nancy Caller(s): Bill Litchman and Carol Ormand; Band(s)/Musician(s): Musicians from Cocks of the North, Cosmic Otters, Mean Lids, Mixed Nuts, The Avant Gardeners, The Retrospectacles and Uncle Farmer; Note: Dance week; register in advance; event ends on July 26, 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014  Dance Series: Lexington - Friday Location: Lexington Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Athcer, Beck and Kahl (open band); Note:

Friday, July 25, 2014  Dance Series: Murray - Kentucky Dance Institute Location: Murray Caller(s): Ed Austin, Paul Henze, Hary Khamis, Roo Lester, Campbell Miller, Jody Trautwein and Marcie Van Cleave; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Week-long multi-style dance program; register in advance; event ends on July 26, 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014  Dance Series: Nancy - Cumberland Dance Camp Location: Nancy Caller(s): Bill Litchman and Carol Ormand; Band(s)/Musician(s): Musicians from Cocks of the North, Cosmic Otters, Mean Lids, Mixed Nuts, The Avant Gardeners, The Retrospectacles and Uncle Farmer; Note: Dance week; register in advance; event ends on July 26, 2014

Saturday, July 26, 2014  Dance Series: Berea - Saturday Location: Berea Caller(s): Carol Ormand; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Avant Gardeners; Note:

Saturday, July 26, 2014  Dance Series: Murray - Kentucky Dance Institute Location: Murray Caller(s): Ed Austin, Paul Henze, Hary Khamis, Roo Lester, Campbell Miller, Jody Trautwein and Marcie Van Cleave; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Week-long multi-style dance program; register in advance; event ends on July 26, 2014

Saturday, July 26, 2014  Dance Series: Nancy - Cumberland Dance Camp Location: Nancy Caller(s): Bill Litchman and Carol Ormand; Band(s)/Musician(s): Musicians from Cocks of the North, Cosmic Otters, Mean Lids, Mixed Nuts, The Avant Gardeners, The Retrospectacles and Uncle Farmer; Note: Dance week; register in advance; event ends on July 26, 2014

August 2014
Saturday, August 2, 2014  Dance Series: Lexington - Saturday Location: Lexington Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Dream Dance - KY (Michael French, Elise Melrood, Anna Wilson, Nathan Wilson, Chuck Young); Note:

Saturday, August 9, 2014  Dance Series: Carcassonne - Squares Location: Carcassonne Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Lee Sexton and friends; Note:

Friday, August 15, 2014  Dance Series: Lexington - Friday Location: Lexington Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Athcer, Beck and Kahl (open band); Note:

Saturday, August 23, 2014  Dance Series: Berea - Saturday Location: Berea Caller(s): Frank Jenkins; Band(s)/Musician(s): Intellectual Property (David Atcher, Tom Cunningham, TBA); Note:

September 2014
Saturday, September 6, 2014  Dance Series: Lexington - Saturday Location: Lexington Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, September 12, 2014  Dance Series: Lexington - Friday Location: Lexington Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, September 13, 2014  Dance Series: Carcassonne - Squares Location: Carcassonne Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Lee Sexton and friends; Note:

Friday, September 19, 2014  Dance Series: Berea - Friday Location: Berea Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Pick-up band; Note:

Friday, September 26, 2014  Dance Series: Lexington - Friday Location: Lexington Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Athcer, Beck and Kahl (open band); Note:

Saturday, September 27, 2014  Dance Series: Berea - Saturday Location: Berea Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Berea Cast-Offs; Note:

October 2014
Saturday, October 4, 2014  Dance Series: Lexington - Saturday Location: Lexington Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, October 10, 2014  Dance Series: Lexington - Friday Location: Lexington Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, October 11, 2014  Dance Series: Carcassonne - Squares Location: Carcassonne Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Lee Sexton and friends; Note:

Thursday, October 16, 2014  Dance Series: Berea - KY - Celebration of Traditional Music Location: Berea Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Weekend music festival of workshops and performances with a little dancing; event ends on October 19, 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014  Dance Series: Berea - KY - Celebration of Traditional Music Location: Berea Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Weekend music festival of workshops and performances with a little dancing; event ends on October 19, 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014  Dance Series: Berea - Friday Location: Berea Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Pick-up band; Note:

Saturday, October 18, 2014  Dance Series: Berea - KY - Celebration of Traditional Music Location: Berea Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Weekend music festival of workshops and performances with a little dancing; event ends on October 19, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014  Dance Series: Berea - KY - Celebration of Traditional Music Location: Berea Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Weekend music festival of workshops and performances with a little dancing; event ends on October 19, 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014  Dance Series: Lexington - Friday Location: Lexington Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Athcer, Beck and Kahl (open band); Note:

Saturday, October 25, 2014  Dance Series: Berea - Saturday Location: Berea Caller(s): Joe Wilkie; Band(s)/Musician(s): Illegal Contraband; Note:

