We've started holding some indoor dances!

Covid hasn't gone away completely, but it's trending down far enough that we've decided to try some indoor dances.

All of our dances  will require proof of vaccination until further notice, as well as good masks.  Even though dancers who are healthy and vaccinated are reasonably safe from harm, their friends and family who are either unvaccinated or unhealthy may not be safe if they are visited by someone who has been to a dance unmasked, so we are currently requiring that dancers wear masks at the dance.

We  require n95 or kn95 masks. If you have one, please bring it! Otherwise, we'll have some available at the dance for you, free of charge. We are asking all dancers who can, to make a donation to help pay for the masks

PLEASE NOTE: Since we require that all attendees be fully vaccinated, please get your vaccination, and be ready to show your proof!  If you don't want to get vaccinated, I suppose we'll just have to wait a while to have the pleasure of dancing with you again, darn it!

We also collect a list of the attendees at these dances so that if anyone does get sick, we can notify all the others to be sure and get tested (i.e., contact tracing).  It can take a while to get symptoms, so please let us know if you get sick within about two weeks after the dance.

We also require that you sign a liability waiver, which will also be made available at the dance.

Upcoming Indoor Contra Dances

In case the pandemic news gets worse and we have to cancel, please check back here to make sure we're still meeting!

Sunday, June 19, 2022 at 7:00pmContra Dance at the Monday Club  $10 

          where: 37 S. Maple Ave., Webster Groves, MO 63119  (corner of Maple and Cedar)
          when: 7 PM to 10 PM
          band: Campeau Creek Boys (Fred Campeau, fiddle, Jim Nelson, guitar, Jeff Miller, banjo, Dedo Norris, bass)
          caller: Keith Tuxhorn
 
Sunday, July 3, 2022 at 7:00pmContra Dance at the Monday Club  $10 
          where: 37 S. Maple Ave., Webster Groves, MO63119  (corner of Maple and Cedar)
          when: 7 PM to 10 PM
          band: Clever Foxes (Kathy Summers, fiddle, Chris Case, guitar, Luke Simpson, banjo/mandolin)
          caller: Karen Jackson
 
Saturday, July 9, 2022 at 7:00pmContra Dance at the Monday Club  $10 
          where: 37 S. Maple Ave., Webster Groves, MO 63119  (corner of Maple and Cedar)
          when: 7 PM to 10 PM
          band: Mound City Slickers
          caller: Kathy Coffman
 
Sunday, July 17, 2022 at 7:00pmContra Dance at the Monday Club  $10 
          where: 37 S. Maple Ave., Webster Groves, MO 63119  (corner of Maple and Cedar)
          when: 7 PM to 10 PM
          band: Ridge Road Ramblers (Keith Dudding, Michael Banvard, Kang, Scozzi)
          caller: Bob Green
 
Sunday, July 24, 2022 at 7:00pmContra Dance at the Monday Club  $10 
          where: 37 S. Maple Ave., Webster Groves, MO 63119  (corner of Maple and Cedar)
          when: 7 PM to 10 PM
          band: Blind Pig (Keith Dudding, Dave Landreth, Lukas and Ellen Gomez)
          caller: Mac McKeever
 
Sunday, July 31, 2022 at 7:00pmContra Dance at the Monday Club  $10 
          where: 37 S. Maple Ave., Webster Groves, MO 63119  (corner of Maple and Cedar)
          when: 7 PM to 10 PM
          band: Sadie Hawkins Day (Williamson sisters Annie and Colleen, Dave Black, Dan Higgins, Thomas Coriell)
          caller: John Coffman
 

Upcoming English Country Dances

OH, and did we mention that we're going to start up English dances as well? Some of us have learned to just love the elegance and musical variety of English Country Dances, so we want to continue those as well.

Eventually, we'll be holding them at the Monday Club on Second and Fourth Fridays. Save these dates for now, and check back often to see what's been added:

Friday, July 22, 2022 at 7:00pm - English Country Dance at the Monday Club  $10 
          where: 37 S. Maple Ave., Webster Groves, MO 63119  (corner of Maple and Cedar)
          when: 7 PM to 9:30 PM
          band: Ragged Robin (Billy Boyer, keyboard, Martha Edwards, violin, plus one)
          caller: Peter Wollenberg
 
Friday, August  12, 2022 at 7:00pm - English Country Dance at the Monday Club  $10 
          where: 37 S. Maple Ave., Webster Groves, MO 63119  (corner of Maple and Cedar)
          when: 7 PM to 10 PM
          band: TBD
          caller: TBD
 
Friday, August 26, 2022 at 7:00pm - English Country Dance at the Monday Club  $10 
          where: 37 S. Maple Ave., Webster Groves, MO 63119  (corner of Maple and Cedar)
          when: 7 PM to 10 PM
          band:  TBD
          caller: TBD
 
 Friday, September 9, 2022 at 7:00pm - English Country Dance at the Monday Club  $10 
          where: 37 S. Maple Ave., Webster Groves, MO 63119  (corner of Maple and Cedar)
          when: 7 PM to 10 PM
          band: TBD
          caller: TBD
 
Friday, September 23, 2022 at 7:00pm - English Country Dance at the Monday Club  $10 
          where: 37 S. Maple Ave., Webster Groves, MO 63119  (corner of Maple and Cedar)
          when: 7 PM to 10 PM
          band:  TBD
          caller: TBD
 

"ZOOM" EVENTS

MANY DANCERS AND MUSICIANS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE PARTICIPATING IN ZOOM or FACEBOOK EVENTS
Here are a few places to locate them:

 

CDSS listings of Zoom events all over the country (world?).  Check it out!


And if you'd like to submit an online event to CDSS you go here:

 
Several of us Childgrove dancers have found pleasure zoom dancing with a group at http://symmetryecd.com. Join us on Sundays at 1:00pm CST.

                     It's a zoom dance, so you'll need a zoom application program on your computer.

CONSIDER DONATING

If you would like to help us meet our ongoing rent expense or (even better) help our callers and band musicians who count on this income to stay afloat, please consider donating!  Some of us are sending in the amount we would normally use to pay to go dancing as the basis for our donations. (It's a thought...)

If you would care to make a donation to Childgrove (in any amount) here's the place:

*Events marked with an asterisk are non-Childgrove events generously hosted by other local organizations or members of the local dance community.

 

Location of our Regular Dances

the Monday Club in Webster Groves, MO

Click here for a Google map of 37 S. Maple, Webster Groves, MO
Click here for a MapQuest map of 37 S. Maple, Webster Groves, MO

Directions to our regular dances at 37 S Maple in Webster Groves, MO:

        • Take I-44 to Elm Ave (Exit 280).
        • Go North on Elm for a little less than a mile.
        • Turn Right on Lockwood (Stoplight) and go 1 block to Maple.
        • Turn Right on Maple (Hardware Store) and go 1 block.
        • The Monday Club is on your right, at the corner of Cedar and Maple.

*Events marked with an asterisk are non-Childgrove events generously hosted by other local organizations or members of the local dance community.