Dance Schedule Archives - 2020

Past Dances

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 11am-3pm New Year's Day Potluck Brunch

Bring something to eat or drink and an instrument if you would like to play.

Location: Richard and Shirley Baker's House

Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 7pm Open Calling Contra Dance (aka Callers Choice Dance) $8

band: Blind Pig (Ellen Gomez, Dave Landreth, Keith Dudding and Lukas Simpson)
callers: wonderful local callers

Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band: Rambling Rosies
caller: Dale Wilson

Monday, January 6, 2020 7pm  Learn to Dance English (aka Plain and Fancy Dance) $5

music: some recorded, some live
callers: multiple

If you are new to English, or new to dancing, this is for you! Experienced dancers are encouraged to come to help the newer dancers - we'll do some more complex dances later in the evening.

* Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 7pm House Party (aka Calling Party) at Bob and Martha's house

Here we learn to call, or vet new dances, or suggest answers to the questions you may have - newcomers are especially welcome.  Directions here.

Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band: The Rich and Famous (Rich Egan on keyboard, Martha Edwards and Aileen Murphy on fiddle)
caller: Lauren Peckman

Friday, January 17, 2020 at 7pm - English Country Dance CANCELLED ON ACCOUNT OF ICE

band: Martha Edwards and Roger Netherton on fiddle, Kristin Graham on keyboard
caller: MR2  (Missy Reisenleiter and Mark Rice)

Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band: Dugout Canoe
caller: Ted Steele

Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 7pm - Waltz Party $10
      FREE workshop "How to teach anyone to Waltz in 30 seconds" from 6-6:50pm
     
People new to waltzing especially welcome - to see if it's working!

band: Halcyon Light Orchestra (tonight: Billy Boyer, Matt McKeever, Martha Edwards)
workshop leader: Martha Edwards

* Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 7pm House Party at Sarah Kaiser's house 

Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band: 32 Bartenders
caller: Jim Thaxter

Saturday, February 1, 2020 7pm Open Calling Contra Dance (aka Callers Choice Dance) $8

band: Mound City Slickers

Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band: MO Possum Tamers
caller: Deborah Hyland

Monday, February 3, 2020 7pm Learn to Dance English (aka Plain and Fancy Dance) $5
 

Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band:  The Root Diggers
caller: John Coffman

*Wednesday, February 12, 2020 7pm House Party at Bob and Martha's House (aka Calling Party)

Here we learn to call, or vet new dances, or suggest answers to the questions you may have - newcomers are especially welcome.

Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band:  Chirps Smith, Fred Campeau, Steve Rosen, Dave Landreth
caller: Mac Mckeever

Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 7pm - Waltz Party $10
      FREE workshop from 6-6:50pm, featuring Cross-Step and Shadow Waltz

band: Halcyon Light Orchestra (tonight: Billy Boyer, Martha Edwards, Matthew McKeever)
workshop leader: Bob Green

Friday, February 21, 2020 7pm English Country Dance $10

Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band:  The Short List
caller: Ted Steele

* Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7pm House Party at Sarah Kaiser's House
        at 6412 Ashbury, Affton, MO 63123: 7pm. All are welcome.

Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band:  Hot Coffee Breakdown
caller: Karen Jackson

Monday, March 2, 2020 7pm Learn to Dance English (aka Plain and Fancy Dance) $5

* Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 7pm House Party (aka Calling Party) at Bob and Martha's house

Here we learn to call, or vet new dances, or suggest answers to the questions you may have - newcomers are especially welcome.  NOTE: one of our dancers turns 70 that night. Who could it be?

Saturday, March 7, 2020 7pm Caller's Choice - an Open Calling Contra Dance $8

band: Martha and the Troublemakers (Martha Edwards and Nathaniel Eulentrop, fiddles, Billy Boyer, keyboard)

Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band:  Road Kill Ramblers
caller: Mac McKeever

All Dances, starting here, are cancelled until further notice, due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 CANCELLED

band:  Sadie Hawkins Day
caller:  Kathy Coffman

Saturday, March 21,  2020 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8  CANCELLED

band:  Lynn Frederick, Fred Campo, Dave Landreth, Steve Rosen
caller: Wade Pearson

Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 7pm - Waltz Party $10  CANCELLED
      FREE workshop from 6-6:50pm

band: Halcyon Light Orchestra
workshop leader: Bob Green

* Wednesday, March 25, 2020 7pm House Party at Sarah Kaiser's House CANCELLED

Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 CANCELLED

band:  Roger Netherton
caller: Ted Steele

* Wednesday, March 25, 2020 7pm House Party at Sarah Kaiser's House CANCELLED

Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm) CANCELLED

band:  Mighty Hayrakes - Tricia Spenser and Howard Raines
caller: Ted Steele

Saturday April 4, 2020 - NO CALLERS CHOICE DANCE - Callers' Choice Dance moved to 4th Sundays! 

Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm) CANCELLED

band:  3 Crooked Men
caller: Sarah Kaiser

Monday, April 6, 2020 7pm Learn to Dance English (aka Plain and Fancy Dance) $5 CANCELLED

*Wednesday, April 8, 2020 7pm House Party at Bob and Martha's House (aka Calling Party) CANCELLED

Sunday, April 12, 2020 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm) CANCELLED

band:  Trad to the Bone
caller: Karen Jackson

Thursday, April 16, 2020 7-9pm Gender-free Contra Dance $10 (mini lesson at 6:45pm) CANCELLED

band: Cambia (Roger Netherton, fiddle, Alyssa Catlin, guitar)
caller: Sarah Kaiser

This was to have been an exciting new dance series on third Thursdays at Focal Point, where everyone is invited to dance whatever role they like, with whomever they want. Let's hope we can start it again!

