The Central Illinois English Country Dancers

Invite You To Their

Festival Of The English May

The Central Illinois English Country Dancers will be holding their eighth annual May Festival on Saturday, May 21, 2016. The event will be held at the Andersons' barn. There will be a Maypole dance, Morris dancing and other activities, including English country dancing. Bring something to share at the potluck and snacks to share at the break in the dance. Admission is free, though donations to help support our dances will be accepted. All lovers of English Country dance and music are welcome.

Schedule Of Events

2:00 p.m. Various games including bean-bag toss and nail driving
4:00 p.m. Maypole dance, etc., including:
  • English Folk songs
  • Maypole dance
  • Performance by Boneyard Morris Dancers
  • A Mummers play
  • Period music
  • More Folk songs
5:30 p.m. Potluck dinner
7:00 p.m. English Country Dances, featuring dances from the 1600's. Music by The Flatland Consort & Friends.
10:00 p.m. A bonfire, burning the effigy of "Old Man Winter"

This schedule is tentative and may be subject to change

In case of inclement weather the outdoor activities will be moved into the barn.

Bring a dish to share for the potluck, snacks to share at the break and lawn chairs for lounging during the day.

For further information
Jonathan Sivier at 217/359-8225

The Central Illinois English Country Dancers is affiliated with the Urbana Park District and the

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Country Dance and Song Society

Central Illinois English Country Dancers' web pages are maintained by, last update May 14, 2016