Fermilab International Folk Dancing

Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

No dancing December 25, 2014 or January 1, 2015.
Regular dancing resumes January 8, 2015.

Special workshop with
Lee Otterholt
Dances from the Balkans and Beyond

January 22, 2015  7:30 p.m.
suggested donation $10 / $5 students
(or what you can afford)

Printable flyer

More information about Lee Otterholt

Dancing is held at Kuhn Village Barn usually from September through May, and in Ramsey Auditorium in the Wilson Hall high-rise in summers, and if the Barn is not available. Dancing begins at 7:30 p.m. and continues until 10 p.m. or afterwards.

Beginners as well as experienced dancers are always welcome at international folk dancing. In a typical evening, we enjoy the company of dancers of many levels and ages (from ~7 to 70+). There is teaching and easier dancing early in the evening, more advanced and request dancing later in the evening. Dances from around the world are done - line dances, circle dances, couple dances, individual dances. You don't need to come with a partner. Except for special events, there is no charge for dancing, though donations are accepted.

One may enter the lab from either the east or west gate. Be prepared to show ID and tell the guard you are going to folk dancing. If you need further directions, the guard will be happy to help. Or send an e-mail and we can forward detailed directions (see below). Look here for a map.

*** If weather causes cancellation, an email will be sent by 6 p.m. that day.
No notice will be placed here on the website, but join the email list, check the Fermilab calendar, or check by contacting us – see below.

More information:

For information about Fermilab International Folk Dancing
send e-mail to: folkdance
or
call Mady Newfield at home 630-584-0825 or cell 630-251-0811
or Doug Jensen at work 630-840-8194 or home 630-232-9089

Driving directions are below


June Camp international folk dance weekend:

Next Camp: May 28 – 31, 2015

with Bata Marcetic and others

at Beloit College.
Click on June Camp for the camp website.

Around Chicagoland

The Chicago Folk Dance Scene , a 100 k PDF file

(2014-2015 update now available)

 


Directions to the Kuhn Village Barn on the Fermilab site

From the East

To come to the Barn, take I-88 to the Route 59 exit. Exit and turn right, going north on Rt. 59. Go to Batavia Road (the 4th light) and turn left. Enter Fermilab through the gate and proceed to the first stop sign at Sauk Blvd. Turn right. The Barn is the second building on your right. There is a parking lot just beyond it to the north. Go up the ramp to enter.

Alternatively, take North Avenue, Route 64, west to Route 59. Go south on Rt. 59, passing through West Chicago, until you arrive at the intersection with Batavia Road (the next light after Mack Road), in Warrenville. Turn right on Batavia Road and proceed as above.

From the West

Exit I-88 at Farnsworth Av. which becomes Kirk Rd. Go north, passing the outlet mall, and crossing Butterfield Road, past several stoplights, to the entrance to Fermilab at Pine St. Turn right and enter the lab. Drive east across the main road, passing stop signs by the high-rise, another stop sign by the CDF buildings, a blinking red light at Eola Road, and continue on to the next stop sign by the houses of the "Village". (If you go too far, you'll get to the East gate to the lab at Batavia Road.) Turn left at this stop sign to go north on Sauk Blvd., and the Barn is the 2nd building on your right. There is a parking lot just beyond it to the north. Go up the ramp to enter. Alternatively, take Route 64 (=North Avenue) or Route 38 (=Roosevelt Road) to Kirk Road and go south to Pine St, which is one light south of Wilson St., or 3 lights south of the intersection of Fabyan Parkway and Kirk Road. Turn left at Pine St to enter Fermilab and proceed as above.


Directions to Ramsey Auditorium in Wilson Hall at Fermilab

To get to the lab you can come along North Avenue or Route 38 or along I-88, the Reagan expressway, and you can enter the lab via the west or the east entrance. At the entrance you need to be ready to show your driver's license for ID to the guard at the gate.  Wilson Hall is regularly locked at 8 p.m. except for the main door at the front circle. If you find the back breezeway doors locked, go around to the front, enter there, and proceed straight to the back and down the stairs.

Via Fermilab's west entrance (Pine St, off of Kirk Road):

From North Avenue (Rt. 64) or Roosevelt Rd (Rt. 38): Go west until you get to Kirk Road. Turn Left to go South on Kirk Road. Turn left to enter Fermilab at Pine St. (1st light after Wilson St.)  Continue straight until you get to the stop sign even with the main 16-storey building. Turn right to go up to the building but don't continue into the circle at the front of it. Instead, at the next corner,  turn right and then immediately left to go into the parking lot along the west side of the building. Park there and walk towards the back of the building. There is a circular drive around the back of the building. When you see the breezeway doors just before that circle, come in, and go down the steps into the Auditorium, which is the room in that circle. We dance on the stage there.

**Please note that Wilson Hall is regularly locked at 8 p.m. except for the main door at the front circle. We hope that they will leave the back breezeway doors unlocked on dance nights. However if you  find the back door locked, go around to the front, enter there, and proceed straight to the back and down the stairs.

From I-88: take the exit at Farnsworth Av. (the next exit after Rt. 59), which becomes Kirk Rd. Go north, passing the outlet mall, and crossing Butterfield Road, past several stoplights, to the entrance to Fermilab at Pine St. Turn right and enter the lab.  Proceed as above to park on the west side of Wilson Hall, the high rise, go on to the back to Ramsey Auditorium.

Via Fermilab's east entrance (Batavia Road, off of Route 59):

From North Avenue (Rt. 64) or Roosevelt Rd (Rt. 38): Go west until you get to Route 59. Go South on Route 59 to Batavia Road (in Warrenville). Turn right on Batavia Road and continue to the Fermilab gate. Be ready to show your driver's license for ID to the guard at the gate. Continue across the lab on this road, towards the 16-storey white building you can see towards your left in the distance (Wilson Hall). You will go past a stop sign, a blinking red light, and another stop sign. At the next set of stops, even with the main building, turn left to go up the building but don't continue into the circle at the front of it. Instead, at the next corner,  turn right and then immediately left to go into the parking lot along the west side of the building. Park there and walk towards the back of the building. There is a circular drive around the back of the building. When you see the breezeway doors just before that circle, come in, and go down the steps into the Auditorium, which is the room in that circle. We dance on the stage there.

**Please note that Wilson Hall is regularly locked at 8 p.m. except for the main door at the front circle. We hope that they will leave the back breezeway doors unlocked on dance nights. However if you  find the back door locked, go around to the front, enter there, and proceed straight to the back and down the stairs.

From I-88: Take the Route 59 exit and turn right to go north. Go to Batavia Road (the 4th light) and turn left. Enter Fermilab through the east gate and proceed as above to Wilson Hall and follow parking instructions there.



This page was updated December 16, 2014 (M. Newfield)