Links

Round Hill Country Dances has compiled dozens of helpful links for the contra dance aficionado seeking additional information about history, figures, theory, and scouting out other local dances. All links are provided for informational purposes only. Please notify RHCD if you would like to have a page added -- or if you encounter a broken link.

 

Other Contra Dance Resources

 

CTcontra.comConnecticut Contra Dance Links Page! 
New Haven Country Dance - Dances on 1st Saturdays; 5th Saturday Experienced Dances as noted! 
Hartford Community Dance - Dances on the 2nd Saturday of each month. A bonus dance Thanksgiving Friday! 
Contra SENE - Stonington, Chaplin, Mystic and RI and MA dances! 
New Year's Eve Contra Dance Party New Year's Eve Contra Dance In West Hartford! 
Wallingford Community Barn Dance - Dances about once per quarter. Not on a regular basis! 
Country Dance*New York (CD*NY) - Dances every Saturday In New York City! 
Hudson Valley Community Dances - Dances on the 3rd and 5th Saturdays of the Month! 
Rockland Contra Dance - Dances on most of the 3rd Fridays of the Month!

Long Island Traditional Music Association (LITMA)  -  1st Fri., 1st Sat., 2nd & 4th Fri.! 
Guiding Star Grange - Dances on Fridays and Saturdays In Greenfield, MA! 
Princeton Country Dancers - Dances on Wednesday Nights In Princeton, NJ! 
Swingin' Tern Dances - Dances on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month In Chatham, NJ! 
Philadelphia Contra Dance  - Every Thursday Night in Glenside, PA!

 

Other Contra Dance Resources

 

Dance DataBase Ted Crane's Dance DataBase (A Great Resource)! 
Charlie Seelig's Contra Dance Page - A Mind Boggling Collection of Contra Dance Links! 
Country Dance and Song Society  - The main organization for Anglo American folk dance.

Walter Olsen's Page - Southwestern Connecticut Traditional music & dance around.

Gary Shapiro's Page - A lovely discussion of contra dancing.

Dance Gypsy - A Monthly Newsletter and Dance Links!

 

Contra Dance Festivals

 

New England Folk Festival Association (NEFFA) A Great Festival In Mansfield, MA During April!
The Dance Flurry Festival - A Great Festival In Saratoga Springs, NY During February! 
Falcon Ridge Folk Festival - A "Woodstock Like" Festival In Hillsdale, NY During July! 
Brattleboro Dawn Dances - Dance All Night On Memorial Day and Labor Day! 
Adirondack Dance Weekend - A Cozy Festival In Silver Bay, NY During September! 
Hands Four Spring Weekend - A Cozy Festival In Troy, NH During May! 
PineWoods Dance Camps - Traditional Dance & Music Camp in Plymouth, MA! (Summer) 
Tropical Dance Vacation - A Week-Long Dance Festival in Beautiful St. Croix, USVI!
Dance Week in Paradise - A Week-Long Dance Festival in Kaua'i, Hawaii!

Pura Vida Dance Camp - A Week-Long Dance Festival in Moravia de Chirripo, Costa Rica 
Between The Bays Dance Camp - A Week-Long Dance Festival in Traverse City, Michigan! 
Yanks Meet Limeys - A 12-Day Dance Festival in Southern England!

 

Other Forms of Dancing

 

English - English Country Dancing in New Haven - English Dancing In New Haven! 
English - Country Dancers of Westchester English Dancing In White Plains!
Morris - Definitive Morris Links Site - Morris Dancing Links Site! 
Cajun - Somebody Scream NY - Cajun Dancing in Ossining, NY!

Swing - Connecticut Swing Dance Society Swing Dancing In New Haven! 

Swing - Yale Swing, Blues, & Fusion - More Swing Dancing In New Haven! 
Swing - Shoreline Swing Dance Society Swing Dancing In Mystic, East Lyme! 
Swing - Hartford Swing Dance - Swing Dancing In Hartford! 
Swing -  Swing Dance Server National & New England Swing Dance Resource! 
Swing - Swing DanceWorks, LLC - Swing Dancing In New Haven  And Hartford with Jitterbug Jane! 
Swing - New York Swing Dance Society - Swing Dancing In New York City! 
Swing - Swing Dance Long Island Swing Dancing Near Smithtown, LI! 
Swing - DanceNet Swing Dances In Boston And New England! 
Swing - Total Swing Online - Swing Dances In Boston!

Square - Lloyd Shaw Foundation Square Dancing Resources (Similar to CDSS) 
Ballroom - CTUSABDA Connecticut Chapter - United States Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association!

 

Other Interesting Links

 

Contra Dance Designer - Very Cool!  Graphical display of contra dances.

Round Hill Highland Games - Formerly held at Round Hill Community House.

History of Swing Dancing - A collection of links to various articles about the history of American swing dancing tradition.
Connecticut Park & Ride Locations Carpool To a Dance - Leave Your Car Here! 
Amtrak Home Page - Amtrak Schedule - In Case You Are Traveling By Train! 
Metro-North Railroad Home Page - Metro-North Schedule - In Case You Are Traveling By Train!

Round Hill  Callers and Musicians

February 2019  Robin Russell and Michael Gorin with Helen White - The Tune Doctors

 

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