November 2014
Saturday, November 1, 2014  Dance Series: Lexington - Saturday Location: Lexington Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, November 8, 2014  Dance Series: Carcassonne - Squares Location: Carcassonne Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Lee Sexton and friends; Note:

Friday, November 14, 2014  Dance Series: Louisville - Fleur-de-Lis Dance Weekend Location: Louisville Caller(s): Nils Fredland; Band(s)/Musician(s): Crowfoot (Adam Broome, Jaige Trudel, Nicholas Williams); Note: Dance weekend; advance registration recommended; event ends on November 16, 2014

Saturday, November 15, 2014  Dance Series: Louisville - Fleur-de-Lis Dance Weekend Location: Louisville Caller(s): Nils Fredland; Band(s)/Musician(s): Crowfoot (Adam Broome, Jaige Trudel, Nicholas Williams); Note: Dance weekend; advance registration recommended; event ends on November 16, 2014

Sunday, November 16, 2014  Dance Series: Louisville - Fleur-de-Lis Dance Weekend Location: Louisville Caller(s): Nils Fredland; Band(s)/Musician(s): Crowfoot (Adam Broome, Jaige Trudel, Nicholas Williams); Note: Dance weekend; advance registration recommended; event ends on November 16, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014  Dance Series: Berea - Friday Location: Berea Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Pick-up band; Note:

Friday, November 21, 2014  Dance Series: Lexington - Friday Location: Lexington Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Athcer, Beck and Kahl (open band); Note:

Saturday, November 22, 2014  Dance Series: Berea - Saturday Location: Berea Caller(s): Joe Wilkie; Band(s)/Musician(s): Berea Cast-Offs; Note:

December 2014
Saturday, December 6, 2014  Dance Series: Lexington - Saturday Location: Lexington Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, December 12, 2014  Dance Series: Lexington - Friday Location: Lexington Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Athcer, Beck and Kahl (open band); Note:

Friday, December 19, 2014  Dance Series: Berea - Friday Location: Berea Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Pick-up band; Note:

Saturday, December 27, 2014  Dance Series: Berea - Saturday Location: Berea Caller(s): No dance today; Band(s)/Musician(s): No dance today; Note: See you at the Christmas Country Dance School?

January 2015
Saturday, January 3, 2015  Dance Series: Lexington - Saturday Location: Lexington Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, January 9, 2015  Dance Series: Lexington - Friday Location: Lexington Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Athcer, Beck and Kahl (open band); Note:

Friday, January 23, 2015  Dance Series: Berea/Lexington - Swing Shift Location: Berea and Lexington Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: in Lexington; Weekend of dances and workshops in two locations; event ends on January 24, 2015

Saturday, January 24, 2015  Dance Series: Berea/Lexington - Swing Shift Location: Berea and Lexington Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: in Berea; Weekend of dances and workshops in two locations; event ends on January 24, 2015

February 2015
Saturday, February 7, 2015  Dance Series: Lexington - Saturday Location: Lexington Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, February 20, 2015  Dance Series: Lexington - Friday Location: Lexington Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, February 27, 2015  Dance Series: Lexington - Friday Location: Lexington Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Athcer, Beck and Kahl (open band); Note:

March 2015
Saturday, March 7, 2015  Dance Series: Lexington - Saturday Location: Lexington Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, March 13, 2015  Dance Series: Lexington - Friday Location: Lexington Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, March 20, 2015  Dance Series: Lexington - Friday Location: Lexington Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Athcer, Beck and Kahl (open band); Note:

April 2015
Saturday, April 4, 2015  Dance Series: Lexington - Saturday Location: Lexington Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, April 10, 2015  Dance Series: Lexington - Friday Location: Lexington Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, April 17, 2015  Dance Series: Lexington - Friday Location: Lexington Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Athcer, Beck and Kahl (open band); Note:

May 2015
Saturday, May 2, 2015  Dance Series: Lexington - Saturday Location: Lexington Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, May 8, 2015  Dance Series: Lexington - Friday Location: Lexington Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, May 22, 2015  Dance Series: Lexington - Friday Location: Lexington Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Athcer, Beck and Kahl (open band); Note:

Venue and dance information

Berea - Friday: The Contraire Dance Association sponsors smaller homestyle dances on the third Friday of most months from 9:00pm to midnight upstairs at 128 N. Broadway with open-mic calling and a pick-up band. Usual Friday dance prices: $2.00 for everyone. Web site: http://www.bereacontradance.org/.

Berea - Saturday: The Contraire Dance Association sponsors dances on the fourth Saturday of every month from 7:30pm to 11:00pm at the Russell Acton Folk Center, 212 Jefferson Street. Usual Saturday dance prices: $4.00 for students and seniors, $7.00 Regular Admission. [Price changes to $5.00 and $8.00 on January 1, 2014] Web site: http://www.bereacontradance.org/.