Friday, April 17, 2020 7pm English Country Dance $10 CANCELLED

band: CCD Band
caller: MR2  (Missy Reisenleiter and Mark Rice)

Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm) CANCELLED

band:  Campeau Creek Boys
caller: Lisa Harris

Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 7pm - Waltz Party $10 CANCELLED
      FREE workshop from 6-6:50pm

band: Halcyon Light Orchestra
workshop leader: Bob Green

* Wednesday, April 22, 2020 7pm House Party at Sarah Kaiser's House CANCELLED
        at 6412 Ashbury, Affton, MO 63123: 7pm all are welcome.

Sunday,  April 26, 2020 at 7pm - Caller's Choice - an Open Calling Contra Dance $8  CANCELLED
       
(free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band:  Rambling Rosies
caller: Open calling (contact Jim Hemphill to sign up)

Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8  CANCELLED

band:  Mound City Slickers
caller: Ted Steele

Monday, May 4, 2020 7pm Learn to Dance English (aka Plain and Fancy Dance) $5 CANCELLED

music: recorded
caller: multiple

If you are new to English, or new to dancing, this is for you! Experienced dancers are encouraged to come to help the newer dancers - we'll do some more complex dances later in the evening.

Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm) CANCELLED

band:  Martha Edwards
caller: Jim Hempill

*Wednesday, May 13, 2020 7pm House Party at Bob and Martha's House (aka Calling Party) CANCELLED

Here we learn to call, or vet new dances, or suggest answers to the questions you may have - newcomers are especially welcome.  Directions here.

Friday, May 15, 2020 7pm English Country Dance $10 CANCELLED

band: CCD Band
caller: Courtney Cartwright

Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8  CANCELLED

band:  Lucas Simpson
caller: Bob Green

Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 7pm - Waltz Party $10 CANCELLED
      FREE workshop from 6-6:50pm

band: Halcyon Light Orchestra
workshop leader: Bob Green

Thursday, May 21, 2020 7-9pm Gender-free Contra Dance $10 (mini lesson at 6:45pm) CANCELLED

band: Mound City Slickers
caller: Bob Green and Sarah Kaiser

This is an exciting new dance series on third Thursdays at Focal Point, where everyone is invited to dance whatever role they like, with whomever they want. Come on in and have a blast! Then come join us at the Meet Me in St. Louis dance weekend.

Friday, May 22 - Monday, May 25, 2020 Meet Me In St Louis   CANCELLED

Yes, I am afraid that we have had to cancel Meet Me in St Louis as well as many of our regular dances. It pains us to have to do it, but we prefer to err on the side of caution in these troubled times. Please let any friends who were planning to come know!

* Wednesday, May 27, 2020 7pm House Party at Sarah Kaiser's House CANCELLED
        at 6412 Ashbury, Affton, MO 63123: 7pm all are welcome.

Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 7pm - Callers Choice Contra Dance $8  CANCELLED

band:  Lukas Simpson
caller: OPEN CALLING (contact Jim Hemphill to sign up)

Monday, June 1, 2020 7pm Learn to Dance English (aka Plain and Fancy Dance) $5 CANCELLED

music: recorded
caller: multiple

If you are new to English, or new to dancing, this is for you! Experienced dancers are encouraged to come to help the newer dancers - we'll do some more complex dances later in the evening.

Sunday, June 7, 2020 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm) CANCELLED

band:  The Root Diggers
caller: Keith Tuxhorn

*Wednesday, June 10, 2020 7pm House Party at Bob and Martha's House (aka Calling Party) CANCELLED

Here we learn to call, or vet new dances, or suggest answers to the questions you may have - newcomers are especially welcome.  Directions here.

Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm) CANCELLED

band:  Dave Landreth has Friends
caller: Deborah Hyland

Thursday, June 18, 2020 7-9pm Gender-free Contra Dance $10 (mini lesson at 6:45pm) CANCELLED

band: Cambia (Roger Netherton, fiddle, Alyssa Catlin, guitar)
caller: Sarah Kaiser

This is an exciting new dance series on third Thursdays at Focal Point, where everyone is invited to dance whatever role they like, with whomever they want. Come on in and have a blast!

Friday, June 19, 2020 7pm English Country Dance $10 CANCELLED

caller: Sarah Kaiser
band: CCD Band

Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 7pm - Contra Dance $8 (free beginner workshop at 6:30pm) CANCELLED

band:  Hoosier Crackerjacks
caller: Tamara Lowenthal

Sunday, June 21, 2020 at 7pm - Waltz Party $10 CANCELLED
      FREE workshop from 6-6:50pm

band: Halcyon Light Orchestra
workshop leader: Bob Green

* Wednesday, June 24, 2020 7pm House Party at Sarah Kaiser's House CANCELLED
        at 6412 Ashbury, Affton, MO 63123: 7pm all are welcome.

Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 7pm - Caller's Choice Contra Dance $8  CANCELLED
       
(free beginner workshop at 6:30pm)

band:  Keith Dudding
callers: OPEN CALLING (contact Jim Hemphill to sign up)

Upcoming Dances (Maybe)

NONE SO FAR

*Please Note: events marked with an asterisk are not Childgrove sponsored events, but get-togethers hosted by one of our regular dancers.