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.
New Year’s Ball Weekend 2015
Earl Gaddis and Karen Axelrod
January, 16-18, 2015 in St. Charles, and Batavia, IL
Registration is now open. Dance programs and notes coming soon!
Dance instructions – coming soon!
These forms and information on the Scottish part of the programming will be available
on the RSCDS Chicago Branch website
2015 January 4
Dances done 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” (see directions below). Parking is available just north of the barn, or across the street.
**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, check the Fermilab calendar or check by contacting us – see below.
Click here for a printable flyer with current dates
Please feel free to call or email to verify meeting time and date:
Mady Newfield 630-584-0825
OTHER ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCING IN THE
Nineteenth Century Club,
178 Forest Ave., Oak Park
7 to 10 p.m.
$10 /$5 youth and seniors
Dancing in Oak Park is called by Tammy Bretscher and Mady Newfield and usually meets Monday evenings:
Monday, December 29
Monday, January 5 (preparation for New Year’s Ball)
Monday, February 2
Monday, March 16
Special event: Monday, April 6, Easter Ball with Susan de Guardiola
Click here for the current Oak Park flyer and parking information
Dances done in Oak Park
English Country Dancing Evanston
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1509 Ridge Ave.,
(at the corner with
8 to 10 p.m.
$5 / $3 students
is called by Tom Senior and meets every other Wednesday evening (late August through early June). Evanston
Dates for 2014:
Dates for 2015:
January 14 and 28
February 11 and 25
March 11 and 25
April 8 and 22
May 6 and 20
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
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 Dec. 16, 2014 (M. Newfield)