ButterBall is sponsored by:
Dance Association is a non-profit Pennsylvania corporation devoted to preserving
and teaching people about the traditional dances and related music that constitute
their common dance heritage. The Association is a Center of the Country Dance
and Song Society of America.
PCD holds regular Wednesday night dances from 8-10:30 pm at the
Suzanne Patterson Center in Princeton NJ. A beginners' workshop takes place
at 7:40. Beginners are welcome, and you do not need to bring a partner.
Each week, traditional dances of the United States and England (usually contra
dances, occasionally English country dances) are taught, with live music.
Night Dance Committee
The Thursday Night Contra Dance meets at Glenside Memorial Hall,
Waverly Rd. and Keswick Ave., Glenside, PA Thursdays 8 to 11 PM. Instructions
and figures for beginners 7:30 - 7:50.
Lively New England Folk Dancing in Historic Bethlehem PA. Caller
and live band on 2nd and 4th Saturdays. Instruction 7:00 pm, Dancing from
7:30 -11 pm. No partners needed. Family Friendly. Carry in your soft soled
visit these friends of the ButterBall:
Seven Day Dance Guide
A comprehensive guide to folk, swing and traditional dancing
in and around Philadelphia. Produced and maintained by Peggy Leiby and Ret
Waltz Sunday afternoons, all types -- Country, Viennese, Pop, English, anything
that goes 1,2,3 -- is the featured music on the 4th Sunday of the month from
3 to 6 pm. Two waltz lessons, one for beginners (very beginners) and the
other more advanced (called "waltz flourishes"), are free with admission
and run simultaneously from 3 to 3:30. Waltz dancing -- with a very occasional
swing, tango, hambo, etc mixed in to break up the 1-2-3 a little, -- immediately
follows the lesson through 6 pm. Live music. Dress is casual on up. No partner
The Arden Folk Gild sponsors a Contra Dance every month on the first Sunday,
from 2 to 5 pm in Arden DE, featuring live bands and callers from Maine
to North Carolina (so far),a nice floor, and much more!
Third Saturday Dance
The Glenside third Saturday Dance
Philadelphia Swing Dance Society
Check out this hip site for all the area Swing events, news and
Ted Crane, a caller and computer
system analyst from the Ithaca,
NY dance, has put together DanceDB.
You can find hundreds of dances organized by state (here's Pennsylvania,
for example) and region or by day-of-the-month (Pennsylvania
and New Jersey). You can also find info and schedules for more than 1,000