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)

  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
    Apr 5   Requests Night • Ron Dann, Jean Monroe, and Ishmael Stefanov
    Apr 12   Robin Hayden • Mary Lea, Catherine Miller, and Marnen Laibow-Koser
    Apr 19   Rich Jackson and Christine Robb • AGM at 7pm followed by dancing with Kate Barnes, Mary Lea, and Jacqueline Schwab
    Apr 26   Post-NEFFA Party with Christine Robb at the Concord Scout House, 74 Walden Street, Concord, MA • Seven Times Salt [Karen Burciaga (fiddle), Daniel Meyers (recorders & percussion), Josh Schreiber Shalem (bass viol), Matthew Wright (lute)] with Nathaniel Cox (bandora & cornetto)

    Next month
    May 3   Rich Jackson and Miriam Newman
    May 10   Rich Jackson and Miriam Newman
    May 17   Barbara Finney
    May 24   Rich Jackson and Miriam Newman
    May 31   Barbara Finney and Linda Nelson


    Complete schedule for 2016-17

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

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