Berea - Hands Four Weekend: Dance weekend held in April at the Russel Acton Folk Center, 212 Jefferson Street and other locations with workshops on a number of dance forms and other topics. Web site: http://www.hands4-berea.com/.

Berea - Christmas Country Dance School: A week of classes in a variety of English, American, Irish, and Scandinavian dance, music, song, and craft traditions. Graded classes are offered, so beginners are given the special attention they need, while experts are provided with new insights and inspiration. Evenings are filled with dancing and Parlor, a time of sharing songs, stories, and special talents. The week concludes with a gala New Year's Eve dance. Held from December 26 to December 31. Web site: http://www.berea.edu/ccds/.

Berea/Lexington - Swing Shift: is a weekend of dances and workshops in two locations, ArtsPlace at 161 N. Mill Street in Lexington and the Russell Acton Folk Center at 212 Jefferson Street sponsored by the Lexington Traditional Dance Association and Oh Contraire. The weekend is in January. Web site: http://swingshift.ltda.ws.

Berea - Waltz Weekend: Annual waltz weekend in October at the Folk Center in Berea. The primary focus of the workshop will be waltzing, including cross-step waltz and rotary waltz. The only prerequisite for attendance is knowing any form of basic waltz (rotary, cross-step, box, Viennese...). The weekend will be held at the Russel Acton Folk Center in Berea, KY (about 40 miles south of Lexington). Web site: http://www.lexingtonvintagedance.org.

Berea - International Festival: Multi-cultural festival, usually with a contra dance, held in mid-spring at various locations in Berea. Web site: http://www.berea.cc/EditablePages/homepage_bif.htm.

Berea - Festival Dancers Benefit: Dance and slient auction to benefit the Berea Festival Dancers. English, American, Contras and more! Event begins at 7:30pm at the Berea Folk Center, 212 Jefferson Street. Program will include some performance dances by the Berea Festival Dancers. Admission: $6 adult, $4 students. Proceeds to support attendance at the 2010 Marlboro Morris Ale Marlboro, Vermont and other group performances. Web site: None.

Berea - Celebration of Traditional Music: Held in mid-October at Berea College, the Celebration of Traditional Music strives to represent homemade music passed on from person to person in the Appalachian Region and the musicians who play it. Old time string band music, blues, traditional gospel singing, ballads, and acoustic instruments are featured in a family-friendly atmosphere. Berea College's students, faculty, and staff welcome the public to enjoy this festival of roots music and dancing on our campus. Bring your instruments, feet, and voices, and enjoy the many jam sessions and opportunities to learn how to sing, play, and dance to this music. Web site: http://www.berea.edu/appalachiancenter/ctm/default.asp.

Berea - Boone Tavern: Street Dance from 6:30pm to 8:30pm by the Berea College Country Dancers team, in front of Boone Tavern, 100 Main Street North, free of charge. It will feature a number of different dance styles. Web site: None.

Berea - Squares - Kentuckians for the Commonwealth: Dance and Pie Auction at the Union Church, acrost the street from Boone Tavern in Berea beginning at 7pm.'Tis a fun-raiser for some hellraisers, namely and to wit, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth( KFTC) and Radical Action for Mountain People's Survival (RAMPS). They both have a lot going on, but basically it's this: if you're not happy about the prospect of the Appalachian Mountains becoming the Appalachian Moonscape, you need to support these folks! Ye scoopage: Like our Contras. No experience needed, all dances taught, it'll be solid all Southern square dances. Wanna play music for the dance, orbring a pie, or both?? Thou shalt contact Megan at meganpielady@gmail.comfor moreinfo. Web site: None.

Berea - Kentuckians for the Commonwealth: Kentuckians for the Commonwealth-Funraiser Pie Auction and Contra Dance, Co-sponsored by Oh Contraire. Beginner lesson 7:00, Dance 7:30-11:00, Pie Auction at the break. $5 regular/$3 students or donation of a pie for the auction. Location: Berea Rusel-Acton Folk Center. Web site: http://www.bereacontradance.org.

Berea - Mountain Folk Festival: For Young Dancers from 4th grade through high school who come in dance groups from their school or other group, having learned the required dances, accompanied by their dance leader/teacher and chaperones. Held in late March or in April at Berea College.Web site: http://www.berea.edu/mff/.

Berea - Barn Dance - Central Appalachian Prisoner Support Network: Barn Dance and Cakewalk at Woods-Penniman Commons from 8pm to 10pm. All proceeds will benefit the Central Appalachian Prisoner Support Network, a group working with prisoners and their families in Central Appalachia to restore basic human rights and keep families together. Admission: $2 for students/$5 for others, children under 10 free, max $10 per family. Cakewalk tickets sold separately, $2. Web site: None.

