CDS Boston Centre
Wednesday English Dance Program


The Boston Centre offers English country dancing every Wednesday night.
All dances are taught; no experience is necessary, nor do you need to come with a partner.

Dances are led by Barbara Finney, Rich Jackson, Linda Nelson, Miriam Newman, and Christine Robb, along with guest leaders.

Music is by Bare Necessities and friends.

  • The entire evening will be a mix of elegantly simple to challenging dances, and traditional to contemporary dances
  • Most dances will be walked through, with teaching as needed
  • One or two may only be prompted, not walked through (and will be announced in advance)
  • English Dance Basics is offered before the dance at 7:10
  • The dance of the month is taught each week of the month (except party nights)
  • 2nd Wednesday Birthday celebrations - birthday cake for all and a song for those who were born anytime in the month

English Dance Style Class - 2nd Wednesdays, 6:30pm:
New for May and June, we are starting a once-a-month workshop in English Country Dance style. We will be working on things like body carriage, timing, phrasing, execution of figures, and other topics. This class is open to intermediate and advanced dancers. We are assuming a basic understanding of English Country Dance figures and concepts. Join us as we all work on becoming better dancers!

  The dances are held from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., at the Park Avenue Congregational Church, located at the intersection of Park Avenue and Paul Revere Road (one block from Massachusetts Avenue), in Arlington Heights, MA.

  Newcomers and students   $4.00
  Members   $7.00
  Non-members   $9.00
  12 dance Dance Card   $75.00

The Dance Card is valid at all Wednesday dances for one year from the date of purchase and can be shared with friends and family.

  Volunteers are always needed, particularly with refreshments and putting things away at the end of the dance.

2016-2017 Schedule
    The 2016-2017 season will start on September 7, 2016 and run through to June 21, 2017.

    Current month
    June 7   Guest: Nikki Herbst (Iowa) • Earl Gaddis, Mary Lea, and Jacqueline Schwab
    June 14   6:30 English Dance Style Class led by Barbara Finney, Evening dance: Barbara Finney and Linda Nelson • Earl Gaddis and Jacqueline Schwab
    June 21   End of Season Party with CDS-BC leaders • Kate Barnes, Catherine Miller and Jacqueline Schwab

    July & August - Summer 2017 Wednesday Summer Dance Parties and Ice Cream Socials in Newton


    Complete schedule for 2016-17

CD*NY has a helpful list of terms for English country dance figures.
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