English Country Dancing at Fermilab

Regular dancing meets at Fermilab Sunday afternoons
once per month, year round.
This is an accessible sort of set dancing done to beautiful music

- something for all ages and energy levels.
All the dances are taught and walked through.
Everyone is welcome. No previous experience or partners are needed.

(Children must be able to follow instructions and dance independently of their parents or siblings.)

Dancing starts at 2 p.m. for all,

with a session for more advanced dancers at 1 p.m.,

and continues to about 5 p.m.

Save the weekend for more Cross Step Waltz with dance historian Susan de Guardiola

September 12 and/or 13, 2014

as well as Oak Park’s Harvest Moon Ball September 14, with guest musician Martha Edwards from St. Louis and the Cosmic Otters!


Schedule of Sunday Dances:

2014   July 27
            August 10
            September 7  
            October 5
            October 26
            November 9
            December 7
Also save the date for our New Year’s Ball Weekend 2015 
Earl Gaddis and Karen Axelrod
January, 17-18, 2015  in St. Charles, IL


**If weather causes cancellation, an email will be sent by noon that day.

Notice will NOT necessarily be placed here on the website, but join the email list or check by contacting us – see below.

Click here for a printable flyer with current dates
Please feel free to call to verify meeting time and date: 
               Mady Newfield 630-584-0825   
               See note below for making e-mail contact.
Also continuing Monday evenings:
Oak Park English Country Dancing
Nineteenth Century Club, 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park
7 to 10 p.m.
Dancing in Oak Park continues in 2014 with varying Monday meetings:
Juen 2 with live music by Old Fezziwig’s Band
July 28
August 18
Click here for the current Oak Park flyer and parking information 

Dances  done at previous sessions at Fermilab

Music for dancing is provided either by excellent recordings or by the fine playing of Old Fezziwig's Band . If you are interested in joining these musicians and  playing for English dancing, please contact us (see link to 'folkdance' below ).

We dance in the Kuhn Village Barn, located on the east side of the Fermilab site. It is visible to the north when you stop at the first stop sign inside the east gate of the lab, in the “Village”. Parking is available just north of the barn, or across the street.


Directions to the Barn on the Fermilab site

For detailed instructions showing how to find the Kuhn Barn at Fermilab, click on To the Barn

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.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us (see below).

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More Dancing at Fermilab :
International Folk Dancing

Welsh Dance Performing Group  - Y Ddraig Goch Welsh Dancers

Silk and Thistle Scottish Country Dancing

Fermilab Folk Club Barn Dances

also, come to English dancing at other Chicago area locations:

English Country Dancing in Oak Park

English Country Dancing in Evanston (late August through early June)

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More Information ?

If you would like to be added to the email contact list to receive reminders of the next dance,

or to get more information send E-Mail to: folkdance
or call Mady Newfield at (630) 584-0825 or (630) 251-0811  (cell)

This information was updated July 10, 2014 (M. Newfield)