Berea - New Opportunity School for Women: There is a great opportunity to share in the love of dance and enjoy traditional square and contradancing this coming Saturday afternoon! Along the way, meet some inspiring women who are making great changes in their lives. You are invited to join us from 1-3 pm for a dance with the New Opportunity School for Women and the Berea College Country Dancers! Calling by Frank Jenkins, Joe Wilkie, and Deborah Thompson. Live music! Find us at the Broadway Dance Studio, 128 N. Broadway in Old Town Berea (downstairs, next to the Fudge Shoppe). All dances will be taught and no experience is necessary. More info on The New Opportunity School for Women from their website, www.nosw.org - Jane B. Stephenson, wife of former Berea College President, John Stephenson, founded the NOSW in Berea, Kentucky in 1987. The program grew out of an urgent need for women in Appalachia to become better educated and employed. This need gave rise to the New Opportunity School for Women's Mission of improving the educational, financial, and personal circumstances of low-income, middle-aged women in Kentucky and the south central Appalachian region. In the past 25 years, over 600 women have completed the School's three-week residential program. Even more women have benefited from the NOSW's total programs, which also include career and education outreach and counseling. Web site: None.

Berea - Country Dances - Union Church: Fundraiser for Berea College Country Dancers from 8-10 pm at Union Church Community Room (basement – enter from side door). All dances will be taught – no experience necessary! Admission: Free, but donation requested, $2 students & children, $5 adults. Web site: None.

Berea - 2nd Friday Dance Sampler: You can expect to see the accent on lively dances including samples of American Squares, English Country, Appalachian Big Set, Contra chestnuts, Danish, Kerry Sets, and even an instructional session on Hambo. We will dance to recorded music, and it will be $2 at the door. This knees-up will run from 8 to 10 pm, and it will be in the DOWNSTAIRS dance studio at 128 N. Broadway in Berea, not upstairs. For info call 859-985-5501. Web site: None.

Berea - Whippoorwill Festival: The Whippoorwill Festival, located in the beautiful foothills of Appalachia in Central Kentucky, teaches earth-friendly and sustainable living skills in a joyful, healthy, family-friendly atmosphere. Includes one dance. Web site: http://www.whippoorwillfest.com/.

Berea - 1st Friday: Oh Contraire and the Berea College Country Dancers have conspired to inaugurate dancing on 1st Fridays. This newbie is called "Contra Plus" and it's on the Berea College campus, FREE for all students, just $2 for the rest of us. Half the dances will be the Contra dances you know and love; the other half will be dances of like kind which proved popular during the Berea "Dance Sampler" series this summer. Possibilities include squares, some of the lively English Country dances, Levi Jackson Rag, mountain big sets, and the occasional couples dance such as swing, polka, schottish, and Salty Dog Rag. Always a final waltz! Beginners are especially encouraged to attend this series for an easy intro into the dance world, then come to the 3rd Friday and 4th Saturday dances for a Total Contra Infusion. Dancing may be to recorded music at first, but the hope is to have live music ere long. The dance will run from 8:00 to 10:00 pm on 1st Fridays. Location: Berea College Seabury Center Dance Studio. Once inside, ask for the Dance Studio. It's kind of tucked away on the upper level at the end of a long hallway. Google maps is not to be trusted for Seabury and will only get you within 200 yards. See a campus map instead at http://www.berea.edu/campus-map/ and Seabury is the biggest building on it, key letter "R." Web site: None.

Berea - Waltz Workshop: Waltz workshop from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Woods-Penniman Commons on the Berea College Campus. Entitled "Cross-Step Waltz: Out of the Box," the workshop will consist of a lesson on using cross-step waltz variations in the context of the American slow waltz (box-step waltz), followed by open waltzing to recorded music. Participants should have some previous waltz experience, but knowledge of cross-step waltz is not a prerequisite. The workshop is being offered in cooperation with the ballroom dance class at Berea College and is free to Berea College students. It is open to the public; non-students may attend for $7 admission at the door. Web site: None.

Berea - Schottische Workshop: Event from 3:15 to 5:15 at the Mind Body Studio (128 N. Broadway in Old Town). There is almost always a Schottische at the monthly Mostly Waltz dance in Lexington, and Schottische is a part of many dance traditions, from Sweden to Argentina. The instructors will teach you the basic steps, which you can use to improvise a dance. Then they will show you some of the national variants, such as the Norwegian Reinlender, the Scottish Highland Schottische, and the American Salty Dog Rag. The fee for Dance of the Month is $10 per person ($5 students). Web site: None.

