CDS Boston Centre
2016 Summer Series
Wednesday English Dance Program


    Mark your calendars for dancing Wednesday evenings, starting on July 5th and finishing on August 23rd, from 7:30 - 10:30 p.m.  with our ice cream socials, every week. All dances are party dances (all dances are walked through), and we have an exciting lineup of callers and musicians.

    Also back this year is English Dance Basics, starting at 7:10pm.

    The 2017 summer dances will be held at the air-conditioned First Unitarian Society of Newton, 1326 Washington Street, West Newton, MA. It is the striking stone church in West Newton center, right at exit 16 off the Pike, located just a short walk from the West Newton commuter rail station. There is parking on nearby streets and in parking lots nearby. The hall itself is lovely, with a great wood dance floor, wood panelling and beams, and best of all - it's air conditioned!

    Directions to the church (pdf file) and a map of the area including parking lots (pdf file). Parking: The bank lot is available, but not in the ATM or handicapped spots. Highland St beside the church is now limited; the other side of the bridge on the opposite side is available, as is Inis Circle partway up the hill. MBTA lots and municipal lots are also available, as well as the Newton Community Service Center (NCSC) lot on Waltham Street, just a short walk from FUSN behind the CVS parking lot, and can be used on Wednesdays after 6:30pm. For more details from the church about parking, see

    General admission is $9, CDS (and CDSS or affiliate) members are $7, students and newcomers are $4. Also available are 12-dance cards for $75, that are valid at all Wednesday dances for one year from the date of purchase and can be shared with friends and family. The suggested donation for ice cream is $2.

    All dances are taught; no experience is necessary, nor do you need to come with a partner. If you have any questions, write to < info-english at cds-boston dot org >.

      July 5 - Tara Bolker, from Hamilton, Ontario

      July 12 - Andrew Shaw, from England, with Rebecca King on piano
    Special Dance Workshop, 5:30-7pm
    As part of the "Elephant Stairs" book and cd tour, Andrew Shaw will be calling a special workshop in the late afternoon, before the evening's social dance. The workshop will be geared to experienced dancers, so that we can dive into some of the slightly more challenging material from his new book. The bank parking lot beside the church is available from 5pm.

      July 19 - Val Medve, from Burlington, VT
    Music by Gotham Carnival

      July 26 - Dan Blim, from Granville, OH

      August 2 - Tom Roby, from Arlington, MA

      August 9 - Robert Moir, from England

      August 16 - Kathy Anderson, from Dayton, OH

      August 23 - Sue Rosen, from Newton, MA

Volunteers are always needed. To help out, please talk to the door manager or any committee member.

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