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You Are Invited To The

Fifteenth Annual

Traditional Dance
& Music Festival

March 19, 2016

The Central Illinois English Country Dancers will be holding a day of traditional dance and music at the Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W.Stoughton in Urbana, IL

The event will feature various dance workshops during the day Saturday and a Saturday evening English Country Ball.



Dance Instruction By
Mady Newfield
From Chicago


Susan Burt
Jon Hanson
Scott Meyer
Neal Schlein
Jonathan Sivier
Local Dance Leaders

Music By
Martha Edwards & Andrew Taylor on fiddle & Dianna Davis on keyboard

Little Bluestem String Band
Kathleen Everingham on fiddle, Rebecca Grosser on guitar, Todd Kinney on bass and Bob Pearse on banjo


The Flatland Consort
Tom Anderson on piano, Richard Engelbrecht-Wiggans on cello, Gwynne McQueen on violin, Hilary Valentine on flute


All events at the Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W.Stoughton, Urbana, IL

Saturday, March 19
Saturday 11:30 Doors Open
Saturday Noon - 1:20 English Country Dancing: Powers of Three
Leaders: Susan Burt, Jon Hanson, Scott Meyer, Jonathan Sivier
Band: The Flatland Consort
A variety of dances featuring the number 3; 3 couples, triple minors and waltzes
Dance Room
Saturday 1:30 - 2:50 Zesty Squares
Leader: Neal Schlein
Band: Little Bluestem String Band
Dance Room
Saturday 3:00 - 4:20 p.m. Welsh Country Dances
Leader: Mady Newfield
Dance Room
Saturday 1 - 3 p.m. Open Singing: Traditional Folk Songs
Leader: Chris Maden
Leal Room
Saturday 3 - 5 p.m. Open Singing: Shape Note Singing
Leader: Illinois Sacred Harp Singers
Leal Room
Saturday Dinner Break
Saturday 6:30 Doors Open for the Ball
Saturday 7 - 10 p.m. English Country Ball
Mistress of Ceremonies: Mady Newfield
Band: Martha Edwards, Andrew Taylor & Dianna Davis
Dance Room
Saturday 10 - 11 p.m. Dessert Party
Bring something to share!
Carle Room

For even more dancing the Urbana Country Dancers will be holding a contra dance at the Phillips Center on Friday, March 18 from 8 to 11 p.m.



$25 All Day Pass (all the workshops plus the evening ball)
$5 Each afternoon workshop
$2 Suggested donation for each singing session
$12 English Country Dance Evening Ball

Further Information

Festival Flier (PDF - 606 KB)

For more information contact
Jonathan Sivier at
or call (217)359-8225


Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W.Stoughton, Urbana, IL

Weather Information and Illinois Road Conditions


Champaign-Urbana lodging page

The Urbana Landmark Hotel at 210 S. Race St. is reasonably close. Their phone number is 217-384-8800.

Central Illinois English Country Dancers' web pages are maintained by, last update March 7, 2016