Berea - Squares - Fabulachian Ball: Square Dance and Cake Walk from 7:30pm until 9:30pm at the CPO Lounge, Woods-Penn. Berea College. The Harvey Milk Society is throwin' a party, y'all! The event is free and open to all. We'll have a square dance, a cake walk, and a good time! The calling will not be gender-specific, so you can dance with anyone you please. You're also more than welcome to attend in drag if you feel like it. We can't wait to see y'all there; don't forget your dancing shoes! Web site: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Harvey-Milk-Society/267417523282220.

Berea - Berea College Barn Dance: It kicks off at 7:30 at the rather barn-like Woods-Penn Commons on the Berea College campus, and it's free for BC students, and $5 for everyone else. Web site: None.

Carcassonne - Squares: The famous Carcassonne Square Dance occurs every second Saturday of the month from April-December. Dances are held at the Community Center, Square Dance Rd., Carcassonne, Kentucky 41804. Doors open at 6pm. Dancing is from 7pm to 9pm. Web site: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Carcassonne-Community-Center/148147188566236.

Covington - Pigtown Fling: A dance weekend held in March and sponsored by the Cincinnati Contra Dancers. The event location is Holmes High School, 2500 Madison Avenue. Register in advance for a discount. A la carte available. Web site: http://www.cincinnaticontradance.org/pigtown.htm.

Crestwood - Squares - Benefit for Appalshop and WMMT: Event begins at 6:00pm at North Star Farm: 4300 Glenarm Rd, Crestwood, KY 40014. You are invited to an old-time square dance and Appalshop film screening out on the Soltau family farm to fundraise for Whitesburg, KY’s community radio station, arts, and education center. Square Dance! Outdoor screening of Appalshop short films and feature film, Anne Braden: Southern Patriot. Bonfire and jamming into the night. Web site: http://appalshop.org/about/.

Crestwood - Squares - Foxhollow Farm: Foxhollow will be hosting the workshop: Merging Modern Methods and Old-Time Wisdom of Gardening and Farming with Jeff Poppen. Let's celebrate nature and welcome Jeff with a Square Dance! 7PM in the Farm Center; 7:30 Dancing starts! $5 to get into the dance. Family Friendly! All dances taught. No experience necessary. No one is required to dance. It is a social event. Predominantly simple and traditional southern figures. No dress code or partner needed. Anyone can dance with anyone regardless of gender. All are welcome, even if you aren't participating in the workshop. If you do want to check out the workshop, you can here: https://www.facebook.com/events/704901492876518/ - Web site: http://www.foxhollow.com.

Danville - Centre College: The dance will be at Centre College Campus Center, 602 West Walnut Street, Danville, KY 40422 from 8:00 to 11:00. Free Dance. Web site: None.

Frankfort: The Thorn Hill Country Dancers meet first and third Fridays monthly, September through May. Dances feature a balanced mix of contras, English, traditional squares, and Appalachian big sets, for which the Dance Band provides traditional reels, jigs, English, breakdowns, and waltzes. The dancers also use recorded music for some International, novelty, and no-partner dances. Dances, open to all, are usually attended by couples, singles, adults, kids, and grandparents. The band, also intergenerational (ages 6 through 70s), is fast growing into a dance orchestra. We have several callers and are growing more. You are invited to join us. Web site: http://ravitz.us/frankfort/.

Frankfort - Capital City Country Dancers: All dances are fun and easy to learn. Every dance is taught with a walk through. Historic dances of the 1600s through early 20th Century include: English Court, Country and Barn Dances Colonial Contra Dances Appalachian Big Sets and running Sets Early American Squares and more from the American Colonial, Revolutionary and Civil War eras through early 20th century also for fun: some Waltzes, International dances, Quadrilles, line, Novelty and more modern dances. WELCOME: Couples, Singles, Teens, Kids with Parents or Grandparents. Join us at At Thornhill Education Center, 700 Leslie Ave. Frankfort, KY for family fun and fellowship through dance from 7pm to 9pm. Web site: http://www.timetravelmusicanddance.webs.com/folkdance.html.

Frankfort - Squares - Pine Mountain Settlement School Benefit: No experience necessary, just come and have a great time. Admission $5 ($3 for students age 10 to 17; under 10 free). All proceeds go to support restoration projects at Pine Mountain Settlement School in Harlan Co. Location: Church of the Ascension, 311 Washington Street, Frankfort, KY 40601. Start time: 7:30pm. Web site: https://www.facebook.com/events/218726974982983/.

Harrodsburg - Shaker Booty: If you're heading to Lexington for Dance Trance, you can extend your weekend and join us at Shaker Village for a wonderful dinner followed by waltzes, contras, and a Levi Jackson rag. Afterwards, we'll relax and enjoy each other's company. Reservations are needed if you plan to stay over at this location. Check site for details. Location: Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd, Harrodsburg, KY. Web site: https://www.facebook.com/events/299042880226362/.

