Dancers at a Wednesday Night Dance

Dancers at a Wednesday night dance. Photo by Rachel Winslow.

English Country Dancing is social, community dancing, where one of the pleasures is interacting with everyone in the room. New people are welcome any time, and you don't need to bring a partner.

Dances and Events

When? What? Where?
Wednesdays 7:40 pm – Beginners' orientation to basic figures
8:00 pm – English Country Dancing
(Admission $7, first-time attendees no charge)
First Saturdays
(October – May)
3:00–5:30 pm – Afternoon Workshop (see schedule)
7:30–10:30 pm – English Country Dance
(Admission $8 afternoon, $9 evening, $13 both.)
Mt. Airy
Barn Dance
Second Sundays

(October – April)
2:00–3:30 pm – Old time fun for all ages.
(Admission $5 adults, $2 kids 4–18, $15 max.)
Mt. Airy


All dances are called to live music. No partners needed, friendly folk will ask you to dance. Beginners are welcome: teaching and walk-throughs happen before each dance. Please wear flat-soled shoes.


Germantown Country Dancers holds dances in two locations: the Merion Friends Meeting Activity Building on the Main Line, and Summit Presbyterian Church in Mt. Airy. We have detailed directions to each location.


Admission prices are listed above. Full-time students are half-price. Members of GCD or CDSS receive a $1 discount.

Join us!

Benefits of membership:

  • Discount admission to dances
  • Monthly email newsletter
  • Guaranteed admission to the Playford Ball each December, if membership is received by October 15, and ball registration is received by November 5

Download the printable membership form.