English Country Dancing at Fermilab
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.
If there is interest ( determined in advance )
we sometimes hold a potluck supper following the dancing.
2014 January through May - 1st Sunday of the month:
January 5 Practice for New Year’s Ball
Special event : New Year’s Ball weekend – January 18 & 19, 2014
Music by Earl Gaddis and Karen Axelrod (ECD and SCD)
Baker Community Center, St. Charles, IL
Full flyer with registration form for advance registration here
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:
Nineteenth Century Club,
178 Forest Ave., Oak Park
7 – 10 p.m.
Holiday Regency Dance to Celebrate Jane Austen’s Birthday
Monday, December 16, 7 p.m.
Period costumes encouraged ; contact us for costume information
Click for a printable flyer
Dancing in Oak Park continues in 2014 on the third Monday evening of the month except in January, when there will be a special session to practice dances for the New Year’s Ball on Sunday afternoon, January 12, at 3 p.m.
Click here for the current Oak Park flyer and parking information
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.
For detailed instructions showing how to find the Kuhn Barn at Fermilab, click on To the Barn
To come to the Barn, take I-88 to the Route 59 exit.
Exit and turn right, going north on Rt. 59. Go to
Exit I-88 at Farnsworth Av. which becomes
If you have questions, please feel free to contact us (see below).
More Dancing at Fermilab :
International Folk Dancing
also, come to English dancing at other
English Country Dancing in Evanston (late August through early June)
If you would like to be added to the email contact list to receive reminders of the next dance,
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 December 10, 2013 (M. Newfield)