Hyden - Squares: Dances at the HCTC Leslie County Center Gymnasium. Admission: $3 per person or $5 per couple; free for K-12. Concessions available. Location: 108 Maple Street, near the Mary Breckenbridge Hospital. Call Chris Mullins at 606-487-3490 or fmullins0001@kctcs.edu or more information. Web site: https://www.facebook.com/HydenSquareDance.

Jabez - Faubush Fancy: A May weekend (Memorial Day, US) of historical dances and open stage at the Lake Cumberland 4H Center. Historical dances will escort you through three centuries of folk dance traditions including Olde English, Early American, dances of the Civil War era, and popular dances of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. Open Stage sessions welcome YOU to play in (or be) the band and invite YOU to lead some dances such as contras, squares, Appalachian sets, International, colonial longways sets, quadrilles, waltzes, English, not to mention some novelty dances which are very great fun and miscellaneous surprises As You Like It. The music will be a combination of assigned musicians, open stage for volunteer musicians, and recorded music for certain Open Stage sessions in the event that volunteers do not bountifully come forth to play. Web site: http://www.angelfire.com/planet/history1/Faubush2010.html.

Lexington - Friday: The Lexington Traditional Dance Association usually dances at ArtsPlace, 161 N Mill St, Lexington, KY, 8:00pm to 11:00pm (7:30p for new dancer workshop). From I-75/I-64, take exit 113 towards Lexington, turn left on Third and right on Mill. Saturday dances are $8.00 or $5.00 for students or first time dancers. Friday dances are $7.00 or $5.00 for students, etc. Special events, including Swing Shift, Dance Trance, and special Friday dances may have different prices. Atcher, Beck, and Kahl is the open band lead by David Atcher and/or Cary Ravitz. All musicians are welcome on these nights. Web site: http://ravitz.us/ltda/.

Lexington - Saturday: The Lexington Traditional Dance Association usually dances at ArtsPlace, 161 N Mill St, Lexington, KY, 8:00p to 11:00p (7:30p for new dancer workshop). From I-75/I-64, take exit 113 towards Lexington, turn left on Third and right on Mill. Saturday dances are $8.00 or $5.00 for students or first time dancers. Friday dances are $7.00 or $5.00 for students, etc. Special events, including Swing Shift, Dance Trance, and special Friday dances may have different prices. Atcher, Beck, and Kahl is the open band lead by David Atcher. All musicians are welcome on these nights. Questions? (859) 420-6780 or info@lexingtonvintagedance.org. Web site: http://ravitz.us/ltda/.

Lexington - Dance Trance: Dance weekend in June held at the Morton Middle School, 1225 Tates Creek Road. Register in advance. Web site: http://dancetrance.ltda.ws.

Lexington - Waltz: On the first Friday of each month, the Lexington Vintage Dance Society hosts a social dance, open to the public, with live music. Each event includes lots of waltzes, plus an occasional polka, schottische, tango, one-step, foxtrot, blues, or other favorite dance. There is instruction from 7:00 to 7:45 pm on a selected dance topic, then dancing from 8:00 to 10:00. The cost is $7 per person or $4 for full-time students. "Mostly Waltz" is in Performance Hall at ArtsPlace, 161 N. Mill Street. Starting in October 2011, Mostly Waltz will be at Barbara Ann's School of Dance, 898 East High St., Lexington. For more information, call Danby at (859) 420-6780 or send e-mail to jan_pearce@berea.edu Web site: http://www.lexingtonvintagedance.org/dance_opp.shtml.

Lexington - Waltz - Class: Waltz basics from 7pm to 8pm, Beyond the Basics from 8pm to 9pm. Location: ArtsPlace, studio 3B, 161 North Mill Street, Lexington. Cost: $5 per person per class. Come partnered or single. Web site: http://www.lexingtonvintagedance.org/vintage.shtml.

Louisville - Gilda's Club: The Club is sponsoring an old-fashioned street dance for the entire community from 5:30pm to 8:00pm on Rogers Street at Baxter Avenue for every find of family and folks of all ages. There will be delicious food available for purchase by the very hip Food Trucks including vegetarian/vegan options. Web site: http://www.gildasclublouisville.org.

Louisville - Friday: The Louisville Country Dancers sponsor dances on 1st Fridays at Church of the Advent, 901 Baxter Avenue, unless otherwise noted, from 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm. Beginners Lesson at 7:30. The house band plays excellent traditional and Celtic music. The callers are varied and capable callers from the region. Please wear comfortable shoes with non-marking soles. The admission fee on Friday night is – 30 and over: $8.00; – Under 30: $3.00. First-time and Lifetime members are still free! Web site: http://www.louisvillecountrydancers.org/.

