Guess What!  WE'RE WORKING ON  STARTING UP AGAIN  BUT...

Well, we've changed our minds again.  It seemed, a month or so ago, that we were headed towards beating this Covid thing, but now, not so much. The variants are making us re-think our strategy for staying safe.

As a result,  WE STILL WON'T BE DOING INDOOR DANCES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. We'll keep you posted here - or check the Facebook group called St Louis Contra Dancers. That is not an official Childgrove site, but there's often good information posted there by our community members.

However, WE ARE HOLDING SOME OUTDOOR DANCES, which are currently considered a bit safer because of the larger air flow.. All of our dances  will require proof of vaccination until further noticeand many of the attendees also wear 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 it's considered thoughtful, and smart, to to wear a mask to protect them.

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).  This is also the reason we are holding the dances at least two weeks apart - it can take that long to get symptoms. Do please let us know if you get sick in that two week period!

Upcoming Outdoor Dance

Sunday September 19, 2021 - 3:00pm Calling Party Dance at Picnic Area 3 in Tilles Park - FREE (donations welcome)

          band: The Rich and Famous (Rich Egan and Martha Edwards)
          callers: open calling - just let Bob Green (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) know you'd like to call, ahead of time if possible

          This is a vaccination-required dance, so bring your proof of vaccination.
         
We also keep a record of names and contact information at the dance for contact-tracing.

          Directions: the entrance to Tilles Park is at the corner of McKnight and Litzinger in St Louis.
          Enter at the main entrance on McKnight, and drive around till you find Picnic Area 3 (map here)
         
(This is a different place from our past dances at Tilles this year.)

          Bring snacks!   People arrive early to eat together and chat. 
          If you are not yet comfortable with dancing, you don't have to.
          Many people enjoy just sitting and watching, talking, or walking around.

         

Past Dances

 Monday (Labor Day), September 6, 2021 - 5:00pm Calling Party Dance at the Windeggar Pavilion in Tilles Park - FREE (donations welcome)

          band: Ragged Robin (Billy Boyer and Martha Edwards)
          callers: open calling - just let Bob Green (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) know you'd like to call, ahead of time if possible

          This is a vaccination-required dance, so bring your proof of vaccination.
         
We also keep a record of names and contact information at the dance for contact-tracing.

          Directions: the entrance to Tilles Park is at the corner of McKnight and Litzinger in St Louis.
          Enter at the main entrance on McKnight, and drive around to the right to the first pavillion, Windeggar Pavillion.

          Bring a picnic dinner!   People arrive early to eat together and chat. 
          If you are not yet comfortable with dancing, you don't have to.P
          Many people enjoy just sitting and watching, talking, or walking around.

 

"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:

Schedule Page...

 

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.