Louisville - Monday: The Louisville Country Dancers sponsor dances every Monday at Church of the Advent, Baxter Avenue, unless otherwise noted, from 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm. There may be teaching for beginners starting at 7:30 PM. The house band plays excellent traditional and Celtic music. The callers are varied and capable callers from the region. Please wear comfortable shoes with non-marking soles. The admission fee for Mondays is – 30 and over: $5.00; – Under 30: $3.00. Free for first time new dancers (be sure to tell us). Web site: http://www.louisvillecountrydancers.org/.

Louisville - Saturday: The Louisville Country Dancers sponsor dances on 3rd Saturdays at Church of the Advent, 901 Baxter Avenue, unless otherwise noted, from 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm. Potluck Supper at 6:30; Beginners Lesson at 7:30. The house band plays excellent traditional and Celtic music. The callers are varied and capable callers from the region. Please wear comfortable shoes with non-marking soles. The admission fee on Saturday night is – 30 and over: $8.00; – Under 30: $3.00. First-time and Lifetime members are still free! Web site: http://www.louisvillecountrydancers.org/.

Louisville - Fleur-de-Lis Dance Weekend: The Louisville Country Dancers sponsor this dance weekend held in November at the Church of the Advent - 901 Baxter Avenue. Register for the full weekend or at the door. Web site: http://www.louisvillecountrydancers.org/.

Louisville - Special: A special dance on a special night sponsored by the Louisville Country Dancers at the Church of the Advent - 901 Baxter Avenue. Admission $5. Web site: http://www.louisvillecountrydancers.org/.

Louisville - Squares: Dance at the Church of the Advent, 901 Baxter Avenue from 4 to 6, $5.00. Web site: None.

Louisville - Special: A special New Year's Eve dance sponsored by the Louisville Country Dancers at the Church of the Advent - 901 Baxter Avenue. Check site for details. Web site: http://www.louisvillecountrydancers.org/.

Louisville - Contra Dance Sound Workshop: Sponsored & hosted by the Louisville Country Dancers. A free workshop for those desiring to learn more about running sound for dances. With Wes Maluk, the dean of contra dance sound men. Wes Maluk will use his two decades of contra dance experience--as musician, sound engineer and dancer, to make doing sound for contra dances a more rewarding, less stressful and enjoyable time for all involved. Workshop is from 1-4 PM, Church of the Advent, 901 Baxter Ave., Louisville. Please respond to Tom Cunningham at tom@fiddletales.com, if you plan to attend, so we know how many folks to prepare for. And feel free to direct questions to the same address. Web site: http://www.louisvillecountrydancers.org/.

Louisville - Potato Run Weekend: Annual dance weekend in Louisville, Kentucky at the Church of the Advent located at 901 Baxter Avenue. The event is sponsored by the Louisville Contradancers. Web site: http://www.louisvillecountrydancers.org/.

Louisville - Squares - LOTSA: The Louisville Old Time Squares Association (LOTSA) has organized an event series for all types of folks of all ages. On the Third Thursday of every month there will be a live band playing traditional American dance music and a caller to teach even those with two left feet how to dance like its 1899. Simple moves and upbeat fiddle music will put a smile on anyone's face whether dancing or just watching and socializing. All events are held in the big banquet room of the Schnitzelburg Amvets hall, Post #9 - Danny Mac's Pizza, located at 1567 S Shelby St, 40217. There will be a $5 cover charge (Amvets members, under 18, and volunteers get in free). The doors open at 7 pm, beginners dance workshop starts at 7:30 with dancing 8-10:30. The events are all ages. How can one help support this community event? Come early for drinks and pizza and support the neighborhood venue. Invite all of your local facebook and non-internet friends. LOTSA is always in need of volunteers. They need folks to flyer around town, work short shifts during the events, and set up the hall. Email fiddlepiebooking@gmail.com for further inquiry. Web site: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LOTSA/.

Louisville - How-To Festival: Annual event features new things to learn and new people to teach more than 50 things in 5 hours for free. Dance at 1pm. Web site: http://www.lfpl.org/how-to/.

Louisville - Techno Contra: Location: Church of the Advent, 901 Baxter Avenue at 8pm. This will be another experiment in taking Contra Dancing to a whole new level. Weird lighting, different music, different tempos, good dancing. $8 per person. Web site: None.

Louisville - Blackacre: Barn dance at the Blackacre State Nature Preserve and Historic Homestead, 3200 Tucker Station Road Louisville, KY 40299. Time: 6:00 pm. Cost: $5/member and $10/family; $8/non-member and $15/family. Blackacre will be hosting a barn dance this fall. Bring the family for an evening of dancing, live music, food and fun. All skill levels are encouraged, you don’t need to be a dancer to have fun, we will teach you all you need to know to be square dancing in no time. Enjoy a fall evening on the farm. Web site: http://blackacreconservancy.org.

Louisville - Muhammad Ali Center: Come join us contra dancing at the Muhammad Ali Center on for the Hello Neighbor Day of Dignity. Event is from 12:00-5:00, we will contra at 1:30-2:30. Live entertainment and dancing, international food, famility activites. Free admission with a donation: new or gently used coats, gloves, hats, scarves, alarm clocks, blankets shower curtains, can openers, plates, utensils, cups, pots, and pans. Web site: https://www.facebook.com/MuhammadAliCenter.

Louisville - Squares - LOTSA - Thanksgiving Benefit: Dance from 7:00pm to 10:30pm (or 10:00pm), Fresh Start Growers Supply, 1007 E. Jefferson Street (at Wenzel), Louisville, Kentucky. A Pre Thanksgiving Day Square Dance to give us all the chance to give thanks for the chance to dance regularly in Louisville. This will also be a fundraiser for LOTSA( Louisville Old Time Square Dance Association) to help us make a little money before the end of the year so we can have an AMAZING Spring season next year. This money helps with decoration, feeding and hydrating the bands as well as paying them, and making it worth their while to come from far away to hang in Louisville. It helps us with sound equipment, flyers, cooking cakes and pies, and just keeping the good times rolling! Land Holy Holy Mol&ecute; Taco Truck feeding you dinner so you don't have to cook anymore before the big turkey day! How Much: Suggested donation of $3. Come one, Come all and please give what you can. Bring the kids, friends in town for the holiday, and your granny! We're gonna have some fun! Web site: https://www.facebook.com/events/467977649988921/.

Millville - Kentucky Heartwood Benefit: Benefit dance of contras, squares and more at the Millville Community Center at 7:00pm. $5 at the door. If you'd like to experience a genuine old fashioned community dance, come join us! This event is a fundraiser for Kentucky Heartwood whose mission to protect and restore native forests has resulted in significant protection for the 700,000-acre Daniel Boone National Forest in southeastern Kentucky. Come early for hot homemade food and dessert. All evening we will run a slideshow of beautiful parts of the Daniel Boone National Forest that will amaze you. Kentucky Heartwood T shirts, literature, and Terri Berish's one-of-a-kind mugs will be available for sale! Come have fun and dance for a fantastic cause! Web site: http://www.kyheartwood.org/.

Morehead - Old Time Fiddlers Convention: Mostly music events and contests during a two-day weekend event in July with two square dances on Saturday night. Web site: http://www.organicconceptions.com/motfc/home.html.

: Murray - Kentucky Dance Institute: Week-long dance program including contras, squares, International, children, ballroom, Scandinavian, Balkan. Register in advance. Web site: http://www.knobtiger.com/.

Nancy - Cumberland Dance Camp: Sponsored by the Lloyd Shaw Foundation, the camp is a week in July of music and dance workshops and events for all ages. Register in advance. The camp is held at the Lake Cumberland 4-H Educational Center. Web site: http://www.CumberlandDanceWeek.org.

Nancy - Cumberland Dance Camp - Callers' Intensive Week: Class sessions during each day of the dance week. This class is for people who want to: learn to call from scratch (contras or squares), take their calling to the next level, call and teach more effectively and practice calling in a safe space. Register in advance. Web site: https://sites.google.com/a/cumberlanddanceweek.org/camp/home.

Somerset: Dances in the Fellowship Hall at First Presbyterian Church, 200 N. Vine, Somerset, KY 42501 from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Lesson at 7pm. Pricing is as follows: Adults $6, Students/Children $4, Childcare for 8 and under $4. Contact: somersetcontra@gmail.com or "Somerset Contra Dance" on facebook (look for the newsletters in the news section). Web site: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Somerset-Contra-Dance/194026780616706.

Whitesburg - Cowan Creek Music School: A week long series of classes in instrumental music, old time string band, singing, storytelling, programs for children, Square Dance calling. Register in advance. Web site: http://www.cowancreekmusic.org/?page_id=2.

Whitesburg - Seedtime on the Cumberland: Mostly music (crafts, food and a square dance) festival in early-mid June. Web site: http://appalshop.org/seedtime/.

Wilmore - Flash Dance: If you're heading to Lexington for Dance Trance, you can extend your weekend with a Flash Dance at the High Bridge Park Dance Pavilion, a spacious, open air Victorian Pavilion in a park that overlooks the Kentucky River and its palisades. High Bridge Park is 45 minutes SW of Dance Trance, which ends at 3:00pm. We'll gather at High Bridge Park about 4:30 for waltzes, contras, and a picnic dinner (BYOE). Pages 2-3 of this document have maps and driving directions. If the pavilion is already rented, we will use one of the smaller gazebos or a grassy area near High Bridge, an engineering feat which was the highest railroad trestle in the world (280 feet) when it was built in 1877. If interested, please email Greg Rohde or call him at 314.283.8685. Web site: http://www.louisvillecountrydancers.org.


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